Review/Giveaway: ThermalStrike Luggage Fights Bed Bugs

by Carrie with Children with 21 comments

Travel is a huge part of my family’s life.  It’s something we love to do, especially with our girls.  We are on the road quite a bit and it’s important to me to stay germ-free and more of a concern lately – free of bedbugs too!

We recently had the opportunity to try out luggage made by ThermalStrike and I was pretty impressed!

ThermalStrike Suitcases

Made with integrated infrared heating technology, you just plug the suitcase in and it automatically brings the temperature inside of the suitcase up to 140˚F. At that temperature, any unwelcome bedbugs are killed and your belongings are safe.

It sounds high tech and it totally is, but from my standpoint – all I did was take the cord out of the suitcase, plug it in and let it do it’s thing!  In just a short two and a half hours, it had reached the maximum temperature and shuts itself off.

The suitcase comes in two sizes – a 20″ carry-on and 24″ upright.  I especially like the rotational wheels making it very easy to steer and it’s a surprising lightweight suitcase too!

It’s Giveaway Time!

Interested in keeping your surroundings free of bedbugs?  I’m giving away a Protect-A-Bed BugLock Mattress Encasement – and you get to pick the size you need for your current mattress.

This encasement is bite free along the top and entry/exit free on all sides and the three sided zipper makes it easy to secure your mattress. There’s no way bedbugs are getting to your mattress.

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Win Your Sized Choice of One Protect-A-Bed BugLock Mattress Encasement (ARV $49.99-89.99, dependent upon size)

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This giveaway ends Sunday, May 5th at midnight EST.  Open to US residents only. 


** Disclaimer: I received a ThermalStrike luggage for  for the purpose of this review/giveaway post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. **


  • Peggy Rydzewski

    Because bed bugs have been getting a lot of press lately and the idea of them gives me the heebbee jebeees..

  • Krista Grandstaff

    I’d love to win because we travel a great deal…and I am always terrified of bringing home some extra “gifts” !

  • amy pugmire

    we are traveling a bunch this summer with our family and we could use some nice durable luggage.

  • angela

    I’d like to win because bedbugs can ruin your mattress!

  • Beth Hill

    I would love to win this for several reasons. We travel a lot and it scares me that bed bugs will come home with us, ewwww! Also, my current mattress encasement has ripped! And I have allergies and this would help with all of the above!

  • Anne Perry

    I travel a lot and do not want to bring any bed bugs home.

  • Denise

    I’m heading off to Florida in 2 weeks and bedbugs weren’t on my mind at all. Now they are. Thanks for that! 😉

  • Debbie Welchert

    With bed bugs on the rise I am always afraid that I will somehow get them and this will prevent that worry. I also have breathing issues and it also protects against allergens.

  • Lucy

    My daughter is going off to college and this would be great for her dorm

  • Donna W.

    Could always use something like this in my home or to travel with

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    This Would Be A Great Prevention To Have

  • Sandy Cain

    I’d like to win because we are in NYC…..bed bug capital of the USA…..if I found bedbugs in my bed, I’d go right out the window!

  • Erica Best

    i am getting a new bed and i would

  • Angela Yeremenko

    I just got a new mattress and I would love to win this to protect it.

  • Ann

    Could use this in my dorm

  • Anita

    we r planning on taking a trip to disney and need luggage.

  • Anita

    we r planning on a trip to disney and it was mentioned that we should bring our own mattress cover and pillow covers and then throw them away once we r done with them to prevent bedbugs from traveling with you.

  • Deborah Mireles

    My current luggage is over 30 years old and Iwould like to have some new luggage to take on my trip down south this summer!

  • Deborah Mireles

    aw I feel silly now posted the wrong answer. I would like to win the mattress cover because the thought of bedbugs makes my skin crawl!

  • liz l

    We travel 2-3 times each yr, it would be perfect

  • Jo Spencer

    My neighbors have them and I would love to be able to cover my sons bed just to besafe.