The Top Rated Luggage Brands – 11 Of The Best Luggage Brands

The Top Rated Luggage Brands – 11 Of The Best Luggage Brands

Usually if you wanted to find the top rated luggage brands you’d have to research quite a bit and read lots of reviews and compare single products and overall quality, affordability and other important things about luggage such as weight and size as well as style and functionality.

Lucky for you I’ve done all that work for you and spent hours reading through all of the above and comparing all of the top brands out there to find the best for different categories.

Samsonite

Founded in Denver more than 100 years ago, Samsonite is still one of the best-known and most-trusted luggage brands in the world. They are one of the leaders when it comes to luggage, travel bags and accessories.

Price range: low to middle

Samsonite take pride in creating reliable, durable, stylish and functional luggage at an affordable price and promise you peace of mind during your travels.

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The Samsonite Omni Expandable Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels is one of their top selling hardside suitcases.

You can get this extremely scratch-resistant micro-diamond polycarbonate suitcase in either the large 28″ checked size as featured here or the medium 24″ or the carry-on 20″ size or you can get all three in a set which can be nested within each other.

I’ve put together the 13 Best Of Samsonite Luggage for 2019. Have a look!


TravelPro

Started in 1987 by a pilot, TravelPro is the luggage brand for the frequent traveler. They offer innovation, quality and durability apart from finding better solutions for the business traveler and airline employees.

The first rollaboard, a wheeled, carry-on suitcase which could be pulled upright, was invented by TravelPro.

Price range: low to mid

Today TravelPro still is the choice in luggage for many airlines and frequent travelers worldwide. Extensive testing ensures great value and is supported by their lifetime warranty for many of their products.

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The TravelPro Luggage Crew 11 21″ Carry-on Expandable Spinner w/Suiter and USB Port, Black is perfect for you whether you’re part of professional flight crew or a frequent flyer.

This softside carry-on suitcase is made from high quality ballistic nylon and comes with DuraGuard scratch and stain resistant coating. It also features an external USB port for recharging any USB device from the dedicated charger pocket.


American Tourister

Founded more than 80 years ago in Rhode Island, American Tourister started with a dream of a tough suitcase that could be sold for a dollar.

This dream turned into a luggage company which is now well-known for their durable but affordable, functional and fashionable luggage which is available in more than 80 countries.

Price range: low to middle

The first moulded luggage was created by American Tourister and they were also the first to have flight attendants test their bags. Samsonite acquired American Tourister in 1993.

American Tourister are known for their Disney and Marvel Comics featured luggage.

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The American Tourister Disney Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels is made from durable ABS/PC hardside material and comes with a checked 28″ and a 21″ carry-on bag.

You can also choose just the carry-on or the checked bag instead of the set and you are spoilt for choice between 6 Mickey and Minnie or 1 Snow White design.

I’ve made a list of the The Best American Tourister Luggage – The 9 Best Of American Tourister


Delsey

Started in Paris more than 70 years ago, Delsey is a household name for classical elegant and innovative luggage design.

Originally a leather camera cases manufacturer, they moved on to hardside luggage and designed their flexible framed Helium suitcase and invented a new secure zip technology in 2010 amongst other innovations for which they gained more than fifty patents and awards.

One of their distinctive features is an ID tag with a unique number which will make it easy to locate your bag anywhere in the world.

Price range: low to mid

Stylish and high-quality luggage options with worldwide warranty.

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The DELSEY Paris Luggage Chatelet Hard+ Medium Checked Spinner Suitcase Hardside with Lock, Champagne is one of their most popular pieces in a timeless style.

Made from 100% BAYER virgin makrolon polycarbonate, this 24″ hardside spinner offers extreme temperature and impact resistance. You can also choose chocolate instead of the champagne colour.


GeniusPack

This newcomer was only founded in 2013, but they have impressed us with their unique designs offering high-functioning carry-on luggage.

Some of their distinctive features are: laundry-compression technology to make more room in the carry-on, a removable laundry bag and a permanent checklist amongst many other organisational gimmicks.

Price range: low to middle

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The Genius Pack Aerial Hardside Luggage Spinner – Smart, Organized, Lightweight Suitcase (21 Inch, Matte White) is an extremely lightweighted hardside carry-on suitcase with lots of compartments and pockets for the highly organised person.

Genius Pack G4 – What is so genius about the Genius Pack luggage?


G-Ro

Another relative newcomer, G-Ro (which stands for GravityRoll Wheel Technology) was designed to make travel easier, by inventing a piece of luggage with extra large wheels, able to easily maneuver over any kind of surface.

Initially started with a Kickstarter crowdfunding page which was one of the most successful campaigns with $4million sales pledged.

Price range: middle to high

Their luggage also offers added packing space and removable smart features using the highest quality fabrics and materials, all true to their motto: no form without function and no function with form.

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The G-RO Carry-on Luggage, 22-inch International Cabin Size, USB Charging (FAA Compliant) with Luggage Tracker surely is one of a kind featuring 22″ carry-on hardside case with TSA lock, garment expansion sleeve, luggage strap for additional bags, convenient external pockets for laptops, tablets, passports etc and also included is an easily accessible Dual USB ports and a removable 10,000 mAh power bank.


Victorinox

Victorinox are a well-known brand due to their Swiss Army Knife, which was invented in 1884. The company itself has been around even longer, for over 130 years.

Victorinox have also made a name for themselves for their high-quality household and professional knives, watches, fragrances and travel gear, which shows great functionality, innovation and iconic design as well; all inspired by their Swiss Army Knife.

Price range: mid to high

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The Victorinox Werks Traveler 6.0 Large Softside Spinner Suitcase, 27-Inch, Blue has only had the highest ratings which is true to their high quality workmanship.

This softside suitcase is made from 600D Ballistic Nylon fabric, both abrasion-proof and water repellent, perfect for the business traveler. It features a removable garment bag and integrated packing cube to keep all of your garments wrinkle-free.


Osprey

Founded in Colorado more than 40 years ago, Osprey are known for their comfortable, longer lasting and functional travel packs perfect for travel, commute, hiking and climbing.

They started out with a retail shop in a rented house offering custom-fitted, made-to-order packs; clientele ranged from backpackers to travellers who heard about the company through word of mouth.

Price range: low to mid

Since 2009 you don’t have to worry about a thing anymore, since the company offer their “All Mighty Guarantee”, which will see every product repaired for free, no matter when it was bought. If it can’t be repaired, they will replace it.

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The Osprey Packs Farpoint 70 Travel Backpack is made from ripstop nylon and features a stowaway back panel, a harness and hip belt for comfort and a detachable day pack.


Tumi

Founded in New Jersey in 1975, Tumi was named after a Peruvian ceremonial knife used for sacrifices (the founder was part of the Peace Corps in Peru for a while).

Tumi is known for their high-end luggage and especially their black-on-black ballistic nylon. One of their special features is a metal plate with a unique 20-digit number in every bag which can be registered to use the Tumi Tracer program should the bag be lost.

Price range: mid to high-end

The PowerPack Backpack with incorporated solar technology for charging phones was designed in 2006. Also in 2006, Tumi teamed up with Italian motorcycle giant Ducati and launched a collection of eight co-branded pieces. Samsonite acquired Tumi in 2016.

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The TUMI – Tegra Lite Max Continental Expandable Carry-On Luggage – 22 Inch Hardside Suitcase for Men and Women is made from 100% Polypropylene Thermoplastic and features a front U-zip pocket with a zip-around opening.

The bag expands up to 2” and has two packing compartments, one with a suiter section and a hanger bracket.

For more choices, have a look at The Best Of Tumi – Luggage Bags And Accessories.


Briggs & Riley

Briggs & Riley was founded in 1993, but the parent company, US Luggage, had been around for nearly a century and designed the first wheeled luggage in 1970.

With the founding of Briggs & Riley came the lifetime warranty “Simple as That”, which even covers damage caused by an airline. (And it covers every bag ever made, from 1993 onward.)

Price range: mid to high-end

One of their innovations is the Outsider handle design, which means there are no trolley handle bars inside the bag. This offer a flat packing area and with it more capacity and wrinkle-free clothing.

The newest innovations is the CX technology, which enables the bag to expand by up to 33% and then to compress back to the original size.

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The Briggs & Riley Baseline Upright Luggage is a 22″ softside suitcase made from 1680D ballistic nylon which resists wear, water, dirt and abrasion.

It features the above mentioned CX expansion compression system (up to 25% for this bag), as well as the outsider handle. The bag is lightweight due to its hybrid fiberglass frame.


AmazonBasics

Last but not least I will show you a good, very affordable alternative. This is definitely not something for the frequent traveler, as the luggage is not designed to last forever, but it is a great option for the occasional holiday maker who doesn’t have the highest expectations.

It’s not quite as bad as it sounds though, AmazonBasics has made very many people very happy with their cheaper options in luggage and I am only going to recommend you the ones with the highest ratings.

Price range: low

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The AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage – 20-Inch, Carry-On is one of the most popular carry-on spinners offered by AmazonBasics.

It is made with extra-thick ABS and has a scratch-resistant finish. It is expandable by up to 15%.


This concludes my review of the top rate luggage brands for 2019. My personal recommendations would be the Samsonite for a medium budget, the Tumi for high-end and the AmazonBasics for budget.

Having said that, all of the featured luggage pieces are one of the bestsellers for each brand and you can’t go wrong.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments and I will get back to you soon.

Safe and happy travels!


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10 Replies to “The Top Rated Luggage Brands – 11 Of The Best Luggage Brands”

  1. Hello Petra, you brought a big smile to my face all the while I was reading this post. I could see myself when I was still a small girl in my mother’s house holding her Samsonite luggage bag. 

    It was a favorite and we all loved it for its durability. I have had series of bad luggage bag recently but I think its time it get some of this lovely bags here. Thanks for sharing

    1. Oh I love that you have such fond memories 🙂 They have been around for a while and are a real household name for a reason 🙂

  2. Thanks a lot for saving my time and effort via your helpful and informative post.

    The different price range is very helpful. After looking at the top picks, it’s really hard to decide which one to choose. The description of each luggage is very helpful.

    Although I love to buy G-RO Carry-on Luggage it’s quite expensive for me. So Samsonite Omni Expandable Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels is the one I am interested in and it’s on my list. The price is also under my budget.

    Great information, you have really given a lot of value here.

  3. Hi Petra, great work overall. Your website is very detailed & helpful. I travel a lot with my wife and sometimes we struggle to find/choose the right suitcase but after looking at your website, I found that I have come to the right place where the seller has already provided me with the descriptions of the products and now the only thing I got to do is click and purchase. Great experience, simply loved it!

    1. Well, thank you, nice to hear that it was worth spending so much time on writing the review. You know you can also bookmark the page to find it more easily in the future. 

  4. Hello there, thanks for sharing such beneficial post. I have been using some really bad luggage bags for some time now and I must admit i have suffered al ot from using these bags. 

    However, I’ll be traveling for a long period of time and I wouldn’t want to go with any of the bags I already have here. 

    So i have decided to get the Travelpro brand considering the fact that I have seen some other people use it and have given some good testimonies about it. Thank You.

  5. I love traveling.  I  jump in my truck and just go.  Good luggage can add an element of ease to any trip.  Having all of your clothes and travel accessories organized make getting ready in the mornings so much easier.  With well organized stuff it is harder to forget things.  

    Roomy luggage with sturdy handles and hard sides adds another layer of protection to your belongings.  Sometimes a duffle will suffice for clothes but if you need wrinkle free attire for a business trip or honeymoon activities then a good suitcase and luggage can make all the difference.  

    My Mom had a hard cosmetic travel case that she took everywhere with her.  It lasted her more than twenty years.  Those things are tough.  She loved the organization and protection.  

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