Your luggage is only as secure as those zippers holding it together. In other words, you really need to invest in some luggage straps. Otherwise, it’s only a matter of time until you and the rest of the passengers on your flight see how many pairs of boxers you packed for the latest trip.
Easy to spot
Picture yourself at baggage claim when these eye-catching straps come around on the bag carousel. Everyone else will be wishing they’d bought them too. These straps from BlueCosto can probably be spotted from outer space, but their real value is their strength – the straps have a max force tension of 400 pounds. Each strap is 2 inches wide and 6 feet long. This set includes four straps, so it’s perfect for two bags.
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The silicone baggage tags are a nice bonus with this set from Gostwo. If you’re never tried tags with those twisted wire fasteners, you don’t know what you’re missing. They’re so much more secure than the flimsy paper-and-string tags the airlines provide. Plus, the tags only show the passenger’s name – the home address information is hidden. The straps themselves are 6-feet long and also are easily adjustable.
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A different look
The Oxford English Dictionary says the word “luggage” entered printed English in 1596. William Shakespeare even used the word in 1597 in “Henry IV” when the king’s son asks his friend to “bring your luggage nobly on your back.” We doubt the Bard had this bungee-style strap in mind back then. It’s designed to accommodate a wide range of sizes but it is also extra-soft and easy to carry in a pocket when not in use.
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A virtual rainbow
Between 0.5 – 1 percent of all checked-in bags are lost each day in airports around the world, though 80 to 90 percent are found within 24 hours. Did you know luggage isn’t officially declared “lost” until it’s been missing 21 days? These colorful straps from Darller won’t go missing when you’re scanning the room for your bags. Best of all, they’re also quite lightweight, which means you won’t cut into your 50-pound bag limit with these belts.
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