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What makes VOCIER luggage different?
At VOCIER we pride ourselves on bringing a fresh take on the dusty luggage industry. We invented a completely new and easy to use system that helps keep your suit and shirts in perfect shape while you look your best. This is achieved by combining technological innovations with traditional craftsmanship and creating a new kind of luxury luggage that doesn’t fit into any normal category.
What materials go into the VOCIER products?
We are extremely particular about the high-quality, premium materials we use. Our products are handcrafted from the finest Italian leather, and highly durable yet lightweight plastic parts from Austria and Germany. Each plastic part of VOCIER luggage uses a type of plastic that best fits its purpose. For highly stressed parts we use a material from BASF, which is fiber-reinforced and impact resistant. This material is much stronger and tougher than conventional plastic parts, but also much more expensive. The metal parts are PVD-coated which makes them three times as expensive as conventional metal parts, but makes the color far more durable. We only use original YKK metal zippers for their machining precision and durability, and extensively us aluminum and magnesium in our lightweight construction. It all costs more, but the final product speaks for itself in design, quality, and durability.
What is the best way to pack VOCIER luggage or travel bags?
Please read our guide on the best way to pack your VOCIER luggage. If you have any questions or feedback about your VOCIER product, please contact us.
What is the difference between the C38 and F38?
The only difference between the C38 and F38 is in the materials we use for production.
The materials we use for the F38 are sourced from a small family-run tannery in Tuscany, Italy. They are specialized since three generations in the finest and most durable Italian leathers. The hide of the animals come from Switzerland or France which are among the most luxurious hides once can purchase. The smooth metal zippers are from an YKK. They specialize in high-end zippers that are commonly used by the world’s most exclusive leather producers. Only the finest materials have been selected for this exquisite top of the range collection.
The materials used for the C38 are a bit more functional (nylon is more tear resistant and lighter compared to leather). However, the trimmings are also done in the same, fine Italian leather. This could be your choice if you are more interested in practicality (lighter weight) and easy care (can be cleaned and maintained a bit more easily).
How much does VOCIER luggage weigh?
We understand that luggage weight is especially important for frequent travellers, especially those with carry-on bags. Durability is equally important. We have engineered our products to be as light as possible, without sacrificing durability. The C38 weighs 2.9kg (6.6 lbs) without the removable interior compartment, and 3,9 kg (8.6 lbs) including the removable interior compartment. The F38 leather version adds an additional 900 grams.
Does VOCIER meet carry-on luggage size restrictions?
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) sets guidelines for carry on luggage size restrictioncabin baggage/hand luggage/carry-on luggage sizes. These sizes, however, are not mandatory, and individual airlines can and do vary their requirements. The IATA guideline at one time stated:
Cabin baggage should have a maximum length of 56 cm (22 inches), width of 45 cm (18 inches) and depth of 25 cm (10 inches) including all handles, side pockets, wheels etc.
This is the standard our all our bags adhere to. In case you are in doubt, please check the airlines that you fly regularly.
Roughly 50% of all of our customers reside in the USA, and until now we have not had any reported problems with TSA size requirements. The F38 complies with IATA regulations which is a governing body for the carry-on standards.
How do I pack my shirts?
Customers sometimes ask how to pack shirts with Zero Crease. We generally recommend using the inside compartment, not in the wrinkle-free suit bag. Please see here: https://www.vocier.com/how-to-pack/
The reason is that, while in principle shirts should do just as fine as suits, in practice their fabric is much thinner and lighter. As a result, it is very easy to misalign numerous shirts on top of each other while putting them on the hanger. This then may result in wrinkles, because as one shirt layer is put over the next, the layer below may be put out of shape. Numerous layers of fabric (such as when a shirt and suit are combined) may also result in too much volume, and thus too much pressure, which leads to wrinkling.
We therefore recommend our customers to carry shirts in the inside compartment and use the suit bag for suits, or other wrinkle-free apparel. Or, if you travel without a suit, you can best use the suit compartment for trousers of all kinds, where they stay neat and perfect.
How do I find spare parts and hangers?
Are you needing VOCIER spare luggage parts or hangers? We'd be happy to help. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of you with an extra part or spare hanger. Note that we charge 25USD for spare hangers, and 5USD for shipping fees.
How many suits does the luggage carry?
Packing suits is easy with VOCIER, and you can carry up to two suits wrinkle-free. To carry two suits at the same time, place the sleeve of one jacket into sleeves of the outer jacket. All our Zero Crease Systems include a hanger on which your suits can be packed, and hung at your destination.
How do I clean and care for my VOCIER luggage?
Luggage cleaning on our nylon carry-on trolley (C38) is quite simple . You can just use a cotton cloth, and wipe your luggage with water. There should be no need for a cleaning agent.
For cleaning and nourishing our leathern F-Collection, we recommend Renovateur Luxury Leather Care by Saphir.
Is your luggage for suits only?
Wrinkle free apparel while traveling is what we're all about. VOCIER's patented Zero Crease™ concept works equally well for other apparel as it does for suits. Use Zero Crease™ for sport coats, gowns, dresses, pant suits, and tuxedos. We do advise that no more than 2 suits are packed in our Zero Crease System.
How do I open the VOCIER liquid bottles?
Firmly grab the body of the flask with one hand, and the pump top with the other. With a forceful roll of your wrist, you will snap off the pump top. The tops are intentionally very tight, so they remain in place and liquids do not leak due to the changing air pressure during travels.