Traveling is not something we do every day. It is once in a while at best and hardly ever lasts as long as we would like it to. This is why we should be focusing on traveling in style. After all, back in the early days of international flying, people often dressed up to the nines and made it an event.
Travel gear these days tends to fit into the disposable goods category and is often cheap and of terrible quality. Luggage rarely lasts more than a few trips and travel bags are not very stylish in general. These days, there needs to be a return to getting high-end travel gear for many reasons. In this article, we will go over why you should be thinking of upgrading your luggage and other travel essentials.
1. You get more out of it
Yes, there is some sticker shock when you see some of the prices on luxury luggage or a small leather backpack to use as a carry-on piece. But, what comes with that price is knowing that these pieces are built to last. It makes sense to spend more on quality and craftsmanship one time rather than spend a little bit many times which ends up meaning you will have paid far more in the long run.
Think of it as an investment and you will have a better understanding of what the price actually means. When you spend on the quality you actually get more use out of it. If you travel once a year and take care of your gear then you can get many, many trips out of it before it needs to be replaced.
Some of the items you buy will last the rest of your life with the proper care. That alone makes it worth it to think in terms of quality instead of luxury. In many cases, these pieces are backed up with long warranties since the brand stands behind the workmanship and materials.
2. It’s environmentally friendly
Cheap goods are far worse on the environment than ones that are made with care. This doesn’t mean that you have to go with renewable materials on every piece of luggage or bag.
Even if the material is synthetic it is still going to have less of an impact on the environment since it is less likely to end up in a landfill. When you buy something that lasts, it has a much lighter impact on the environment as there are fewer fossil fuels used to make the product, ship it and then dispose of it later on.
3. It’s more personal
When your luggage is mass-produced it is very impersonal. When you pick up your bags from the carousel at luggage claim, for instance, then the chances are high that you’ll get your bags mixed up with somebody else’s since they are identical.
Getting goods that are handmade makes your gear more personalized and unique to you.