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Best Soft Side Suitcase UK Reviews 2018

On this page we review what I believe to be the best suitcase with soft sides. There are a whole range of these available from all of the leading luggage brands. I have picked out what I think are the best.

These cover a wide range of prices. Hopefully you will be able to find one to suit your budget. As you may be aware, there are primarily two types of suitcases available on the market.

These will either be those with a soft fabric, or the hard shell types. The advantage of the soft suitcases is that they will always be lighter. With luggage allowances ever reducing, owning a soft sided suitcase, will allow you to pack in some extra clothes, shoes or general bits and pieces.​

It is also worth mentioning that you can buy soft sided cases in a set of 2 or more. In this article we are just reviewing the single cases. However if you prefer to look at soft sided suitcase sets, then please click here, where we have reviewed those in detail.

Top 5 Rated Soft Side Suitcases on the UK Market

Underneath we have listed what we believe to be the top  rated suitcases, with soft sides, that are currently available in the UK. These are available in a very wide range of prices, sizes, colours, styles and brands.

They range from the very cheap to the very expensive. Most people will buy one or more of these, when they take their annual holiday.

As travel is now more affordable, some fortunate people are now able to take advantage of more than one holiday a year. For those in that lucky position, they may want to consider buying a slightly better quality set of suitcase, as they will last longer.

  1. The Eastpak SuitcaseTranverz
  2. Samsonite Base Hits Suitcase 4 Wheel Spinner
  3. HIGHBURY - 4 Spinner Wheel Suitcase Trolley Case
  4. Kipling Darcey Suitcase
  5. Antler Suitcase Aire 4-Wheel case

No 1 Soft Sided Suitcase - The Eastpak SuitcaseTranverz

Best Suitcase with soft sides

As you can see from the image abovethis is a high quality suitcase with soft sides. Buyers rate this one very highly, and have given an average buyer satisfaction rating of 93%.

That is an excellent rating by any standards. The RRP of this one is £140, so not the cheapest option. That said, there are lots of very satisfied buyers.

It is available in 27 different colours that include:

Black, Apple Pick Red, Beige Matchy, Black Matchy, Brize  Pink, Camo, Checksange Black, Checksange Blue, Chuppachop Red, Crafty Merlot, Double Denim, Full Option Green, Merlot Matchy, Midnight, Morning Snooze, Multicolor, One Hint Pink, Pink, Polyon Black, Red, Sunday Grey, Tailgate Grey, Triangle Bright, mix dot and quilt Sunday. So plenty of colour choices.

It has what is termed a double deck compartment which closes  with a zip. It also has compression straps to hold the luggage in place and compact it. The top and side handles are padded for extra comfort. 

It measures Height 24 centimetres Length 51 centimetres Width 32.5 centimetres. It holds up to 42 litres and it weighs 2.4 Kilograms. The case is made from polyester and it has 2 rear wheels that allow it to be pulled along.

No 2 Soft Sided Suitcase - Samsonite Base Hits Suitcase 4 Wheel Spinner

This is another high quality suitcase with soft sides from the high end Samsonite brand. Buyers rate this one very highly, and have given it a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

That is also an excellent rating.  The RRP of this one is just shy of £85, and buyers of this particular brand know they are buying high quality merchandise.

That is an excellent rating by any standards. The RRP of this one is £140, so not the cheapest option. That said, there are lots of very satisfied buyers.

It is available in two colours which are black and vivid red. 

It is made from a durable 300 x 900 denier polyester material which is very hard wearing. It comes with a fixed 3 digit combination lock. The zippers are also lockable using padlocks.

It does of course have the distinctive Samsonite logo.

What many buyers like about this suitcase is that it has four multi-directional smooth and silent wheels. That makes it very easy to move around busy and congested airports. It is a tough case and yet remains lightweight.

It measures Height 77 centimetres, Length 45 centimetres, and Width 32 centimetres It can hold up to 104 litres and it weighs 3.5 Kilograms.

This is an expandable large suitcase. There are handles on the top, side and bottom for easy grip and easy lifting. It also has a large zipped mesh pocket which is expandable.  This suitcase has a limited global warranty of 5 years.

This is an excellent quality suitcase and is made to give you years of good service. For anyone who travels a lot this is probably a very good choice for you. The material is exceptionally and the stitching is incredibly well done.

The case is fully lined with a webbing flap and it has lots of very useful pockets from items such as ticket receipts, keys, liquids etc. It glides with considerable ease.

No 3 Soft Sided Suitcase - HIGHBURY - 4 Spinner Wheel Suitcase Trolley Case

This case is very distinctive in style and has an verage RRP of around £48. It is a lightweight case at 3.1 kg and has a very strong construction.

It is classed as an 18" case and for most airlines that is cabin approved.

It is expandable and has top and side padded grab handles. It also has 4 Smooth rolling multi-directional spinner wheels. There are also side protection feet.

It has a 36 litre capacity so that will hold enough clothes for 1-2 weeks. This case also comes with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty. This striped design really does make your bag stand out from the crowd. It also makes seeing your case on the airport luggage belt a great deal easier.

It also has a push button telescopic handle. Most buyers state that the wheels on this case are great, and it is an ideal case for trips of around 1-2 weeks.

No 4 Soft Sided Suitcase - Kipling - DARCEY Suitcase

This case is a very popular choice for many UK travellers. It is available in 30 colours, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.

It has a side and a top handle. It has 4 spinning wheels for easy movement. The case has a capacity of 30 litres and that is more than enough for a 1-2 week holiday.

There are also internal packing straps and mesh storage compartments to help keep everything neat and tidy. There is also an easy-access front pocket which holds all your travel documents and on-the-go essentials.

The case is made from polyamide which is a tough and durable material. It measures 35 x 55 x 20.5 cms and weighs only 2.3 kg. It has a double zipped main compartment with adjustable packing straps.

It also has some mesh storage compartments and includes plastic guard rails with a fully lined interior and to top it off a Kipling monkey keyring charm.

No 5 Soft Sided Suitcase - Antler Suitcase Aire 4-Wheel case

This case is from the high end Antler Luggage brand and it is an expensive option. It is one of the highest capacity soft side pieces of luggage with a huge 87 litre capacity, so holds a lot of clothes.

It has 360 degree rotating wheels, comfort grip handles, a fixed TSA combination lock and comes with a 10 year warranty.

This case measures 69.1 x 44.7 x 27.4 cm and weighs 2.4 kg. It is made from polyester and it is the lightest suitcase that the Antler brand has ever made. Buyers have rated this suitcase with an 83% buyer satisfaction rating.

This is a very good choice for anyone who goes on a lot of holidays as it is very well made and a joy to use.