For this post, I have put together a collection of the best hard shell suitcases currently available.
UPDATED: October 25, 2020.
MY TOP PICK: If you are looking for the best one overall I recommend the Samsonite S'Cure Dlx for its all round durability, locking system and features. It’s also available in a number of sizes and colours.
Looking for a suitcase which will stand the test of time and will keep any fragile luggage in one piece going through the airport?
Hard shell cases used to be quite cumbersome, but nowadays they are made of much more lightweight, durable materials.
A hard shell suitcase usually offers more protection than a soft suitcase.
Here are our top 8 picks of the best hard shell suitcases
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8 of the Best Hard Shell Suitcases
American Tourister Bon Air Spinner Suitcase
This suitcase has handles on the side and top, 360 degree multidirectional spinner wheels and a 3-digit TSA Lock.
It has a zipped divider interior pad with two mesh pockets to store liquids, in the top compartment.
The bottom compartment has one zipped side pocket and ribbons to secure packed items and reduce wrinkling.
Constructed of Flowlite, a new moulded polypropylene which provides maximum durability. The 3 point locking system assures the case stays closed. Full spec lined interior with cross ribbons, shell dividers, wet pocket and detachable laundry bag. Comes with a limited 5 year warrantee. Available in four sizes.
Made of lightweight and durable 100% ABS material, with an impact-resistant hard shell. Mounted TSA combination lock provides security. On four double spinner wheels for ease of use. available in three sizes.
Hard shell cases in soft pastel tones so they stand out on the luggage carousel. Super-strong, flexible and lightweight as they're made of scratch-resistant Makrolon polycarbonate. Four spinning wheels provide 360° manoeuvrability on all surfaces. Strong carry handles on two sides make lifting simple. On the inside, compression straps provide secure packing while a D-zip, mesh and slip pocket and a water-resistant pocket offer good organisation. With an in-built TSA-approved combination lock. Available in three sizes.
This suitcase stands out with its cool fishbone inspired look, made with revolutionary Curv material. Limited 10 year global warranty. Fixed combination TSA lock for worry free travel. With lowered cross-ribbons in the bottom compartment and divider pad for easy and organised packing. Available in five sizes.
One for the kids! The Trunki was created to beat the boredom for travelling toddlers. The size means this suitcase can be used as hand luggage. Tow strap doubles as shoulder strap when you’re in a rush, easy open yet lockable catches, comfy sculpted saddle for kids (of up to 50kg) to ride on, secret compartments, teddy bear seatbelts, horn grips for easy steering and an integrated soft rubber trim to protect little fingers when the case is closing. Ideal for holidays, weekend breaks, sleepovers at the grandparents and more.