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Tumi Tegra-Lite

Though it looks like a piece of carved stone, Tumi’s new Tegra-Lite is in fact the world’s strongest piece of super-lightweight luggage.

Constructed from Tegris, a — wait for it — featherweight polypropylene thermoplastic composite originally used for body armour, racing cars and NFL protective gear, the Tegra provides up to 15 times the resistance of typical thermoplastics.

So strong is this case that not only will it endure the rigours of overeager baggage handlers, it will also withstand a fully grown man jumping up and down on it (trust us, we’ve tried). And you can fit at least 20 pairs of size 10 shoes in it at once (we’ve tried that, too).(£745, uk.tumi.com)

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Photograph by Will Thom