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Why Soft Shell Suitcases? Unpacking Tripp's Lightweight Luggage Collections

Why Soft Shell Suitcases? Unpacking Tripp's Lightweight Luggage Collections

Welcome to your go-to guide on soft shell luggage, the trusty travel buddy that's perfect for almost any adventure! Whether you're soaring to a far-off destination or treating yourself to a quick weekend break, getting to know your luggage options can really elevate your travel game. So, let’s explore the world of soft luggage together.

What Is Soft Shell Luggage?

Soft shell luggage refers to suitcases and bags made from fabrics such as nylon, polyester, or leather, which can yield and flex under pressure, making them adaptable to different spaces and conditions. Unlike their hard shell counterparts, soft luggage can offer more give, potentially allowing you to pack more while also fitting snugly into overhead compartments or tight spaces.

Why Choose Soft Shell Luggage?

The choice between hard and soft luggage often comes down to personal preference and travel needs. Soft shell suitcases are particularly renowned for its lightweight design and flexibility - features that can prove invaluable whether you're navigating through crowded airports or packing for an unpredictable trip. For more help deciding, check out our blog post all about hard shell suitcases here.

Discover Our New Soft Shell Luggage Collections


Ideal for the savvy traveller, the brand new Voyage collection exemplifies versatility and resilience. These cases offer exceptional durability without compromising on weight. It has a spacious front pocket and comes with a padlock and key. This collection comes in cabin, medium and large suitcase sizes, along with an underseat cabin case and matching flight bag.

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Tripp Voyage Black Medium Suitcase
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Introducing another brand new collection, Affinity. This sophisticated range comes in a lovely grey marl with contrasting orange stitching. With compartments for organisational ease, and dual wheels, it's the perfect travel companion. This collection includes underseat, cabin, medium and large suitcase sizes, along with a matching flight bag.

Style Lite Soft 

It’s time for an upgrade! Our Style Lite Soft will still be as durable and light as its predecessor, but will now come with dual wheels. The collection is also getting some new additions, with an underseat cabin case and 2-wheel cabin duffle bag.

Sneak Peeks

On top of all that, there are more exciting things on the horizon! Get a first look at our innovative new additions set to revolutionise your travel experience.

Superlite 4W

Stay tuned for the relaunch of the Superlite 4W, the next evolution in Tripp's soft luggage lineup. As stylish as ever, it will be even more durable with its enhancement of dual wheels, this collection is designed for ultimate ease and mobility. Perfect for frequent flyers who demand the best in comfort and handling from their luggage.


Get ready for the Voyage Laptop Backpack, tailor-made for the tech-savvy traveller. Combining the robustness and sleek design of the new Voyage series with modern needs, it's perfect for commuters and digital nomads.

Style Lite Soft

Keep an eye out for the Style Lite Soft Flight Bag. Light on weight but heavy on features, this flight bag combines the durability of the upgraded Style Lite series with practical functionality. Ideal for those quick trips where convenience is key.

Explore Our Soft Shell Luggage Collections

While you wait for our exciting new releases, don’t miss out on our current offerings. Delve into the Style Lite collection, designed for travellers who prioritise lightweight and durability in their journey essentials. Or for those looking for a specific type of travel bag, we also offer a wide range of soft shell options, including holdalls, flight bags, backpacks, and duffle bags. Each is crafted to meet diverse travel needs and styles, ensuring you find the perfect companion for your adventures.

Soft Shell Luggage FAQs

What is the difference between hard and soft luggage?

Hard luggage provides rigid protection and is typically more water-resistant. Soft luggage offers more flexibility, often has external pockets, and can be more lightweight.

How do you clean soft luggage?

To clean soft luggage, use a mild soap and warm water. Apply gently with a soft cloth or sponge, avoiding harsh scrubbing. For stubborn stains, a specialised fabric cleaner can be used.

Is soft luggage better?

The "better" type of luggage depends on your travel needs. Soft luggage is advantageous for its flexibility and lighter weight, making it easier to handle and store.

What is considered soft luggage?

Soft luggage includes any bags made from flexible materials like nylon, polyester, or leather, without a rigid frame or shell.

Do airlines prefer hard or soft luggage?

Airlines generally do not have a preference, but soft luggage can be easier to fit into overhead compartments and might be less likely to exceed size restrictions when not fully packed.

Ready, Set, Pack: Final Thoughts On Our Soft Luggage Collections

Whichever soft shell luggage collection you choose, our collections offer something for every traveller. Don’t forget to check back for our other collections coming soon, and you'll be set for a travel experience that's as stress-free as it is stylish. Happy travels, and remember - choosing the right luggage is the first step to a great adventure!

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Posted by Emma Smith
29th May 2024

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