Going on your holidays but haven’t got your luggage sorted out yet? Don’t panic, we’ve got the best check in luggage that will withstand the most disgruntled handling staff. So if you’re on the lookout for some specular suitcases that will last the test of time, check out our best of the check-ins.
Dimensions: 77 x 56 x 36 cm Weight: 4.9 kg
It’s a bold claim – virtually indestructible, but Luggage X stand by it. This sturdy case has a super tough out shell and a capacity of 127 litres, which is pretty big. We like the extras, fitted as standard, which include four wheels that spin in all directions around 360 degrees, and a retractable handle with three locking positions. The case fastens with a zip and locks with a combination. Inside is fully lined with two compartments and a zipped dividing wall. You also get a handy zipped inner bag you can use for added extras like washables.
Dimensions: 68 x 46 x 26cm Weight: 3.3kg
If you are after a lightweight case with ample room inside, this is a good example of what is on offer. Its lightweight design does not detract from the sturdy outer case, which is made using an impact-resistant and ridged shell. Features four manoeuvrable wheels which rotate in 360 degrees. We like the bright colour which will stand out when you are waiting at the baggage carousel.
Dimensions: 69 x 47 x 31 cm Weight: 3.2 kg
The French company Delsey know a thing or two about luggage, and this Helium case showcases their products perfectly. Delsey call this case ‘the most secure ZIP ever’ and the ‘perfect equation between lightness and resistance’. It features four rotating wheels, a combination lock, a telescopic handle and extra handles on top and at the sides. Inside you get separate zipped compartments, a zipped pocket and it’s fully lined. Comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Dimensions: 28.0″ x 19.0″ x 13.0″ Weight: 12.6 lbs.
If you typically bash your case about and treat it roughly when you travel, you might be interested in this one from Samsonite. Manufactured specifically to absorb impacts and then resume its original shape, thanks to its polycarbonate structure. It comes with multi-directional wheels, a combination lock and expands for extra packing. Inside you have one large compartment and another zippered one for your washables. We love this case as it is super lightweight.
Dimensions: 68 x 43 x 24 cm Weight: 3.1 kg
This suitcase comes with a five year guarantee and Eminent say that it ‘was designed for the most demanding user, and is recognised worldwide for long lasting durability’. It features four multi-directional spinning wheels, a combination lock, and telescopic handles on the top and on the sides. Inside is fully lined with large compartments and an extra zipped one. Extremely tough as it is made from new Makrolon® polycarbonate.
Dimensions: 66 x 44.5 x 26.5 cm Weight: 4.2kg
It’s the extras that we like about this suitcase. All the additional zipped compartments, you get an extra one at the front, and a little zipped pocket on this compartment, expandable straps which allow you to extend the size of the case. There are four double swivel spinner wheels on the case for extra manoeuvring and the inner is fully lined. Nice large capacity too.