Soft-sided carry-on luggage has become hugely popular over recent years because they offer good durability and reasonable protection. Their main advantage is that they are light-weight and flexible enough to cram in additional items if the need arises. Hideo Wakamatsu has designed his soft-sided carry-on range to showcase the advantages and mitigate against some of the disadvantages. The Tarpaulin range comes in a Trolley and Backpack – so that you can choose how you carry it for maximum comfort. Both suitcases are expandable – they are able to grow as you pack by simply loosening the external straps. They come with telescopic handles and swivel, silent running wheels to ensure that they glide effortlessly through airports or over hotel carpets. Another advantage is that they can be squeezed into tight overhead luggage chambers, or any other stowing space with the minimum of fuss. The Tarpaulin range is particularly hard-wearing, shred and water resistant. The high-grade tarpaulin material gives the cases their unique, shiny and brightly-coloured appearance. Another of Hideo Wakamatsu’s signature products is the Hybrid Backpack – so called because it’s a cross between soft and hard sided luggage and offers passengers the best of both worlds. Its impact-resistant hard plastic shell at the front protects any electronic devices, while the main compartment is made of high quality and hard-wearing nylon to give the case flexibility and feather lightness. It also has concealed back straps to convert it from a trolley to a backpack – making it an ideal carry-on travel companion.