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5 Best Luggage Options for Seniors

By    |   Friday, 10 Nov 2017 08:55 AM

Americans of retirement age like to travel. According to the AARP’s latest statistics, 99 percent of boomers planned to travel either domestically or abroad in 2017.

As many travelers will tell you, poor quality luggage can put a real damper on your holiday, so what makes a good suitcase? ElderGadget.com says senior passengers with limited strength and dexterity should consider rolling luggage with well-spaced wheels, multiple handles, accessible compartments, and easy-to-operate features.

Here’s a list of five best luggage options for seniors that tick all these boxes:

1. Rick Steve’s Rolling Carry-on— In its list of “great travel tools for seniors," NBC's "Today" recommends Rick Steve’s 21-inch Roll-Aboard as its favorite luggage for air travel for its weight, size, and durability. While this specific suitcase is no longer available, it’s been replaced with the much better Rolling Carry-on.

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Weighing in at around 6 pounds, this new version is nearly 50 percent lighter than comparable cases and will fit into most overhead compartments. What’s more, its wide, 10.5-inch wheel track and two-stage handle make it easy to pull over even rocky surfaces.

2. IT Luggage World’s Lightest – 2 Wheel— If you’re looking for something even lighter, IT Luggage World’s Lightest is just that, according to Smarter Travel.

This 21.5-inch suitcase weighs just 3.43 pounds. Its handle is much wider than that of other rolling suitcases and it’s so durable it comes with a 10-year warranty.

3. Raden A22 Carry-on Luggage — Considered the “iPhone of bags," the Raden A22 is so "smart" you’ll never have to worry about losing your luggage again.

Ideaing.com rates this suitcase for its style and durability, but report that users also love the technology that comes with it: a weight-sensing handle, built-in Bluetooth, and a removable battery with two USB ports to keep all your electronic devices charged.

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4. Samsonite Luggage Fiero HS Spinner 28Y Travel Blog rates Samsonite’s Fiero HS Spinner 28 for its durability and mobility.

It’s made from 100 percent polycarbonate and is scratch resistant. It also has four spinner wheels, making it easier to move around and, in addition to plenty of compartment dividers, it’s also expandable.

5. EC Lync System 29 Convertible Luggage Suitcase— This Eagle Creek case is considered to be one of the most versatile on the market, according to the blog Erica’s Empty Nest.

That’s because it easily converts to a backpack and can be flattened for storage. Made from nylon, the bag is already pretty lightweight, and the aluminum frame and handle make sure it stays that way. It also features reflective accents, which means you’ll be able to spot your bag in any light.

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