Luggage straps can provide you with some peace of mind when travelling. They help keep your suitcase closed and secure, so you don’t have to worry about losing anything.
From my experience, I always use luggage straps as they work as an extra safety measure in case of a broken zipper.
Zippers can often let you down if they are worn or the case is overpacked, especially on hard-shell suitcases. Always good to also put a belt around a soft-shell case.
Some belts have TSA-approved locks offering another layer of security. My belt is colourful and personalised, so that my bag is easy to pick out on the airport carousel.
Make sure it’s made from heavy-duty material
Make sure you buy suitcase straps made from heavy-duty materials like polyester and nylon. They are durable, water-resistant, and can deal with high wear and tear.
For hard-sided luggage that has some sort of clasp on the top, wrap the strap around the luggage so that it keeps it closed. You can also use a luggage strap to connect two items of baggage as one.
Cinch it tight, but don’t damage the luggage
Place the buckle in the middle of the front or back side. Cinch the strap tight, but not so much that it bends the luggage.
Luggage straps are very helpful in securing and ensuring that your bags won’t accidentally pop open during the rough and tumble of baggage handlers at airports.
Last year world-wide 36 million bags were lost by the airlines, 18% of which were damaged.
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Here’s three of my best luggage straps
Your best mate on your domestic and overseas travels is this Amazon Choice heavy-duty suitcase belt. Its size is: length: 40″-74″ / 100-188cm; Belt width: 2″ / 5cm; Universal luggage strap fit for 20″-34″ suitcase. The belt is adjustable, and the buckle design makes it easy to close with its quick release clip. It does not snap when bent inward or outward. It provides a simple way to attach smaller luggage pieces to wheeled luggage, or secure your luggage with the strap during travel. The bright colors make it easy to identify on the airport baggage carousel.
The strap on this belt is easy to adjust and is very sturdy, and has a great buckle design which makes it easy to close. The vibrant colours certainly gets it noticed.
Works fine if you tighten before closing by using the inner part if the strap, but not what I was expecting! These are very basic luggage straps. They are not too heavy, which is good, but tricky to tighten around a bag/suitcase, and the buckles are quite basic, although they survived a couple of flights so far. The strap is good but the plastic buckles are not too durable and they can easily break.
Similar with what I had before, I am very pleased with this one. I been using it now for almost a year and it is performing very well, it is a perfect fit for my luggage.
If you want a belt that stops anyone getting into your suitcase, then this strap with its blocking mechanism does the job. Without knowing the code, you will never get in. It may be a bit pricier than the others, but this branded item does what is expected of it. Certainly worth buying, if you are taking on holiday something of value.
If you want something of quality, then this PU leather strap can withstand severe squeezing and collisions during travel. With its release buckle closure it can give you suitcase ultimate protection. Strap Size: Belt Length: 38.6″ / 98cm; Belt width: 1.2″ / 3cm; PU leather: 3.55″ / 9cm; universal luggage straps for suitcases to fit most size suitcases.
The suitcase straps belt is adjustable and so is the elastic strap, It can easily stretch around larger bags or you can tighten it to keep your hand luggage to be strapped securely to the handles of your wheeled suitcase, without twisting or slipping.
The adjustable suitcases straps and belts can be used for luggage, suitcases, tool cases, bags, rucksacks etc. Perfect travel gift for your family and friends.
This quality baggage strap and its accessories keeps your baggage in check. It can easily stretch around larger bags without twisting or slipping. A good and long-lasting bargain.