Bags without wheels will always be lighter than bags with wheels. A good quality bag with decent wheels will add some weight to the bag which, depending on your journey, may not be necessary. If you are just staying overnight or for a weekend, then a duffel bag or for the ladies, a tote bag may prove to be more than sufficient. It is small, light so you can carry and will fit tidily in the overhead compartment of a plane. If you are travelling by train or bus, then one of these bags is perfect as with suitcases (even the ones with wheels) can be difficult to move around and especially on uneven surfaces.
Two wheels are the most popular when it comes to suitcases, briefcases, laptop bags, totes and even duffels. Most bags with wheels will have two wheels – this is the more popular choice. These are great because they can also stand stationary in buses and trains without rolling around as they have the stops. When you are ready to go, simply tip it back and wheel it away and you’re good. Even the heaviest loads in a suitcase can be moved around very easily on two wheels and you will feel like you aren’t carrying a major load. Something else you should bear in mind for the two wheelers is when you pack; you should distribute your good evenly. If you end up with more weight on one side of the bag than the other, you will find it may tip on its own even stationary.
These four wheeled bags were around a long time back and are recently now starting to come back into fashion. Four wheeled bags, also known as spinners, are ideal for easily moving your luggage around – even easier to walk around with a four wheeled bag than it is a two wheeled bag. Really – they are extremely easy to move around, and will feel almost effortless! The downside to four wheeled bags are the fact that they will move around on trains and buses as there is nothing on the bag to stop it and keep it stationary. They are also not great for surfaces which are not smooth. In both cases the two wheelers have my vote.