The latest luggage upgrades for summer getaways

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Planning a trip?  Luggage is a must.  (Getty Images)
Planning a trip? New luggage is a must. (Getty Images)

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Feeling the sand between your toes...escaping the scorching heat with a dip in the swimming pool... if you're anything like us, you've been lusting after a holiday for quite some time now. 

And at last, the government has recently announced its traffic light list of the safer countries we can visit from the 17th May. 

From this date in England, holidaying to destinations on the green list is legal again, although some restrictions must be followed.

Although no quarantine has been imposed for the countries which have been given the green light, some travellers may require a pre-departure COVID test, and a PCR test on their return to the UK. 

While some may have booked their seat to a sunny climate, others may still prefer a UK staycation. 

Wherever your compass needle is pointed, there's one essential all travellers need - a suitcase. 

It's time to upgrade your packing, and celebrate your new-found freedom, and choose a new bag - from carry-on bags, and cabin cases to sturdy suitcases, holdalls, and other travel totes. 

There's going to be a lot to do before you go.

So to help, we've curated a selection of our current favourites.    

Shop our top luggage picks

The Expandable Carry-On | £195 from Away 

The Expandable Carry-On
The Expandable Carry-On

Set of 3 Lisbon Hard Shell 8 Wheel Suitcase | £240 from Marks and Spencer

Set of 3 Lisbon Hard Shell 8 Wheel Suitcase
Set of 3 Lisbon Hard Shell 8 Wheel Suitcase

Orlando 56cm 4-Wheel Cabin Case | £75 from John Lewis & Partners

Orlando 56cm 4-Wheel Cabin Case
Orlando 56cm 4-Wheel Cabin Case

Cannes 73cm 2-Wheel Large Suitcase | £59 from John Lewis & Partners

Cannes 73cm 2-Wheel Large Suitcase
Cannes 73cm 2-Wheel Large Suitcase

SLAZENGER Trolley Suitcase Set | £80 (Was £227.95) from Sports Direct 

SLAZENGER Trolley Suitcase Set
SLAZENGER Trolley Suitcase Set

Samsonite Duopack 3 Piece Expandable Spinner Suitcase Set | £199 (Was £477) from Go Places

Samsonite Duopack 3 Piece Expandable Spinner Suitcase Set
Samsonite Duopack 3 Piece Expandable Spinner Suitcase Set

Clifton large | £199 from Antler

Clifton large
Clifton large

The Medium | £265 from Away 

The Medium
The Medium

The Large Everywhere Bag | £215 from Away 

The Large Everywhere Bag
The Large Everywhere Bag

American Tourister Bon Air - Spinner Large Suitcase | £74.95 (Was £135) from Amazon

American Tourister Bon Air - Spinner Large Suitcase
American Tourister Bon Air - Spinner Large Suitcase

Andes Ramada 120L Extra Large Hiking Camping Backpack | £19.99 from Amazon

Andes Ramada 120L Extra Large Hiking Camping Backpack
Andes Ramada 120L Extra Large Hiking Camping Backpack

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