ON THE CASE

Marisa Can­non puts the lat­est crop of larger suit­cases through their paces to help you pre­pare for your next long-haul trip

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Marisa Can­non puts the lat­est crop of hold-bound suit­cases through their paces

Tumi V3 Short Trip Pack­ing Case A new poly­car­bon­ate case from Tumi’s light­est hard-side col­lec­tion, this case weighs only 3.8kg – light given its size, and larger than its “short trip” de­scrip­tion sug­gests. It is easy to han­dle when filled, re­quir­ing lit­tle ef­fort to ma­noeu­vre thanks to four wheels. There are two main com­part­ments, with a large zip-up pocket con­tain­ing a plas­tic hanger bracket for stor­ing suits. The other sec­tion is open and cov­ered with dark grey lin­ing, with X-shaped tie-down straps and a third com­part­ment on the out­side of the flap which is use­ful for stor­ing doc­u­ments. A three-stage tele­scop­ing han­dle al­lows for good con­trol when han­dling. It also has an in­te­grated TSA lock.

VER­DICT

A solid, spa­cious case that is easy to han­dle. Best for trips last­ing sev­eral days. DI­MEN­SIONS 66cm x 44.5cm x 25.5cm VOL­UME 59 litres WEIGHT 3.8kg COLOUR Hunter, Pa­cific blue, ma­genta, blur print, ba­nana leaf print, black WHEELS Four PRICE £445 uk.tumi.com

Made from Bayer poly­car­bon­ate, this hard-shell case is stream­lined and sturdy, with four wheels and a re­tractable han­dle that can be set at three dif­fer­ent po­si­tions. Sep­a­rate grips on the side and top make it sim­ple to lift. It has two zip-up di­vid­ing walls made out of mesh and ny­lon fab­ric, plus two elas­ti­cated Y-shaped com­pres­sion straps to help keep clothes in place. It also ex­pands to al­low up to 27 per cent more vol­ume. A wel­come layer of se­cu­rity comes from the Ac­cess lock com­bi­na­tion re­cov­ery pro­gramme, whereby own­ers can reg­is­ter their se­cu­rity codes on­line and re­trieve them if for­got­ten.

VER­DICT

Stylish and good value for money, with util­i­tar­ian in­te­ri­ors that help to keep items in place.

DIMENSIONS67cm x 45cm x 30cm VOL­UME 65 litres WEIGHT 4kg COLOUR Rose gold, sil­ver, gold, Evergreen, Deep Lake WHEELS Four PRICE £280 vic­tori­nox.com

Antler Oxy­gen Medium

The soft, polyester Antler Oxy­gen is a new ultra-light case with a strong, ripresis­tant frame, as well as cor­ner pro­tec­tors de­signed to with­stand the rav­ages of rough ground han­dling. Along with the ex­pand­able zip, the flex­i­ble ma­te­rial al­lows some give. It also has four wheels, top and side grip han­dles, an outer zip pocket con­cealed un­der a flap, plus TSA com­bi­na­tion locks. In­side there is a mesh zip-up pocket and X-shaped straps for keep­ing items in place, although, when full, it can be a lit­tle un­steady. Cabin cases from the range come with a re­mov­able trans­par­ent toi­letry bag.

VER­DICT

An ex­tremely light­weight case made with durable fab­ric, although this picks up dirt eas­ily. DI­MEN­SIONS 70cm x 43cm x 27cm VOL­UME 74 litres WEIGHT 2.2kg COLOUR Blue, red, black WHEELS Four PRICE £155 antler.co.uk

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