LONDON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Whether you're jetting off abroad for a long weekend or heading on a city break in the UK, luggage is one thing that can cause a travelling nightmare. You never really know how many clothes, shoes or toiletries you'll need and many people are guilty of over packing when taking a full size suitcase. Really you should be able to fit everything inside a compact suitcase, and SportsDirect.com can show you how.
Travelling light can be difficult, especially if you don't know your itinerary, that's why it's always best to devise a rough plan of what you will be doing so you can pack accordingly. If you're going abroad and don't want to pay the excess for suitcases then you need to make sure your hand luggage falls within the baggage allowance, this can be seen on most airline websites.
Remember that you cannot take any liquids, unless they are decanted into clear bottles, or aerosols on-board with you - you'll be surprised how much room you will have without them! Try to wear bulkier items such as jeans, a hoodie and a hat, to leave you with more space in your holdall for your other items, and rolling your items instead of folding is a great space saver.
If you're travelling by public transport then a suitcase may be the obvious choice as you can easily wheel to and from where you need to be. However, people often forget that suitcases can be bulky and unfortunately trains and buses don't always have ample room for them in the overhead compartments, meaning you have to wedge them under your seat and you'll find even after much pushing and shoving they don't fit.
A wheelie holdall is much more practical as they can be squashed down so are easier to fit into smaller spaces or even on your knee if there is no space! These are also perfect if you are heading on a city break and cannot check in until later as they are easy to wheel around, but also not too heavy to carry.
Holdalls are also available in a whole range of shapes and sizes, such as barrel, ones with side pockets and extra compartments, or ones that double up as a rucksack so you can choose one that is practically tailor-made to your needs.