Does color/style luggage make a difference

I already have luggage that is "cute". Here is some similar luggage: except mine is almost navy instead of light blue.

Anyway - I'm wonder if the color/design matters from a safety/theft standpoint? Its nice because I can easily identify my bag - and I think it would be easier for me to keep an eye on. At the same time - its easier for others to notice too. We will be in Amsterdam/Belgium/Germany/France and travelling by train and staying in hotels or B&B's. I don't want to buy another piece of luggage if I don't need to - but I thought I would check with you guys for your opinion.


Posted by Chuck
Holdrege, NE, USA
91 posts

From a theft standpoint, the more expensive-looking the luggage, the more appealing to the thief. With that being said, they also look for the most accessable. Therefore, be diligent in using luggage travel locks, securing/hooking bags in the overhead on the train; placing chairlegs in cafes through straps/handles; basically anything to make it difficult for a thief to walk up and walk away with your luggage. For good info read Europe thru the Back Door by Steves in the thief section. good luck

Posted by shirley
plano, USA
4 posts

Thanks for the reply.

For some reason my subject line changed to "Does"...I had originally posted with something like "Does color/style of luggage make a difference". I just didn't want you guy to think I was out in left field with "Does" ;)