One of the best ways of keeping thieves out of your luggage, be that suitcases, or travel bags is to use a luggage strap, that can be locked with a short code. Many people think exactly the same, and that of course can be a problem, when you get to the baggage claim area.
As the bags come around, many of these straps look pretty much the same. That of course makes it hard to see which actual bags belong to you. A simple solution for this is to have a personalised luggage strap, with your name on it. Suddenly the quick identification problem goes away for you while others wait to get a closer look.
Good Quality Luggage Straps
You can buy ridiculously cheap versions of these, and they usually come in packs of 2 or 3. The quality of those are just dreadful. A single strap that is of good quality should cost about £4-5. Now I would have no problem spending that on a strap that will keep my suitcase protected. It will last you for ages, and that for me, is worth spending the extra £1 or so.
Lockable Using a Code
Now my personal preference is a personalised strap that can lock, and only be unlocked with a 3-digit code. They are however more expensive and will set you back around £12-15 per strap.
Below I have listed what I think are the best luggage straps, currently available in the UK market.
Personalised Luggage Strap
This one is from a company called Personalised Straps. Not an original name I agree, but this strap is well made, and is purchased by many buyers.
You can also buy this one in different colours which include, black, pink, red and yellow. This one measures 25mm wide (1") by 1.8 metres (5.9 feet). Just make sure that is long enough to go the whole way around your case.
In terms of personalisation, your name will be embroidered twice on the strap, with a maximum of 12 letters. The buckles are of good quality, and the material used in the strap is strong. Please note these do not lock, and should only be used to identify your bag.
The JetRest British Made Personalised Luggage Straps (Family Pack)
If you like buying British goods, then these get really good reviews. This is a pack of 4, so ideal for a family and they cost around £25 for the pack. They come in just about any colour that you can imagine. Each strap is sent to you with its own pouch for safe keeping, when not in use.
The strap is of very good quality, and the clasps and buckles are also very well made. These measure 180 cm (70") x 5 cm (2") Those buyers who have made this purchase rate them very highly at 4.7 out of 5 stars. Click here to Read Those Reviews on the JetRest straps
Personalised and Lockable Straps
Personally I also like my luggage straps to lock, so these are the ones that I would recommend. They are also made by JetRest, however a single strap does cost about £15
These have an approved lock, and are a great deterrent to thieves. They not only quickly and easily identify your luggage, but also keep it a great deal safer. This is what I personally use, and they are of the best quality out there.
They measure 200 cm x 5 cm and are adjustable so as they can easily and quickly fit the dimensions of your luggage. Check why buyers rate this as a 5 star product.