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When it comes to choosing the right luggage you want to find a nice balance between a lightweight yet durable construction whilst ensuring you have the maximum amount of space for all your gear, Away have created a range of luggage with the focus on giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t.

The Expandable Carry-On comes in four attractive colours Black, Navy, Green and Asphalt, made from a durable, water-resistant nylon that gives you more flexibility than a polycarbonate shell that won’t crack under pressure. The Expandable Carry-On has been designed to fit in the planes overhead compartment but it is important to check with the airline especially when using the expansion, the exterior measures up at 55.1cm x 34.8cm x 23.4cm (27.9cm when expanded) with a 37L capacity and gaining an extra 5L when fully expanded. This lightweight case weighs just 4.21kg and features an easy-access front pocket on the front that fits a 15″ laptop with a double zip entry that can be padlocked.

The main compartment also features two zips for quick access, there is a TSA approved combination lock which can be a little fiddly getting the zips into the locking slots as they need to line up just right, we also found the zips could stick on the corners sometimes. It has padded carry handles on the top, bottom and the right-hand side which makes it easy to grab as long as it isn’t the left side facing you, the height adjustable telescopic hand pops in and out with ease. The 360degree spinner wheels are quiet and provide a smooth and comfortable ride, they can handle slightly rough terrain like tarmac and pavements but aren’t suitable for anything more rugged, it handles well on both four wheels and pulled behind you on two. The included leather luggage tag can be personalised at the point of purchase for an extra £10, on the inside there are two compartments, one with a compression pad for clothes, the other for shoes and toiletries. The stow away laundry bag can be used to keep your dirty clothes hidden away and separate from your clean stuff, the front pocket has multiple compartments to give you fast access to all your essentials, passport, wallet or boarding pass for example. The Expandable Carry-On is a stylish and practical suitcase, you can organise all your stuff and expand it out to make room for all your souvenirs, perfect for vacations and business trips alike. RRP £295

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A stylish, expandable bag perfect for vacations and business trips alike.
  • Durable, water-resistant nylon construction
  • Expandable
  • Easy-access front pocket fits 15
  • Zip can stick on corners
  • Can be difficult to line up zip pulls to combination lock

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