Best Lightweight Luggage in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 19, 2020
If you're planning a short trip, there's no need to pack in tons of clothes and pay for baggage fees at the airport. Travel light. Travel right. Choose one of the best lightweight luggage and enjoy your journey. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The smooth, silent wheels will allow you to carry the suitcase around with effortless ease and without the usual scratching accompaniment. A couple of packing straps will help you keep all of your belongings in place. The top and side carry handles offer some versatility in terms of carrying options.

CONS

The model doesn't incorporate protective studs.

OUR VERDICT

We would recommend the model in question to the kind of customers who prefer a softer frame and an outer shell that can still carry its own weight and offer years of faithful service. You'll also be able to choose from any of the 6 available colours.

detailed parameters
Dimensions

74 x 44.5 x 25.5 cm; 2.4 kg

Volume

71 litres

Material

Ultra-strong fabric

Lock

No

Extras

Large telescopic trolley handle, 4 smooth and silent wheels base, lined interior with 2 mesh pockets and packing straps, two large zipped front pockets, top and side carry handles

Warranty

10 years

PROS

The compression straps will let you pack more than you'd expect. The laptop sleeve will accommodate and protect <13.3-inch laptops. The studs will be able to protect the suitcase and the items inside from shock and damage. The lock lets you set three-digit codes. 

CONS

The wheels do not rotate. 

OUR VERDICT

Eastpak Tranverz is as lightweight and compact as they come. With this suitcase, you'll be able to pack light and tight, making short trips that much more comfortable and enjoyable. The 'case enables easy navigation. You can choose between 20 shades. 

detailed parameters
Dimensions

51 x 32.5 x 23 cm; 2.5 kg 

Volume

42 litres 

Material

100% polyester 

Lock

Yes 

Extras

Telescopic trolley handle, two skate wheels, two zip fastening pockets, laptop sleeve for 13.3-inch laptops, zippered mesh pocket, compression and garment straps, top handle, 2 protective studs on base and 2 protective studs on the back 

Warranty

30 years 

PROS

The product's 600 Denier rip-resistant polyester composition works wonders protecting the 'case from scratches and cuts. The three-digit barrel padlock will make sure strangers are unable to easily access your personal belongings. The small top pocket will make smaller items like passports and tickets easily accessible.

CONS

The interior is lined with easily-soiled fabric. 

OUR VERDICT

What Aerolite presents here is as good as these lightweight 'cases come. There are two studs on the sides that are able to prevent the suitcase from damaging fragile belongings. The ID label enables easy identification. You can use the top or side handles to carry the suitcase however you want. 

detailed parameters
Dimensions

81 x 48 x 30 cm; 2.95 kg

Volume

105 litres

Material

600 Denier rip-resistant polyester

Lock

Yes

Extras

Telescopic trolley handle, four 360-degree wheels, lined interior with mesh pocket and packing straps, top and side handles, large and small exterior zipped pockets, 2 protective studs on the sides, ID label on the back

Warranty

10 years

PROS

The 360-degree wheels work wonders promoting manoeuvrability and making this suitcase easy to transport yet balanced and secure. You can lock the telescopic handle at different heights. The zip mesh pockets will accommodate undergarments, ties, and various essentials.

CONS

The stitching is passable at best in some places. 

OUR VERDICT

Karabar Extra-Large Suitcase will allow you to bring whatever you want with you without having to pack light and guess what items will prove necessary on the road. The soft shell will be able to protect the contents from different liquids. The three-digit TSA padlock can lock the trolley handle and the case together. 

detailed parameters
Dimensions

77 x 46 x 29 cm; 2.6 kg 

Volume

100 litres

Material

Polyester 

Lock

Yes 

Extras

Telescopic trolley handle, four 360 degree wheels, elastic packing belts on one side, two zip mesh pockets on the other side, top handle, side handle, outer pocket 

Warranty

10 years 

PROS

The protective studs on the side will make sure that the fragile items inside are safe even when the suitcase's dropped without caution. The wheels are adopting high-strength ABS plastic housing to make them long-lasting as well as nimble and mobile. 

CONS

There's no lock. 

OUR VERDICT

Slimbridge Extra Large Lightweight Luggage Bag is as roomy as the name suggests. The suitcase will let you easily organize various belongings, keeping them separate and comfortably accessible. The zippers are tough and durable, not unlike the product's polyester construction. 

detailed parameters
Dimensions

79 x 47 x 26 cm; 2.9 kg

Volume

100 litres

Material

Polyester 

Lock

No 

Extras

Telescopic trolley handle, four 360 degree wheels, 4 protective studs, elastic packing belts on one side, one zip mesh pockets on the other side, top handle, side handle, two outer pockets 

Warranty

3 years  

IT Luggage World's Lightest

Soft but Sturdy

The company behind IT Luggage advertises their product as the world's lightest four-wheel spinner suitcase. And that may not be entirely true given that it weighs around 2.4 kilograms, which isn't really that different compared to the majority of lightweight hand luggage. Nevertheless, what we have here is still an outstanding travel assistant.

One of the best parts about this product is its frame made of ultra-strong two-tone fabric. Simply put, it offers protection and longevity properties similar to PVC without burdening you with a hard outer shell. With just about 74 x 44 x 25 centimetres in overall dimensions, the model features precisely 71 litres of volume. That means that the relatively compact product offers a surprisingly large amount of space. We would also like to mention the model's smooth and silent wheels that will allow you to carry the suitcase around with effortless ease and without the usual scratching accompaniment.

Other than that, this small suitcase with wheels doesn't offer anything out of the ordinary that you wouldn't expect out of quality luggage. Two packing straps are there to help you keep your stuff in place. There are also a couple of mesh pockets inside and 2 large zipped pockets on the outside. Naturally, the top and side carry handles and a telescopic trolley handle are there as well.

To sum it up, we would recommend the model in question to the kind of customers who prefer a softer frame and an outer shell that can still carry its own weight and offer years of faithful service. You'll also be able to choose from any of the 6 available colours.

Review of IT Luggage World's Lightest Four Wheel Spinner Suitcase (Medium)

 

Eastpak Tranverz

Smooth Navigation

Eastpak Tranverz is the sleekest, most attractive suitcase we've looked at lately.

Before anything else though, the 'case is compact and lightweight, measuring 51 x 32.5 x 23 centimetres and 2.5 kilograms. Of course, with these compact dimensions, the relatively 42-litre volume is understandable.

Nevertheless, the main compartment is spacious enough, leaving ample space and letting you easily stow enough belongings inside. The compression straps will aid volume control and allow you to pack tight.

Meanwhile, the telescopic handle and the suitcase's smooth wheeling system will make sure the 'case glides across all surfaces. That being said, the wheels do not necessarily rotate, so you'll have to rotate the 'case when changing directions, making navigation easy enough but not ideal.

On the upside, the suitcase comes fitted with this nice little laptop sleeve that will be able to accommodate <13.3-inch laptops.

Apart from that, you'll have access to 2 zip pockets and one zip mesh pocket, so you'll have some wiggle room to separate and divide the items. Add to that the 2 protective studs on the base and 2 protective studs on the back and you have yourself a surprisingly sturdy and especially convenient lightweight suitcase.

Review of Eastpak Tranverz Suitcase

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Aerolite Large 29"

Making the Road Easy

The people behind this Aerolite suitcase understand the hardships that entail travel and make sure that the company's product doesn't add to these hardships.

Incorporating four high-mileage wheels, the suitcase promotes seamless 360-degree movement, while the company's signature double-tube retractable trolley grip handle that you can easily activate via the push button enables easy and effortless transportation, also letting you easily stabilise objects that you place on top.

The road can be downright gruesome sometimes. That's where the company's hard-wearing 600 Denier rip-resistant polyester comes forth, protecting the suitcase against cuts, scratches, and everything else.

Of course, generally speaking, these suitcases are only as good as the pockets/compartments allow them to be. Here, we have this large front pocket that lets you store sizable personal belongings/accessories, whilst the small top pocket will prove perfect for smaller items like passports and tickets, making them easily accessible.

Long story short, what we have here is an excellent lightweight suitcase. The two protective studs on the sides make sure you don't damage fragile items. The ID label on the back will let you easily identify the suitcase. The top and side handles allow you to comfortably carry the 'case when necessary.

Review of Aerolite Large 29" Super Lightweight 4 Wheel Suitcase

 

Karabar Ultra Lightweight Extra Large

Tougher Than It Looks

Karabar Extra-Large Suitcase is massive but, at the same time, surprisingly lightweight.

Despite measuring 77 x 46 x 29 centimetres, the 'case weighs less than 2.6 kilograms. Volume-wise, this thing measures 100 litres, meaning you'll be able to bring anything and everything you want with you.

Though the fabric doesn't necessarily look the part, the suitcase's polyester construction is tough and durable, enough to survive the rough and tumble of the road. You won't have to worry about protecting the contents against various liquids during travel.

Sure, the shell is soft. Nevertheless, it is tough enough and as impact-resistant as they come.

Setting the fabric aside, the model's integrated three-digit TSA padlock will let you lock the trolley and the case together to add extra security. Meanwhile, the 360-degree wheels will ensure excellent manoeuvrability, making the 'case mobile yet stable and secure.

Inside, you'll find elastic packing belts on one side and one zip compartment on the other side. You can use these to hide ties, socks, underwear, socks, documents, even laptops and tablets.

Last but not least, the aforementioned telescopic handle will be able to accommodate all heights, so you won't have to slouch moving this 'case.

Review of Karabar Ultra Lightweight Extra Large Suitcase

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Slimbridge Extra Large 79 cm

Clean but Tough and Comfortable

Slimbridge Extra Large Lightweight Luggage Bag is clean and relatively simple. Made from high-strength polyester, the suitcase is soft yet tough, tough enough to withstand the rigours that come with modern transportation solutions. Plus, the shell is tear- and impact-resistant, protecting the items inside from the elements and easy theft. The people behind this product haven't added any locks though, so we would not recommend leaving the suitcase unattended.

The four wheels that the 'case comes equipped will rotate 360 degrees, enabling excellent manoeuvrability and making sure that you're able to move the suitcase with ease.

From the organization standpoint, the product is not lacking at all. Inside, you'll find elastic packing belts and zip compartments where you can separate and secure items like ties, socks, and undergarments from laptops and such. On the outside, the suitcase features two pockets, one large enough to accommodate most tablets and some laptops and one fit to keep small items like documents and medications quickly and easily accessible.

In closing, setting aside the absent lock(s), Slimbridge Extra Large Lightweight Luggage Bag is good enough to compete with much more expensive lightweight suitcases despite the conservative price.

Review of Slimbridge Extra Large 79 cm Lightweight Luggage Suitcase

 

What Is Lighweight Luggage?

With the tendency of airline companies to limit luggage weight more and more, lightweight suitcases become a godsend for those who often overpack. For this handy guide, we have selected only the best spinners and rollaboards that are extremely sturdy, ultra light, and roomy. The manufacturers have done their best to reinvent wheels and handles to create super light bags without making them flimsy or wobbly. All of them are stuffed with some extras like manoeuvrable 360-degree spinners, telescopic handles adjustable in height, “expanders” for added packing capacity, and combination locks for extra security. Some of the cases are made of hard shell materials, while others have reinforced sides to endure harsh airport conditions. So, if you don’t want to end up with paying an extra fee for your overweight baggage, keep reading our review of the best lightweight suitcases and make your choice.

Especially for light travellers who care about their style, the market offers travel beauty tools of mini size like hair dryers and curling irons.

Best Lightweight Luggage for Short Trips 2017

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Publish Date: 2018-02-06 14:24:00