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A good piece of luggage can be the difference between a gate-side disaster and an easy, breezy trip. From durable, hard-shell spinners to elevated duffels you won’t want to pretend aren’t yours at baggage claim, there are suitcases for every kind of traveler, and every kind of budget. Here are 28 of our faves.
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If you love a matching set
COOLIFE Luggage 3 Piece Set
If you travel for lots of different reasons (for work, for weekends away, for longer vacays), then you should consider getting this 3-piece set. You get the hard-shell goodness, spinner wheels, and a two-year warranty in three convenient sizes that are perfect for lots of different excursions.
If you want something chic
DELSEY Paris Hardside Luggage
This French brand is super beloved among stylish travelers who are obsessed with the scratch-resistant finish, double spinner wheels, and roomy interior compartments. (Seriously, you can fit so much in each bag).
if you need extra durability
SHOWKOO Luggage Set
We love all the classic and bright colors offered with this set, like hot pink, lime green, and banana yellow. It makes it easy to spot them at baggage claim. The best thing about Showkoo’s luggage, however, is its durability. Double spinning wheels keep things moving, it has rubber bumpers all over, and it has been drop-tested to ensure that everything you put inside stays safe.
if you want a sturdy shoulder bag
David King Leather Carry-On Duffel
A slightly larger duffel at 23 inches, this matte black piece can fit enough for a quick work trip. It’s made from soft leather that is built to last and actually get better over time (read: It won’t crack like cheaper materials), and comes with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap so you have options for carrying it.
the super lightweight choice
Travelpro Maxlite 5 Softside Expandable Luggage
Created by a pilot, Travelpro luggage is thoughtfully made for people who are on the road all the time. Each bag comes with tons of pockets and easy-to-grasp handles that make lifting your stuff into overhead compartments a breeze.
a tough carry-on
Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage
You’ll love this maxed-out carry-on for all of it’s safety features. It has a sturdy, hard-side with scratch-resistant construction. TSA locks are built in, on the side. And if you need a bit of extra room, it’s even expandable.
If you’re looking for something classic
Samsonite Winfield 3 DLX Hardside Luggage
Ahhh, a classic that even your mama loves. Samsonite has hard- and soft-shell spinners and compartmentalized bags that’ll make even the most type-A travelers giddy.
A great value
Amazon Basics 2-Piece Set Hardside Spinner
It’s hard to find affordable luggage that’s also high-quality, but Amazon’s brand does not disappoint. We recently reviewed the underseat luggage and found it was a total steal. Amazon also boasts extensive testing to make sure it’ll hold up, and though it might not be the absolute best quality out there, the price can’t be beat.
If you need something easy to spot
Samsonite Centric 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage
Small enough to carry on board but large enough to hold everything you need for a weekend away, this hardside Samsonite is affordable and easy to spot on the luggage belt.
if you need extra space
Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Set
Coolife’s soft-sided luggage sets are made with durable nylon and reinforced PVC edges, quiet spinning wheels, and comes in four classic colors. The set includes 28″, 24″, and 20″ sizes, which means that you can store the smaller ones in the larger one when your travels are done.
If you’re low maintenance
Samsonite Freeform Hardside Expandable Luggage
Samsonite has your back with a sturdy, hardside spinner suitcase in classic colors. It features a roomy interior with pockets, and a TSA-approved combination lock. It’s a solid basic with a 10-year warranty.
Coolife Luggage Expandable Suitcase
This hard-shell carry-on is super convenient to travel with. It has all the basics you expect: telescoping handle, spinning wheels, and fully lined on the inside with extra pockets. Plus it has a heavy-duty, TSA-approved combination lock.
If you’re fancy
Bric’s Bellagio 30-Inch Spinner Trunk Suitcase
Grab a piece of Bric’s luggage if you wanna feel fancy as hell with leather accents and special touches like garment rings and zippered dividers. Pick out a backpack as an affordable first piece, or go ham on one of the pricier spinners, like this one that comes in six classic color combinations.
If you’re looking to splurge
TUMI 19 Degree International Carry-On Luggage
Tumi luggage is chic, simple, and classic, sporting elegant details in everything from backpacks to pouches and suitcases. Yes, the pieces are a splurge, but you’ll have and love them forever.
if you love luscious leather
seyfocnia Weekender Travel Duffel Bag
This high-quality leather duffel bag is waterproof and plenty spacious enough to hold all your weekend essentials.
If vintage is your jam
Urecity Vintage Trunk Suitcase Set
If you feel like traveling back in time while also jetting around the world, this retro set was made for you. The cute vintage design hides tons of modern features, like spinner wheels, zipper pockets, and elastic shoe holders. Plus, it comes in a variety of cute colors.
If you like shiny things
Rockland Melbourne Hardside Expandable Luggage
Rockland Melbourne makes super-durable bags with a sporty design (360-degree, four-wheel spinners!) that ensures you’ll never drag that bad boy through the airport—it basically pushes itself. The 33 vibrant, glossy colors don’t hurt these suitcases’ appeal, either.
If your style is funky
Kenneth Cole Reaction Out Of Bounds Luggage
With sizes from a 20-inch carry-on to a full 28-inch, these Kenneth Cole hard-side spinning suitcases are a reliable choice. Plus, it comes in 14 colors, so feel free to mix and match as you build your set.
If you want something sporty
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
The hip backpack company makes more than just schoolbags. They also offer cute yet durable duffel bags and solid suitcases at not-too-bad price points.
If you want something durable
Patagonia Black Hole MLC 45L Travel Pack
Real adventurers know that Patagonia makes bags ideal for weekends spent glamping, hiking, or beaching, thanks to the weather-resistant materials. And the lifetime warranty means they’ll even help you with repairs if you end up free solo-ing with it across your back or whatever.
If you love a two-for-less deal
Away Set of Two
Ever-present on your Instagram feed, Away was one of the very first direct-to-consumer luggage brands and is still wildly popular thanks to its 100-day free trial, lifetime warranties, and ejectable chargers.
if you want to make a statement
American Tourister Moonlight Hardside Luggage
This piece from American Tourister comes with strong zippers, spinning wheels, and expandable packing space, but what really stands out is the selection of colors and patterns. If you like marble, metallics, and bright colors, this is the set for you.
if you need a lot of extra space
Flieks Luggage Sets
Affordable and chic, not to mention durable, Flieks’ hardside luggage sets come with all the must-haves. Smooth spinning wheels, top and side handles, and a three-digit combination lock are some of its convenient features, but the star of the show is on the inside — tons of space thanks to its squared corners and extra wide expandable panel.
if you can’t pack light
Apelila Hardshell Luggage Set
Apelila makes super-lightweight pieces without sacrificing any of the durability you count on during long trips. The wheels spin a full 360 degrees, while the telescoping handles allow you to pull the cases with less stress to your spine. And because this set arrives with four pieces, there’s plenty of room for all of your travel essentials—and then some.
if you need a classic duffel
Piel Leather Duffel Bag with Pockets
Pack light for your next weekend getaway with this chic leather duffel. It includes one large internal compartment and five external zippered pockets, so you can separate things like toiletries and chargers from your clothes.
if you need to pack for a long weekend
Tumi Extended Trip Packing Case
This sleek and stylish suitcase by TUMI features a quiet four-wheel system and three-stage telescoping handle for easy rolling between terminals. The roomy interior offers ample space for all of your travel essentials (and then some), while the handles, zippers, and exterior are treated with an anti-microbial coating.
if you want a luxe carry on
Gucci GG Supreme Carry-on
Jet-set in style with Gucci’s compact carry-on. It features a chic logo-laden canvas exterior (bonus: the material is eco-conscious!) with matte black leather accents, as well as 360° wheels for easy mobility.
This status symbol
Essential Cabin 22-Inch Suitcase
One Cosmo editor brought her fancy-ass Rimowa bag on a trip to Paris and has been obsessed with its super smooth wheels, weirdly spacious “flex-divider system,” and the priceless knowledge that she looks like a baller—even when running for the gate before those boarding doors close.
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