Gone are the days when a traveler has to deal with a heavy suitcase that tend to add on to the allowed weight an airline passenger is allotted for every flight. Nowadays, travelers are spoiled with the wide assortment of light weight luggage that they can pick whichever suits their taste and travel needs.
Deciding on which luggage brand to purchase, however, can be quite confusing due to the number of brands available in the market today. Which one should you pick?
To help narrow down your choices, here are our recommendations for the top 5 brands for 2018 based on quality, durability, design, interior space, sizes available, their ability to meet the requirements of any airlines, and last but not the least the price range.
One of the oldest dependable and widely available luggage brands in the market since its release about 75 years ago. American Tourister is owned and manufactured by Samsonite.
American Tourister offers both hardside and softside suitcases with a variety of colors and designs to choose from. Kids and kids-at-heart would be delighted with their Marvel Comics and Disney character inspired bags. Price-wise, American Tourister is known for their low to mid-range prices without compromising their quality, which makes it quite popular among non-frequent travelers.
Another well-known luggage brand that is widely available in the market since its introduction about 100 years ago. Samsonite is well known for its durability and style.
Samsonite offers both hardside and softside suitcases including an assortment of backpacks, travel accessories, and even garment bags. One of their most sellable designs would be the suitcases with spinner wheels. Their products are sold from the low- to the mid-price range.
Originally starting as a manufacturer for leather camera cases, Delsey also expanded into the luggage business about 7 decades ago. Since then, Delsey has continuously manufactured high quality products that travelers are only too happy to take advantage of.
They specialize in hardside suitcases, but you can also find softside suitcases, backpacks, travel bags, and even school bags as part of their product line. The products are sold along the mid-price range.
Flight crews also get their fair share of the suitcase market. Travelpro was a brainchild of an airline pilot after he realized the need to have a wheeled luggage.
This idea led to the birth of Travelpro, which basically introduced the first wheeled, carry-on suitcase that has an extendable handle to pull the suitcase in an upright position.
The brand is quite popular among flight crews due to its high quality and durability. They have a range of hardside and softside suitcases, garment bags, backpacks, and laptop bags that are in the mid-price range.
Founded in 1975, Eagle Creek has been a favorite among backpacking travelers due to its casual and outdoorsy vibe. Don’t be fooled by its rugged look though. Eagle Creek luggage has been designed for functionality and durability.
Eagle Creek products are made of tough polyester fabrics that have been coated to resist any weather condition. Heavy duty wheels and puncture proof lockable zippers with a “No Matter What” lifetime warranty definitely makes it worth its above mid-price range.
After reading our top picks, you now get to decide which one to purchase. All brands are also available online for ease of purchase.