The Ten Best Suitcases
Published 22/12/2008 | 05:05
Brand Agility – the guys that brought us the now infamous Ducti duct tape wallets have come up with another corker with the Mendoza Panzer luggage.
The Panzer suitcase, which has just just arrived in the UK, will certainly turn heads at the airport.
This unconventional case not only looks great but it is as tough as a tank with a lightweight hard shell.
The seductive design will ensure it stands out on the carousel while the tough exterior means it should withstand being knocked about by baggage handlers.
During our testing we pushed the extendable aluminium handle back inside and used the case as a seat while stuck in queues.
Inside there is internal zipped dividers and accessory pouches. They've even included a matching clothes hanger.
The four wheels give 360 degree manoeuvrability making it easy to wheel around.
Another nice feature is the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) approved combination lock.
This is handy for those travelling to the United States.
It allows US airport security to open your case during checks rather than force it open by destroying the lock.
This is a fantastic case from Mendoza who have established a reputation for quality and durability.
If 24's Jack Bauer has a suitcase he probably has a Panzer.
Brand Agility is sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for Mendoza Panzer case. Visit their website at www.ducti.co.uk - and see below for details on how to get 15% discount
This case also has four wheels which turn 360 degrees making journeys a lot smoother. Its clever inside features include laundry bags, shoe bags and plastic pockets for any spillables. View image
Designed by Marc Jacobs in collaboration with the artist Takashi Murakami. This one is available in coated-canvas with the distinctive LV print and a new army design. View image
For the style-savvy traveller, the Candy trunk has leather trimming. The interior boasts a Liberty-print lining. Available in eight different sizes. This one comes with wheels. View image
With its sleek, curves, this value-for money suitcase is both stylish and ideal for a quick getaway. It's available in four different sizes and features two carry handles and sturdy wheels. View image
The ideal choice for holiday shoppers, this quilted design is expandable and gives up to 20 per cent more packing capacity - handy if you're planning to return with more than you took. View image
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Practicality is what this case is all about. It has a built-in protective rear panel and comfort grip handles. It's expandable with extra-durable zips. View image
Combine practicality and fashion, with this lightweight case. It is built to withstand wear and tear but it's also easy on the eye. It also comes in graphite and blue. View image
This new design is a holdall/case which is strong, simple and practical. Available in seven colours and prints, it has copious amounts of room for packing and numerous pockets inside. View image
A classic case from Mulberry, the Branson is compact enough to be used as carry-on luggage. Available in two shades, both finished in the brand's trademark pebble grain leather. View image
Brand Agility is sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for Mendoza Panzer case. Belfast Telegraph Online readers can get discount on the Panzer from the Ducti website. Enter the discount code DD1 at the checkout and get 15% off. Brand Agility is also the UK/Ireland distributor for Caribee - Australia's best selling backpack brand, www.caribee-uk.com and www.caribee.com.