In this article we review what we believe to be some of the best soft sided suitcase sets, currently available on the UK market. Buying a set of suitcases, rather than individual cases usually will help save you some money.
That is because the manufacturers and luggage brands, can offer a number of their products at once, and they bundle those together in offers. Personally I think it is also nice where possible to have matching luggage, in the you hand luggage and your hold luggage look the same.
Types of Soft Side Suitcase
You can buy these suitcase sets in either a soft side version, or a hard side version. The softer side style is usually cheaper to buy, but that varies quite a bit depending on the actual travel brand that you like. You can also get them in different number of pieces such as a 2 piece set, 3 piece, 4 piece etc.
To try and make your search that little bit easier, we have done our research for those that have attracted the highest buyer ratings. We have then sorted those into 2 piece, 3 piece etc. Hopefully that should make your final decision a little bit easier.
Best 2 Piece Soft Side Suitcase Sets
We looked around online and found an interesting collection of 2 piece sets. These can be ideal as in 2 matching cases for sale, or something like a hand luggage and a piece of hold luggage combined.
Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set
88% buyer satisfaction rating based on 34,000+ online buyers
This set meets the requirements of almost all airlines.
You will certainly not be stuck for colour choices as there are 24 different colours and prints
That along with the affordable price explains the reasons this soft case luggage set is one of the best sellers online
There is an upright case that measures 21" x 13" x 7.5" (with wheels) and a Tote bag that measures 14"x 11"x 5.5"
Wenger 600662 PATRIOT 17" 2-Piece Business Wheeled Laptop Briefcase
90% buyer satisfaction rating based on 2,000+ online buyers
Business people tend to use the roller style case for general travelling and then switch to the smaller case when travelling between meetings.
This set is really about having a bit of choice and also about convenience.
The wheels are great on this one as they move quickly and quietly and allow you to manoeuvre around corners and narrow walkways very quickly.
There are a variety of organisers which are great for items like chargers, leads, business cards and phones.
This set of cases is an expensive option, but a set that will be of interest to many business people. This one does sell really well and has achieved a buyer satisfaction rating of 90%. That is an impressive rating by any standards. This set contains a business wheeled laptop briefcase, and a matching 15.4" laptop case. It is only available in a black colour.
The Wenger brand is a higher end brand so in many ways you are also making a bit of a statement, when travelling with these. They are a Swiss company, and these bags are extremely well made. They offer for example triple layer protection for your laptop, notebook or tablet. These are useful for overnight or weekend trips.
Aerolite 55x40x20 Expandable 42L Suitcase and Carry-On Cabin Bag
92% buyer satisfaction rating based on 1,200+ online buyers
The good news is that these are suitable to take into a cabin, so ideal if you are flying with any of the low cost airlines, including Easyjet, British Airways, Are Lingus, Thomas Cook, TUI, Jet2 and many others.
They are light in weight so you can pack more clothes in, as the weight of the bag does not account, for a lot of your baggage allowance.
They come with a 10 year guarantee, have 4 spinner wheels and the deal includes a 3 digit combination barrel padlock.
This is a popular quality brand, and this is a good choice for travelling couples. Buyers have given this one a buyer satisfaction rating of 92%, which is a real top notch rating. The two bags are both 21" and they come in a choice of colours which include, black/grey, grey/black, navy/plum and black/navy. The price will vary a little depending on which colour you go for.
They are made from a tough wearing polyester material, that is toughened to resist tears and rips. In terms of pockets they have a large front pocket which is zipped, and a smaller top pocket which is ideal for documentation and your essentials. Each case measures 55 x 35 x 20 and weighs 1.8 Kg.
Each bag has a telescopic handle. The interior has packing straps with clips to help keep everything neatly in place.
Karabar Set of 2 Super Lightweight Cabin Approved Wheeled Bags
80% buyer satisfaction rating based on 900+ online buyers
This set of 2 cabin bags sell fairly consistently online and remain a popular choice for UK buyers
Each bag measures 55 x 20 x 35 cm and has a 40 litre capacity
Each bag weighs only 1.5 Kg each a key advantage of using a soft sided bag when compared to hard cases
They are made from a tough hard wearing nylon material, have two rear wheels and two feet allowing them to stand up without falling over
They meet the requirements of most airlines
Rockland Unisex's Luggage Set
94% buyer satisfaction rating based on 800+ online buyers
This is a set of 2 bags, a trolley style upright bag and a tote bag
The upright measures 21 inches high x 13 inches wide x 7.5 inches expandable to 10 inches deep and weighs 6 pounds
The tote bag measures 12 inches wide x 11 inches high x 5. 5 inches deep and weighs 1 pounds and is suitable for carry on luggage on most airlines
These are very well made and the larger bag will hold 7-19 days worth of clothes
This type of luggage set is very popular on cruises
5 Cities Trolley Backpack Cabin and Ryanair Second Bag Hand Luggage
88% buyer satisfaction rating based on 100+ online buyers
This is classed as a hand luggage pack as you can carry both of these unto a Ryanair flight for free. That will be a useful combination for some people, and especially for anyone who regularly flies with this company.
This is a combination of a trolley bag and a holdall. Ryan air allows a second carry on hand luggage and this set meets their strict requirements, and also allows you to have a decent amount of luggage, without any risk of penalty baggage charges.
This is suitable for most airlines. This set is also one of the cheapest on this list, and yet with the rating be so high, they have clearly not compromised on quality either.
The holdall measures 35 x 20 x 20 cm, has a 14 litre capacity, weighs 0.4 Kg and comes with a 2-year guarantee. The trolley bag measures 54 x 35 x 19 cm, has a 42 litre capacity and weighs 1.65 Kg. This trolley bag has a telescopic handle, a carry side handle and a tug handle at the top.
Set of 2 21"/55cm 5 Cities Cabin Approved Hand Luggage Lightweight Trolley Bags
86% buyer satisfaction rating based on 50+ online buyers
These are certainly very different looking, and ones that are designed for the more adventurous who like to own suitcases, that are that little bit different. The choice of selections is really wide.
Each bag measures 55 x 35 x 20 cm and each bag is classed as a 21" bag which meets the approved hand luggage size for all of the major airlines, including the low cost ones.
Each bag has a capacity of 42 litres and they weigh 1.65 Kg. There is a small front pocket for essentials, and these can be pulled along on two wheels.
This set of cases from 5 Cities bring something a little different to the market. They have achieved a buyer satisfaction rating of 86%, which is a very good rating. As you can see from the image below, these are designed for couples, and come in a whole range of style options which include black and cities, aztec multi, black and polka dots, bags and shoes, mint butterflies and many more.
Each bag uses a rigid frame and has been strengthened at the bottom to help increase their lifetime. One of the features that I don't like is that as these have two wheels, and no feet at the front, they are prone to tumbling over, if left unattended. That can be particularly annoying if standing in a queue. At the lower price though, I guess that is something that you have to sacrifice.
5 Cities 55cm/21" Folding Cabin Hand Luggage Suitcase Bags
78% buyer satisfaction rating based on 50+ online buyers
This set of cases from 5 Cities, is a good double offer, for someone who wants a set of affordable cases.
They have achieved a buyer satisfaction rating of 78%. That is not as high as many on the list, but they are set at a fairly low price.
These are two 21" bags and they are available in the following colours, black, cities, and purple.
They measure 55 x 40 x 20 cm /21 and those dimensions meet the baggage allowance requirements of approved hand luggage for Easyjet, Ryanair, BA, Virgin, Flybe & most other airlines! They have a capacity of 39 litres and each bag weighs 1.5 Kg.
They are clever as they can fold flat when not in use for easy-storage. The supporting feet can be pulled out, so it collapses when desired, and the manufacturers stated that they designed these with students in mind or for those where storage space is minimal.
They have 2 wheels so can be pulled along. They will not fall over as they have supportive feet on the bottom of the case. They zip close and they have telescopic handles. These are useful for short trips, and have 2 front facing pockets and an internal pocket. These are a really good choice for a boy or girl's weekend abroad.
Best 3 Piece Soft Sided Suitcase Sets
In this section we look at the top rated 3 piece suitcase sets.
Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Set Suitcase Spinner Softshell Lightweight
92% buyer satisfaction rating based on 2,000+ online buyers
This is the best selling 3 piece luggage set that is currently available on the UK market
The set contains a 28" suitcase a 24" suitcase and a 20" suitcase
They are made from lightweight 1680D oxford cloth material with quiet spinner wheels and an adjustable 3-level telescoping handle
The interiors are fully lined with multi-use organisational pockets.
20inch: 33 lbs
24inch: 44 lbs
28inch: 55 lbs
Kenneth Cole Reaction Chelsea Set
86% buyer satisfaction rating based on 500+ online buyers
This is the a high selling 3 piece luggage set from the Kenneth Cole brand
It is available in black or a rather nice olive colour
The set includes a 28" case, a medium 24" case and a 20" cabin suitcase
Each case has a chevron quilted exterior and is fully lined using a tear-resistant material
Each case is fitted with 8-wheel multi-directional spinner wheels and telescopic handles
Flight Knight Lightweight Luggage Set
90% buyer satisfaction rating based on 500+ online buyers
This is the a high selling 3 piece affordable luggage set that is currently available on the UK market
We have shown the striking yellow colour, but this set is also available in 14 other colours so lots of choice
The set includes a large 29.5" case, a medium 26" case and a 22" cabin suitcase
For storage purposes these cases will all fit inside each other
Buyers say these are extremely well made, very stylish and represent excellent value for money
Best 4 or More Piece Soft Sided Suitcase Sets
In this section we look at some choices of luggage sets where there are 4 or more suitcases in the set.
Steve Madden Luggage Set 4 Piece- Softside Expandable Lightweight Suitcase Set
88% buyer satisfaction rating based on 200+ online buyers
This set is a 4 piece high end set of luggage
It comes with a 28", a 24" which are typically check-in luggage
There is also a 20" cabin bag and a small satchel
The soft side design can collapse a bit to fit more easily into tight spaces
s you can see they have a very distinctive design and are very high quality cases from a designer brand
Deuba Trolley Suitcase Set
82% buyer satisfaction rating based on 700+ online buyers
This set is very good value for money according to lots of UK buyers.
The set has 2 trolley bags, a cabin bag and a cosmetic bag. They can be connected together if required. They can also be stored easily as each case fits inside the other.
The larger cases have 2 wheels and 2 feet
This offers some very useful options for holidays
The largest trolley bag measures 25.5 x 17.5 x 8.5 in and has a 60 litre capacity. The second trolley bag measures 20.5 x 14.5 x 7 in and has a 34 litre capacity
The shoulder cabin bag measures 15 x 15 x 6 in with a 16 litre capacity and the small cosmetic bag measures 9.5 x 4 x 5 in with a 3 litre capacity
LONDON FOG Queensbury Softside Spinner Luggage
96% buyer satisfaction rating based on 50+ online buyers
This is a set of 4 luxurious bags from the high end London Fog brand
They are made from a durable stitched quilted polyester fabric
The set consists of 20" expandable carry on bag, a 24" expandable, a 28" expandable and a 15" under the seat bag
The under the seat bag can also be used as a rolling tote bag
All of these pieces have in line skate wheels for smooth and quiet movement