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10 best hand luggage

Whether it’s a city break or a business trip, these bags will save your essentials from the hold

With ever-tighter restrictions on what you can take in your hand luggage when boarding a plane in the UK, there’s never been a more important time to make sure your bags are the right size.

Whether you need a good all-rounder like Antler’s Juno Cabin Suitcase or a business travel case built to last like Briggs & Riley’s laptop bag, we’ve found the most durable, practical and lightweight luggage for your needs.

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Kate Spade’s stunning Steamline Luggage look is bound to appear on many a female jetsetter’s wish list and with really good reason. Cath Kidston’s new Button Spot Wheeled Business Bag proves business luggage doesn’t have to be boring. And Billabong’s Globe Trotter bag is super-practical, yet fun.

Buy now

1. Antler Juno Cabin Suitcase, £120

2. Briggs & Riley Expandable two-Wheel 15in Laptop Briefcase, £239

3. Lotus Trunki, £49.99

4. Vida Vida Leather Weekend Bag, £195

5. IT World’s Lightest Cabin Bag, £16

6. Kelty Wing BackPack, £89

7. Samsonite Firelite, £226

8. Cath Kidston Button Spot Wheeled Business Bag, £105

9. Billabong Globe Trotter Cabin Luggage, £75.99

10. Kate Spade Steamline Luggage, £428

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