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    14 Amazing Suitcases That People Actually Swear By

    Including several spacious carry-on bags β€” so that you can comfortably pack 12 pairs of shoes and 27 outfits for that three-day trip.

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    1. A Rockalnd two-piece set with a carry-on that'll fit perfectly into any overhead bin, and a smaller bag you can comfortably stuff under the seat in front of you. That's right, folks! No more sharing legroom with your slightly-too-large backpack.


    Promising review: "This set was amazing for my 11-day trip to five countries. It went through many airports, into trunks, out of trunks, into overhead bins, then out of overhead bins. Up and down escalators, through customs, on and off of trains and buses. It survived! I used packing cubes that allowed me to fit a large selection of clothes. The smaller bag also holds a lot of stuff, has the right amount of pockets, and fit perfectly under the seat in front of me. This was an excellent value for the price!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $40.41 (available in 60 colors).

    2. An AmazonBasics hardside carry-on that has a price tag sure to inspire an audible gasp. This basic piece is super practical (think four double spinner wheels and a scratch-resistant finish) *without* being super expensive.


    It's also expandable by 15% so that you can pack even *more* of your wardrobe inside.

    Promising review: "I've been on 12 flights with this luggage since I purchased it a few months ago, and it has worked GREAT! I've been able to pack my size 15 work boots and three days worth of clothes in it each time. The luggage has been transported via overhead bin space, as a gate checked bag, and has been roughly thrown around in different rental vehicles. The only damage to the luggage is very small scratches to the surface, which is expected with the rough handling I put it through. The size is perfect and it fits like a glove, even in the small CRJ-900 overhead bins." β€”Anthony Hermann

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    3. An Olympia rolling duffel bag perfect for the chronic overpacker. You can hypothetically shove 11 dresses, 19 tops, 18 sneakers, and your entire makeup bag in here β€” and you'll *still* have room to spare. Magic clearly exists.


    Promising review: "I did so much research when looking for a duffel for a recent five-day trip to NYC. I could not believe what a great bag this is for the price! It can fit an extraordinary amount of stuff inside. It's crazy. The zippers are great, the durability is great, and I haven't had any wheel or handle issues. Awesome bang for your buck!" β€”Jen Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $35.29 (available in 17 colors).

    4. A Calpak 23-inch suitcase featuring a gorgeous marble design worthy of a swoon. It's also got a super lightweight construction, meaning it won't feel *quite* as heavy even after you've stuffed it with the entire contents of your closet.

    Psst, Nordstrom also has a two-piece 22- and 30-inch set in the same gorgeous pattern!

    Promising review: "This is the perfect carry-on luggage. It's compact and easy to zip around while traveling, the compartments are spacious and keep all of my items organized, and TSA lock is sleek and easy to use. Super cute and agile. A must-buy for any traveler." β€”Eglacey

    Get it from Nordstrom for $135 (available in two colors).

    5. A trolley-inspired two-piece set so adorably vintage-inspired, it physically hurts to look at it. The larger suitcase is 24 inches while the smaller bag is 12 inches β€” AKA it has the perfect amount of room for your need-to-grab items (I'm looking at you, TSA-approved contact solution).


    Some other great things about this set? It comes with a matching luggage tag, the bag can be attached to the suitcase handles with an included extra strap, and you can even wear the smaller bag on a daily basis β€” it'll fit comfortably on your shoulder while looking extremely chic.

    Promising review: "I am blown away with how adorable this luggage set is!! There is a huge attention to detail right down to the lining. There's a matching luggage tag on the big bag, the extending handle is a really pretty rose gold color that looks so nice, and even the spinner wheels go with the color scheme. The small bag has a special strap that affixes it to the handle of the larger bag so it all stays put. And the final unexpected bonus is that this luggage is so darn cute, I actually have it sitting in the corner of my home office. I'm storing it in plain sight because it doubles as a pretty home decor when not in use!" β€”Elizabeth G.

    Get it from Amazon for $164.99 (available in three colors).

    6. An Away carry-on luggage designed with a hidden laundry bag, a TSA-approved combination lock, an ejectable battery to charge your ever-dying cell, and 360Β° wheels. It even has an interior compression system to let you PACK MORE STUFF., Ariel Calderon / BuzzFeed

    On top of all the fantastic features listed above, this carry-on is also made from a polycarbonate shell. What does this mean, you ask? It means that this BB is essentially indestructible.

    Promising review: "I have never taken a trip that went quite as smoothly, thanks to this Away luggage. It held everything perfectly in place and in order! The bag is beyond lightweight, the design is FIERCE, the wheels are so smooth, the size is perfect, and I love the battery pack. This is a total lifesaver and the smartest bag ever. Intelligently designed and perfect! I’m in love." β€”Valerie R.

    Get it from Away for $225 (available in 11 colors).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Away luggage.

    7. An iFLY three-piece set with super easy-to-maneuver wheels! That way if you ever find yourself sprinting through an airport terminal because you're late for a least this won't hold you back. / Via @iflyluggage

    Promising review: "I've used my new rose gold suitcase for nine flights in just under a month and IT'S REALLY PRETTY! I got compliment after compliment across the country. It maneuvers like a dream with one hand, or just a finger, whether in front, beside ,or behind me. I was late (almost running at times) and it took corners, bumps, and uneven surfaces like a dream. It's hard-sided but very lightweight and it did get several scratches/scuffs/gouges after the fifth flight, but no doubt it was manhandled at some point during transfers. All the zippers are strong and easy to slide. The expanding zipper saved me on several occasions, with a couple extra inches to bring home more than I came with. Inside, the zippered compartments are well thought out." β€”bbhomebody

    Get a three-piece set from Walmart for $189 (available in 11 colors).

    8. A four-wheel underseater small enough to not feel like a *total* nuisance at the airport, but large enough to store all your in-flight essentials. Headphones! Tablets! Contact solution! This pretty BB can hold it all.

    Promising review: "This is just perfect! I usually carry a large tote over my shoulder when traveling, but that gets heavy and things often get disheveled in a larger bag. Don't let the size of this fool you! The well-appointed storage pockets are great for organizing all your in-air needs. It will hold a tablet easily along with all the travel items we like to have at arms reach while flying, including a change of clothes! It even has a pocket for your ID documents so they are readily at hand when checking in. Very smart-looking, lightweight, and will fit easily under the seat in front of you. Plus, it has spinner wheels!" β€”Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $76.64 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    9. An American Tourister 21" suitcase available in a bunch of fun, vibrant designs β€” which means it's sure to stand out amidst the sea of black luggages crowding baggage claim.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect size carry-on! The wheels are smooth, the zipper is substantially secure, and the piece is pretty lightweight. I had it in another color and dragged it all over the world for three years with no issues!" β€”Kimberly Antestenis

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (originally $99, available in 10 colors).

    10. A three-piece hardside set you can check with peace of mind. Despite being aggressively thrown in and out of planes, these beauties are capable of the unthinkable β€” they'll actually remain dent- and scratch-free. *sings "I Will Survive"*,

    Promising review: "What a great luggage set at such a great price! These are are just as nice (or nicer) than some of the much more expensive sets I've seen: the large luggage had no scratches, dents, or issues after being checked and probably thrown around, while the smallest bag worked perfectly as a carry-on. Plus, these wheeled around perfectly!" β€”ROFLMOM

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in eight colors).

    11. A Samsonite luggage set so sleek, the flight attendant scanning your boarding pass will immediately assume you're in business class. Fake it till you make it, am I right?!


    Promising review: "We travel A LOT and have used the Samsonite Winfield suitcases for years. Our growing family means we've bought more. We've had our first set for six years and it's still going strong (they're scuffed and covered in luggage stickers, but still work). These are significantly lighter than fabric suitcases of the same size, so we can pack more and still be within airline weight restrictions. They are very durable – the wheels, zippers, and locks have lasted for six years at >100,000 airline miles/year. The set of different sizes allows you to pick a case that fits the trip! Small for a weekend/overnight and the large one for big trips." β€”PB&J

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $299.99 (originally $569.97, available in eight colors).

    12. A Travelpro carry-on that is super lightweight, meaning it won't feel as if it weighs a million pounds before you've even begun to put anything inside of it.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect carry-on bag! It is exceedingly lightweight, rolls easily even when loaded to the brim, and is exceptionally spacious. I even gate-checked this bag on a Jet Blue flight last week to test the integrity of the construction and it emerged from the cargo hold without a scratch. What a value!" β€”lucky louie

    Get it from Amazon for $118.99 (available in three colors).

    13. An Eddie Bauer rolling duffel designed with handy dandy compression straps, meaning you can tighten or loosen the bag depending on how empty/full it is. (Although, let's be honest here, it will usually be packed to the seams.)

    Eddie Bauer

    Promising review: "Bought this bag for a two-week trip to Europe. The easy rolling wheels are very sturdy and handle the cobble stone roads extremely well! The bag is lightweight (great for hauling on trains), but also holds its shape well. I highly recommend this bag if you like to separate your dirty clothes while on a trip...the drop bottom section was PERFECT for this!! You can use the drop bottom section to keep certain items separate while heading out on a trip, and the flexible divider allows you to move all the dirty clothes into that section. The outside straps also allow you to tighten down the bag when it's less empty and loosen them as you need it to expand. This is a FANTASTIC value for the money...especially when on sale." β€”Likes To Travel

    Get it from Eddie Bauer for $119.40 (originally $199, available in five colors).

    14. An expandable three-piece softshell set that, according to reviewers, looks even more gorgeous in person. On top of being super durable, it's got a timeless look (READ: a versatile shade of BLACK) with a unique twist that'll still make it easy to spot at baggage claim.


    Promising review: "Love, love, LOVE this luggage! It looks sharp, and it has a unique design that makes it easy to spot at baggage claim. Best of all, it is SO easy to get through the airport. I was able to push all three bags AND get two kids through the airport without struggling to push the luggage. I couldn't be happier with my purchase." β€”Nick

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in four colors).

    If only airlines allowed for the carry-on below...


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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