The Best Luggage Brands
The best luggage brands are a combination of excellent quality, great design and useful features, sold at a fair price. Great luggage brands also receive lots of love from loyal users! Here are some of the best, in my opinion:
Overall: One of the best all-round luggage values, providing excellent quality and good features. Long-standing reputation built by loyal, repeat buyers.
Noteworthy: A go-to brand for flight crews
Good for: Business and frequent travelers, vacationers, families – really anyone ready to make an investment in luggage that lasts. Simple, classic but current look to the bags.
Price Range: depending on the collection, can range from just under$100 for a carry-on to around $400 for the largest bag
Read my full TravelPro Crew 9 review (their flagship collection)
Read my full TravelPro Maxlite review (their lightweight collection)
Overall: Well-known for extreme quality and craftsmanship, innovative design, lifetime warranty(even when the airlines damage the bag!) and classic good looks.
Noteworthy: Briggs & Riley pays exceptional attention to what their customers like and don’t like, updating the functionality of the bags accordingly.
Good For: The discerning buyer who wants to invest in the best, or would like to gift the best. Classic, minimalist in appearance – not trendy-looking bags. A favorite of business travelers who want the best quality and leisure travelers looking to buy their ‘last piece of luggage -ever’
Price Range: $200 to up to the $500-ish range (expensive but worth it if you factor in the lifetime warranty)
Read my full Briggs & Riley Transcend review (their lightweight collection)
Read my full Briggs & Riley Baseline review (their flagship collection)
Overall: Well-known manufacturer. Wide range of quality and price – premium collections provide excellent value. Known for their hardside bags.
Good For: Anyone, really – depends on the line purchased. Lower-end bags widely available at department/big box and outlet stores.
Noteworthy: One of their earliest suitcases was named ‘Samson’ after the biblical strongman and the name Samsonite was trademarked in 1941
Price Range: $80 – $300, depending on size and line