If you haven’t heard me going on about it already, I’ve booked a holiday! For February… So in my super-prepared excitement, I am posting about items I want to take or need to buy before I go!
The most essential item (if you’re planning on taking any belongings…) yet the one I am dreading buying the most. The suitcase or holdall. I think it’s mainly because of the strict airport measurements; what if I buy a case, pack everything in and then it doesn’t fit into their skimpy little frame? I’m probably just overreacting. It’s also the thing I’m least excited about buying as they can get pretty pricey.
Travelling with only hand-luggage has become so popular with the increasing hold-luggage costs that the market for small cases seems to have really upped its game.
Greenwich 2-wheel 55cm Cabin Suitcase
This case is available in red or black, and isn’t actually very expensive f0r how well made and sturdy this case looks. It is expandable, comes with a lock, has wheels and weighs just 3kgs unpacked! Not bad, not bad at all.
American Tourister Hand Luggage
Available here from Amazon, £53-£80 approx (colour dependent).
This suitcase is a bit more sleek and stylish and comes in an array of colours. This white one is very similar to the one that the Big Brother housemates used (or so I believe), if that means anything. Somebody must have thought they looked cool!
I’d say an American Tourister is great if you want something stylish, that will stand out – so you won’t lose it! Above is a shot from the American Tourister site, where you can pick from a small selection of airlines and you will be given the suitcases suitable for the hand-luggage allowances of that company. Pretty handy! As you can see, they can be pretty pricey – which I think is their downfall – but I suppose if they last long enough then it’s an investment.
Theo C1 Cabin Suitcase
This one is probably one of the most affordable cases that I’ve come across, and it’s available in 4 different colours, is lightweight, and has ‘Those who seek, find!’ printed on the trolley tube. So it’s light, affordable, water resistant and has a cute tagline printed on it! What’s not to love?
Dickins & Jones Hard Medium Case
This case is available from House of Fraser for £55.
The main attraction of this case is that it’s really cute! The outer, hard shell is decorated with white postage style stamps in white, and the inside material has a simple rose print.
I get a kind of vintage vibe from this case, which would make this feel like an accessory and not just a way of getting your necessaries from A to B.
Wenger Neo Lite Stylish Suitcase
Buy this case here from Auravita for £89.99.
I have previous experience with Wenger cases, and they are AMAZING quality. I definitely recommend buying one of these. They are so well made, sturdy and tough. If you want something that is going to last lots of trips and survive a bit of bashing around, then this is definitely a case to invest in.
Most affordable: Theo C1 Cabin Suitcase
Most durable: Wenger Neo Lite Stylish Suitcase
Most Stylish: American Tourister Hand Luggage & Dickins & Jones Hard Medium Case
Best All-rounder: Theo C1 Cabin Suitcase
What suitcases or any other kind of luggage have you tried and loved or hated? Tell me about them in the comments!
Please let me know of anything I should consider getting; be it tanners or hair masks for holiday prep, bikini’s or kaftans, hand-luggage, pre-paid cards, sunglasses or travel document folders – anything!