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Luggage Measurement Method



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hi this is James today we're going to

take a quick look at a measuring system

or method for luggage and basically just

get as precision or as exact precision

as possible the height the width and the

depth so sounds pretty simple but it's

it's not so easy apparently so we try to

make it a simple way that we can get the

same measurement every time so like a

system great first time we'll look at

the the setup and and things that we

need to do this number one we need

something like this which is like a

carpenter's I think is called a

carpenter's square it's basically a 90

degree angle that we're gonna use this

to help us to measure and here we have

also a tape measure basically this is

like a sewing tape measure and here if

that's like a base board like I have

here what I've done is I've just folded

it so it's exactly the like this is a

six point five centimeter base board and

so I've folded under so I you know and

continues on so we have the right

measurement up here and this you can use

for Makia maybe or just a you know

sewing tape measure and this one I've

taped to the wall it's good if you have

a straight edge to align it to so that

it actually is you know as close to 100%

straight as possible that would get an

accurate measurement so that's those are

the tools basically tape measure on a

wall that is going straight up 90

degrees to the ground and this

carpenter's square or this 90 degree

angle okay

so now what I'm going to do is I'll

measure one hard case one soft case a

couple of different things to think

about and but I will start out with this

hard case okay so we have a closer look

here get the the case up against the

wall and Center it on your tape measure

like so and basically what you want to

do is is have this one square on the

wall and just slide it down this is kind

measuring these classic height measuring

tools that you have at the doctor's

office or whatever but basically you're

gonna shoot this one down and just let

it stop wherever it touches the case

right there and on this one I'm getting

a measurement of seventy six point five

so that's my height on this one now I'm

going to do the width if it is a case

with side studs like this one so just

place it down the side studs so that

we're going to take those into the

measurement but one thing I do want to

do is the wheels make sure the wheels

are not pushed in the case up so don't

have it like that so that it's pushing

the case up let it be relaxed may not

make that big of a difference but we

just did in the same way over time and

again we Center it on the case and do

our best to take the case at its highest

point so here we go here and just let it

relax down here and then I'm getting a

measurement of almost exactly 54 and

that's close enough plus/minus 1

millimeter is absolutely fine so 54 53

point 9 54 54 is okay all right and now

maybe the most difficult is going to be

the depth mm-hmm and to measure the

depth we just continue on it can be a

little bit of a challenge especially the

case has kind of an apex in the middle

then maybe we would need to use a longer

one of these but I think we're gonna get

released a very very good measurement

here this is a quite a big case and it's

reaching if not to the middle almost

exactly to this so that's quite okay so

same thing on this one Center the case

at the when we judge to be the highest

point of the case so here I'm going to

take at the top of that bridge right

there and then I'm getting a measurement

of 32 okay so

that's the measurement and this isn't

super simple height width and depth

mm-hmm and one last thing on this case

when we do have the expander like we

have in this case what I would like for

us to do is just open the expander up

I'm go ahead and open it all the way

okay but I want to capture is the

difference so the difference between

collapsed are relaxed and expanded and

so we're one do is we just want to

measure this seam not over stretch but

relaxed and fully expanded and this one

what we're going to do we want to get

the marginal difference and that's

basically that's this edge right here to

that edge so that edge to that edge and

for that on this case if we wanted to be

even more precise we could on use

calipers but here my straightedge is

enough and I'm going to call this three

point three centimeters or 33

millimeters so from edge to edge 33

millimeters that we get out of the

expander okay from this edge to that

edge great so that's the hard case with

with that expander and now we're just do

a self case hmm and for the soft case

we're going to use this cabin size

mm-hmm so starting out the height and

the height is literally a challenge I

feel on a soft case because we have the

handles sometimes it's a hard handle

sometimes this soft handle and basically

I want us to apply is that we treat this

one a little bit like hair but I do want

us to capture both measurements okay so

when you get your height measured at the

doctor's office though you know you push

down the hair and that was worded to

here but we're gonna capture both as I

say so here with the handle

without pushing the handle down right

it's relaxed position

I'm getting a measurement of 54.1 so I'm

going to go with that 54.1 and I want to

capture that one write it down and

report it and then if I do push the

handle down with the sort of a gentle

force just like you would push the hair

on your head bound if you're getting

measured so you want to don't want to

push your skeleton together like that

but like this is fine okay and then my

measurement is actually fifty fifty

fifty one point nine two fifty two is

okay so what I call this 52 all right so

we capture both of those and document

them and we can figure out exactly how

to handle that later and then here

mm-hmm

except the width super easy on this one

just where it stops and where it stops

right there is that 39 39 point more

than 39 is good okay 39 very good and

then when we put this one down to

measure the depth once again we make

sure the wheels don't push the case up

so make sure the wheels are flat and

relaxed on the case here we have a

little bit of a challenge because this

one has this kind of a little bit of a

belly what I would like for us to do is

measure at the highest point which is

this belly here so let's capture that

and with that procedure I know that we

can push this in but let's just capture

the rose and that's going to give me 21

sorry mm-hmm so 21 point 2 cm yeah

twenty-one point - but then go ahead and

measure at the center of the case as

well so the middle of the case as your

best judgement and that's giving me 20

right there so just go ahead and

document both of those and write them

down and we'll analyze and figure out

exactly what to do later okay so that's

measuring both hard and soft with the

wet without expander

having soft with or without expander and

with this soft handle okay great just

let me know if you have any questions I

hope this is helpful but the whole goal

purpose is that we get as exact

measurements as we can every time so the

same system for every case and we'll get

us a little bit more or more consistency

that's all point all right thanks a lot

Mike