Suitcase Buyers Guide

When choosing a suitcase, it's important to consider both the material and the size, as these factors significantly impact the durability, weight, and capacity of your luggage. Shopping for a suitcase might seem reasonably straight forward and it is but there are a few things you should keep in mind. The first thing you need to realise is that of course not all bags are made the same. Lucky for you all of the  suitcases are top quality no matter which one that you pick! The Kono suitcase return rate is 1 suitcase per 3 shipping containers so that should put your mind at ease when it comes to quality. 

Suitcase Materials:

Suitcases are primarily made from two types of materials: ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and PP (Polypropylene).

ABS suitcases:

These are a good quality hard case suitcase that are light and strong. They are suitable for up to 8 trips per year so they are good for the occasional traveler. We would usually recommend these for cabin suitcases and cabin bags area although they are good quality, they are not quite as strong as the PP suitcase range.

PP suitcases:

These cases are very strong and also very light. These are recommended for the more frequent traveler as they can take a bit more abuse than the ABS cases.  We would also recommend these in the XL range as they are stronger and due to the weight that these suitcases can take, the PP range is what we would recommend.

All of our suitcases go through strict quality control so you cannot go wrong with either however if you do travel a lot we would point you towards the PP range. 

Which Suitcase Size Do You Need?

The size of the suitcase you choose should depend on the duration of your trip and the amount of luggage you need to carry.

  1. 19/20 Inch Cabin Suitcase:

    • Dimensions: 40cm (W) × 55cm (H) × 20cm (D)
    • Weight: 2.56kg
    • Capacity: Approx. 39 litres
    • Best For: Short trips, weekends, or as cabin luggage.
    • Carries: Approx. up to 10kg

You can find our range of 19/20 inch cabin suitcases here

  1. 24 Inch Large Suitcase:

    • Dimensions: 44cm (W) × 65cm (H) × 27cm (D)
    • Weight: 3.27kg
    • Capacity: Approx. 68 litres
    • Best For: Week-long trips or for travelers who pack a bit more.
    • Carries: Approx. 15 - 20 kg

You can find our range of 24 inch suitcases here

  1. 28 Inch Suitcase:

    • Dimensions: 49cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 30cm (D)
    • Weight: 4.12kg
    • Capacity: Approx. 102 litres
    • Best For: Long vacations or for those who need to pack for multiple occasions.
    • Carries: Approx. 20kg+

You can find our range of 28 inch suitcases here


In summary, if you're an occasional traveler, an ABS suitcase might be a suitable and cost-effective choice. However, for frequent travelers who require durability and lightweight options, PP suitcases are the better choice. Match the size of the suitcase to the length and type of your trip to ensure you have enough space without carrying extra weight.