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12 best hand luggage for your holidays: From Amazon, John Lewis and more

Hand luggage must-haves! We've found the best suitcases, duffle bags and more for your travels…

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Leanne Bayley
Leanne BayleyDirector of Lifestyle & Commerce
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Heading off on holiday? So you've booked your tickets and marked your calendars and now the next step is to get packing. Whether you're jetting to the coast for a sun-soaked vacay or embarking on a city break with loved ones, it's always good to pack light!

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Plus, if you've watched the news lately, you'll have seen lots of airport chaos with missing cases. If you're wanting a stress-free holiday, a carry-on suitcase could be the best option.  

We've rounded up the best hand luggage for your travels, so you can make the process as easy and as stress-free as possible. Step out with the chicest carry-on luggage from Amazon, John Lewis, ASOS and more. 

Carry-on suitcases we love

john lewis grey case

John Lewis' bestselling cabin case has a five-star rating and plenty of glowing reviews. It's made from a durable polycarbonate hardshell outer, and it also comes with a TSA lock located on the side. 

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Functionality meets fashion with this luxe cabin case by Ted Baker. 

pink case

Approved for British Airways, Easy Jet, Virgin Atlantic and more, Amazon is selling this carry-on suitcase in a variety of different colours, including pink, grey, purple, navy, black and nude. 

With over 50 design options, this is the perfect cabin suitcase for creative types. Personalise with your name, initials or a fun slogan (bride to be?)  and always travel in style. Available in three sizes, but Cabin Size is lightweight and perfect for a weekend away and will fit in the overhead locker on a plane.

AWAY's Bigger Carry-On is built to last, with a durable polycarbonate hard shell that can withstand any journey. Perfect for longer trips, it is sized to fit in the overhead bin of most major airlines, and still lightweight to pop easily onto a train or into a car. And can we just talk about this neon pink? Incredible. It comes in other colours, too!

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Travel duffle bags we love

amazon duffle

Amazon's choice is this ultra-light and water-resistant duffle bag, which retails at an affordable £21.98. 

asos lime green bag

North Face has a wide selection of duffel bags ready to shop, and one of our favourites is this lime green holdall. 

Weekend bags we love

ms leather bag

The ultimate weekend bag, Marks & Spencer's leather design is equipped with two top handles and a detachable adjustable shoulder strap.

Designed to be the perfect piece of hand luggage, this overnight bag will sit neatly under the seat in front of you on a plane, and has a back sleeve to slot over a suitcase handle. It doubles up as an ideal gym bag and comes with a detachable shoulder strap (you'll find this inside a pocket on arrival).

Carry-on backpacks we love

amazon usb backpack

You'll be glad you invested in Amazon's carry-on backpack. Between the laptop compartment, separate shoe compartment and built-in charging port, it might just be the ultimate travelling sidekick. 

ms backpack

Marks & Spencer's backpack features multiple outer pockets and mesh water bottle holders to keep your things well organised.

pink backpack

This classic backpack comes in eleven other shades. Equipped with top carry handles, adjustable shoulder straps, two side pockets, and a zipped front pouch, there's plenty of storage for all of your everyday essentials. 

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