We’ve picked out five practical yet pretty options for carry-on luggage for your holiday to Thailand
Everyone wants to look their best on holiday, from the moment they touch down in Thailand looking effortlessly fresh and elegant, to Sunday brunch at the swanky local beach club. But what about when you’re in transit? After all, you’re never going to arrive looking sleek and stylish if you don’t have the right carry-on luggage to store all your essential bits and bobs. As well as selecting hand luggage that looks good, remember it needs to be sizeable enough to stow away your transitional wardrobe, but not too big that it won’t fit into the overhead lockers. We’ve picked out a selection of elegant options for ladies, gentlemen and children.
Cool and casual
For gentlemen that want to strike the perfect balance between cool and casual, the Tranverz S Camo Green cabin size suitcase is a smart pick. It’s large enough that you’ll be able to pack your laptop, tablet and travel essentials inside, but not too large that it’ll be larger than most airlines’ size regulations. Th best part is, once you’ve unpacked, the case can be folded flat and packed away – a fabulous space-saving feature when the case isn’t being used. The double deck storage system inside means you’ll also be able to keep your luggage organised, with compression straps to keep all of your things in the right place.
The stylish gentleman
This elegant carry-on bag is the ideal option for gents that prefer to travel light, keeping only the bare essentials with them when they’re on board. Sleek and space-efficient, this bag provides just enough space for your laptop, travel documents and a few other essentials. The bag is part of the label’s stylish Kenzie collection, which is designed with everyday dynamics in mind. Made from Proprietary Tartex material, this bag is also particularly hardwearing. The top handle is there for every day use, but there’s also a detachable shoulder strap for when you need your hands free.
Big is beautiful
For ladies keen to nail the casual look, a large soft bag makes the perfect carry-on – especially if you don’t want to worry about wheeling a suitcase around the airport, or pull two cases along once you’ve collected your hold luggage from the carousel. Available in a selection of materials, colours and finishes, the Safari Bag from Baggu (shown here in washed denim) is the ideal complement for a stylish yet low-key look. As well as being perfect for packing all your in-flight essentials, this bag will double up as a handy option for the beach or even overnight island-hopping trips on your luxury chartered yacht.
Make a statement
We couldn’t make a list of stylish high-end luggage options without including at least one sumptuous, Italian-made designer product. The Supreme four-wheel cabin suitcase by Gucci ticks all the boxes in terms of practicality – four wheels, a telescopic handle and plenty of space to store all of your things. However, this case packs a powerful punch in terms of style, too, by showcasing creative director Alessandro Michele’s love for the animal kingdom. The colourful garden print is complemented by the unmistakeable Gucci logo, ensuring that you’ll hit all the right style notes before you’ve even boarded the plane.
One for the kids
If you’re travelling on holiday with little ones, then you’re likely to want an extra case for all of their goodies, too. The multi-purpose JetKids BedBox case is one of the ultimate travel gadgets for kids under the age of eight. Why? First, or all, it’s a ride-on suitcase, so kids can have plenty of fun zooming round the departures lounge on the back of the case. Next, it’s roomy enough to keep all of kids’ essentials whilst still satisfying the carry-on luggage dimensions. The best part is, the bed/leg rest feature can be lifted off the top of the case, providing a comfortable little bed for children up to about five or six years old. This adjustable feature can be adapted to fit most standard economy class seats.