Luggage Warranties – Everything You Need to Know

Luggage warranties, also known as baggage warranties or suitcase warranties, are policies provided by luggage manufacturers or retailers to cover certain types of damage or defects in your luggage. These warranties vary in terms of coverage, duration, and specific conditions, but they generally serve to provide some peace of mind for consumers when purchasing luggage. Here are some key points to know about luggage warranties:

  1. Types of Luggage Warranties:

    Limited Warranty: Most luggage warranties are limited in scope and typically cover manufacturing defects and workmanship issues. This means they will repair or replace your luggage if it experiences problems due to faulty materials or craftsmanship. These warranties are usually in effect for a specific period, often a few years. These warranties may be listed as Lifetime, 10-year, 5-year, or just “Limited” The important part to note is the word “LIMITED”.  At Traveling Bags, we do see issues that are covered by this type of warranty but more times than not, the issues brought in for repair are not covered under a limited warranty.

    Full Warranty: In some rare cases, luggage manufacturers may offer more comprehensive warranties that cover a wider range of issues, including wear and tear. These warranties often have longer durations, possibly extending the life of the product.  Some manufacturers do however make it a little more difficult to get service.  You may have to ship your bag back to them for service at your expense, while others have authorized repair centers like Traveling Bags that do repairs for manufactuers locally.
  2. Coverage:

    Manufacturing Defects: Luggage warranties commonly cover issues like broken zippers, damaged handles, stitching problems, design issues, and wheel malfunctions that occur due to manufacturing defects.

    Material Quality: They can also cover issues related to the quality of materials used in the luggage, such as issues with the shell, frame, or other components.

    Limited Wear and Tear: Some warranties may offer partial coverage for wear and tear, which is less common. This coverage may vary depending on the warranty terms.
  3. Exclusions:

    Luggage warranties often have limitations and may not cover damage caused by mishandling, abuse, accidents, or airline mishandling. They may also exclude damage caused by extreme conditions, like exposure to extreme temperatures or liquids.

    It is easier to think of it like your automobile.  Things that go wrong not caused by you using it properly are covered. Things like tires, not changing the oil, and driving your car through a Hailstorm are not warranty issues, just like damage caused by using your bag, or having the gorillas at the airport abuse the bags.  We know it sucks, but there are bags that do have great coverage.
  4. Duration:

    The duration of luggage warranties varies widely. Some warranties are for one year, while others may extend for several years or even offer a lifetime warranty. The length of the warranty may reflect the manufacturer’s confidence in the quality of their product.
  5. Warranty Registration:
    Some luggage manufacturers require you to register your product after purchase to activate the warranty. Failure to register might result in the warranty not being valid.
  6. Proof of Purchase:

    To make a warranty claim, you usually need to provide proof of purchase, such as a receipt or invoice.  A good idea is to make a copy of the receipt. Put it in a plastic baggie and leave it in the suitcase in a small pocket or even behind the service zipper in the bag.  That way you will have it, and it will be easy to find.
  7. Warranty Claims:

    If you encounter an issue covered by the warranty, you typically need to contact the manufacturer or retailer to initiate a warranty claim. Generally, you will need to use their website and hunt a little bit to find the customer service/warranty area.  Hopefully it will guide you through the process, which may involve sending the luggage for inspection or repair.
  8. When Damage Occurs

    The best advice we can give you is whenever you give someone else your luggage to handle, if possible, watch them and always check your bag. Be it at the airport, or buses, train, taxi, shuttle, etc. when you get the bag back check it over, top to bottom,

    Grab Handles on the top bottom, and sides
    The Pull-Up-Handle / Trolly Handle
    Zippers, broken and missing
    Bumpers and FeetSeams
    The case for crack & tears

    Make sure to check your luggage if find any damage. Photograph The Damage and document It with that company immediately.  Often companies have a 24 or 48-hour rule to report damage. But it is always best to do it immediately.  Take the attitude that you don’t need to resolve the issue immediately only that you get them to document the damage they caused and provide you with proof of that.  You can sort out the details later.
  9. What luggage to choose

    There are all types of luggage available for all different types of travelers.  If you primarily take car trips and handle your own bags, you can probably get a lesser-quality bag because you will take care of it.   On the other extreme if you travel even 2 -3- 4 times a month by air you really need to consider making the investment into quality luggage. 

    It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of a luggage warranty before making a purchase, as they can vary significantly between different brands and models.  If purchasing online, take the time to search out the information, don’t be fooled by the bold headings, read the fine print.   If shopping in a store, ask the salesperson who is helping you if they don’t know anything about the products they are selling, consider that you may be in the wrong store.  Would you buy anything else from a salesperson who couldn’t explain the product they are selling?
  10. Things to look for when selecting luggage are not just looks, features, and price, but also these things:
  • Where can I take it if I have an issue”
  • What is the return/service Policy?
  • What is the actual Warranty?
  • If/when I have an issue how do I get service?
  • If it is something simple will they just send a part?
  • How long does the service process take?

The last big thing to remember when it comes to dealing with damaged luggage is to remember often Travel Insurance helps cover the cost of not only lost luggage but Damaged Luggage too.
If you’re concerned about potential luggage damage during air travel, consider talking with your travel agent (or contact Holly the owner of Latitudes Travel) about travel insurance, which can provide more comprehensive coverage for your belongings, including your luggage, while in transit.

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Luggage Trackers

Luggage trackers can be useful for helping you keep tabs on your luggage when you travel. They typically work using various technologies, such as GPS, Bluetooth, or cellular networks, to track the location of your luggage. Here’s how they generally work:

  1. GPS Trackers: Luggage trackers equipped with GPS technology can provide real-time location information for your luggage. You can often track the location of your luggage through a smartphone app or website.
  2. Cellular Trackers: Some luggage trackers have built-in cellular connectivity, allowing them to transmit their location data over a cellular network. This enables you to track your luggage remotely, even when it’s far away from you.
  3. Bluetooth Trackers: Bluetooth luggage trackers have a limited range and typically rely on the Bluetooth connection between the tracker and your smartphone. They are more suitable for tracking your luggage in close proximity, such as at the airport.
    At Traveling Bags we stock both Apple Airtags and Tile Trackers.

The effectiveness of luggage trackers can vary based on several factors, including the quality of the device, the availability of a network connection, and the type of tracking technology used. Some considerations when using luggage trackers include:

  1. Battery Life: Ensure that the tracker has a sufficient battery life to last the duration of your trip. GPS and cellular trackers may require more frequent charging than Bluetooth trackers.
  2. Coverage and Connectivity: Cellular-based trackers rely on a cellular signal, so they may not work well in areas with poor reception. GPS trackers may struggle to work indoors or in areas with limited satellite visibility.
  3. Subscription Costs: Some cellular-based trackers require ongoing subscription fees for access to their network. Be aware of these costs when considering a luggage tracker.
  4. Accuracy: The accuracy of the tracker’s location data can vary, with some devices being more precise than others. GPS-based trackers tend to offer higher accuracy.
  5. Ease of Use: Make sure the tracker you choose has a user-friendly app or interface that allows you to easily track your luggage.

Luggage trackers can be effective tools for keeping tabs on your luggage, but their performance can vary. It’s essential to choose a reliable device that meets your needs, considering factors like coverage, battery life, and connectivity.
Additionally, always follow airline regulations and privacy considerations when using luggage and any tracking device.
If you have any questions:
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Come to our store in New Berlin
Shop in our Online Store, or
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Do You Want / Need A Security Enhanced Bag When Traveling

Traveling is a thrilling and enriching experience, allowing us to explore new cultures, meet interesting people, and create unforgettable memories. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges and potential risks, one of which is the threat of theft. To safeguard your valuables and enhance your peace of mind, using an anti-theft bag when traveling is a wise choice. In this essay, I will delve into the numerous reasons why you should consider incorporating an anti-theft bag into your travel gear. At Traveling Bags one of the Goals is to help people travel Safer and Security / Anit-Theft bags are one of the many things we sell to help you with that.

If you never thought about this type of bag, or maybe want a refresher to learn what is happening in the marketplace, here is our list of reasons you should consider having a Security bag when traveling, if not for everyday use.

Protection of Valuables: One of the most apparent reasons to use an anti-theft bag is to protect your valuable possessions. Traveling often involves carrying passports, wallets, smartphones, cameras, and other items that are attractive to thieves. Anti-theft bags are designed with reinforced zippers, lockable compartments, and slash-resistant materials to deter theft attempts and safeguard your belongings.
At Traveling Bags our Goto Favorite Security Bags are from Travelon. In addition to Security bags, they make a whole host of travel accessories but we love their bags. Great Features, Great Looks, and lots of styles and sizes to choose from. With bag styles including, Crossbody, Backpacks, Purses, Totes, and great small over-the-shoulder bags they have something for everyone, including the person who may not want a bag, but really needs one. Travelon has truly merged security and style together like no other company we have found Travelon’s Anti-Theft Bags are our customer’s Favorite Bags too.

Peace of Mind: Travel should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Knowing that your belongings are secure in an anti-theft bag will alleviate unnecessary worries and allow you to focus on the beauty and culture of your destination rather than constantly checking on your possessions.

RFID Protection: Many anti-theft bags feature RFID-blocking technology, which prevents electronic theft of sensitive data from your credit cards and passports. This is especially important in today’s world where cybercrime is on the rise. Some of the manufacturers we carry have only RFID Protection. Osgood Marely is one of these.
Beautiful Leather bags that just a few security features. If you want real leather you have to sacrifice some of the Anti-cut features. they do make a wide array of great RFID-protected bags and wallets for men and women. If you love the feel, look, and smell of leather definitely worth checking out. See them in our store or you can view them now online.

Slash-Proof Straps: Anti-theft bags often come with slash-resistant straps, making it exceedingly difficult for thieves to cut and steal your bag. This added layer of security is vital, especially in crowded places and busy transportation hubs.

Lockable Zippers: Anti-theft bags typically have lockable zippers, making it challenging for pickpockets to access your bag’s contents. This is particularly beneficial when you are in crowded tourist spots or using public transportation. Pacsafe is another security bag we carry at Traveling Bags. The original anti-theft carry solution started in 1998. The two Owners started, with a vision to help travelers embrace life’s
adventures. For them, the biggest reward is seeing a Pacsafe bag on someone’s back in a customs queue, or a tote slung over somebody’s shoulder as they navigate a packed city street. We like to think that some of the bounce in their step comes from knowing their gear is secured. Pacsafe has all the features you could want.

Secret Pockets: Many anti-theft bags are equipped with hidden or secret pockets, allowing you to store small items discreetly. These compartments can be invaluable for safeguarding your cash, keys, or important travel documents.

Durability and Quality: Anti-theft bags are often built to high-quality standards, ensuring longevity and resistance to wear and tear. This is especially important for travelers who embark on extended journeys or frequently move from one place to another.

Ergonomics and Comfort: These bags are designed with comfort in mind, featuring padded straps and ergonomic designs that reduce the strain on your back and shoulders. A comfortable bag can significantly improve your travel experience.

Style and Aesthetics: Anti-theft bags come in various styles and designs, catering to different tastes. You don’t have to sacrifice fashion for security. These bags are available in a range of styles, from backpacks to crossbody bags and more.

Versatility: Anti-theft bags are versatile and suitable for various travel scenarios. Whether you’re backpacking through Europe, exploring a bustling Asian metropolis, or lounging on a tropical beach, there’s an anti-theft bag to suit your needs.
One bag We carry that has a wide variety of features is the KangaLife™ Nylon Traveler Messenger Bag Which offers mobility, organization, and a smart hydration solution in one lightweight bag. Its three-in-one design includes a large built-in wallet with RFID protection, an easily accessible phone pocket, a large main compartment with pockets for your electronics, a padded pocket for your tablet PC, and room for all your daily necessities, An Australian Based Company also designed the KangaLife™ bag with a\patented Universal Bottle Pocket that can carry any size bottle including some as large as a 40 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle.

Global Use: These bags are not limited to one specific type of travel. They can be used for business trips, family vacations, solo adventures, and more. The versatility of anti-theft bags makes them a valuable addition to any traveler’s gear.

Ease of Access: Anti-theft bags are designed for convenience as well as security. They often include well-organized compartments and quick-access pockets, ensuring that your essentials are easy to reach when you need them.

Water-Resistance: Many anti-theft bags come with water-resistant materials or rain covers, protecting your belongings from unexpected showers or accidental spills.

Health and Safety: By reducing the risk of theft, anti-theft bags contribute to your overall health and safety. The stress and anxiety caused by losing valuable items can have a detrimental effect on your well-being during your travels.

Cost-Efficiency: Although anti-theft bags may be a bit more expensive than regular bags, the investment is worthwhile considering the protection they offer. Replacing stolen passports, credit cards, and electronics can be far more costly.

Environmental Impact: Using an anti-theft bag can also contribute to reducing environmental waste. By investing in a durable, long-lasting bag, you can reduce the need to buy and dispose of cheap, low-quality bags that quickly wear out.

Positive Travel Experience: Ultimately, the goal of any trip is to have a positive and enriching experience. An anti-theft bag plays a significant role in ensuring that your travel memories are filled with joy, cultural exploration, and adventure rather than the stress and hassle of theft.

Personal Safety: Theft incidents can sometimes escalate into personal safety concerns. Anti-theft bags minimize the risk of such incidents by making it difficult for thieves to access your belongings, thus ensuring your safety.

Global Trends: As global tourism continues to grow, so does the prevalence of pickpocketing and theft in tourist destinations. It’s a sensible response to evolving travel conditions.

Educational Value: Using an anti-theft bag can also be a valuable lesson in responsible travel for your children or travel companions. It emphasizes the importance of security awareness and taking precautions when exploring new places.

In conclusion, the use of an anti-theft bag when traveling is a wise decision for numerous reasons, including the protection of your valuables, peace of mind, and enhanced personal safety. These bags are not only practical but also stylish, versatile, and cost-effective in the long run. By choosing an anti-theft bag, you are not only securing your belongings but also ensuring a positive and stress-free travel experience. Travel should be about exploration and adventure, and an anti-theft bag is a key tool in helping you make the most of your journeys.

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Travel Plug Adapters vs Power Convertors

This is our comprehensive guide to help you travel better with electronics.  The topics included on this page include

Adapters vs Converters for Newbies

There are two very important things you need to know about traveling with electronics. First, the plug you use at home may not work in a wall socket when traveling because different countries have different plug shapes.

Second, you can’t use some of your electronics while traveling unless they’re dual voltage because countries such as the USA and Canada have 120V electricity while destinations in Europe have 220V electricity.

“In simple terms, the adapter makes your device fit in the holes. The converter changes the electric power going into it.” Just remember that they’re two different devices (there’s no such thing as a travel adapter converter!) This is when you need to know the difference between an adapter and a converter. Here, we explain the popular adapter vs converter question.

Our Tips & Advice

1.) Check everything before you leave.  A dual voltage-rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240V’ on the body of the appliance or its power supply. This means that you will not need a converter or transformer but just a travel adaptor, because Switzerland operates on a 230V supply voltage, which is within the 110- 240V range that the dual voltage appliance operates on.

2.) Don’t take expensive electronics like fancy hairdryers, razors, or other similar dual-voltage appliances.  Even though they say it should work often they burn out, we aren’t sure why it just happens.

3.) Use Surge protectors in addition to the converters and adapters… it will look crazy but may save you $100’s from damaged devices.

4.) The biggest thing to remember is to always know where your devices are. And, before leaving any location check to make sure you have what you came with. This can save you a ton of heartbreak and worry. Anytime you leave an item behind you are putting it at an extreme risk for theft.

To learn more, see plug adapter charts, and images visit this link for even more information, pictures, and a great chart that shows plugs from around the world.  Click Now

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