What size suitcase for 20kg in 2023?


When traveling abroad, it is always important to check the maximum weight allowed for your checked luggage. Nevertheless, it is not always easy to know what size of suitcase to choose, or even what size. Here is a blog post that will advise you on the ideal suitcase size for 20kg.

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 20 kg Suitcase : why this weight ?

What size suitcase should I choose for 20kg? This is the maximum weight in the hold authorized by many airlines such as Ryanair or Vueling. First of all, you should know that the average weight authorized by the companies is 23kg. In general, you have to pay extra to store heavier luggage.

20kg is quite comfortable, but it is not the optimal weight for luggage either, which means that you will have to make concessions and opt for a reasonably sized hold bag.

A medium suitcase is ideal for 20kg

To get a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg, opt for a medium size suitcase. This corresponds to the following suitcase sizes (H x W x D):

  • 60x36x26 cm
  • 65x41x26 cm
  • 67x44x30 cm
  • 69x47x29 cm

The medium size suitcase is practical for its characteristics halfway between the cabin suitcase and the large size. It has just the right amount of volume without being too bulky.

If it is possible to opt for a large suitcase, we do not recommend this option because these dimensions often correspond to a storage volume greater than 20 kg.

Moreover, you should not forget that a large suitcase when empty is already heavier than a medium suitcase (between 3.5 and 5 kilos on average).

Offers of medium suitcases for 20kg on Baage

The rigid medium suitcase Olympe from Sinequanone is the ideal luggage size for a 20kg suitcase. Thanks to its dimensions (65x41x26 cm), it has the ideal size for the restrictions imposed on your flight.

Moreover, it has a total capacity of 64L for only 3.5kg. This allows you to comfortably store your belongings without exceeding 20kg.

Medium Luggage OLYMPE

20kg suitcase: tips to respect these restrictions?

  • check the conditions of your deductible to avoid any surprises on the big day and choose the best size for your suitcase
  • use compression bags to lighten the weight of your personal effects inside your suitcase
  • choose lightweight suitcase materials such as polyester, curv or polycarbonate
  • Be sure to weigh your suitcase before you leave home
  • choose a medium-sized suitcase
  • if in doubt, opt for two suitcases instead of one, for peace of mind

What happens if you exceed 20kg?

If you exceed 20 kg on the day, you will have to pay penalties calculated according to the excess weight you wish to carry. To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is better to be more vigilant.

Alternatively, you can anticipate these excesses by adding extra weight to your allowance yourself. For example, at Ryanair, a passenger can opt for an allowance of up to 3kg on his 20kg baggage. With Vueling, it is possible to go up to 25 or 30kg.

Please note that the addition of checked luggage, as well as the addition of extra luggage is much more expensive at Ryanair than at Vueling. Thus, the price of an excess baggage will be 9 euros per kilo, while the addition of a baggage can already cost you between 20 and 60 euros.