Finding the best luggage is no mean feat, especially when factoring in baggage restrictions, storage needs, durability etc. Once you’ve found the right suitcases and travel bags though, going away is a breeze. Because there’s no such thing as a one-case-fits-all scenario.
So we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the internet and even tested some cases to find the best luggage money for you, no matter your budget. This way, you’re good and ready when those countries finally all appear on the green list (and do check out our how to pack a suitcase guide while you’re at it).
Keep scrolling to shop everything from the best carry on luggage to large suitcases and travel bags.
Best carry on luggage
Clifton Cabin with Pocket, £179 at Antler
The Clifton with Pocket has all the features of our best-selling Clifton cases, with the added benefit of a chic but practical front pocket. The spacious front pocket allows for easy access to your travel essentials, with a padded slip pocket inside to secure a tablet, and another for a 15.6” laptop.
Tripp Ice Blue ‘Absolute Lite’ Cabin 4 Wheel Suitcase, £39 at TRIPP
The ‘Absolute Lite’ 4 wheel cabin suitcase is made from tough and durable ABS. This sleek collection comes in a high gloss finish. This cabin luggage fits most major airlines including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair priority.
Essential Cabin, £530 at RIMOWA
The Bigger Carry-On, £235 at AWAY
This is slightly bigger than a normal carry-on, is lightweight and sized to fit in the overhead bin of most major airlines, or pop easily onto a train or into a car. With a durable polycarbonate hard shell, and 360° spinner wheels that ensure a smooth ride, this suitcase is built to last.
It also comes with a removable battery that can charge your phone up to 4x, is TSA-approved, and safe to fly with.
HORIZN STUDIOS H5 cabin suitcase, £170 at MATCHESFASHION
Horizn Studios crafts durable aerospace-grade polycarbonate to a streamlined profile to create this olive-green H5 cabin suitcase. It’s made with a TSA approved padlock zip and four 360° spinner wheels for easy manoeuvering, then fitted with two internal mesh compartments and buckle-fastening straps.
Best large suitcases
PROXIS Spinner (4 wheels) 81cm, £395 at Samsonite
The outer shells are made from Roxkin™, an exclusive multi-layered material developed by Samsonite. It bounces back into shape, offering remarkable strength, resilience and lightness.
Essential Trunk Plue, £860 at RIMOWA
Inspired by the silhouette of RIMOWA’s original trunks this timeless style is oversized, yet super-lightweight. Offering travellers optimum capacity for either long weekends which require extra outfit options, a two-week retreat or a month-long sabbatical. In this sunshine hue, you’ll never miss it at baggage reclaim.
Extended Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case, £575 at TUMI
This extra-large expandable case is ideal for extended business and leisure trips, or for group packing. Packed with style and designed to last, our TUMI V4 collection is lightweight, durable, and ready for the journey ahead. It’s made using recycled fabrics.
Best luggage for clothes
The Garment Bag, £175 at AWAY
The Garment Bag can fit two suits or three full-length garments, and features an exterior zip pocket for easy access to travel essentials as well as interior zip pockets for shoes and accessories. A zip-out hook makes it easy to hang in a closet or over a door, while the luggage clip secures it seamlessly to any Away suitcase.
Best travel bags
Never Still backpack, £780 at RIMOWA
It features two front zipped grooved pockets in leather, adjustable shoulder straps, and bespoke metallic pieces that showcases the RIMOWA monogram and logo. Inside, a large double zipped compartment and an internal laptop-sized pocket easily accommodate daily essentials. Includes a complimentary removable leather address tag.
Longchamp Boxford Large Travel Bag, Black, £220 at John Lewis
Genorously spacious in design and subtle in style, this travel bag keeps all your travel essentials securely tucked away thanks to its zip fastening. Carry over your shoulder for hands-free ease, or remove the long strap and simple grab by the top handles as you stroll out the door.
Best light suitcases
Aerolite Large Super Lightweight 4 Wheel Spinner Check-in Hold Luggage Suitcase Travel Trolley Case, £59.99 at Amazon
The outer casing is made from ultra-light but hard-wearing rip-resistant polyester – making the case as light as possible, while also maintaining flexibility, allowing you to really cram in those last few belongings.
it Luggage 2 Wheel Soft Cabin Suitcase, £40 at Argos
This lightweight cabin case from IT Luggage is perfect for business trips and weekends away. Its features a unique base structure for additional strength and stability whilst the two pockets on the front can be used to keep holiday essentials safe. For extra reassurance this case comes with a 10 year manufacturing warranty.
Flight Knight Lightweight 4 Wheel 800D Soft Case suitcase, £39.99 at Amazon
This medium suitcase features an adjustable push button 3-step telescoping handle system, a fully lined interior and the multi-use organisational pockets make packing clothes easy. 4 wheel design for full 360 degree manoeuvrability tested extensively on different surfaces and conditions to ensure endurance and strength.