If you’re heading off on holiday any time soon, and planning to treat yourself to some new luggage, there’s a gorgeous set coming up as a Today’s Special Value offer on Monday 8th August. It’s from Heys, and I was lucky enough to try it out on my holiday in Italy back in June, so thought I’d share some pictures and thoughts.
It’s a two piece set – a medium-sized case and a cabin-baggage size – and there will be several different colours to choose from (mine is a delicious Red/Purple ombré). But almost the best bit for me was what I found inside – three brilliantly designed packing cubes, perfect for getting super-organised!
I was fascinated to discover that the cubes are made from a fabric called Ecotex which is made from 100% recycled water bottles, making them very strong as well as being eco-friendly. Always interesting to find out where some of the bottles that go into our recycling end up! These cubes are such a good idea – I packed underwear in one, for example, and then just transferred the cube straight into my hotel drawer in Italy. Quick, easy and hygienic!
The cases are made from a really lightweight polycarbonate composite, similar to the material used to make bullet-proof glass, so despite being so light they are really tough, and have a lovely glossy look which is quite eye-catching and really made my cases stand out on the luggage carousel at Naples airport! They also have four wheel drive – the patented technology makes the four wheels spin 360 degrees and work on any sort of floor surface, making them the most easily manoeuvrable suitcases I’ve ever had. It was really fun whizzing them around (although that’s probably just the big kid in me…).
The cases both have secure locks for peace of mind, and in terms of size I would say the larger case is perfect for a week away, and the smaller is definitely cabin-size. I took it to Dublin when I went over for a night a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my mum’s birthday, flying with Ryanair with just hand luggage, and it was perfect. I just love these cases – they look fabulous (my sisters were oohing and aahing about how nice my little one was when I met them in Dublin!) but they are so practical too. Definitely recommended.
That’s it for now, see you soon!
Love Jackie x