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The 10 Best lightweight luggage

Keep it light while you're on the road

1. Rimowa Salsa Air

£355, selfridges.com

This is an excellent and stylish model from baggage masters Rimowa. It's a capacious cabin case (35 litres) but only weighs 2.4kg. Lots of colours.

2. John Lewis Monaco black Pearl

£169, johnlewis.com

A great balance of size and light weight (74l, 3.1kg). it has useful pockets and dividers inside, four wheels and a TSA combi lock.

3. Rimowa Classic Flight Cabin Trolley

£480, selfridges.com

Strong and gorgeous, this isn't as light as some here (it's 3.7kg) but it's capacious and desirable. Aluminium with leather handles.

4. Samsonite Firelite Spinner

£270 johnlewis.com

This four-wheeled hard-sided big case is impressively light, managing 94l capacity but weighing just 2.9kg – and the cabin size weighs less than a large bottle of water. Choose a bright colour like red so you don’t spend ages at the carousel squinting at endless identical black cases.

5. Tumi Voyageur Super Leger International Carry-on

£395, caseluggage.com

The right size for carry-on luggage (not Ryanair). A soft-sided case that weighs 2.4kg and is solidly built with leather top.

6. Knomo Serra

£239, amazon

Clever pocket with shock protection. Plus, it comes with Knomo's system to reunite you with luggage that goes astray, with a unique "if lost" ID number.

7. Carlton Titanium Expandable

£89, amazon

Lightweight maybe, but this bag is no slouch for sturdiness. Made of a nylon and polyester and has "duck feet", so won't topple over.

8. Eastpak Transfer (small)

£85 johnlewis.com

A great budget option, made of super-light material with compression straps on the side so you can squeeze your clothes down to the bare minimum.

9. Sub Zero G Trolley Case

£45, amazon

This is really light: just 2.2kg – in fact Sub Zero claims this is the world's lightest. It's convenient and easy to manoeuvre but for all that, it's exceptional value.

10. Delsey Lite Gloss

£130, johnlewis.com

The case that lives up to its name: the 65cm model has 87l capacity, weighs 4.1kg and is certainly glossy. Looks great in red, black or silver.