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Introduction to Luggage

Choosing the right type of luggage for you can make a big difference. It can make it easier for you to transport your things, keep everything organised, and even make your journeys less stressful.

This guide will help you to choose the right bag, suitcase, or accessory for your needs as well as looking at some of the key features you should look out for when considering your purchase.

Your type of travelling

What type of luggage you require will depend on what you plan to use it for.

  • School, college, or university - consider backpacks, messenger bags or shoulder bags
  • Work - consider business cases, messenger bags or shoulder bags
  • Short breaks & overnight trips - consider holdalls, garment carriers, and small suitcases
  • Holidays abroad - consider suitcases, garment carriers, and holdalls
  • Sports & going to the gym - consider backpacks, boot bags, sports bags, & holdalls
  • Travelling with children - consider children's luggage or for a co-ordinated family look for children's luggage sets

Luggage types


These come in a variety of sizes and are great for school, business, sports, or hand luggage. For the co-ordinated look at school go for a bag and pencil case set, for trips to the office look for laptop backpacks.


Boot bagsBoot bags

Good for transporting muddy football boots or sports trainers


Business casesBusiness cases

Carry your laptop or documents to work in style and ease with bags designed specifically to carry and protect your laptop and files. These come in a range of designs and materials to suit your individual style. For ease of carrying heavy or awkward items why not look at a wheeled business case.


Children's luggageChildren's luggage

With plenty of their favourite things to take with them, children always need their own bags and cases. These come in a variety of designs so they can choose bags from their favourite TV show, film, or football team.


Garment carriersGarment carriers

Excellent if you are travelling on business and want to keep your suit or clothes crease-free. They can even be kept on the hanger for easy transport.


Holdalls and Sports bagsHoldalls and Sports bags

A holdall can offer plenty of space for holidays, an overnight stay, or simply to pack your sports kit. Holdalls are flexible, lightweight and store away easily with most having two handles, an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, and a zipped main compartment, sometimes with interior pockets. To avoid heavy lifting and carrying, look out for trolley holdalls with a telescopic handle.


Luggage setsLuggage sets

Good if you're buying luggage for the whole family or prefer a co-ordinated look, these are available in both soft and hard-sided finishes, they come in a range of useful sizes and represent great value. There are now ranges of Children's luggage sets to keep all your little ones happy too.


Messenger and shoulder bagsMessenger and shoulder bags

Perfect for school, college, university, work, or as hand luggage, these are small, easy to carry bags with one strap, normally perfect size for A4 documents.


Shopping trolleysShopping trolleys

Great for easily transporting shopping, these open at the top of the bag and are on wheels to make it easier to carry your shopping bags. These now come in a variety of colours and patterns.



The most popular choice for holiday makers, these come in hard and soft cases, in a variety of sizes, designs, colours, and shapes. Look out for ones with telescopic handles as this makes it much easier to transport heavier loads.


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