Duffle Bags V/s Rolling Suitcases

With being one of the largest service industries in India, the tourism sector accounts for as much as US$ 121.9 billion GDP contribution for the year 2020 and is expected to reach US$ 512 billion by 2028. In India, the industry’s direct contribution to the GDP is expected to record an annual growth rate of 10.35% between 2019 and 2028. This has made the tourism sector an integral pillar of the Make in India programme. There is a direct relationship between the tourism and the luggage industry. Since the tourism industry in India is growing at a rapid rate, the demand for luggage too has grown manifold. As such, it has given rise to a lot of competition amongst the luggage manufacturers resulting in newer, better and more economical luggage options. Duffle Bags and Rolling bags are an outcome of such fierce competition. 

There is no second thought that with the evolution of trips and vacations plans, your luggage too has evolved. Back in time, may it be summer camps, vacation at your native or even college trips, traveling with a duffle bag was the norm. However, this scenario has changed or evolved now.

If you are ever confused to decide between a duffle bag or a suitcase, for your next trip or vacation, exploring their advantages and differences listed below can help you to decide better.

Pros & Cons of Duffle Bags:

Nowadays, duffle bags provide some really great features which make them an ideal option for both professional and leisure travel. Here are the things to consider while traveling with a duffle bag:

Benefits of Traveling with a Duffle Bag:

  1. Being made from durable materials like canvas or ballistic nylon, duffle bags are quite lightweight.
  2. Due to their soft construction they are a lot more spacious and offer the advantage of every nook and cranny when packing.
  3. Also depending on their size, they can either be checked-in or carried on.
  4. An additional perk is that rough terrain is never a problem while traveling with a duffel bag. You can sling it over your shoulder or use the stacking strap to attach it to a rolling bag.

Setbacks of Traveling with a Duffle Bag:

  1. Duffle Bags’ soft construction offers less security, i.e. doesn’t protect contents, than hardshell luggage.
  2. When heavy, Duffle bags become less mobile because of their design and can be awkward to carry around.
  3. With duffle bags it is difficult to keep things organised unless you are packing with the help of cubes and other accessories. That means it is harder to access one item without disturbing the rest.

Pros & Cons of Rolling Suitcases:

Rolling luggage tops the list of the most popular suitcases today. Check the features below to understand if rolling suitcases meet your travel needs.

Benefits of Traveling with a Rolling Suitcase:

  1. One of their best features that makes them top the list is that rolling suitcases roll. They are easy to maneuver around and take the burden of traveling off your shoulders. 
  2. The exterior of rolling suitcases are tough and made of sturdy fabrics and hardshells that offer maximum protection against fragile belongings. Some rolling cases even have locks for extra protection.
  3. Rolling suitcases enable fast travel as they can quickly transport the luggage from one point to another.

Setbacks of Traveling with a Rolling Suitcase:

  1. When not in use, rolling suitcases can take up a lot of space and lack the ability to store as compactly as a soft-sided duffle bag.
  2. Many times navigating through stairs or bumpy sidewalks can be tricky for some travelers as they have to lift their bulky luggage while on stairs or a rough terrain.
  3. Even though rollerboard luggage is made to glide smoothly through rough terrain, at times, poor quality bags are susceptible to wheel breakage.

We are pretty sure that the above features of duffle bags and rolling suitcases have helped you to make a better choice when it comes to choosing the best luggage for your travel. However, for the ones who are still a little confused, ask yourself these 3 questions and you will be sorted.

  1. Will my belongings be better protected with hardside or softside luggage?
  2. Does my luggage have to fit in a plane’s overhead bin?
  3. Can I lift and carry the bag with ease?

We at Poloclub have a wide range of luggages suiting your different travel needs. You can check our range of hardside, softside and duffle luggage at https://poloclubusa.in/ 

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