Question by  jerome (15)

Is there any reason to buy luggage without wheels?


Answer by  Anonymous

I would love to see non-wheeled luggage for sale in, well, wherever luggage is sold. Wheels are unnecessary on weeknd-and-smaller bags. And yet, people are lazy; therefore, I'm sure luggage w/o wheels will become even more scarce.


Answer by  embockjr (709)

There is no good reason why all purchased luggage should contain wheels. Certainly, the size of the item is the most important parameter. I would suggest that most items of overnight size, and smaller, would be perfectly acceptable without wheels.


Answer by  Anonymous

Wheeled luggage is alright for people with bad backs. But once outside of the airport lobby in the real world, especially third world travel, wheels can be a nuisance on dirt roads or on stairs. They add weight and take up room. Use a bag like the MEI Voyageur. Carry.


Answer by  Olive (1195)

Those wheels can really be an obstacle! Aside from the fact that they might make the suitcase not fit in the overhead compartment and therefore not qualify for carry on, the presence of those wheels might enourage you to pack much more than you should. The saying "carry twice as much money as luggage" is something to consider.


Answer by  Emr (698)

Luggage without wheels is much lighter than luggage with wheels and the wheels take up space inside the bag. If you're strong, you should not need luggage with wheels.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Baggage without wheels is tolerable if it has an easy to use shoulder strap or back pack straps. If it doesn't have wheels, it must be easy to carry.


Answer by  Anupam (77)

Yes, you do not need to buy luggage always with wheels. There may be some places where luggage with wheels looks awkward. Also it also costs less. You can actually add wheels to your luggage later on if required.

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how do you add wheels to luggage. I have an old Samsonite suitcase?  add a comment

Answer by  debmalewski (1085)

No, not really! They do say that non-wheeled luggage is lighter-weight and holds more, but I'd still rather have the wheels anyway.

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