July – The Suitcase That Just Keeps On Giving

By Sara Darling.
I travel a lot, and I like to think I know what makes up a good suitcase. Apart from four wheels, that give smooth manoeuvring, and a comfy handle – you never know how long you’ll have to trek around the airport or to your hire car; it needs to be light and sturdy! 

Thankfully, for Aussie brand July, that is not too much to ask and they have just released their lightest case ever to the world. So of course, I picked out a baby blue one and took it for a spin to Sri Lanka.

More than just a box on wheels, the July brand is an engineering genius; lightweight, deceptively spacious, with lots of little cubby pockets and zips to stash things securely which is perfect if you like a bit of organisation in your packing like myself. Everything has a place- making things so straightforward!

There’s even a laundry pocket, and the handy  Y-Strap Compression System provides a heavy-duty strap that pulls down to create more space. Of course you could just chuck your outfits in willy nilly and zip it up. It works that way too.

Founded by well-travelled pals, Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li, July was made to be durable enough for endless trips and the practical eggshell construction makes it easy on the eye; while the aluminium bumpers on the corners add extra protection if it encounters any heavy handed luggage handlers.

They even designed the perfect wheels – SilentMove 360° spinner wheels, which are not only quiet, they can handle the cobblestones of Europe, and have a lifetime guarantee.

You can have lots of fun with the fluid, telescopic handle that has a handy selection of heights, this self-locking, and undeniably handsome case is easy to spot on the carousel, and will no doubt create some suitcase envy amongst your fellow travellers.

You can get carry-on and checked luggage, backpacks and more. For deals check out the website here. Coming with a lifetime guarantee, this is your new best friend! 

Sara Darling

Sara Darling is a freelance travel, fashion and lifestyle writer. In a previous life she was a fashion luvvie, but quit to follow her gypsy soul! When she is not clutching her passport, microphone or glass of fizz, she can be found avec snorkel in exotic oceans, scouring international flea markets for covetable jewellery, watching indie films or checking out photography exhibitions and wishing she could take a better picture. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram on @wordsbydarling and @1stclassdarling