Whether you're travelling with friends, family or going solo, we’ve a wide selection of duffel bags, travel bags and wheeled luggage for everyone.

Choosing the right suitcase is crucial for a successful trip - considering factors like duration, number of travellers, mode of transport and desired features.

In this guide, we'll focus on five top choices from our travel and luggage range.

The wonderful thing about the Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler is it can be wheeled along like a traditional suitcase, carried like a duffel bag or worn like a backpack when navigating busy areas.

Crafted from recycled materials, this suitcase features numerous pockets and pouches for easy access to accessories. Its sturdy construction, with a structured back and bottom, protects contents from impact. The heavy-duty wheels make it suitable for both airport and outdoor use. Additionally, its compact size allows it to be used as carry-on luggage.

As with many of the suitcases within our collection, the fantastic Kathmandu Hybrid can be pulled along or used like a backpack - ideal for those travelling with more than one piece of luggage.

The Kathmandu team has continuously updated this case to reduce weight and ensure maximum comfort for users.

For ample space, think about the Samsonite Ecodiver, a 122L suitcase perfect for longer trips. This case prioritises both security and style, with a focus on comfort and safety. Made with recycled materials in line with Samsonite's Responsible Journey approach, it features a water-resistant coating suitable for outdoor adventures and city exploration.

The Thule Chasm is ideal for travellers who opt for carry-on luggage only, particularly for short trips when you don't need checked-in luggage.

Its weather-resistant material shields your belongings from the elements, while being crafted entirely from recycled materials, making it perfect for eco-conscious travellers. With a large internal mesh zippered pocket, you can easily divide clean and dirty clothes. Plus, its side and top handles make it effortless to stow in overhead compartments.

Last but not least, we have the Lifeventure Expedition, the perfect case for long weekends or weeks away. It offers 120L of storage and is crafted with resilient material that allows the case to store down between uses - essential if you’re not a frequent traveller.

What to pack for your next adventure holiday

To ensure you're fully prepared for whatever the great outdoors throws your way, here are some ideas:

  • Opt for lightweight, quick-drying clothing to keep you comfortable during physical activities.
  • Include fleece jackets, waterproof jackets, and breathable base layers to adapt to the changing weather conditions.
  • Invest in high-quality hiking boots or trail shoes with good ankle support and traction to navigate varied terrain.
  • Bring moisture-wicking socks to prevent blisters and keep your feet dry and comfortable.
  • Shield yourself from the sun's rays with a wide-brimmed hat and UV-protective sunglasses.
  • Choose a durable and comfortable backpack with ample storage space to carry your gear and essentials.
  • If you're camping, pack a lightweight tent and a sleeping bag suitable for the expected temperature range.
  • Include a compact camping stove, fuel, utensils and lightweight cookware for preparing meals outdoors.
  • Bring a map, compass or GPS device to help you navigate unfamiliar terrain and stay on course.
  • Ensure you have a reliable head torch, lamp or lantern for nighttime activities and emergencies.
  • Pack a well-stocked first aid kit containing essentials like bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers and any necessary medications.
  • Stay hydrated on the trail by carrying a reusable water bottle or hydration reservoir.
  • Pack lightweight, high-energy snacks like trail mix, energy bars and dried fruit to fuel your adventures.
  • Include water purification tablets, a portable water filter, or a UV purifier for accessing clean drinking water from natural sources.
  • Protect your skin from sunburn and chapping by applying sunscreen with a high SPF rating and carrying lip balm with SPF.
  • Ward off mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects with insect repellent or natural alternatives.
  • Pack an emergency blanket or lightweight tarp for shelter in case of unexpected weather conditions or emergencies.
  • Consider bringing a PLB or satellite messenger for remote communication and emergency assistance.
  • Carry a versatile multi-tool or knife for various tasks, such as food preparation, gear repair and emergencies.
  • Don't forget essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, biodegradable soap and hand sanitiser to maintain hygiene during your adventures.
  • Capture unforgettable moments and stunning landscapes with a camera or smartphone equipped with a durable case.
  • Pack a high-quality power bank to ensure your phone never runs out of charge.
  • Packing cubes will ensure all of your items are organised and can keep dirty and clean clothes separated.
  • Keep important documents like passports, permits and emergency contact information in a waterproof container or bag.

By packing strategically and thoughtfully, you can ensure safe, comfortable and enjoyable adventure travel. From clothing and gear to hydration and safety essentials, each item plays its part in enhancing your outdoor experience.

Remember to tailor your packing list to the specific activities and environment, and always prioritise safety and sustainability in your preparations. With the right gear and mindset, you're ready to embark on a thrilling journey into the great outdoors.

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March 26, 2024 — Jim De'Ath