Our daughter will be attending university overseas and we would like to get her some appropriate “moving” luggage. I’m looking for recommendations for large-to-very-large (60-62 linear inch, 80L), lightweight, collapsible, inexpensive rolling duffel bags.
This is for 4 years, and we expect to put a lot of her belongings in summer storage for those summers she comes home. We expect these bags to be used minimally. They do not need to withstand multiple trips per year, and we do not want to spend for “good” luggage - she already has smaller “good” bags that she will bring and use to travel around Europe. But we also don’t want a seam failure en route- this would be devastating for her to lose or have damage to half her belongings.
After we drop her off, DH and I will travel a bit on our own, and I will not want to haul around her empty large luggage. She needs to keep it with her, and it needs to pack small.
The folks here seem to know luggage 😁. I’m open to your suggestions!
Also curious if anyone has advice on how many we may need. Teen girl, fashionista, moving to the UK (cool, wet, will need plenty of layers). We will buy bedding, dishes, school supplies, and boots over there, but of course she’ll want as many of her clothes, shoes, and jackets as we’ll let her bring. Is 2 duffels enough? 3? She’ll have a carryon-size suitcase and a 30L backpack too.
The flight I booked allows each of us one checked bag, and extras will be $100. We also will have 2 carryons for DH and me, plus a violin “carryon”. So D’s carryon-size suitcase will have to be checked. I’m ok with the $100 bag fee if we need a 3rd duffel, just trying to understand how many duffels to buy.
Thanks for any advice!