Protect your precious cargo on your next adventure with the 7 best hard suitcases

Keep your stuff safe in style.

If you’re anything like us and have been growing increasingly jealous of seeing everyone take off on adventures throughout Australia and abroad – we don’t blame you! That’s why we have been spending far too long looking at flights and hotels and are ready to set off on our own adventure.

If there is anything you’re going to need while travelling it’s probably going to be a suitcase. You’re probably going to want something that will keep your belongings safe, be light enough to carry easily, is sleek and stylish and ideally won’t break the bank.

The latest craze in travel accessories is hard suitcases that will protect your goods from rain, being knocked around and prevent easy breakages or even break-ins.

So read on if you’re in the market for a new suitcase for your adventures because we’re taking a look at some of the best options to shop in Australia.

The best hard suitcases to shop in Australia 2024


Checked Plus Large Luggage

$425 at JULY

This oversized suitcase is perfect for long trips where you’re planning on taking (or bringing back) lots of goodies. 

Made from a tough polycarbonate shell, it comes in an array of colourways and can be customised with your initials so no more guessing whose suitcase is whose.

Key features:

  • 110L size is perfect for longer trips
  • Multi-stop telescopic handle
  • Water-resistant and stain-proof nylon lining


Clifton Large Case

$399 at Antler

This suitcase from the experts at Antler was designed to last while being light to carry and fitting all of the essentials. 

Thanks to its colour-fast technology, any scratches are barely noticeable.

Key features:

  • 121 – 132L
  • Innovative, twist-grip handle
  • Expander zip
  • 3 internal zipped pockets


Samsonite Oc2Lite 55cm Hard Side Spinner Suitcase

$234.50 (usually $335) at Myer

This suitcase is the perfect carry-on suitcase weighing only 2.3 kg and is extremely sleek. 

Its smooth rolling wheels reduce noise and won’t hold you up running from terminal to terminal.

Key features:

  • 37/43L capacity
  • Expandable 
  • Double wheels
  • Anti-theft security zips


American Tourister Curio 2 Medium

$359 at The Iconic

The ultra-durable hard case of this American Tourister suitcase will keep your precious belongings safe along with its TSA combo lock.

Key features:

  • 79L capacity
  • Expandable
  • Double wheels
  • Internal organiser


Logo Set of 3 Suitcases

$1020 at Antler

Complete the set and travel in style with this chic pine set from Antler that comes with large, medium and cabin-sized suitcases so you can purchase the set and have all you need!

Key features:

  • 4 double spinner wheels
  • Expandable zip 
  • Packing capacity: cabin 38L, medium 79L, large 123L
  • TSA-combination lock


Swiss Basics Berlin Hard Large Luggage

$99 at Big W

Affordable, durable and sleek, this suitcase from Big W will hold all of the essentials and more. 

It’s equipped with a combination lock for security and organised compartments for organisation.

Key features:

  • 102L capacity
  • 4-wheel system
  • 3-digit combination lock 
  • Organised packing compartments


Nere Stori 75cm Suitcase

$250 at Strandbags

Travel in style with this sleek suitcase from Nere that comes in a range of adorable pastel colours to suit your taste. 

With a built-in TSA lock, eight spinner wheels and organisation compartments it has everything you could need.

Key features:

  • Quiet, smooth gliding dual spinner wheels
  • TSA approved lock
  • Multi-pocket internal packing system
  • Self-repairing zipper

Are hard suitcases worth it?

Choosing between a hard and soft suitcase is a very polarising topic, but the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Travel plans and your packing style also may impact your decision to go for one style over the other.

In saying that, hard-shell luggage is probably ideal if you’re after a durable and easy-to-manoeuvre suitcase.

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