Pack The Right Gear For That Trip Away

by admin on August 12, 2012

One of the things you need to think about before you jet off on that well-deserved summer break is what kind of luggage you will take with you, especially if you are booked with one of the budget carriers, where there can often be stringent restrictions on the sizre and weight of both hand and hold baggage. So, with this in mind, we thought we’d have a look at a few different options :

If you are working to a strict budget you could do a lot worse than opt for Flylite’s medium-sized foldaway cabin holdall. It comes with a neat retractable handle, has in-built wheels and is compact enough to cram into the smallest of spaces if things are really tight, both on board your flight or when you reach your destination. It costs around £45.00 and is available from

Samsonite are one of the biggest players in the baggage market and, if you are looking for something sleek and stylish, not to mention robust and durable, then they have just the thing in the form of their Firelite bag, constructed from the firm’s much-vaunted Curv material. It’s not cheap, however, at around £235.00 from As you would be entitled to expect at the price, it has an adjustable handle and wheels that spin through three hundred and sixty degrees for maximum versatility.

If style is your number one consideration then we think we have found a winner in the form of the Life Micro-Suede Trolley ( see photograph) featuring reassuringly expensive-feeling leather handles and trim. It, too, will set you back in excess of £200.00, but for those who love  all things Italian and really must have the “look” while travelling this may be a small price to pay. You’ll find it at

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