Is A Gate Check Bag Worthy It?
Name: JL Childress Gate Check Bag for Standard and Double Strollers (Red)
Hopefully, my Gate Check Bag Review is informative enough to help travellers get well-prepared for their journeys. I know its tricky sometimes when it comes to buying the right bag because there is quite a broad range of Gate Check bags.
The dimensions for the Gate Check Bag in the picture are 114.3 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm. The minimum weight recommendation is 454 grams.
What Are Gate Check Bags?
Gate Check Bags are travel bags designed for the transportation and storage of car seats and strollers or pushchairs.
Universal stroller and car seats travel bags
As the name implies, these bags are for use at the checkpoints at the airports. They are lightweight and economical travel bags designed to fit most strollers and car seats. The bulk of them is made of light and waterproof materials. One thing I absolutely love is these bags are so practical to use. And they can be carried with no hassles at all to the check gate in a normal Carry-on bag.
4 Categories of Universal Stroller Bags
(1) Car Seat Travel Bag’s purpose is to keep any car seats safe, secure and free from dirt.
(2) Single Stroller Travel Bag is made in such a way to fit most
(3) Double Stroller Travel Bag’s work is to offer protection for
most jogging strollers, double strollers, and travel systems.
(4 ) Custom made Travel Bag, provides protection for bags with unusual sizes or not in the normal range known as – made to measure bags. The custom bags are designed in a way to fit a particular stroller or car seat model.
Gate Check Bag Material
Gate Check bags are made of different materials, depending on the manufacturer. Some are padded, which explains why they are heavier and harder to carry. Custom travel check bags are also more expensive than universal travel bags.
What Are Gate Check Bags Used For?
Gate Check Bags are used for airline travel. If you are flying with your baby and you are bringing your stroller, you will need to gate check it.
Gate check bags also provide protection from dust during storage for occasional users. When used for airline travel the strollers and car seats are placed in gate check bags at the departure gate before boarding. A lot of dirt can be found during loading time, in the cargo base including elements such as rain or snow if left on the tarmac.
These bags do not only withstand the rigours of baggage handling but they also keep the contents clean and dry.
Can I Checkin A Stroller Without Gate Check Bags?
Strollers and car seats can be checked without a bag, but companies use Gate Check bags to avoid the problem of damages.
So, companies use a special bag called the Gate Check Bags because they do not want to assume any liability for damage. Gate Check Bags fill in a gap.
To make the most of Gate Check bags, passengers have to make sure gate check tags are visibly displayed on them just to ensure their strollers or car seats are returned at the gate upon arrival.
Gate check bags for strollers and car seats are usually made of strong and light fabric, such as ballistic nylon which is waterproof and offers protection from the weather on the tarmac.
Who Is It For?
This type of bag is targeted for ALL, for unisex gender and anyone who travels. It can be a mother with a baby stroller or any traveller.
Travel Check Bags are a practical way of transporting items on a flight and they also help to keep the contents safe during the trip. Most parents who bought Gate Check Bags found them quite a good product.
Most customers use the bag in the picture for their prams and base. Depending on the pram make, most fit perfectly well and leave room for nappies to fit in.
You would think the bag is a bit thin at first, but after using it several times you begin to see why it’s worth getting it.
The bag like the one in the picture is easy to spot on the luggage belt because of its shouting colour. However, some bags are left with black marks after several flights, which goes to show how much the bag would have protected your equipment!
For customers who would have wanted to put two buggies in the Gate Check bag, they may feel a little bit disappointed because it does not fit double buggies.
Its dimensions seem to give the impression it would accommodate 2 but it doesn’t fit the Jolie double buggies.
Unfortunately, the bag gets ripped where plastic parts of the pram are, assuming from dragging the pram by the airport workers.
Gate Check Bags are worth it. They are good value for money and play a big role to protect our luggage so that it transported in a safe way. The only problem is when a thinner fabric is used for their manufacture. Thicker fabric is more useful because as long as the pram is dragged on the ground, friction is expected which spoils the fabric.
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