Do you swan through customs with a matching suitcase, a perfect face of makeup and kitten heels gently clacking on the tiles?
Our Guide to Buying the Right Debenhams Suitcase with the Debenhams Sale
Nor do any of the bargain hunters at My Favourite Voucher Codes. We are the gang that are stuffing passports back in our hand luggage whilst grabbing our toddler’s hand. Hair escaping a not so neat bun, comfy joggers and a bare face, because a 5am start does not require a full face of makeup.
Having said that, we would love to be a refined traveller and to look like we know what we’re doing. We can’t hold the kid’s hand whilst you sort out the passports or do your make up at 5am. But we can ensure you are packed and organised with the perfect suitcases, all with the help of the Debenhams suitcase buyers guide.
Debenhams Suitcases and Travel Bags – Do You Need a Medium or a Large?
When choosing between the two cases it all comes down to volume which is measured in litres. But how does that help you when your airline tells you your allowance in kilograms? We are here to help you translate kilograms into litres to choose the right designer suitcase
An average medium suitcase from the Debenhams Sale allows for 65-70 litres capacity and is designed for a week away trip. It has been tested to allow you to pack with the weight equating at around 25kg. Which equates to:
6 tops, 4 bottoms, 1 dress, 4 shoes, PJ’s, underwear, toiletries, 2 towels, hat, costume, bag, 3 books.
If you use this as a base line you can easily remove 1 book and add an extra dress or remove the towels and conform to the 23kg your airline wants. Alternately it gives you an idea of how much physically fits in the case if maybe you are using your case for UK or train travel.
A large suitcase is more suitable for a family holiday when you can use a combined weight allowance or for longer 2/3-week trips. Large suitcases tend to allow for around 100 litres and about a third more than a medium case. We estimate that you could comfortably carry 32kg in a large suitcase, which is the maximum of any airline. Using our above guide, you could very easily add a weeks clothing for a child in a large suitcase and stay in the weight limit.
Put simply, a medium suitcase is a week away for most adults and a large suitcase is either for parent and child or a longer holiday.
Cabin Size Suitcases, Carry Ons and Lightweight Hand Luggage is All About Size
In most scenarios the litre capacity is unimportant when choosing your small lightweight cabin hand luggage from Debenhams. Your suitcase either fits and is allowed on a flight or it isn’t. Most small carry ons are designed and made to conform to airline sizes, but it’s the weight that matters. Lightweight wheelie suitcases can weigh between 2 and 3kg empty. But airlines may allow as little as 5kg in total for your hand luggage
- EasyJet - Maximum size: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles and wheels – No weight allowance
- Ryan Air - Not exceeding 35cm x 20cm x 20cm – 10kg allowance but you are allowed 2 bags
- TUI - 55x40x20cm – 5kg weight allowance (longer flights allow 7kg)
- Jet2 - 56 x 45 x 25cm – 10kg weight allowance
- KLM - 55 x 35 x 25 cm cabin bag and 40 x 30 x 15 cm handbag / laptop – 12kg allowance total
We suggest that if you are buying a cabin case for all occasions that you ensure that it fits within most of the above sizes. If you happen to be flying with an airline with a weight allowance, then ditch the suitcase all together and have a soft rucksack.
Colour and Design from Debenhams Suitcases and Travel Bags
It is important that you have a smart and useable case when you travel, but what is more important is that you know what your funky suitcase looks like.
For the ultimate in style and design you can find some beautiful designer suitcases in the Debenhams half-price sale. But are you choosing the best designs? Our research shows that the most popular colours for buying your suitcase is black, pink, blue or purple. Now your case may look very bright as you place it in the boot of your car.
However, when you see the 15th purple suitcase go past, are you sure you know which is yours? Why not look for a designer suitcase with a slight difference like green or red. If you are brave why not look to a theme like cow print?
What better way to avoid having to drag around the kid’s suitcases than making it more fun? Did you know that Debenhams showcase a range of children’s cases with popular themes? Your little princess could be wheeling along her girls Disney suitcase proudly and your little monster could be whizzing around with his boys Thomas the Tank Engine or Lighting McQueen.
Hard vs Soft Shell
The main difference between hard shell and soft shell is weight and flexibility. If you pack awkward items whether in shape or size or like to carry an extra couple of kilos. Then a soft-shell suitcase is probably the best bet. However, if you are organised packer with delicate or precious items then you will want to look towards a hard shell for your suitcase
A soft-shell suitcase or carry on can weigh up to 7kg less than its hard-shell counterpart. When choosing an activity holiday that requires lots of kit or clothing like skiing. That 7kg can be very important. However, your hard-shell suitcases although slightly heavier, have a further layer of protection ensuring less movement of items in your case and a bit sturdier when it is being thrown around baggage handling.
Lots of the time this comes down to personal preference and cost. Hard shell cases tend to be slightly more expensive. If cost is a large factor, then you would be daft not to make the most of the Debenhams discount code that can get you up to 50% off the price of your new suitcase.
Wheels and Handles
4 wheels – Like your hard shell a 4-wheeled cabin or hold suitcase will carry some extra weight. But it has health benefits you may not have considered. A four-wheel suitcase means you do not need to pull your case with its up to 30kg of luggage’s with no back support. A 4-wheeled case has the advantage that you can push it as you walk along. It is also easier to control as it maintains balance better and needs less work to move. The 4 wheels means it is less likely to topple or fall over, but have been known to be more difficult to pull over cobbles or uneven surfaces.
2 wheels – Others prefer the two wheeled suitcases for the weight benefits and they fit into smaller spaces. Most two wheeled cases have their wheels built in the frame rather than attached to the bottom. Especially if you are looking at hold or hand luggage cases a two-wheeled version will add less weight and be more streamlined for ease of getting in and out of overhead lockers. Some people also think that the two-wheeler is also better if you are having to walk with it for a longer period.
Getting More for Your Money with the Debenhams Suitcase Sale
When choosing your perfect suitcase, whether it be large, medium or small, it is good to think about who it is for? If you are buying for women, you might want to look at a medium sized suitcase and a hold suitcase and divide the weight allowance between the two. But if you are a family maybe you would like a large suitcase to get all the kids’ stuff in and let Dad wheel around the heavy thing.
What are you using your suitcase for? Weekends away may only need a small suitcase that fits in the hold with weight being something you need the most space free. If you use your suitcase lots for travelling, then opt for a hard case so it will put up with the wear and tear of regular use.
Most importantly, whatever suitcase you choose it should be bought using Debenhams Discount Codes and My Favourite Voucher Codes in the sale and it should be with My Favourite Voucher Codes.
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge - 15th March 2018