Best lightweight luggage 2022: hand luggage, trolley cases and larger suitcases

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If you’re like us and ‘pack light’ isn’t a term you’re familiar with, a light suitcase is essential.

The cost of extra items like luggage is constantly increasing, and in the end, overweight bags are a huge hit to the bank account that no one wants to experience when driving to or from their well-deserved break.

Starting with minimal pounds on the scales, you can maximize outfits and shoes to your heart’s content. After all, options are key.

In general, large checked bags sitting under 4kg are considered fairly light, but case-play innovations bring you a model closer to the 2kg mark, similar for cabin bags of around 0.5kg to 2.4kg.

These numbers become even more important as you cross the line between the 23kg allowance and carrying your entire holiday wardrobe on the sauna-like plane. The popular TikTok trend of hiding one’s possessions in a blank pillowcase will only work until travel staff catches on.

Save your money and avoid back pain and invest in the light luggage below.

it Luggage The world’s lightest large soft 4-wheel suitcase

IT baggage

Weight: 2.47kg

Size: H83 x W48.5 x D26.5 cm

Capacity: 90L

There’s a reason IT Luggage is a popular brand on the baggage claim conveyor. It’s a lightweight, easily manoeuvrable case that packs a massive amount in a compact space. It has a wide handle design adorned with a padded pad and four swivel wheels for easy movement. The case is made of fiberglass structure and high-strength fabric that is durable. It also comes with a 10-year warranty, making purchasing a no-brainer.

Eastpak Tranverz L suitcase

Ostpak

Weight: 500gr

Size: 33.02 x 40.01 x 79.02 cm

Capacity: 121L

It seems almost far-fetched that a suitcase of this capacity can weigh so lightly. This makes this Eastpak travel essential that Bag of choice when moving abroad or jetting away for an extended period as you can pack everything but the kitchen sink and still have a luggage allowance. The case comes in rainbow colors and features a double-decker interior for stashing either side and an integrated TSA lock.

Samsonite HI-FI 4-wheel 81 cm expandable extra large suitcase, black

Samsonite

Weight: 4kg

Size: H81xW54xD32 cm

Capacity: 119L

With the extra large suitcase from Samsonite, getting to and from the airport is child’s play. If you prefer hard cases to give the contents extra security from knocks and bumps this will add a kilo or two but if that is non-negotiable then this may be the case for you.

It consists of a feather-light polypropylene case, shock-absorbing suspension and a water-repellent PU zipper. Inside, there’s room for your entire wardrobe with dividers and compression straps, plus the ability to expand further so you can do some shopping when you arrive. There is a five year guarantee.

Lipault Foldable Two-Wheel Suitcase 65cm

Lipault

Weight: 2.7kg

Size: 65x44x28cm

Capacity: 69L

Explore all four corners of the world with your trusty Lipault suitcase by your side. It has a soft twill nylon exterior. The interior is roomy with pockets galore. Best of all, when you get home from your trip, the suitcase folds up to take up as little storage space as possible.

Samsonite C-Lite 4-Wheel 75cm Expandable Large Suitcase, Black

Samsonite

Weight: 2.8kg

Size: H75 x W51 x D31cm

Capacity: 94L

Samsonite is probably the brand that springs to mind when you think of packing light. The label has been nailing this sector of the travel game for years with its ability to pack innovative features without excess weight. This case uses the same lightweight polypropylene hard shell as the case above with slightly less storage space. With four wheels and the extendable handle, it’s so easy to get around – and there’s a TSA lock for security.

LIGHT CABIN LUGGAGE

IT luggage 47 cm The world’s lightest two-wheel trolley case

IT baggage

Weight: 1.5kg

Size: 30.5x19x47cm

Capacity: 22L

Why doesn’t it matter where your gate is placed, it’s always the wrong end of Duty Free? However, you won’t complain once you’ve left IT Luggage’s carry-on luggage behind you. It’s made from a lightweight fabric with two wheels and an easy-to-hold, extendable handle with the brand’s signature padding. The suitcase is available in two sizes, this time XS and M (40.5 x 23.4 x 65 cm; 1.85 kg).

Longchamp Le Pliage extra large holdall

Longchamp

Weight: 445g

Size: 55x40x23cm

Capacity: 21.7L

The beauty of Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage line of bags is their ability to fold in on themselves and become smaller than A3. This has made the piece a must-see for globetrotters around the world, especially if you plan to do some shopping at your destination. It comes in a range of sizes and colors and is made from canvas material with leather handles so it will stand the test of time.

Skyflite Skypak foldable woven holdall

Skyflite

Weight: 600gr

Size: 25x30x3cm

Capacity: 90L

When investing in a suitcase, it’s important to consider your storage. When the holidays are over and you refuse to unpack, this piece will grace your room for the foreseeable future. At some point you’ll need to put it away and when space is at a premium you’ll be happy to have the Skyflite Duffle on hand. This bag folds in on itself – think a Mac in a sack and it’s the same principle. Unpacked it offers space for weekend and long-distance trips, but folded it fits in every drawer.

American Tourister Summer Funk 55cm upright cabin suitcase with 2 wheels

American tourist

Weight: 2kg

Size: H55 x W40 x D20 cm

Capacity: 42L

Fill your weekends with impromptu city breaks and keep costs down by having American Tourister’s cabin suitcase on hand. This lightweight design won’t leave you with unexpected expenses, but still gives you the ability to pack outfit options should the weather take a turn. It’s durable and sturdy with smooth two wheels and a TSA lock.

Travelpro Maxlite 5 Rolling Carry-on Tote 2 wheels

Travelpro

Weight: 2.4kg

Size: 39x41x22cm

Capacity: 32L

If you’re traveling for work or don’t feel like ironing your clothes on your hard-earned annual vacation, the Travelpro is carry-on luggage with built-in pockets and even the ability to attach hangers. The compact sizes store a lot more than you would expect and you can easily stack your briefcase or other bags on top.

Osprey Daylite duffel bag 45

osprey

Weight: 600gr

Size: 53x36x24cm

Capacity: 45L

Osprey is known and loved for its lightweight luggage options – whether you’re traveling for months, seeking adventure, hiking, climbing, running or more. This holdall is a great all rounder to use for overnight stays or even the gym for fair use when not traveling abroad. It’s available in bold and sober colorways with easy-access pockets. There’s also a sustainable nod as it’s made from GRS-certified recycled materials.

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