Top 10 Best Lightweight Suitcases 2018

Top 10 Best Lightweight Suitcases

Weight restrictions for airlines will hinder how much you can carry in your luggage, so it makes sense to get a lightweight suitcase so that you can pack more for your holiday.

You don’t want to end up paying a hefty fee for any overweight baggage when that money can be better spent having fun. Here are 10 of the best lightweight suitcases of 2018 to ensure that you can take as much things as you need.

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Base Hits Spinner

Base Hits Upright


Hard Shell

9980 Series


All Direxions


Hard Shell


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Available ColoursBlack / Navy Blue / Red / Sky BlueBlack / Red / Blue10 Different Colours & StylesCharcoal / Silver / Wine7 Different Colours & StylesBlack / Blue / GreyBlack18 Different Colours7 Different Colours6 Different ColoursAvailable Colours
Available Sizes104L - 3.5 kg39L - 2.3 kg• 42L - 2.5 kg
• 78L - 3.2 kg
• 121L - 3.6 kg
33L - 2.5 kg• 26L - 1.61 kg
• 34L - 1.75 kg
• 68L - 2.4 kg
• 103L - 2.75 kg
48.5L - 2.5 kg46L - 2.4 kg42L - 3.2 kg• 39L - 2.82 kg
• 61L - 3.32 kg
• 100L - 4.3 kg
• 66L - 2.8 kg
• 81L - 3.0 kg
• 86L - 3.2 kg
• 119L - 3.3 kg
Available Sizes
Wheels4 Wheel Spinners2 Rear Wheels2 Rear Wheels4 Wheel Spinners2 Rear Wheels2 Rear Wheels2 Rear Wheels4 Wheel Spinners4 Wheel Spinners2 Rear WheelsAvailable Sizes
LockIntegrated 3 Digit TSA Combination LockIntegrated 3 Digit TSA Combination LockLuggage PadlockLuggage PadlockExternal 3 Digit Combination LockIntegrated 3 Digit TSA Cable/Combination LockIntegrated 3 Digit TSA Cable/Combination LockIntegrated 3 Digit TSA Cable/Combination LockIntegrated 2 Digit TSA Cable/Combination LockLuggage PadlockLock
Warranty5 years5 years30 years5 years10 years5 years5 years5 years1 year5 yearsWarranty

Top Features | Best Lightweight Suitcases

  • Our Rating – This is our own opinion based on product research of our own and other people’s usage and feedback. Clicking through to one of the featured products directs you to Amazon UK’s product page, where you’ll find genuine customer reviews. We highly recommend that you read what they say about the model you’re interested in.
  • Wheels – The type of wheels a suitcase has will determine how easy it will be to maneuver your luggage around. 4 wheeled suitcases offer more versatility as it can be easily rolled around in any direction, while 2 wheeled suitcases can only move back and forth.
  • Lock – If you like to the feel of security, then it’s a good idea that you get a suitcase with a 3-digit combination lock. Not only is it more convenient (you don’t have to purchase a seperate lock) but you also won’t have to carry around any keys. Another option is to just get a seperate cable or padlock for suitcases that have no integrated lock.
  • Warranty – It’s always a bonus to have an extended warranty period from a reputable company. Most decent suitcases are designed to withstand bumps and bruises so you may not even have to use the warranty.

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Our 10 Best Lightweight Suitcases 2018 Reviewed

Samsonite Base Hits Spinner Lightweight Suitcase

1. Samsonite Base Hits Spinner

OUR RATING: 4.6 out of 5 stars

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Expect nothing less than a well-made high quality suitcase from Samsonite. Its ‘Base Hits Spinner’ model is available in five plain colours and for its 104 litre capacity model, it only weighs 3.5 kg which is not the lightest (understandably given its qualities), but still rated among them.

It’s constructed from a 300 x 900 denier polyester material for its exterior which makes it incredibly robust, and the carry handles are stitched under a layer of material to make it more durable.

Other highlights include 4 spinning wheels, an integrated 3-digit combo TSA lock, side exterior pockets and a classy interior. With a premium product you can expect to pay a premium price, but if you want the highest quality lightweight suitcase then the Samsonite Base Hits Spinner is worth its price tag.

Samsonite Base Hits Upright Lightweight Suitcase

2. Samsonite Base Hits Upright (new model: Base Boost)

OUR RATING: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Buy the Samsonite Base Boost Upright - £139.00

The Samsonite Base Hits Upright lightweight suitcase is exactly the same as their ‘Spinner’ model (number 4 on our list) with the only differences being that the Upright model has two rear single direction wheels instead of four multidirectional spinning wheels, and it’s also smaller and lighter. This means that this suitcase is slightly cheaper than their Spinner model.

Eastpak Tranverz Lightweight Suitcase

3. Eastpak Tranverz

OUR RATING: 4.7 out of 5 stars

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This is not your typical suitcase as the Eastpak Tranverz embodies a more adventurous design that can flex and expand thanks to its flexible polyester material. Compression straps on each side allows the bag to be slimmed down if necessary and two large floor guards at the back ensures no damage when setting the suitcase down flat on its back.

Not only does it come in a wide range of plain and style colours and styles, but all of them are backed by an incredible 30 year warranty. How’s that for peace of mind?

Aerolite Hard Shell Lightweight Suitcase

4. Aerolite Hard Shell

OUR RATING: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Buy the Aerolite Hard Shell - £49.99

Here’s a no thrills, simple and stylish lightweight suitcase by Aerolite. It looks professional which is ideal for the travelling businessman or businesswoman, and it’s solid ABS body, sturdy top handle and telescopic handle ensures longevity.

Conveniently, there are 4 multi-directional wheels provides better movement than 2 wheels, but the best part of this suitcase is it’s fantastic value. I’m surprised Aerolite can offer such quality for the price.

Aerolite Lightweight Suitcase

5. Aerolite Soft Lightweight

OUR RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Simple, attractive and affordable is what best describes the lightweight Aerolite Lightweight Series of suitcases. It’s constructed from 600 denier rip stop polyester which makes it very durable and weighs just 1.53 kg for its lowest capacity 26 litre suitcase (sizes range from 26L to 103L).

Its zippers are large and easy to grip, and has a luggage lock opening for the main compartment for the included Aerolite combination lock to enter. Despite only having 2 rear wheels, the 9980 Series shouldn’t be difficult to maneuver around due to how light it is. There’s even a wide variety of colours to choose from too.

Samsonite Spark Lightweight Suitcase

6. Samsonite Spark

OUR RATING: 4.7 out of 5 stars

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The Samsonite Spark aims to take out the stress and worries from your travelling with an assortment of smart features including its integrated TSA cable lock which allows you to lock all the suitcase’s compartments at the same time.

Tough 600 x 600 denier polyester fabric provides durability throughout and there’s also an option to expand the suitcase if you need to pack even more.

Samsonite All Direxions Lightweight Suitcase

7. Samsonite All Direxions

OUR RATING: 4.8 out of 5 stars

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If you’re looking for a slim and lightweight suitcase that can expand, then you’re looking in the right direction (pun intended!). The Samsonite All Direxions strips down the uncessary without limiting capacity too much. Front compartments are a bit of a squeeze so it’s best to avoid packing large and bulky items here.

Hauptstadtkoffer Alex Lightweight Suitcase

8. Hauptstadtkoffer Alex

OUR RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars

Buy the Hauptstadtkoffer Alex - £68.00

Don’t be put off by the hard to pronounce brand name because the Hauptstadtkoffer Alex is a hard-wearing, terrific looking and spacious suitcase that is good company for your travels.

Though it has no outer compartments, it can still expand up to 4cm to provide more space and it has an inside divider panel with a large zipper compartment on it too.

Smooth rolling 4 multi-directional wheels and durable side and top handles provides you with great convenience when rolling or carrying the suitcase around. The only question left now is – which of the 18 different colours do I choose?

Travelhouse Hard Shell Lightweight Suitcase

9. Travelhouse Hard Shell

OUR RATING: 4.7 out of 5 stars

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It won’t be easy trying to find another hard shell lightweight suitcase that can match the one by Travelhouse for its price and quality. This is particularly ideal if you’re on a budget but you still want a stylish and durable 4 wheel luggage. The colour options are a bit bright and funky which is perfect for easily finding your suitcase on the conveyor belt!

Jeep Wheeled Lightweight Suitcase

10. Jeep Wheeled

OUR RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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The Jeep Wheeled Luggage Bag doesn’t look like your typical suitcase, but rather it’s a large and sturdy holdall bag on wheels. Nevertheless, its purpose is still the same as a suitcase but with the added benefit of being able to carry it just like a shoulder bag with the support of the shoulder straps.

Reinforced edges makes the bag very robust and because of its unconventional design, it allows for plenty of space inside each compartment, including its double exterior pockets. No matter what size you choose, you’re still going to get a superb luggage bag for a surprisingly low price.

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