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Hard Shell Suitcases

With hard shell suitcases at OnBuy you don't have to let careless baggage handlers destroy your delicate luggage! Choose the best hard sided suitcase from our verified sellers' wide-ranging selection. You'll find big and roomy hard suitcases alongside small ones you can use as a super tough carry on. Look out for wheeled and lightweight options to provide the ultimate convenience. Start browsing today to find your ultimate holiday companion!

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From delicate clothes to priceless mementos of your holiday to great deals you've seen at the duty-free, there's plenty you want to take on holiday that won't survive being given the rough treatment. So get a suitcase that will keep them safe! This selection of hard shelled suitcases will keep safe anything you store inside them!

Benefits of choosing a hard suitcase

Hard shell suitcases have a number of benefits over soft sided ones made from fabric. One of the best of these is also the most obvious: A rigid shape makes the suitcase much harder to deform, so they're better for keeping fragile objects safe from being crushed or smashed. Buy a suitcase from this category and you can rest assured that your souvenirs will remain intact.

Despite being hard and rigid, these suitcases aren't entirely inflexible. Modern hard shelled suitcases are made from polycarbonate. This plastic bends ever so slightly when it's subjected to force. This sounds counterproductive, but it's actually really helpful. A small amount of flexibility makes the plastic much less brittle, drastically reducing the chance it will crack!

Another layer of protection that you get from a hard-sided suitcase is that their plastic exteriors tend to have much better water resistance than is possible from a fabric suitcase. One more reason to choose one of these suitcases over a soft shelled one.

Types of hard shell suitcases

So now that we've convinced you your trip won't be a success without a hard sided suitcase, let's help you pick the best one for your needs. To start with, you'll need one that's the right size. Thankfully we have a massive selection for you to pick from. If you're going on a long family holiday it's a great idea to invest in one of our large suitcases. Alternatively, if it's a short city break or a business trip that you're preparing for, we have small suitcases. Or if you need as much luggage space as possible buy both - smaller hard suitcases make great choices for carry on luggage.

Irrespective of how large it is, we thoroughly recommend picking a hard shelled suitcase with wheels and a long, telescopic handle. That way you'll be able to pull it along easily no matter how much luggage you've fitted inside it.

It used to be that a hard shelled suitcase was by necessity a heavy one. However, thanks to recent developments in rugged yet light plastics, you'll find that a number of them don't weigh very much at all. If keeping your suitcase's weight down is a priority for you, make sure to browse our lightweight suitcases category to guarantee you're choosing a suitcase that won't trigger an overweight bag charge!

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