The Difference Between Lanyards and Luggage Straps

This is one of those topics that nobody asked for and that nobody really needs an answer. Most people would need no explanation as to what the difference is between a lanyard and a luggage strap. I mean it would almost seem self-explanatory what the different is between these two products. One is a lanyard and the other is a luggage strap. That’s it! Well that is not it. Sometimes even the simplest things require explanation. Like why is the world round and why you shouldn’t put pineapple on pizza. The pizza one is redundant though as I am one of those people that thinks pineapple is the perfect thing for a pizza topping.

What is a lanyard?

Lanyards are a simple product that is very easy to explain. Essentially a lanyard is a necklace of sorts that you put around your need. There main different between it and a traditional necklace is that necklaces are usually bad from a metal such as gold. Lanyards on the other hand are mainly made from material such as polyester or nylon. Occasional you will get them made from leather but most of the time it is a woven fabric. Also with lanyards you don’t really hang decorative trinkets. You will usually hang something more practical on a lanyard suck as a security pass or your keys. Sometimes there will be a double hook so that you can hang something bigger. Also you have the option of printing stuff on lanyards such as a logo or message.

What is a luggage Strap?

Luggage straps are straps that you wrap around your luggage. Just like with lanyards they are usually made from a woven material such as polyester of nylon. More likely they are made from nylon because it is a much more durable material. It can take the stresses associated with the throwing around of your luggage by dodgy baggage handlers and the other perils involved with flying. Luggage straps can also be branded with a logo and a message which is useful when you are flying because it helps you distinguish between your bag and the bags of other. Luggage straps a popular with travels for this reason and also because they offer some security. Although most luggage straps don’t come with a lock you can put one on if you really want to do it.

The Difference Between Lanyards and Luggage Straps

So as you can see the main think the two items share together is that they are made from the same material. They are also usually made by the same kind of factory. The same factory that makes a lanyard with also usually make luggage straps. Although they would make far more lanyards as they are a more popular product. That, however, is where the similarities end. Quite obviously the two products are completely different and have different use. You can try and hang a luggage strap around your neck or you can try and secure your luggage with a lanyard by neither are recommended.