What Are The Strongest Suitcases?
FLEXIBLE VS RIGID
On the resistance and safety side, soft cases can be more easily pierced or torn. They are also more sensitive to weather and stains, unless they have a water repellent and water resistant treatment. More practical than rigid suitcases thanks to their many pockets, they are however somewhat less solid than these last ones.
Indeed, the rigid case protects much better personal effects, especially the most fragile or delicate thanks to its shock-proof shell. It uses stronger materials such as ABS, polycarbonate, polypropylene or Curv.
To make your choice, choose in any case the quality of a brand if you are looking for robustness, reinforced corners and a solid zipper.
In both cases, check the warranty period, the higher it is, the more likely you are to have the suitcase be qualitative (5 years, 10 years or lifetime warranty).
ABSOLUTE SOLIDITY: THE CURV
Curvtechnology, created by Samsonite ,offers an innovative material, of great lightness and very resistant to shocks. To create this ultra-strong material, Samsonite developed a weaving process of polypropylene fibers to obtain individual sheets immediately reinforced and fused to create the shell.
Thanks to this revolutionary technology, Curv cases combine all the advantages that can be expected: lightness, robustness, safety and design. They are today among the best suitcases in the world.
SUITCASE POLYCARBONATE OR ABS?
It is not uncommon to wonder what difference in ABS and polycarbonate . The two jargons are often used, consumers tend to put them both in the same basket, but this is far from the case.
Polycarbonate is a material highly prized for its strength and lightness. It is extremely resistant and more qualitative than ABS due to its properties. It allows suitcases better handling and quality that is felt from the first trips.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a material appreciated for its anti-shock qualities. Its strength is lower than polycarbonate, it also tends to yellow when it stays too long in the sun
It is important to differentiate between 100% polycarbonate suitcases and suitcases made of ABS and polycarbonate. These last do not have the same performances, nor the same degree of lightness, as the shells where only the polycarbonate was used. As a result, the higher the percentage of polycarbonate, the more lightweight and robust the case will be!
The polypropylene bags are also very impact resistant and durable. Polypropylene is lighter and more resistant to shocks and excess temperatures than is the case with polycarbonate. It is however more sensitive to scratches.
The important thing in choosing a suitcase is also its finishes. They must be solid and of quality.
Be vigilant about its closure system, whether it is a zipper or a fastener closure, it must be resolutely strong and durable. Closing may seem a detail at first glance, but will actually prove a problem if it tends to spoil. Privilege locks secured by a padlock or a TSA lock.
Check before you buy that your suitcase has an inner lining, especially for soft suitcases . The interior lining allows a double protection of the businesses against moisture, it must be durable,
Side wheels, whether there are 2 or 4, it is important that they are equipped with protective reinforcements, being the first to suffer shocks. Finally, check the quality of the handles that must be strong to support the weight of your bag in case of portage by hand, they should also not be too rigid, the risk of breaking at the first shake.