5 Affordable Suitcases For Travel Enjoyers
If you’re looking to go traveling, either for business or vacation, and are in need of a new suitcase, look no further. They’re both affordable, and highly rated. Bear in mind that while some of these may seem a little expensive, a good suitcase will last you for decades if you don’t mistreat it.
1. ELDA Expandable Rolling Duffel Bag.
At only $40.00 on Amazon and weighing less than three pounds, this suitcase is highly rated for good reason. As mentioned, it’s very lightweight, and due to being a duffle bag, it can be folded up. This makes it a great pick for those who want a suitcase that doesn’t take up much storage space. It’s made from durable materials, has a fairly large capacity for storage, and serves as a good all-purpose duffel. It also has fully rotating wheels to make moving heavy weights less difficult. One of the main draws of this suitcase is the fact that it’s a very simple and versatile one. You can use it not just for travel, but for daily activities such as shopping, day trips, laundry runs, and more. It’s not the most stylish or the sturdiest, but it does come in a variety of colors, so you have some style options. If you’re looking for a suitcase that you can get a lot of secondary or everyday uses out of, this duffel has you covered.
2. Aerolite Maximum Allowance Carryon Suitcase
A slightly more expensive suitcase at 55 dollars, the Aerolite Maximum Allowance Carryon is a spinner-type rolling bag. It’s not the largest, but it has good capacity and a generally robust construction. It even comes with a 5-year warranty. It comes with back-straps, several pockets, 4 spinner wheels, an aluminum handle, and is generally pretty solid. Unlike the previous entry, it is a proper suitcase and is less flexible than a duffel, but if you want a purpose built carryon bag, this one generally measures up. It weighs less than five pounds and its reviews on Amazon are generally pretty positive. It’s not top of the line, but it will definitely last you a while. Another major plus of this suitcase is that it comes with a lock, so that you can make sure your stuff is secure. It fits in both overhead and under seat compartments and can be brought as a carryon bag. There have been a few complaints about the wheels not working or breaking, but the warranty should have you covered in that department. Overall, this suitcase is a solid pick if what you’re looking for is a reasonably priced spinner-wheel carryon.
3. Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set
Costing between 40 and 55 dollars, this two-for one pack is an absolute steal. These two luggage bags come in a variety of colors, and are highly recommended by reviews. While they may be on the cheaper side, they’ll last you at least a few years if they aren’t too rough with them. If you need a suitcase set but don’t think you’ll travel too much. I would say the main selling point of this suitcase set is its surprising durability given how extremely affordable it is. The main suitcase is quite good, featuring in-line wheels, a telescoping handle, and full internal lining. It’s well-made, and can probably handle several years of gentle use. It also comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and the tote bag can be used as a carryon if you’re traveling. Overall, this is a good short to mid term investment for those who don’t think they’ll be traveling too much, but want a good set of suitcases in case they do have to travel.
4. Feybaul 24″ Hardshell Luggage
As a hardshell suitcase, this one is a bit more expensive, and will run you 70 to 100 dollars. However, the price is absolutely worth it. A durable and scratch resistant external shell, built in combination lock, highly functional spinner wheels, and a spacious internal compartment make this 24-inch suitcase worth the price of admission. Hardshell suitcases are built to last, and well-maintained suitcase can serve you for decades if you don’t mistreat it. The Feybaul hardshell design is also quite sleek and stylish. While on the expensive side this one is absolutely a worthwhile investment. This suitcase is a bit on the heavier side at 8.5 pounds, but that’s because its far more durable than softside and duffel models. One of the benefits of this model is that it’s a hardshell model without any novelty designs or brand-named characters on them, allowing it to maintain a sleek and stylish design without lessening its general appeal. Ultimately, while this suitcase is a bit more expensive and high-class than the previous ones, but you get what you pay for, so it’s a worthwhile investment.
5. Samsonite Aspire DLX 20-inch Carryon.
Without a doubt the biggest investment on this list, this carryon suitcase will run you upwards 0f 96 dollars. However, it is absolutely worth it. Samsonite is a well-respected brand within the luggage industry and their Aspire DLX collection is some of the best dollar for dollar. The 20-inch carryon is expandable, comes in a spinner-wheel configuration, has an enduring minimalist aesthetic, and even comes with an elastic I.D. tag. It’s a softside bag, but as I’ve said before, a good suitcase will last you for decades if it’s well made. The suitcases my family uses for vacation have been around for longer than I’ve been alive, so these things are built to last. Samsonite in general is a solid brand when it comes to luggage, so I feel the higher price is somewhat justified. The Aspire DLX is marketed as “everything customers like about Samsonite products” and I kinda agree. The only downside is that this is one of the cheapest Samsonite products I could find on Amazon, so their price points can be a bit of an ask. However, if you want something you won’t need to worry about replacing until at least 2035, this bag has you covered.