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Luggage Hugger

Item 690456

Luggage Hugger: The Luggage Hugger slips securely around your bag for quick ID amongst your tour group's luggage or on the baggage carousel. Ideal for cruise departures and a great way to keep luggage hardware protected against wear and tear.
  • Made of stretchy nylon/spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Fits up to 30" bags
  • 7" W
  • Imported
  • 22" x 5"; 2 oz.
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By dianealbro
Oakville, CT
August 19, 2016
"Sizing problem - The luggage hugger is of excellent quality. The problem is that the Travelsmith description does not indicate which size suitcase it is best for. It works best with a very tight fit on a large suitcase, it is to large for 25 inch or less suitcase. I bough- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 18, 2015
"Great travel aid - This is the second one I've purchased. It really helps to spot your luggage as well as protect it from some of the rough handling.. I've had several people ask me where to purchase one.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
portland, or
October 09, 2014
"luggage hugger - I have been looking for this. I finally found it at Travel Smith on sale. Nice.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Jacksonville, FL
August 31, 2014
"Luggage Hugger - Good idea but didn't work for me. Too large for my bag.I would not recommend this product."
By fitzerb
Catonsville, MD
April 19, 2014
"The Best Hugger - I love the Luggage Hugger. They were so easy to put on our large bags and made them so easy to identify on the airport carousel.I don't know why in this travel world of black and gray luggage why everyone doesn't have Luggage Huggers.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Des Moines, IA
March 30, 2014
"it's a large, my bag isn't - Luggage Huggers come in 3 sizes. TravelSmith offers only the large, I guess. I am returning it. I went to the Luggage Huggers website and ordered a small and it fits my 22" Eagle Creek bag much better. This is not a slam of TravelSmith, they just need toI would not recommend this product."
By darlene.vanmarter
Syracuse, NY
January 25, 2014
"Easy to Use and See! - Black is definitely the most popular color for luggage, but slipping the red and white-striped Luggage Hugger on my large black suitcase made it IMMEDIATELY identifiable as mine. As others at the baggage claim kept picking up the wrong bag and putting it- I recommend this product."
By jheavin
Austin, TX
December 13, 2013
"Travel Tools - We used luggage huggers on a recent European trip, and it made our luggage stand out against all other black rolling bags. These were so handy that I've ordered more for stocking stuffers for the family.- I recommend this product."
By bernadettestratton
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 23, 2013
"Good Idea - I have used numerous items to quickly identify my luggage while traveling. The luggage hugger is not only great looking, it hugged my luggage and remained in place. I plan to purchase one for each piece of luggage I use.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
October 03, 2013
"Excellent way to identify luggage - Sometimes negative reviews will sway me from buying a product. In this case, I took a chance that I might be lucky and not have any of the experiences others have mentioned. I have just returned from a three week vacation to The Netherlands, Scandinavia a- I recommend this product."
By Sandrell
Riverside, ca
September 05, 2013
"Buffers - Love them! Very useful! You must have them. Very light to carry around and put them on at airlines- I recommend this product."
By Lupe1217
July 27, 2013
"Luggage higher - We were able to easily identify our checked luggage on the carousel. However, the construction is cheaply made. The seam was coming undone even before we used it for the first time. I thought it would be a better quality for the price. Served its purpose.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 12, 2013
"went on a cruise and saw my luggage right away at the debarcation- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Greenbrae, CA
June 07, 2013
"I no longer have the hugger - British Airways lost my bag. When the bag was returned the hugger was gone. Loved it while I had it.- I recommend this product."
By vermin1
Las Vegas
June 07, 2013
"Waste of money - On our flight out one of the wraps was tied around the handle of our suitcase when we got it. On the flight home, they were both missing completely. I was leery to begin with as they didn't appear to be very tight but I thought I would give them a try. ToI would not recommend this product."
By barkley1945
Washington State
October 30, 2012
"Should have purchased two !!!! - This was one of the most practical products I've purchased in a long time. My suitcase is nondescript and the luggage hugger really made it stand out on the carousel at the airport and in the sea of cases in the cruise terminal. It was very easy to put on- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 24, 2012
"Useless - Have used it 3 times - it has fallen off each time but remains attached to the handle by the rope attachment.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 27, 2011
"A 'Must Have' Purchase - Just returned from a vacation through 7 countries. Always could spot my luggage! This hugger made my trip go much smoother. Will not travel without it . . . Thanks- I recommend this product."
By sffarley
Scottsdale, AZ
June 16, 2011
"ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE FOR TRAVEL - Awesome. I recently went on a cruise with my sister and when our luggage showed up in the customs area with a sea of black bags, we found ours instantly. We both had the same pattern so that our bags could be grouped and easily identified. Worked like a c- I recommend this product."
By phyllisc76
Hilo, Hi
April 09, 2011
"Great deal! - This luggage hugger is great! It made my suitcase easy to see on the turntable AND it kept my zippers from popping open. I think everyone should get at least one or two of these.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
November 14, 2010
"waste of money - I put a strap around each suitcase as directed and made sure that the loop was securing each strap. When the bags came off the plane, the straps were hanging by the loops, they slid off both bags. The material is too slippery to adhere to the luggage.I would not recommend this product."
By hmaslin
Bay Area, California
October 03, 2010
"Best luggage accessory purchase ever - Just returned from a round-trip flight and used 2 luggage huggers' for the first time. Attaches to your luggage so can't come off. Easy to put on and take off. Immediately identifies your luggage. Elastic, so can move it to the side slightly if it covers- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Montreal, Canada
August 20, 2010
"Great product - I used this on a tour of Europe. From all the trains, ships, and planes it was stowed on I could always find it. I would like to have a bright colour but this one works excellent. Definitely recommend it!- I recommend this product."
By Makomanjab
Orlando, Fl
July 31, 2010
"Too easily stolen - Great for identifying your bag, but it was stolen off my bag on the return trip from Ireland connecting in New York to Florida. Expensive accessory for a one time use. I'm really disappointed since I procrastinated so long in ordering and some one else mu- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Chicago, IL
July 30, 2010
"Mixed Feelings - I purchased a few of these for a cruise out of San Juan.They DO stand out, so luggage is easy to locate. They do not stay in place though. Any claims that they will protect the zippers, etc. are not well founded because they do slip and slide.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 24, 2010
"Did not last - At the end of my first flight ( a nonstop one,at that) ,all I had to show for my purchase was a string hanging from my bag.I would not recommend this product."
By jody
July 09, 2010
"Doesn't work with smaller bags - A great idea, but it doesn't work with any of my usual luggage bags. The size information just gives the largest size it will work with ("fits up to 30" bags") but not the smallest. It is made of a smooth (slippery) fabric, which I'm sure makes it easierI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Milwaukee, WI
May 28, 2010
"Didn't Last One Full Trip - I was wondering what was going to keep my luggage hugger attached to my hard-top suitcase. Turns out "nothing". When my bag arrived in Las Vegas no beautiful paprika-colored luggage hugger was with it.I would not recommend this product."
By nyretrn!
Ormond Beach, FL
April 30, 2010
"Fairly good value, a needed accessory - Makes luggage easier to spot on the turntable. Would like to see other designs since I'm sure others will buy it and we will all have the same colors!- I recommend this product."
By gin55
April 17, 2010
"Luggage Hugger - This item makes travel easier to find your luggage, especially at airports and cruises.Would highly recomment this item to anyone who travels alot.- I recommend this product."
By ktgm4
Coast of California
March 20, 2010
"Outstanding - That's wht your luggage will be -standing out from the crowd. Easy to find until, of course, everyone else has a hugger. Already have bought one for a present.- I recommend this product."
By sera.bennett
Los Angeles, CA
March 20, 2010
"Luggage hugger - I love the color.I want to get something other than red, blue and yellow.It was great color so it would not be confused with other people's luggage, but more dignified color.- I recommend this product."
By donna_kolar
Fort Worth TX
March 19, 2010
"Great product - Made it to and from Nepal and it looked just like it had just come out of the package! Survived better than the suitcase. I was amazed. Easy to recognize luggage too. Easier to use than the colored straps.- I recommend this product."