What is the importance of size?
Height is instrumental in determining how far down guests will have to reach to access their luggage, as well as how much space a luggage rack will take up when stored. Luggage racks with greater height do take up more space when not in use, but they also provide more convenience to guests as well as less strain.
Width and depth are factors that determine the size of luggage that can be placed upon luggage racks. Those with greater width and depth provide greater surface area for larger luggage, which translates into easier use for guests.
Why do straps matter?
Straps are necessary for providing a flat surface as well as for holding the weight of the luggage. The number of straps on a luggage rack determines the amount of strength and support the rack can offer. Five-strap designs are the strongest and most stable. Four-strap designs are sturdy and also the most common.
Which style should I get?
Standard racks without backrest bars are the most common and economical racks available. These racks fold out to provide a flat surface for luggage.
Racks with backrest bars have an additional feature that provides additional support and convenience. The backrest bar allows for luggage to rest more securely upon the rack and protects room walls from damaging luggage scrapes.
Racks with strapped backrest bars provide the highest level of stability and strength. In this design, the backrest bar holds a number of straps that prevent smaller luggage from slipping through. Generally the most expensive option, this style of luggage rack also offers the most convenience to guests.