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The best luggage brands to invest in for your staycation or holiday abroad this summer

New luggage is a must if you're lucky enough to be going away

With some lockdown restrictions still in place and minimal countries on the UK's green list, staycations have been synonymous with summer 2021. But now the world feels like it's starting to open up and so you might want to splash out on some new luggage. 

Not just a place to keep your most important possessions, you probably want something lightweight but sturdy and definitely on-trend so staycation or abroad you can travel in style.

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Whether you're looking for a classic suitcase, a sports backpack or some very luxe designer luggage, we've found all of the best options currently available to buy online.

The best luggage for... durability


Clifton suitcase, from £149, Antler


Antler's best-selling Clifton suitcase is renowned for being spacious, sturdy and super stylish. Make it your own with the optional personalised bag tag adorned with your initials. 

The best luggage for... price


Tripp suitcase, £48, Amazon


Tripp offers sturdy, lightweight luggage at an affordable price. This expandable suitcase has a durable hard shell and comes in glossy ice blue.

The best luggage for... style


The Carry-On, £215, Away


The chicest suitcases come courtesy of cult American brand Away, and this one is perfectly sized for a weekend staycation. It even includes a removable battery to charge your phone up to four times. What more could you ask for?

The best luggage for... space


Galli large suitcase, £79, MADE


MADE's Galli case gets great reviews for being both spacious and stylish. The best bit? It's less than £80.

The best luggage for... sophistication


Paravel duffel weekend bag, £265, Net-A-Porter


Timeless and sophisticated, this Paravel duffel bag always sells out. Made from water-resistant canvas, it has leather features and a lockable zipper. The perfect companion for a weekend getaway.

The best luggage for... five-star reviews


Samsonite suitcase, was £189 now £105, Amazon


This Samsonite suitcase gets over 4,000 five-star reviews for being robust and easy to manoeuvre, with a reliable combination lock. Right now you can get it cheaper on Amazon than anywhere else with 44% off.

The best luggage for... being easy to spot


Orlando cabin case, £75,​​​​ John Lewis


You won't miss your luggage on the airport carousel with this John Lewis Orlando case in sunshine yellow. It's also roomy, hardwearing and comes with a 10-year guarantee.

The best luggage for... sporty types


One Luxe women's backpack, £89.95, Nike


Prefer a backpack? This one from Nike has a sleek design that's easy to carry around. It has all of the specialised pockets you could need, including a hidden zip pocket on the back to keep your cards and essential documents out of sight.

The best luggage for... luxury


Gucci x Globetrotter GG suitcase, £2,380, Farfetch


Looking for a case that will make a statement but never go out of style? We've found just the thing in the Gucci X Globe Trotter collection. Expect a leather and canvas design monogrammed with the Gucci logo and a very luxe red satin inside. 

The best luggage for... packing light


ReNew Transit Weekender, £83, ​​​​Everlane


Everlane's ReNew Transit bag is the perfect size for a weekend away. It's also water-resistant and super stylish.

The best luggage for... families


Lisbon hard shell 8 wheel suitcase (set of 3), was £240 now £144, ​​​​Marks & Spencer


This set of three cases is ideal for a family staycation. They include zipped internal pockets, 360-degree spinner wheels and extendable handles. Plus, right now they're on sale with 40% off.

The best luggage


Eastpak Tranverz suitcase, was £135 now £94.50, ​​​​Amazon


The Eastpak Tranverz suitcase is great if you need something spacious that also stores away easily. It includes compression straps to adjust the volume and packs things down tight if needed. You can also choose from a whole range of colours and designs - we love the tiger print.

The best luggage for... lasting a lifetime


Original suitcase, from £820,​​​ RIMOWA


If you want to invest in some luggage that will stand the test of time, go for the RIMOWA Original suitcase. Complete with a strong aluminium alloy shell, noise-reducing wheels and a sturdy extendable handle, it's built for a lifetime of use.

The best luggage for... hand luggage 


Simple Value soft 2 wheel small cabin suitcase, £15,​​​ Argos


This very affordable cabin-sized suitcase from Argos has over 500 five-star reviews and is recommended by 93% of customers. It has a soft shell and 23L capacity with a pocket on both the inside and exterior.

The best luggage for... sustainability 


Montmartre Air Delsey 2.0 four-wheel recycled woven suitcase, £205,​​​ Selfridges


Part of Selfridges' Project Earth collection, Delsey's Montmartre Air suitcase is made from 100% recycled polyethene. Available in blue or green, it's extra large and features a TSA combination lock plus internal zip pockets.

The best luggage for...multifunctionality 


Tokyo Totepack, £159,​​​ Bellroy


Bellroy's Totepack can be used as a backpack or tote bag depending on your needs. With its laptop sleeve, multiple inside pockets and padded straps, it would be perfect for a long day of exploring.

The best luggage for...easy packing solutions 


Paravel packing cubes, £65,​​​ Net-A-Porter


These clever packing cubes by Paravel will give you the most space possible as they're designed to organise and compress your clothing, creating up to three inches of space in your luggage. They're made from durable nylon and have transparent trims so you can see what's inside.

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