Best Luggage Brands on the UK Market
Hopefully travel is starting to open up once again and we can all start to enjoy our holidays. It seems like an eternity for many people to be able to jump on a plane and head off to the sun.
Now is as good a time as any to get yourself some new luggage and start to plan your trip.
We have included the various luggage brands below ranging from the high end brands such as Tumi, Briggs & Reilly, Antler and Samsonite.
We have also include the more affordable brands such as American Tourister, Kono, Aerolite and Cabin Max.
Tumi Brand Luggage
The TUMI brand make a range of luggage, bags, backpacks, luggage accessories and electronics. They have 260+ stores throughout the world and were founded in 1975, with the first store opening in California. Their products are expensive but they are also high end and supported with excellent warranties and excellent customer service.
The brand is very forward thinking and have several different ranges including a selection of McLaren branded backpacks that are particularly attractive. They have even been known to launch new product ranges in Milan, so they are very well know for style as well as functionality
Briggs & Reilly Brand Luggage
Briggs & Riley do a superb range of luggage and we have reviewed their most popular options just below. With a range as extensive as this we tend just to look at the most popular models and you will see below I have done a quick breakdown on the best seller, the best hard case model and a few of the fancy niche products that Briggs & Riley offer.
Really you are entering the world of exclusive luggage here. These products are very carefully thought out, designed for optimum functionality and are built to last a lifetime, which they guarantee and that even covers airline damage! I can't recommend this range highly enough. It's the best I have reviewed and well worth the price tag.
Antler Brand Luggage
A Little About the Antler Brand
They are a British brand based in the "Midlands" and they have been making luggage since 1914. If you go into any airport in the UK, you will always see travellers and business people with Antler luggage.
You will recognise the brand as it uses a "stag's head" as their logo on their luggage. It is known for the high quality and stylish bags that they make.
They offer very good warranties on their products. As an example they offer a 10 year warranty on all hard and soft luggage ranges in large, medium and cabin sizes. They also offer a 5-year warranty on all backpacks and briefcases.
It is always worth checking the exact warranty on each piece of luggage before purchasing it. The main point is though, that they do offer good warranties because they do make great quality products and are happy to stand over them.
Samsonite Brand Luggage
A Little About the Samsonite Brand
Jesse Shwayder founded Samsonite® in 1910 in Denver. They have clearly been around for some time, over 100 years, and are known for making high quality luggage.
In their early days they were more famous for the robust wooden trunks. However it wasn't until 1974 that they produced their first suitcase on wheels.
- In 1986 they then produced their first case with a three point locking system. Five years later they made their first suitcase with a wide pull handle, and a year later they made a rigid, lightweight shell structure.
- In 2003 they developed the first Samsonite softside spinner with 4 wheels which offered more stability and mobility, allowing travellers to either tow or roll their suitcase.
- In 2008 they introduced the Cosmolite range. This was made of the innovative Curv® material. That resulted in the strongest and lightest Samsonite suitcase ever.
- In 2012 Samsonite succeeded in creating an extremely lightweight three-point lock polypropylene collection, due to the new revolutionary polypropylene material called Flowlite.
- In 2014 along came the Lite-Locked collection. This is their lightweight collection which merges a three-point locking system with the revolutionary Curv® material. Lightness has never been so Secure; Security has never been so Light.
From this summary timeline is is clear to see that Samsonite are a leading and innovative high quality brand for luggage.
Travelpro Brand Luggage
Over thirty years ago, a professional pilot created the first upright rolling luggage for himself and his fellow crew members. This was the original Rollaboard - the premier product of Travelpro Luggage
Roll on to 2022 and crews form over 90 airlines worldwide use these cases everyday. The company prides itself in producing the highest standard of product that is both stylish and functional.
The hard cases are made from ultra strong polycarbonate shells that resist cracking, splitting, scratches and scuffs.
The soft cases are made with ultra-tough, high-density fabrics with DuraGuard coating that resists water, stains, and abrasions.
You can see above that these cases are not cheap but if you are looking for the very best then this brand is leading the way.
Flightnight Brand Luggage
Flight Knight is a London based Luggage brand on a mission to make fashionable travel luggage, affordable.
Over the years they discovered that suitcases sold by major brands can often be expensive and poorly designed. Flight Knight was developed to change that!
Their luggage sets are of the same high quality as other premium brands but at a fraction of the cost!
Shop today in confidence with an amazing 5-year warranty and customer satisfaction guarantee.