Five best suitcases

Robust, easy to wheel and good value for money

Whether you want something for an occasional city break or a robust piece of luggage that will withstand the roughest handling, we've got you covered. Here are five suitcases that are worth the investment...

1. Samsonite Lite-Cube DLX 4 Wheel

Samsonite has a reputation for making suitcases that are built to last, and this one came top (87/100) in a review of suitcases by the Good Housekeeping Institute recently. As well as scoring well on durability tests, it showed very little signs of damage and can withstand being repeatedly dropped. While it may not be cheap, it should be worth the investment – (but in case of any problems, it comes with a 10-year global warranty).


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2. American Tourister Bon Air

Tired of boring-looking suitcases? The American Tourister Bon Air comes in a variety of vibrant colours, and is something you'll be proud to claim from the baggage carousel. It has four wheels for easy manoeuvrability, and is reasonably spacious and light for a hard case. The durable shell is sturdy enough to take some rough handling, though some reviewers noted that it's prone to light scuffing.


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3. Eminent Move Air Medium Size Suitcase

Skyscanner recently put a range of suitcases through their toughest test yet – dropping a car on them! The Eminent Move Air was one of only three to survive. After pushing out the dents, the case was in such good condition, that the reviewers used it to carry their film gear back to base. As well as being surprisingly robust, the case features four sturdy double-spinner wheels, a telescopic handle and carry straps on both top and side, and a combination TSA lock. If you want to keep your stuff safe, it's one of the best brands out there.


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4. Eastpak TRANVERZ S Hand Luggage

If you're after luggage that's soft and lightweight, look no further. Measuring 51cm, this case has wheels as well as detachable straps that you can clip into place to carry it backpack-style. Inside there are several separate zip-up compartments and compression straps to help keep your stuff compact. It comes in a wide variety of colours, plus a few snazzy print designs.


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5. The North Face Longhaul 26 Roller

If you want a 'go anywhere' kind of case, North Face has the answer. The wheels and balance on this case are great and the wide wheelbase makes it easy to manoeuvre on rough terrain, while a comfy duffle handle makes it a doddle to pick up and carry. As well as being reasonably robust thanks to its reinforced back panel, it's spacious on the inside and comes with a wide-open main compartment for easy packing.


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