Rock Luggage Hard Shell Luggage Review

#Ad – I received the Rock Luggage Sunwave Large Suitcase for this purpose of this review.

Holidays have been a bit of a rare occurrence for most people over the past year, but we don’t get put off that easily. We still managed to get away on three staycations last Summer, and I most definitely plan to again this year – I am determined to stay focussed on the positives.

Rock Luggage Hard Shell Luggage Review

On the last of my family holidays last year, I broke my suitcase. It was a case that I have had since my early twenties, so it has served me well, but I think I pushed my luck with the last trip. As if the universe was listening, Rock Luggage contacted me to ask if I would like to review one of their hard shell suitcases – perfect timing!

Head over Heart

Truth be told, the Sunwave wasn’t my first choice. The case that I fell in love with was from their Vintage Luggage range which has a classic, vintage look from the era that I love. My head won over though as I needed a case which could hold clothes for the whole family and as a family of six, that means a lot of clothes.

The Sunwave is a larger hard luggage case overall and more suited to our travel plans, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be treating myself to a smaller vintage case for my solo trips!!

Sunwave Large Suitcase

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The Sunwave is a tough and durable suitcase made from impact-resistant ultra-strong polypropylene. As with all Rock products it comes with a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty that protects against manufacturer’s defects resulting from faulty materials or craft.

Expandable Case

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If you’re anything like me, you always end up coming home from holiday with more than you went away with? Must be all those shops you encounter on your travels? For that reason, the Sunwave case is perfect because it has an expandable section to give you that extra storage when you need it.

Tough and Practical

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Oh, I do love how suitcases have evolved since my last purchase with the addition of a further 6 wheels! The Sunwave has 8 smooth-rolling wheels moving through 360 degrees which mean it glides easily in its upright position. No tipping and flipping onto your ankles or your back having to take the case’s weight when it is tipped forward – oh yes I like this very much!

The telescopic handle lifts easily from the top of the case at the push of a button which helps you to manoeuvre the case with ease and grace as you travel. There is also a grab handle on the underside to make it easier to lift your suitcase when necessary.

Safe and Secure

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We haven’t been abroad for a few years now but I still remember the nerves as I handed over my suitcase at the check-in desk wondering if everything would still be safe and secure with a little padlock for protection by the time we were reunited at the other end.

The Sunwave case has been fitted with an integrated Travel Sentry-approved (TSA) combination lock. I didn’t actually know what this meant so I had to look it up . . . apparently it means that should Travel Sentry need to open your suitcase, they can legally do so without causing any damage to your case.

Sunwave Dimensions

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  • 120 litres of packing space, or 136 litres when expanded
  • External dimensions: 79 x 53 x 34/38.5cm
  • Internal dimensions: 70 x 52 x 33cm
  • Weight: 5.1 kg (until I fill it with all of gear!!)

About Rock Luggage

Rock Luggage are an independent family run business making luggage for more than 40 years. They understand that luggage is more than just a means of carrying your gear, it protects your belongings so that you can travel with peace of mind and enjoy the important parts of the holiday.

Rock Luggage hard shell luggage review


  • Krysten Quiles

    January 24 at 3:11 pm

    Oh my gosh I love the color, it’d be hard to miss at the airport!

    1. Sabina Green

      January 25 at 4:40 pm

      Exactly!! There’s nothing worse than waiting for your case to appear and then 2-3 come along which are identical 🙂

  • WritesandBlogs

    January 24 at 6:01 pm

    I like the colour and prefer one like this in my business trips as I need to travel a lot and preferably want robust luggages

    1. Marienne G.D.

      January 24 at 11:47 pm

      This looks like a very practical and sturdy suitcase. I love this color as well. I can’t wait to travel again.

      1. Sabina Green

        January 25 at 4:41 pm

        It is a fantastic case, it has so much space and the colour is perfect.

    2. Khushboo

      January 25 at 10:48 am

      Wow the color looks so nice. This is really a great suitcase for traveling

      1. Sabina Green

        January 25 at 4:43 pm

        There will definitely be no missing this one at the airport!

    3. Sabina Green

      January 25 at 4:40 pm

      I really love the colour, it would definitely stand out on the carousel.

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo

    January 25 at 6:37 am

    I definitely love this color. It’s so attractive and I would love to tote it around.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 25 at 4:42 pm

      Me too, the colour really helped me to make a decision.

  • yudithnapitupulu

    January 25 at 11:43 am

    This luggage looks solid material and the color also beautiful. I love it. I will buy this brand for join my travel for sure.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 25 at 4:44 pm

      It’s a lovely case, I definitely made the right choice.

  • tweenselmom

    January 25 at 1:27 pm

    I definitely love to have these, I think they are durable and very secured, perfect for long-flight traveling.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 25 at 4:44 pm

      I do like the integrated combination lock, it’s one less thing for me to have to think about.

  • Rose Ann Sales

    January 26 at 7:14 am

    Looks so durable! And I love the color.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 26 at 6:13 pm

      It feels as durable as it looks whilst being lightweight at the same time.

  • Yanitza Ninett

    January 29 at 12:58 am

    I need something like this! Plus, I love the color and how sturdy it looks.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 29 at 2:50 pm

      It’s a gorgeous colour isn’t it, I am so happy with it 🙂

  • Laura Side Street

    January 31 at 3:52 am

    This is such a chic and stylish bag, perfect for up coming travel when the world opens back up again

    Laura x

    1. Sabina Green

      February 4 at 5:53 pm

      It certainly would be, we can’t wait! x

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