There’s still enormous demand for soft-sided suitcases. This is due to them being lightweight and extremely portable. While film stars may prefer hard-sided suitcases to impress airport paparazzi, many frequent travellers and off-road adventurers wouldn’t be without their soft-sided backpacks and trolleys. This is because the main benefit is that they are flexible rather than rigid, which means that you can often cram in a lot more items. It gives busy people the ability to pack-and-go with the minimum amount of fuss. Most soft-sided luggage is made from polyester, nylon or a combination of both. Fabric is graded in denier and so the higher the denier, the thicker and more durable the fabric. The highest quality soft-sided suitcases have a high denier, tightly woven fabric for extra strength. Hideo Wakamatsu has gone one step further with the Tarpaulin Range – giving it even better resilience. The suitcases are made of the highest-grade tarpaulin, making them waterproof, shred and stain resistant. It also gives the suitcases a beautiful, brightly-coloured and shiny appearance. The Hybrid Backpack is also classed as soft-sided luggage, yet has a brightly – coloured and extremely resilient hard shell panel in the front, to protect the now essential laptop or tablet. Hideo Wakamatsu is leading the way with this kind of intelligent design. Inside, the quality theme is continued with protected zips and seams, which helps reduce wear and tear. There are multiple pockets and cross straps to ensure your contents are kept secure. Soft-sided suitcases come with all sorts of features designed to keep you organised and make travel more convenient. The Tarpaulin Range is expandable which will give you more room for those unexpected souvenirs. All suitcases have padlocks and combination locks for added security.