Best Luggage Brands 2018 – Top 9 Brands For Every Budget

Best Luggage Brands 2018 – Top 9 Brands For Every Budget

Trying to figure out what the best luggage brands 2018 are can pose a bit of a challenge as there are so many to choose from.

You will want to opt for a luggage brand that offers good quality for your money. Affordability of course is important, but if your cheap luggage falls apart while travelling, it soon turns into a pricey experience.

We have reviewed the most popular and trusted brands and looked at their overall quality and price as well as the value you get for your money.

If you’re looking for your new favourite luggage brand you can be sure to find it amongst the following choices.

Samsonite

Samsonite is one of the best-known and most-trusted luggage brands in the world. Founded in Denver, they have been around for more than 100 years and are now one of or maybe even the world leader in luggage, travel bags and accessories.

Samsonite

Samsonite pride themselves on creating reliable, durable, stylish, innovative and functional products. Most of their luggage fall within the low to middle price range. Samsonite promise you peace of mind when traveling; your luggage wheels won’t come off and your valuables will be protected.

Their luggage ranges from hardside to softside, spinners to rollers, suitcases, carry-on, dufflebags and so on. Many of their suitcases feature TSA-approved locks.

We believe that you will get great value for your money if you invest in Samsonite luggage.

The Winfield 2 Hardside 28″ is one of Samsonite’s bestsellers. 

Samsonite Winfield 2

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Travelpro

Travelpro was started in 1987 by a Northwest Airlines 747 pilot, who was looking for a better option in luggage, something that would make travelling for him and every other frequent traveler much easier. He invented the first rollaboard; a wheeled, carry-on suitcase which could be pulled upright.

Travelpro today is still the choice of many airlines and frequent travelers worldwide. They stand for innovation, quality and durability. Each piece of luggage is tested extensively; every part from fabric, wheels and zippers to the design is put to trial.

Many of their bags come with lifetime warranty. The price ranges from mid to high.

Travelpro is recommended for the business traveler and is used by many airline employees. Great value for your frequent traveler‘s buck.

This spinner suitcase in Dusty Rose 27″ is a suitcase from their new Travelpro Pathway Collection. 

Travelpro Pathway Collection

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American Tourister

American Tourister was founded more than 80 years ago in Providence, Rhode Island. The dream of a tough suitcase that he could sell for a dollar made the founder invest his life savings into a luggage company, which is now available in over 80 countries.

American Tourister

American Tourister were the first to make moulded luggage and they were also the first to have their bags tested by flight attendants from major airlines.

After mainly focusing on hardside luggage, they started creating very durable softside products as well.

American Tourister was acquired by Samsonite in 1993. American Tourister are well known for their durable, functional and fashionable luggage and are usually very affordable.

Their Curio Spinner is sure to stand out from other luggage.

American Tourister Curio Spinner

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Delsey

Delsey is a Parisian company which has been around for 70 years and is known for their classical elegant, unconventional and innovative luggage design.

They started off manufacturing leather camera cases and moved on to hardside luggage and came up with quite a few different designs, such as their flexible framed Helium suitcase, and a new secure zip technology in 2010, as well as their latest innovation of a detachable, washable lining in 2016. For all their innovations they have gained more than fifty patents and awards.

All of Delsey Paris’ luggage are tested. Many of the bags come with a unique ID tag, which makes it easy, should you ever lose your luggage; even if it’s located on the other side of the world.

They offer worldwide warranty and their luggage is distributed in more than 110 countries. Delsey luggage is perfect for the style-conscious travellers who want high-quality materials.

You’d expect Delsey to be quite expensive, but their luggage can be found with a very reasonable and affordable price tag. Great value and style for your money.

The Delsey Luggage Chatelet Hard+ 21 is one of their bestsellers.

 

Delsey Paris Chatelet Hard

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Genius Pack

Genius Pack is a relative newcomer, only having been founded in 2013, but they already made a name for themselves offering high-functioning carry-on luggage. They were actually purposely founded to provide the best carry-on luggage (they do offer check in luggage as well).

Their luggage has distinct features such as the laundry compression technology that uses compression air-valves to make more room in your carry-on and has a removable laundry bag.

It comes with a permanent checklist sewn into the inside of the bag so you won’t ever forget a thing again. Genius Pack comes with lots of different compartments and pockets and gimmicks.

This luggage will make you highly organised if you aren’t already. And you will absolutely love it if you are a highly organised person. The prices range from low to medium and some of the bigger items come with a higher price tag, but, you might not need a new bag for a very long time after that.

Their Genius Pack 25” Hardside Spinner is sure to impress.

Genius Pack 25'' Hardside Spinner

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Victorinox

Victorinox has brought great products to the world for over 130 years. Everyone is familiar with the Swiss Army Knife, which was invented in 1884. Since then, Victorinox have branched out into producing household and professional knives, watches, fragrances and of course travel gear.

Their focus lies on quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design; their travel gear company was founded in 1999 in St. Louis and all of the functions of their gear are inspired by their Swiss Army Knife.

Check out a video on how Victorinox test their travel gear:

Victorinox luggage comes with a medium to higher price ticket attached. Their luggage usually comes with a global warranty, some of them limited.

Get your own Swiss Army Knife inspired luggage when buying the Spectra 2.0 Dual-Access Extra Capacity Carry-On.

Victorinox Spectra 2.0 Dual-Access Extra Capacity Carry-On

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Antler

Antler are a British company that was founded in 1914 and are known for their British quality, values and spirit. It all started with luggage made especially for ocean voyages and unique trunks that could be attached to cars. Why the antler? The founder was very much interested in wildlife and so it came to pass that the stag’s head was turned into the brand’s logo.

Antler offer a 10-year international warranty on most of their products. One of their innovations is the new material called Armordon®, which is durable and impact-resisting; it is usually used in the area of ballistics and construction.

Their 2016 Atom suitcase is manufactured in the UK; the engineers behind it also work for Bentley and Aston Martin.

Antler Atom Suitcase

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Antler luggage usually comes with a low to medium price tag, but some bigger items can have a higher priced ticket; they always offer great quality.

 

Osprey

Osprey have been designing and manufacturing packs that are comfortable, longer lasting and functionally sound from their base in Cortez, Colorado for more than 40 years now.

It all started with a retail shop in a rented house offering custom-fitted, made-to-order packs; clientele ranged from backpackers to travellers who all arrived their by word of mouth.

Since 2009 the company offer the ‘All Mighty Guarantee’ which means that any product, no matter when it was bought, will be repaired free of charge, and, if unable to be repaired, it will be replaced.

Osprey offer packs for any occasion: for travel, everyday commute, for kids, wheeled and duffle, for hiking and climbing and so on. If you want a pack, they’re the specialists. The packs are all very affordable and come with a light price ticket (wheeled luggage might be mid range).

The Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack is one of their bestsellers.

Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack

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Ricardo Beverly Hills

Ricardo Beverly Hills was founded in 1978 in Beverly Hills, California. Their luggage brands Ricardo Beverly Hills, Skyway and Stephanie Johnson are inspired by the lifestyle of California’s west coast and strive to offer luggage that is of high quality as well as functional, clever and compelling.

Ricardo offer everything from carry-on to checked luggage, duffle bags and tote bags to garment bags and other travel essentials. Prices range from low to medium.

The Orange Ricardo Beverly Hills Malibu Bay Rolling underseater spinner luggage is one of their newer designs.

Orange Ricardo Beverly Hills Malibu Bay Rolling underseater spinner luggage

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Let me know if you have any questions or if you feel I have left out another great luggage brand that should be listed here as well. Just comment below and I’ll get back to you soon.

Happy travels!

 

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14 Replies to “Best Luggage Brands 2018 – Top 9 Brands For Every Budget”

  1. This is so great! I know nothing about picking out quality luggage, so this post was perfect and just what I needed! Do you by any chance have any good recommendations on kids luggage? I need something durable and still good quality, but something along the mid-range as far as pricing.

    Thanks!

  2. Hi, very interesting article. I bought a Chloé suitcase that was not cheap and after the second time I used it the wheels were completely melted due to the friction. I am now wondering if the “Genious-pack” can be shipped to The Netherlands?

    1. Hi Karla,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. It can be very frustrating when that happens, especially when it was expensive and we expect it to last for a long time.

      Yes, the Genius Pack can be delivered to the Netherlands. If you’ve got an Amazon.com account, just follow this link to the Genius Pack G3 22″ Carry-on.

      I’ve reviewed it here: https://bagsandsuitcases.com/best-spinner-suitcases-review, if you want to have a read first.

      Let me know if you need any other information. I’m really quite impressed with the Genius Pack, in case you haven’t already noticed in my reviews. 🙂

  3. Wow so many options, I didn’t realise there were so many different brands of suitcases, thank you! I’m really liking the Delsey one you showed and the Ricardo Beverly Hills one too! Now to choose!

    1. Hi Jayde,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, that is a hard choice to make! Let me know if you need any more information to help with the decision. 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for your detailed review, I am currently looking for something to carry our luggage when we all go to Bali. I will be looking into these options a lot further.

    1. Hi Nicole,

      Let me know if you need any more information. I’m absolutely amazed with the Genius Pack, as they offer the perfectly organised luggage. But all of the other ones are great too. It really depends on your needs and what you’re willing to spend.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Just recently have been looking into some new luggage. Wow, there are sure alot to choose from. Right now it’s between Samsonite and American Tourister. I just bought a Lilly Pullitzer Travel Bag, which I love. It’s a carry on and can hold 1-2 days of clothing and all toiletries, plus some. Great post!

    1. Hi Mary,

      You’re right, there are many great choices out there. Some are easier than others. Samsonite and American Tourister both have good quality suitcases, but Samsonite is probably a little better, whereas American Tourister is a bit cheaper. Tough choice! Let me know if you need any more information. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Wow so amazing post! I didn’t realise there were so many different brands of suitcases, thank you! I’m really liking the Delsey one you showed and the Ricardo Beverly Hills . Are there some bags for kids? I want a durable bag for my son of 12 years. Thank you for the post

  7. Thanks for bringing up al these different options.

    A quality suitcase is crucial if you travel a lot. I’ve seen it happen so many times; people with those very cheap suitcases from a brand you’ve never heard of, having all kinds of issues. For example, last week I saw someone rushing up the stairs and the handle of the trolley snapped off. Guess what happened… the trolley rolled of the stairs, smashed to the ground with everything felling out of it…

    Personnally, I’ve sticked with Samsonite for over 20 years. Never had any issues. Besides some scratches and a few dents my Lite-Shock Spnner is going strong for over 5 years…

    1. Yes, I think many people are like that. Once you found a brand that works for you, you just stick with it. And Samsonite is definitely one of the most reliable ones.

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