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Tripp suitcase review: The Holiday 6 is the perfect budget luggage for families

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TRIPP is one of the most popular luggage brands in the UK and is known for its budget suitcases.

We put their four-wheel hardshell Holiday 6 style to the test to see exactly why it’s a brand bestseller.

  1. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Large, £95 from Amazon – Buy here
  2. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Medium, £69.50 from Amazon – Buy here
  3. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Cabin, £59.50 from Amazon – Buy here

The Tripp Holiday 6 collection is available in three different sizes – cabin, medium and large – and six different colors, which means you know you’ll be able to find something to suit you.

Made from lightweight polypropylene, it will protect your belongings whether you are traveling short or long distances without helping you exceed your allowable weight.

With the built-in TSA lock, you know your stuff will be safe too.

And, for your peace of mind, it comes with a five-year warranty as standard.

We tested the style in a large format, ideal for family holidays where you all share a suitcase, or for longer stays where you need to pack a little more.

Global mark: 4/5

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Tripp’s Holiday 6 comes in three different sizes – we tested the Banana1 credit

Advantages:

  • Lightweight design
  • Integrated lock
  • Economic

The inconvenients:

  • No easy access pockets
  • Cannot be extended
  • The handles are a bit stiff
  • Wheels aren’t great on carpets

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Tripp Holiday 6 suitcase: The design

  1. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Large, £95 from Amazon – Buy here
  2. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Medium, £69.50 from Amazon – Buy here
  3. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Cabin, £59.50 from Amazon – Buy here

Tripp says its Holiday 6 style is a “world exclusive design”.

This means you won’t find another brand doing something similar; this should come in handy at the luggage belt when trying to find your suitcase.

What makes the design so distinctive is the instantly recognizable pattern on the front – squares with rounded corners, arranged in a four-by-six – which is the same regardless of case size and color.

And because the pattern is textured, it’s easy to spot from afar.

Most of its other features are pretty standard – more on that below.

The Tripp Holiday 6 is instantly recognizable

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The Tripp Holiday 6 is instantly recognizable1 credit

Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase: Key Features and Specs

There are three sizes of luggage in the Tripp Holiday 6 range.

  • Big: measures 76 x 50 x 32 cm, has a capacity of 102 L and weighs 3.9 kg.
  • Medium: measures 66 x 45 x 26 cm, has a capacity of 66 L and weighs 3.2 kg
  • Cabin: measures 55 x 40 x 20 cm, has a capacity of 37 L and weighs 2.7 kg. This size is suitable as hand luggage for British Airways (and most international airlines), EasyJet Up Front and Ryanair Priority.

Each of these three sizes is available in six different colors: Black, Flamingo (pink), Ocean (blue), Slate (grey), Watermelon (red) and Banana (yellow).

They all have the same key design features. These include:

  • Four wheel design: so you can easily move the case in any direction.
  • Retractable handle: this extends from the top to two different lengths.
  • Grab handles: you have short handles on the top and on the side to help you lift and carry the case.
  • TSA lock: The built-in three-digit combination lock is designed to keep your belongings safe while allowing airport security to check your bags if needed.
  • Lightweight frame: Made of 100% polypropylene, the case is lightweight yet durable.
  • Two compartments: one has a zippered mesh cover and the other has compression straps that clip in the middle to form an X.
The suitcase has a TSA lock for security

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The suitcase has a TSA lock for security1 credit

Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase: Use

We tested the large version of the Tripp Holiday 6.

Compared to other large suitcases, this one falls roughly in the middle in terms of size and capacity, but it’s definitely one of the lightest options on the market.

This means that if you tend to overpack, this suitcase won’t add much to your overall luggage weight, so you can pack more of the stuff you really need.

The downside of the case being lightweight is that the plastic shell is quite flimsy – you can easily bend it while packing or even when moving it.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing; a bit of flex in the shell actually means the case is less likely to be damaged when it hits objects or is thrown by baggage handlers.

However, your suitcase will need to be fairly full at all times, otherwise it may become deformed. And for this reason, we recommend that you choose the size carefully according to your needs.

Tripp offers a five-year warranty on luggage, so you should get some decent use out of it.

Another benefit of this flexibility in the case is that you could potentially squeeze in a few small keepsakes on return even if your case was packed on exit – that’s just as well because the case itself isn’t stretchy.

This suitcase has only two compartments

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This suitcase has only two compartments1 credit

The two things we struggled with were the retractable handle and the wheels.

The retractable handle can be a little stiff to extend and retract, and it doesn’t extend as far as other cases we’ve tried in the past.

As for the wheels, they’re perfectly adequate on smooth floors, but when you take it out on carpet or bumpy pavement, it sometimes struggles.

That said, at this size you won’t have to drag it too far.

Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase: The Verdict

  1. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Large, £95 from Amazon – Buy here
  2. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Medium, £69.50 from Amazon – Buy here
  3. Tripp Holiday 6 Suitcase, Cabin, £59.50 from Amazon – Buy here

We think the Tripp Holiday 6 collection offers good value for money.

It won’t last forever, but if you don’t travel frequently, you should enjoy it for a few years.

And while it’s not the cheapest option on the market, it has many features you’d typically find on premium cases without the associated price tag.

It looks stylish too; and, unless everyone buys a Tripp suitcase after reading this, they’re pretty easy to spot at an airport.

The best feature for us is that it’s so light – on premium brands you’d expect to pay a lot more for it, so grab a bargain while you can.