Not All Luggage is Created Equal
Luggage doesn't have to mean just your typical roller bag. There are so many additional options these days based on your travel style and destinations. Your primary bag is luggage, whether that's a backpack, briefcase, duffel, or roller. Your luggage gets your gear from one place to another and has to have the capacity and organization to fit everything you need while taking a beating along the way.
How to Choose the Best Luggage for You
Use our filters to narrow down the best luggage for your travel style and destination(s).
Backpack: A favorite style of luggage among seasoned travelers, travel backpacks offer unmatched portability and hands free carry. Many larger capacity travel backpacks can stow the straps making them easier to check or stash in an overhead bin.
Roller: Classic suitcases have come a long way with both hard and soft shells and numerous built in features. Rolling suitcases generally offer the most capacity and hard shell cases can have the added benefit of increased protection. But these rollers come at the disadvantage of tying up your hands and serving no purpose once you’ve made it to your destination.
Duffel: A favorite among urban travelers and road trippers, duffel bags offer medium to high capacity and convenient top load, wide openings.
Briefcase: Not just for work, briefcase style luggage can offer plenty of packing space for short overnight trips in a sleek and fashionable design. Many briefcase bags include crossbody or shoulder straps, or convert to a backpack as well, giving you added flexibility based on how much you’re packing and where you’re using it.
Convertible: Quickly convert your luggage between carrying styles to suit your current need. Roll your suitcase through the airport then throw it on your back for the walk to the Airbnb. Stash backpack straps to check a bag or attach your straps to a briefcase or duffel for crossbody carry when you have a ways to walk.
Expandable: When one bag can work on a variety of trip durations, you’ll get more bang for your buck. The amount of gear packed always fills the available capacity so keep a bag compressed for shorter trips then expand it for longer ones.
Detachable Daypack: Some large capacity travel backpacks include a detachable daypack. Attach the daypack to the primary bag when hauling your gear between destinations then detach it to take with you for daily exploring.
Hard Shell: If you need extra protection for fragile or important items a hard shell luggage can provide extra durability and protection for your contents.
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