Travel Tips

Hard Shell Versus Soft Shell Luggage: Which Side Are You On?

June 28, 2019
Timeshare Vacation

Are you in the market for new luggage for all of your timeshare vacation travels? In this day and age, there are so many options to choose from - hard luggage, soft luggage, smart luggage, etc. While hard and soft luggage both have the ability to transport your items from point A to point B, they each have their own pro's and con's.


Hard Shell Luggage
Hard shell luggage protects valuable items in your bag.
The rigid and firm exterior of hard luggage acts as a shield between potential impacts from outside forces and items inside your luggage.

Hard shell luggage protects valuable items in your bag.
Because the outside is not made of canvas or nylon, it is difficult to cut through. Therefore, people looking to steal money or items out of your luggage are less likely to try if it has a hard shell. Some hard luggage also comes with a lock and combination code, almost like a briefcase.

Hard shell luggage is durable.
Hard luggage is a great investment because of its durability. Many hard shell luggage options are weatherproof, easy to clean, and stain resistant.

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Soft Shell Luggage
Unlike hard luggage, soft shell luggage is flexible.
Soft shell luggage can be squeezed into tight places during your timeshare travels, especially when traveling on airplanes. It's much easier to slide soft luggage under the seat in front of you and squeeze it between bulkier bags in the overhead bins.

Soft shell luggage is ideal for over-stuffing.
Buying items to bring home from your timeshare vacation, such as clothing or souvenirs, is easier with soft shell luggage because of the material's ability to stretch out. Most soft shell luggage has a zipper on the side of the luggage to expand and create additional room.

Soft shell luggage is reasonably priced.
When shopping for luggage you'll see that soft shell luggage is the less expensive option. This is especially nice when preparing to go on a quick timeshare trip and doesn't require you to spend a fortune.

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