To master the art of short break escapism, one must invest in an ultra-light case that is easy to handle and a breeze to pack. Thank goodness then for our super handy Cabin Luggage Study, which sifts through all the cabin luggage available and highlights important features, such as dimensions, weight, and how many airlines each luggage is accepted on.


Consequently, the results of this study inspired us to investigate which cabin bags can take the most weight. Read on to discover which designs pack the most, whilst staying as light as a feather.

1: American Tourister Lightway Four-Wheel Spinner

American Tourister Lightway Suitcase

This beautifully light cabin case weighs the least out of all the designs featured, leaving plenty of weight allowance for your clothes. Thanks to its highly resistant, nylon-polyester material, the Lightway weighs in at 1.57kg and features a 5cm expansion system which accommodates up to a whopping 39.7 litres of packing. A lifesaver for over-packers who wish to travel without the bulk.

2: Samsonite Cosmolite Four-Wheel IATA Cabin Case

Cosmolite Suitcase balanced on man's leg

Crafted from Samsonite’s revolutionary Curv material with a metallic, shell-inspired design, this Cosmolite case is light and luxurious. Its 1.8kg weight is a breeze to handle, whilst a generous 37-litre packing capacity means you don’t have to leave anything behind. Fret not - the impact resistant and highly robust material doesn’t compromise strength for lightness.

3: Wilko Super Light Cabin Case

Black Wilko Suitcase White Studio Shot

Cheap and cheerful, Wilko’s Super Light Cabin Case is just that – brilliantly light. An internal aluminium trolley system ensures it stays at an effortless 1.9kg weight, whilst its 35-litre capacity allows you to pack more, without worrying about exceeding the airline’s weight allowance. Essential for a stress-free and seamless journey.


Be sure to check out our Cabin Luggage Report here to discover more stylishly lightweight designs for your travels.