Whether you’re heading off on holiday soon, or need a new bag for your endless business trips or travel home, finding the right suitcase can seem like an arduous task.
While some bags cost a fortune and come with all the bells and whistles, other cases are much more affordable and can still look just as attractive.
So how do you know what’s worth the investment? And which ones are your best bets for a bargain case that will get through even the most stringent Ryanair baggage policys.
We’ve rounded up the ten best suitcases below from Amazon, John Lewis and Away, with options ranging from budget suitcases with a ten year warranty to premium cases that have the ability to last you a lifetime. Some even come with innovative add-ons you never even knew you needed (built-in portable charger anyone?).
If you’re after a safe, secure and durable bag that you can be sure no-one is able to open, it doesn’t get more reliable than a Samsonite.
Its self-reinforced design allows a very light yet strong suitcase, accompanied by a handy combination lock that will let you keep your bag closed no matter how long its away from you.
Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Length: 40cm, Width: 20cm
An absolute bargain for a decent looking cabin suitcase, this option comes in three, equally as attractive colours: rose gold, wine and golden silver.
It looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, and boasts plenty of five star reviews on the Amazon website.
Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Length: 20cm, Width: 35cm
Made it quality materials, this is a case you know is going to last, and it comes with all the important accessories, such as a fixed 3-digit TSA combination lock for extra security and double wheels for smooth rolling comfort.
Very different looking to your usual monochrome option, these Soundbox cases come in plenty of eye-catching colours so that you know exactly which luggage is yours.
Dimensions: Height: 77cm, Depth: 29.5cm, Width: 51.5cm
Certainly one of the pricier options, this spendy suitcase is a business travellers dream, featuring a super smooth and stable roll, light feel and of course, being insanely durable.
You’ll never regret buying a Tumi suitcase – if you can look past the price, of course – with the brand famous for its very well designed luggage.
Dimensions: Height: 56cm, Width: 40.5cm, Length: 23cm
With Ryanair boasting the smallest luggage dimensions at 55x40x20, this French brand of suitcase is the perfect fit for the low-cost airline.
Complete with removable and washable lining, numerous compartments and secure zip, this is the perfect case for travellers that want to go on their trips stress-free, without having to worry about various luggage issues.
Dimensions: Height: 20cm, Width: 40cm, Length: 55cm
Okay so it’s certainly not for everyone, but as all those with little ones out there know, if there’s one thing that will make your child carry its own suitcase, it’s the genius designed Trunki.
The only bad things about it are that 1) it doesn’t fit very much in, and 2) if you’re still the one left to carry it, it can get rather annoying to pull around.
Dimensions: Height: 31cm, Length: 44.5cm, Width: 20.30cm
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a case with all the bells and whistles, and are simply just after something decent with four wheels and a durable shell, this simple black number might be for you.
Best of all, this Tripp option also comes with a whopping five year guarantee, so you can be sure it will last you a long while.
Dimensions: Height: 66cm, Width: 46cm, Depth: 26cm
An unbreakable polycarbonate shell, interior compression system, with two separate compartments as well as a removable laundry bag, plus that all-important TSA-approved combination lock. It also doesn’t look too bad either…
If you want to make it extra fancy, you can add a monogrammed tag for a tenner.
Dimensions: Height: 66cm, Width: 47cm, Depth: 28cm
There’s no denying that this is one of the most attractive brands out there when it comes to suitcases, but it’s also got a lot to boast about on the inside, too.
As well as coming with the option of a a removable smart charger (that’s cabin approved for all airlines), it also has silent Japanese 360° spinner wheels – meaning no more rattling as you make your way to your flight.
Dimensions: Height: 55.1cm, Length: 34.8cm, Width: 22.9cm
Another exceedingly pretty option, we thought this number would cost a lot more than £27.
While not the most sturdy of cases, it has a very long extendable handle, and certainly looks the part. Great for weekend trips away.
Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Length: 35cm, Width: 20cm
Airline luggage dimensions
- Ryanair hand luggage dimensions: 55x40x20cm
- Easyjet hand luggage dimensions: 56x45x25cm
- British Airways hand luggage dimensions: 56x45x25cm