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10 Best luggage cases for a week-long trip

10 Best luggage cases for a week-long trip

Going away for a week or more? Consider one of these superb suitcases to take with you

Summer is here in full swing and there’s a good chance you’ve already booked your summer getaway for this year, alongside millions of Brits flying out. Having luggage suitable for your trip can be an important factor in the holiday itself, so ideally you’d want something that works well with your destination and plans.

So if you’re in the market for a new suitcase for a bit of an extended stay whether that’s domestic or abroad, these are some great choices to consider.

Samsonite Base Boost suitcase

Samsonite base boost suitcase

Samsonite luggage is known for being reliablly made to a high-standard with sturdy and durable material. This large soft-shell case features expandability, allowing you to handily fit in more items around the inside compartments edges and it also has an extra internal compartment for storage.

The case itself also features a TSA safety lock for extra peace of mind.

Specifications:

Capacity – 112.5 litres

TSA lock - Yes

 

American Tourister Bon Air suitcase

American tourister bon air case

This hard-shell case from American Tourister comes with a grooved exterior design, coming in ten different colours. Inside you have a standard main compartment, along with three extra compartments, a mesh side pocket, an additional pocket and a mini pocket for storing smaller items in.

Made from polypropylene, the case is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, with its four 360 degree wheels.

Specifications:

Capacity – 91 litres

TSA lock - Yes

 

Samsonite travel S'cure Dlx suitcase

Samsonite travel s'cure

Slightly futuristic looking, the S’Cure Dlx is the upgraded version of Samsonite’s light Polypropylene collection called ‘S’Cure’. It has a cover for its internal compartments to help keep your items in place, as well as an extra side pocket.

The S’cure doesn’t have a traditional zip but is closed and opened with a lined design, which can be opened with three latches on different parts of the case. It also comes with a fixed three-digit TSA combination lock on the side, which is by its carrying handle.

Specifications:

Capacity – 102 litres

TSA lock - Yes

 

Pierre Cardin suitcase

Pierre cardin case

This soft-shell case features a large capacity (104 litres), meaning it’s great for a week-long trip and then some—up to ten days.

The body of the case is made from durable polyester, made to resist the wear and tear of modern travel. It features a main internal compartment, as well as two front-facing compartments for that extra amount of storage.

Specifications:

Capacity – 104 litres

TSA lock - No

 

LEVEL8 suitcase

Level8 case

Looking more like a mobile safe than a piece of luggage, this case is made with a three-layer polycarbonate structure, built to last and to be as sturdy as a rock. Despite its robust exterior, it can still be relatively easily wheeled around and with ultra-quiet wheels, it won’t be a burden to take on different ground surfaces.

With this case you won’t have to worry too much about wear and tear or deformation of its shape in transit, allowing you to travel with peace of mind.

Specifications:

Capacity – 99 litres

TSA lock - Yes

 

Flymax hard-shell suitcase

Flymax suitcase

With a standout design and creative design, this Flymax case is a solid option as a large suitcase for a week-long trip, internally it has a capacity of 100 litres and can hold 23-30kg of items.

It also features a three-digit combination lock for extra safety and internal packing straps for keeping your items secure in transit.

Specifications:

Capacity – 100 litres

TSA lock - Yes

 

American Tourister heatwave suitcase

American tourister heatwave

If you’re a seasoned traveller and more familiar with luggage brands, you may know that American Tourister tends to mostly focus on hard-shell luggage, but they do have a few non-hardshell choices for good measure.

As a soft-shell case, the heatwave spinner is one of the exceptions, with a side handle, large front compartment and an extra internal mesh compartment for packing all of your travel essentials.

Specifications:

Capacity – 92 litres

TSA lock - Yes

 

Tripp Aqua Superlite suitcase

Tripp Aqua superlite

With the Tripp Aqua Superlite, you’ll get a straightforward large case that can hold your essential items and keep them secure.

At 3.7kg and with its four wheels, it’s light and easy to move around, which makes getting around with it a breeze, even if it’s nearly full.

Specifications:

Capacity – 90 litres

TSA lock - No

 

Aerolite spinner suitcase

Aerolite spinner

This Aerolite case is made from a material called ABS, which is lightweight and impact-resistant, meaning it’s great for durability with long-haul journeys or the natural wear and tear of trips over time.

It comes in three different colours—rose gold, charcoal and black with a sleek, grooved, anti-scratch finish, which is accompanied by a one-metre long aluminium handle.

Specifications:

Capacity – 127 litres

TSA lock - No

 

Hauptstadtkoffer hardside suitcase

Haptstadtkoffer case

With a 103-litre capacity, this case is a great choice for extended trips or family holidays. The hard-shell body is also made from ABS material, making it robust and sturdy, while also being lightweight.

It also features an ergonomic handle, designed to contribute to having an upright posture when being used. It has a side handle for an additional way of maneuvering the case.

Specifications:

Capacity – 103 litres

TSA lock - Yes

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