Are you planning a trip over the borders this summer? Then you must consider the value of traveling with a lightweight luggage, especially that airports charge you extra if your baggage weighs more than 20 kilos. Another advantage is that you can pack the exact things you need without fear of carrying those heavy loads everywhere you go. A standard luggage can weigh up to five kilograms – that means 5 kilos less items that you could take, a number that may prove to be capital in some cases. So, to save money and effort we’ve compiled a list of the best lightweight suitcases. The first suitcases were made of wool or linen to keep them light and comfortable, and today the industry is focusing on exactly that aspect by using materials such as PVC or polycarbonate.
10. Delsey Luggage Helium Shadow
The 25 inch four-wheeler with hardside is made of polycarbonate, making the suitcase very light, yet very resistant to scratches. It features the one-button safety locking handle system, and an ergonomic handle. The inside is fully lined and has 2 separate spaces for packaging.
9. Antler Duolite
Our next product – the Antler Duolite, combines the utility of a high-end frame with the stylish design of a traveler’s luggage. The material used to make this product is polyester, making the suitcase weigh only 2.5 kilos. On the side you can find a handle for easy transportation.
8. Bric’s X Travel
We continue our list of best lightweight suitcases with a product made from ultra-durable and high-sheen nylon with stylish leather straps and a generous compartment for anything that you might think taking. Weight: 2.9 kilos. Other features include soft-leather handles on top and side, fully-lined interior, and more.
7. Expandable Carlton Titanium
The Carlton Titanium Expandable suitcase is made of 420D Nylon on the exterior and lined with 150 Denier Polyester. By using lightweight components this awesome luggage weighs 3.4 kilos. It features a spacious front pocket, interior organizer with pockets, lightweight but strong fabric, and wheels for easy transportation.
6. Rimowa Salsa Air
The next product features four wheels and retractable handle, a side handle for easy carrying, combination lock to keep your things secure, divider pad and interior compartmentalization, in addition to the sleek design. Weight and volume: 3.7 kilos and 104 liters.
5. Aerolite Medium Super Lightweight
Number five in our list is made of ultralight polyester fabrics, turning this product into a durable and light one. An useful feature is the push button – allowing you to lock and unlock the aluminum pull handle. The spinning wheels offer the maximum of maneuverability. It weighs only 2.66 kilos and measures 60 x 41 x 23 cm.
4. Hartmann Luggage PC4 Polycarbonate International 20”
Coming down on number four out of ten best lightweight suitcases is the Hartmann PC4 polycarbonate luggage that’s made of not one but four layers of 100% virgin polycarbonate, making it extremely resistant to scratches. The extra strength is given by the corner guards. The leather handle is a real pleasure, while on the inside you’d find a divided packing system, two sets of straps, two side mesh pockets, and two zipped compartments. Weight: only 2.9 kilos.
3. Samsonite Ripstop 26″
The Samsonite Ripstop combines efficiency with practicality as it features locking zippers on the main compartment, multiple pockets for last minute items, multiple handles to easily carry it around, a push-button locking handle, and even a sewn name tag for identification. Weight: 3.1 kilos.
2. Sub Zero G Trolley Suitcase
Weighing only 2.17 kilograms, this one features two external pockets, four internal lid pockets, handles on the top and side, fiber-glass materials for outstanding protection, and a fully-lined flat packing interior to keep your clothes wrinkle-free.
1. Sub Zero G Medium
Our lightweight champion is the Sub Zero G Medium suitcase with just under 2 kg (1.95 kilos). It is both ultra-strong and light thanks to the fiber-glass structure. It also features multi-pockets for easy storage – two zip pockets at the front and internal zip pockets for convenient compartmentalization. Handles are on the top and side of the suitcase. Capacity: an amazing 75 liters.