Luggage. Granted it’s not one of the most exciting purchases to make, but it is one you’ll want to get right.
There’s a belief that quality can be bought, and that unless you’re spending $200+ per suitcase, your luggage will pop open as you’re wheeling it through the airport, or the handles will break off as you heave it off the baggage carousel.
Well, we’re here to tell you that simply isn’t the case, pardon the pun.
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Australian consumer organisation Choice compared carry-on luggage from a variety of brands, with prices ranging from $579 to $38.
The products were tested for water resistance, durability, stability, performance, puncture and ease of use, and surprisingly the suitcases priced $500 rated lower than the more affordable options.
Coming in first place with a Choice score of 87 per cent was the American Tourister Curio which retails at $239.