Travelling with reliable luggage is a must – after all, airport staff are infamous for handling your luggage roughly, and none of us want to start our overseas vacation with broken or damaged luggage. However, many sturdy luggage options also tend to come with a considerable amount of weight, which leaves us with very little baggage weight left to keep our overseas loots.
If you want to avoid the pains of having to shop less or throw away stuff in order to meet the baggage limit, here’s an easier solution: buying lightweight luggage! There are many options out there which promise to take up as little weight as possible without compromising on quality at all.
Here are the 12 best lightweight luggage, as picked by customer reviews and travel experts:
1. Samsonite Cosmolite
Dimensions (H, W, D): 69cm x 49cm x 29cm
This is Samsonite’s strongest and lightest luggage collection. Its hardshell case is made using the brand’s innovation, reinforced material from woven threads of polypropylene.
Its sturdiness and elegant design has earned it a legion of loyal fans: some say that they have been using Samsonite Cosmolite on their frequent travels for more than a decade, and they love this so much that they even bought four of these.
Many have praised this light luggage for being easy to manoeuvre, hardy enough to withstand long years of damage at airports and escape with only a few scratches or dents, as well as a fantastic TSA-approved lock that has actually kept out thieves!
2. Eastpak Tranverz S suitcase 51cm
Dimensions (H, W, D): 51cm x 32.5cm x 24cm
Made from 100% polyester, this luggage is as light and as reliable as you need it to be.
The Tranverz S suitcase is spacious enough to keep all your belongings, while making sure that everything stays in place with compression and garment straps. You will also have a simpler time navigating even the toughest and bumpiest streets, thanks to the easy wheeling system it is equipped with.
Eastpak Tranverz S suitcase 51cm is available at SGD165 on Selfridges.
3. Rimowa Salsa Air
Dimensions (H, W, D): 40cm x 20cm x 55cm
This luggage from Rimowa is famous for being one of the lightest in the market, with the regular-sized suitcases weighing 30 per cent less than this one.
Of course, having an incredibly low weight isn’t the only benefit that Rimowa Salsa Air offers. It is said to be nearly indestructible, as it is made from 100% polycarbonate that maintains its shape while under pressure. You will also find the mono telescopic handle incredibly useful for wheeling your belongings around.
Rimowa Salsa Air is available at SGD700 on Carousell.
4. IT Luggage World’s Lightest – 2 Wheel
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55.5cm x 36cm x 20cm
IT Luggage Word’s Lightest – 2 Wheel’s name says exactly what it is – this is the world’s lightest luggage, weighing in at only 1.5kg. It sits on two smooth and silent wheels, which may take some time getting used to, but online reviewers say that it becomes a breeze once you get the hang of it.
This luggage also packs a punch when it comes to features – the front features two zip pockets for easy access to your travel documents and other necessities, and the fully-lined interior features 4 mesh slip pockets and 2 tie down straps to keep your items sorted and secure.
IT Luggage World’s Lightest – 2 Wheel is available at SGD80.40 on eBags.
5. Crash Baggage Icon Cabin hardshell suitcase
Dimensions (H, W, D): 49cm x 37cm x 20cm
Don’t hurry to get a refund when you see that your luggage has been dented – Crash Baggage’s luggage are all purposely dented to look like they’ve taken a few hard knocks!
The Icon Cabin hardshell suitcase is made from durable, lightweight hardshell in multiple eye-catching shades that you can choose from, and set on four 360-degree wheels for easy navigation. You’ll be sure to get a few curious glances, but the great thing about this design is that it could take a few more bumps and still look like it’s in good condition!
Crash Baggage Icon Cabin hardshell suitcase is available at USD220.46 on Net-A-Porter.
6. American Tourister Curio Spinner 55/20 TSA
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55cm x 36cm x 24cm
Travel in style with this uniquely-designed luggage that comes with an expandability function for you to pack all those shopping loots.
You can also rest easy knowing that your stuff will stay safe and secure, thanks to the recessed TSA lock. It also features soft touch carry handles and 360° double wheels so that you can carry and wheel your Curio Spinner around easily, even if it is filled to its maximum capacity.
7. Lipault Originale Plume spinner suitcase 55cm
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55cm x 38cm x 24cm
You may think that this looks like a backpack on wheels, and that is exactly the concept Lipault was going for – always ready to set off on an adventure.
Ultra-lightweight, comfortable and spacious, your clothes can certainly fit into this 4-wheeled suitcase can easily, including those new ones you bought on holiday! Plus, it looks AND feels so good to travel with, we’re sure this will become your travel essential for all your trips.
8. Delsey Helium Classic 2 55cm 4W Cabin Trolley Case
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55cm x 35cm x 25cm
If you prefer a modern, understated luggage design, Delsey does not disappoint with the Helium Classic 2 range. The slim trolley case has been adapted to comply with the majority of aviation standards, so that you never run into trouble at security checks.
This comes with a 2-year worldwide warranty, although we think you may not need it, as this hardy companion features 100% ABS diamond embossing, which is commonly used to prevent surface scratches and scuff marks.
Delsey Helium Classic 2 55cm 4W Cabin Trolley Case retails at SGD169 on Lazada.
9. Universal Traveller Jean Francois Bold 20 inch ABS Hard Case 4-Wheel Spinner Luggage
Dimensions (H, W, D): 37cm x 22cm x 55cm
Capacity: Not stated
Many good-quality and lightweight luggage tend to carry a hefty price tag. If you have a more conservative budget but still want to get a good and light luggage, Universal Traveller provides an option that is absolutely worth every cent.
The Jean Francois Bold ABS Hard Case Luggage is fitted with a 360° Spinner Wheels system – this allows for the wheels to glide with ease across different terrains without making any noise, whilst ensuring that the weight is evenly spread out so that your luggage doesn’t topple over.
At less than SGD50 for such a well-built luggage, we dare say this is a steal!
10. Eminent Lightweight PC Expandable Spinner E KG82-24″
Dimensions (H, W, D): 66cm x 46cm x 27cm
Eminent Lightweight PC Expandable Spinner is designed to be a reliable and secure option for those constantly on the move.
According to the Taiwanese manufacturer, all of the brand’s suitcases ‘were designed for the most demanding user, and is recognised worldwide for long lasting durability’, and this one is no exception. It is made with polycarbonate shells to withstand pressure and hard knocks without adding any unnecessary weight, and conveniently expands so that you get more space to keep your bulky items.
11. CALPAK Astyll Carry-On marbled hardshell suitcase
Dimensions (H, W, D): 51cm x 37cm x 22cm
Capacity: Not stated
This was the iconic luggage that propelled the brand to fame for its absolutely gorgeous luggage.
Made from lightweight and durable hardshell, Astyll has an organised, waterproof interior with elasticated buckle straps to hold your items in place. The outside compartment expands to create extra storage space, while the eight (!) 360-degree spinner wheels provide complete range of motion so that you can have it go anywhere you want.
CALPAK Astyll Carry-On marbled hardshell suitcase retails at SGD146.76 on Net-A-Porter.
12. American Tourister Oregon Spinner 79/29 Exp TSA
Dimensions (H, W, D): 79.5cm x 49cm x 35/37 cm
If you want to maximise capacity while minimising baggage weight, there is no better option than a soft shell luggage.
American Tourister’s Spinner is designed for business travellers by keeping everything easily accessible and convenient. It comes with a bulit-in shoe bag and detachable toiletries pouch, which frequent travellers will definitely appreciate.
Plus, you can expand this luggage open to keep some of your bulkier purchases – a benefit that some hard shell luggages certainly can’t provide!
American Tourister Oregon Spinner 79/29 Exp TSA is available at SGD140 on Zalora.