Suitcase or duffel?

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by englishteacha, May 22, 2010.

  1. englishteacha

    englishteacha Have courage and be kind.

    Apr 2, 2006
    We are going to check one bag for the two of us for our upcoming trip. We have a suitcase (fabric, not hard sided) that is appropriate sized, and a rolling duffel. Which would you use and why? I'm leaning toward the duffel because it's lighter. However, stuff would be more easily smooshed than in a suitcase. Which do you prefer and why?
  2. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    The weight of the bag itself isn't that big a deal - its all the stuff you put in it that makes a bag heavy. Go with which ever choice is easier to carry/roll when full. And pack one of those collapsable bags for all the stuff you buy while down there.
  3. pooh4brains

    pooh4brains Mouseketeer

    Dec 18, 2009
    I say duffel. We checked a large rolling duffel on our last trip and put our coats (it was Dec), diapers and wipes for the baby, my extra shoes:rolleyes1, and other "necessary" stuff I can't remember. Anyway, it was nice to have b/c it was easy to haul, and even though it was soft, it didn't get smushed in the plane. I would recommend using it for your extras or overflow items just in case, plus if it's big and you don't stuff it full, you have room for all the stuff you'll buy while in the world!:thumbsup2
  4. delaneyc52

    delaneyc52 First trip 1971...

    Jan 3, 2006
    Duffel vote here. Just two of us and at times we pack our one duffel. However, make sure you weigh it before heading off to the airport. We usually get one bag *each* free if it's 50 lbs or less. So our one bag regardless of it being one bag for two, must be 50 lbs or less. As for the Duffel vote, I just find it easier to stuff --- uhhhhh pack sorry :rotfl2: --- than a traditional suitcase (softcover or otherwise).

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