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Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best family holidays

Essential Travel Luggage

Choosing the right luggage can seem daunting so I'll keep our list of recommended luggage refreshingly short. We've used these products for a while and they've stood the test of time.

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American Tourister Duralite 360 3-Piece Set

This is the newest addition to our luggage and we love it. A strong, yet flexible hard shell exterior with a tough zipper and plenty of interior space. The wheels roll so effortlessly, our 5-year-old can push it through the airport with ease.

Latest price: Amazon

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Vanguard Quovio 49T

This is my all-round long-haul and storage bag. The built-in tripod carrying straps are cleverly designed and padded internal compartments keeps each item safe and secure. This bag is bursting with features: sturdy zips, laptop compartment, removable inserts, rain cover, plenty of pockets and more. If you carry multiple camera bodies, video equipment or computer gear, you'll love this bag. Best of all the smooth-rolling wheels and strong handle make it easy to roll around an airport.

Latest price: Vanguard, Amazon, B&H, Adorama


Pacsafe Toursafe Carry-on Bag

When security is your top priority, this bag will give you peace of mind. The zippers are tamper-proof and the slash-proof material will keep your belongings where they belong. I like the convenient front pocket which provides easy access to passports as we walk through the airport. And the rugged wheels can roll over almost any surface. We have used the 21" inch model for a couple years and it still looks like it just rolled out of the original packaging. You can't go wrong with Pacsafe.

Latest price: Amazon

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American Tourister Star Wars 28" Spinner

Whether you are for the Dark Side or the Light Side you can't go past these amazing Star Wars bags. Our kids love them and we get admiring glances every time they take a spin on the luggage carousel

  • Features single spinner wheels.
  • Star Wars branded push button pull handle.
  • Star Wars branded zipper pulls.
  • Split construction.
  • Large mesh pocket on interior of case for packing organisation.
  • Cross straps to keep contents secure while traveling.
  • Weight: 11.22 lbs.
  • Body Dimensions: 28.0" x 20.75" x 13.0"
  • Overall Dimensions: 31.0" x 20.75" x 13.0"

Latest price: Amazon

eBags Packing Cubes

This is one of the most useful packing tools I've ever found. It helps us to get easy access to what we're looking for in a suitcase. The packing cubes really shine when we're on a road trip and only staying in a hotel or motel for 1 night. Each member of our family has their own coloured packing cube so it's easy to tell what belongs to who. Once you've packed with these you can't go back.

Latest price: Amazon

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American Tourister Star Wars 28" Spinner

Whether you are for the Dark Side or the Light Side you can't go past these amazing Star Wars bags. Our kids love them and we get admiring glances every time they take a spin on the luggage carousel

  • Features single spinner wheels.
  • Star Wars branded push button pull handle.
  • Star Wars branded zipper pulls.
  • Split construction.
  • Large mesh pocket on interior of case for packing organisation.
  • Cross straps to keep contents secure while traveling.
  • Weight: 11.22 lbs.
  • Body Dimensions: 28.0" x 20.75" x 13.0"
  • Overall Dimensions: 31.0" x 20.75" x 13.0"

Latest price: Amazon

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