Ready to make your revenge travel plans a reality this year? You’re gonna need the right companion for that — a clamshell luggage. Ha! I’m sure you already have people in mind to bring with you if you’re not traveling solo, so we’re here for more utilitarian reasons.
What is a clamshell luggage?
A clamshell luggage is basically a suitcase that has a single opening. It’s given the name because of how it works the same as nature’s clams. More often than not, these suitcases are made of hard material.
Many clamshell luggages are zipperless. This feature makes them harder to break into. Some luggages made with hard material come with zippers, which can still easily be opened with using just any pointy device.
Zipperless clamshell suitcases are often made with aluminum and polycarbonate. These make them durable from the stress of being thrown here and there before and after the trip.
The promise of being heavy-duty and providing added security does mean shelling out a bit more. But it’s definitely worth the splurge if you’ll be able to use the product for a long, long time.
If you’re more comfortable with zippers though, then go for it! The only things to consider when buying luggage are your traveling style, the suitcase’s longevity and your budget.
As for me, my family’s shared luggage is the Rando from Lojel. We’ve had it for three years now and it works just as great as when we bought it. There are very few scratches on it but it’s definitely serving us well. We’re ready to take it to more trips in the future!
If you’re looking for more options though, here are pretty good contenders I found online!
Best clamshell luggage in the Philippines
American Tourister Curio Spinner 55/20 EXP TSA – Small
American Tourister is one of the more popular luggage brands available in the Philippines. If you’re looking for something that’s as stylish as it is functional, the Curio may be the one for you.
Butter X Samsonite Red Sp 55/20 Exp Black
While you may not see your faves performing anytime soon, you can at least have a piece of them via this suitcase collab with Samsonite Red. It has all the features a Samsonite Red luggage is known for but with the added touch of the ‘melting butter’ design and the Butter logo.
Delsey St Tropez Pink 55 cm Luggage
It doesn’t get any chicer than this suitcase from Delsey. The best part is it also comes with a 10-year international warranty!
Herschel Trade Carry On Port Luggage
Are you a light traveler? This clamshell luggage may be the perfect thing for you to carry in your trips. It has the brand’s signature striped liner and a split design that allows you to be more organized with your things.
IT Luggage Attuned Pale Mauve Large
This luggage has a secret — a feature that allows you to expand it from the middle.
LEGEND WALKER Blue Whale 5205-58 Champagne Gold Luggage
This hard shell suit case has an expansion system with a waterproof base — so no worries about using the extra space.
THE 815 CO. Sigma 3pcs Set 20, 24, 29″ Hard Case Luggage In Milky
Three luggages for the price of one? You gotta take advantage of this deal. Fun tidbit: The cabin/carry-on size luggage has a laptop compartment, making it perfect for solo work trips.
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Mad Cherry is a lifestyle blog in the Philippines that covers mindful living, slow beauty, sustainable fashion, mental and physical wellness, pop culture, and meaningful connections.