Tying a ribbon on your suitcase is old hat. If you want to combine high-visibility and comfort, a paracord wrap is a more durable and useful alternative.
The majority of luggage is black and a conveyor belt at the end of a long trip can hold hundreds of suitcases. You can make yours stand out by wrapping the handle with some neon paracord. It's a great way to make it highly visible at a distance and add a little padding and thickness to the handle for extra comfort.
Stromedrane, a hobbyist with a love of rope and knot work, has a video tutorial on his blog showing how to create a knot-work wrap like the one seen in the picture above:
Sure it takes a little more time than simply tying a red ribbon on the handle of your suitcase, but if you ever find yourself in need of a few metres of lashing cord, that little red ribbon won't be of much help. Have your own luggage-related tips or perhaps a great use for knot-work to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.