9 Best Hard Shell Suitcases In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best hard shell suitcases currently available. See my top picks for all the best suitcases UK.

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Best Hard Shell Suitcases

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’s our top picks of the best hard shell suitcases including some of the finest luggage brands on the market.

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.
  • It delivers super lightness and extreme strength.
  • Available in three sizes.
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  • Outstanding reviews. From 7,481 ratings a massive 72% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Samsonite Termo Young Upright X-Large Suitcase

  • Suitcase with honeycomb exterior design.
  • It has a three-point locking system for extra security.
  • Made of lightweight and robust polypropylene.
  • Available in six sizes.
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  • Fantastic reviews. From 2,873 ratings 76% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Samsonite S’Cure Dlx Spinner 69/25 Suitcases

  • 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 warranty.
  • Available in four sizes.
  • Amazing reviews. From 1,218 ratings 81% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

COOLIFE Expandable Suitcase

  • 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.
  • Outstanding reviews. From 1,365 ratings 83% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Aerolite Lightweight 55cm Hard Shell Suitcase

  • Hard shell cabin case with a durable ABS outer shell.
  • Four spinner wheels for 360 degree mobility.
  • Internal packing straps and mesh pockets for added organisation.
  • 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.
  • Very good reviews from almost 10k!. From 9,559 ratings 78% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Amazon Brand Eono Hardshell Cabin Luggage 2 Piece Set

  • Why not make your money travel further this amazing 2 piece cabin suitcase set.
  • Fantastic value option if you’re looking for a small, durable hardshell cabin case.
  • Available in two colours: rose gold and black.
  • 4 (360 degree spinner wheels).
  • Inner dividers included with zippers and packing straps.
  • 3 digit combination barrel padlock for extra security.
  • Holds 32 litres, weight 2.5kg.
  • Great reviews. From 154 ratings 70% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Antler Clifton Hard Shell Suitcase

  • 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.
  • Superb reviews. From 23 ratings 80% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Samsonite Suitcase, 86 cm, 144 Liters, Black

  • 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.
  • Brill Reviews. From 712 ratings 87% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

Trunki Children’s Ride-On Suitcase: Tipu Tiger

  • The Trunki is one for the kids, created to beat the boredom for travelling toddlers!
  • A comfy sculpted saddle for kids (of up to 50kg) to ride on with horn grips for easy steering & featuring teddy bear seatbelts for safety.
  • The size means this suitcase can be used as hand luggage with a tow strap doubling as a shoulder strap when you’re in a rush.
  • Easy open yet lockable catches have an integrated soft rubber trim to protect little fingers when the case is closing.
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  • Ideal for holidays, weekend breaks, sleepovers at the grandparents and more.
  • First class reviews. From 1,762 ratings 86% of buyers give it 5 stars out of 5.

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Final Thoughts

If you are looking for the best one overall I recommend the Samsonite S'Cure Dlx Spinner 69/25 Suitcases, 69 cm, 79 L, Blue (Blue) for its all round durability, locking system and features. It’s also available in a number of sizes and colours.

I hope this list of large suitcases was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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