You don’t need to spend big to bag good cabin luggage according to thousands of Which? members.
The overall score - which reflects how likely owners are to recommend the brand as well as their satisfaction - closely rivalled that of Samsonite, which has been around for decades.
More expensive brands which came at or near to the top of the table, including , , and ’ bags will certainly stand the test of time. They all had brilliant ratings for durability of handles, zips, wheels and the bags themselves, but you’ll pay for it.
And read on to find the cheap cabin luggage brands with bags that will set you back less than £50 on average.
held its own against expensive Samsonite and Antler, gaining the same overall score: 82%. Its luggage cost owners £38 on average, making it the second cheapest but brand under £50 in the survey - so it’s a decent option.
The brand mainly gained four and five stars in categories such as the durability of the handle and ease of wheeling it around. However, it fell down slightly in a couple of areas, scoring three out of five for stylishness and the durability of the bag itself.
Still, overall it impressed members so much that they awarded it the full five stars for value for money.
Owners of Cabin Max bags paid an average of £27, which is a bargain compared to Samsonite’s £123 cases and Eastpak’s £95 luggage.
When buying a Cabin Max suitcase, the website cleverly allows you to search by airline, so you won’t get caught out by different restrictions. If you’re a frequent EasyJet flyer for instance you can narrow your search to cabin luggage that will meet that carrier’s criteria.
So it’s probably worth paying a few more pounds to be sure that the case will cope with over-zealous baggage handlers, kerbs or cobbles.