The 10 Best hand luggage

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Stylish, light, fun and compact - here are the finest ways to keep on carrying on as you jet off for business or summer hols

{1} Cath Kidston

If you want something a bit different, this quirky travel bag from Britain’s favourite vintage designer has a generous internal pocket, plus two side-pockets, all with zip fastenings, so there’s room for everything. There’s a removable shoulder strap and in-built luggage tag.

£75, cathkidston.co.uk

{2} Go Travel Pack Flat

A lovely carry-on-sized roller case made of a lightweight yet sturdy material. It also features an ingenious folding mechanism, which means the empty case collapses down to a fraction of its size for easy storage.

£85, go-travelproducts.com

{3} Boden Colourpop Bag

This colourful, jute cotton companion has all the room you’ll need for aeroplane essentials and the sturdy leather handles and webbing shoulder strap means you won’t have to compromise on weighty bits and pieces. It doubles up as a useful beach bag and is available in a range of colours.

£39.20, boden.co.uk

{4} Antler Business 100 Landscape Mobile Office

Boasting all the zips and padded pockets that business travellers could hope for, this also has a combination lock, two wheels for easy manoeuvrability, a piggyback strap to attach it to other luggage and even a clear plastic liquids bag for removal at security checks.

£139, antler.co.uk

{5} M&S Mock Crocodile Skin Trim Holdall

The patent touch makes this look a lot more expensive than it is. Ideal for business use or weekends away, it’s generous in size, as well as practical, with a wipe-clean surface and an in-built luggage tag.

£45, marksandspencer.com

{6} Luggo Robot Bag

This funky suitcase for kids has wheels that light up in red, blue and green when it moves along. It’s got plenty of storage compartments and retractable straps so little’uns can use it as a backpack, too.

£40, sciencemuseumshop.co.uk

{7} Jack Wolfskin Trek & Roll 40

The front section of this suitcase is a travelling office, with room for your smartphone, files and even your laptop, while in the main compartment four mesh pouches provide ample room for clothing, shoes and a wash bag. There’s a telescopic handle and smooth-glide wheels or you can turn it into a hands-free rucksack.

£160, jack-wolfskin.co.uk

{8} De Bruir Parachuter

Here’s a bag that you’ll actually want to age. Artisan leatherworker Garvan de Bruir’s innovative design means that it fits comfortably against the back, moulding itself to your body with continuous wear. Available in various sizes, it’s made from robust bridle leather with chunky stitching detail.

£460, debruir.com

{9} Antler Cabin B1 Suitcase

This lightweight, locking trolley system moves around effortlessly, thanks to its eight-wheel drive. The high-shine polycarbonate, available in various colours, is incredibly strong and the interior is bright and well designed. There’s even a 10-year warranty.

£129, antler.co.uk

{10} UGG Jane Shearling Tote

This spacious, comfortable and exceptionally robust tote is perfect if you’re after hand luggage that will double up as a stylish handbag once you’ve reached your destination. Suitable for all seasons and all occasions, it’s also reversible and will last you years.

£229, uggaustralia.co.uk

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