The Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and it is the season to travel! Summer getaways are just around the corner and to prepare you for that, we’ve rounded up the 10 best travel bags and luggage for your Memorial Day weekend getaway and the subsequent trips to come.
1. Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage
Made of 100% lightweight polycarbonate, this handsome travel luggage features a square full-capacity design with 10 oversized zipper and interior divider with organization pockets. Its lightweight locking telescopic handle makes it easy to carry around, while its four multi-directional sinner heels makes for effortless mobility anywhere you go. It has a full-zip interior divider and cross straps for increased packing organization, so you can pack as much as you want. Externally, you’ll love the unified brushed pattern custom design that hides any potential scratches or scruffs as you travel. Body dimensions measure 28.0″ x 19.75″ x 12.5″. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “I’ve thrown them on and off buses, dragged them from train to train, crammed them in and out of more taxis and shuttles than I can count, and dragged them about a mile and a half down the road in the rain (they’re surprisingly water resistant at the seams and expansion fabric…although certainly not waterproof). Through it all the handles have held up…and the wheels are still in amazing shape. The bags also look fantastic given them beating they get!” Patrick, Verified Purchase
2. AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch, Carry-On
Spruce up your luggage collection with this 20-inch hardside spinner luggage that’s perfect for a Memorial Day weekend getaway or as an international carry-on. It features a protective hard shell with scratch-resistant finish and is manufactured from extra-thick ABS for enhanced strength and durability, so you can go wherever you want to go. It features a fully lined interior with a divider and interior organizer with 3 zippered pockets for conveniently storing smaller things. The luggage is expandable for up to 15% more packing capacity, so you can extend that holiday! Its 4 double spinner wheels make it easy to navigate and roll in any direction. No more awkward struggling in airports and bus terminals! Measures 14.4 x 9.2 x 21.6 inches. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “Took it on a 2 week overseas trip, airports, trains, buses, metro, street… this thing took it all like a trooper. The wheels have a good size that allow it to roll on most city streets. The trip had one flight with very tight luggage constraints, this luggage fit everywhere. Highly recommended.” Rachel W.
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3. Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Large Travel Case
Those who are looking to invest in top notch quality, long lasting travel luggage will have to go with the Victorinox Lexicon, which is a break-resistant travel case that’s crafted from 100% virgin polycarbonate. It has a scratch-resistant matte finish that lets you travel in style while providing high quality performance. It has an advanced comfort grip, one-touch, dual-trolley aluminum handle system locks into three different positions so you can carry it around comfortably, no matter what your height. Inside, you’ll find ample space for all your essentials in organized compartments that are easy to access. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “This Victorinox Lexicon Hardside travel case is well designed and features the best wheels I’ve ever seen on a piece of luggage. While it’s a hard side case, the material is actually pliable and “soft”, not like a Pelican case, however it’s strong and robust, making the case surprisingly lightweight for its size. The Zippers are top quality as are the handles. Nice stitching, zippers and straps are found inside.” Tom
4. Travelpro Maxlite 4 22-Inch Expandable Rollaboard, Pink
If you’re looking for luggage that’s affordable but which quality can compete with its pricier counterparts, go for the Travelpro Maxlite 4, a 22-inch expandable Rollaboard that features water repellent coating, both inside and out. It includes a telescoping handle that adds both length and strength, as well as high performance ball-bearing in-line wheels. It’s also equipped with protective crash-guard wheel housings. Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “It held a lot more clothes than I thought it would and is very lightweight. The bag is definitely the right size for carry-on; had no problems fitting it in the overhead of several different types of airplanes. One feature I really like is the variable length handle. I am fairly tall and it was great to be able to pull the bag without hunching over.” Jer
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5. Delsey Helium Aero 25-inch Hard Case Luggage
Crafted from 100% lightweight, high strength, polycarbonate, this hard case luggage from Delsey Paris combines style and quality in a sleek design that you’ll love to take with you everywhere. It features off-centered, double spinner wheels for optimal maneuverability and a convenient large front pocket for easy accessibility. Its main compartment features a lined divider that expands, while its soft touch top and side carry handles let you carry it comfortably. Also features a TSA-accepted lock. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “Just the right size for a long trip. Fits in the trunk of rental cars just fine. Seems sturdy, survived four flights so far as checked luggage with only minor and inconsequential surface blemishes to the finish. Wheels work extremely well, easy to maneuver through airports.” Verified Purchaser
6. Osprey Packs Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack
If you’re traveling light, go for the Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack that offers comfort as you travel. It is designed with a LightWire frame suspension that transfers the load from harness to hipbelt so you don’t experience back pain. Its mesh back panel provides ventilation while the mesh on the harness and hip belt reduces risk for chafing. In terms of storage, you’ll find two internal compression straps to secure your items, with the entire bag designed to fit up to 40 pounds worth of things. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “Carry-on size fit well in the planes we flew, except puddle jumpers here in rural US. The straps all hide away in a really nicely designed stow cover for these cases. There is a convenient handle on the side to carry like a duffel, too.” Jason Jackson
7. SwissGear Travel Gear ScanSmart Backpack
If you’re traveling with your electronics, make sure you choose SwissGear, which is equipped with pockets for your essentials inside a signature organizer compartment. It’s extra roomy, with a highly protective floating TabletSafe tablet pocket, an accordion file holder, an organizer compartment, multiple internal accessory pockets, side accessory and water bottle pockets, and a padded media pocket with headphone cord port. Also comes with Airflow ventilation technology and a ScanSmart lay-flat technology for the ultimate in laptop-in-case TSA scanning. Fits laptops up to 17 inches in size. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 7,700 reviews at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “All pockets have large capacity. The top front pocket is roomy and about 7-8″ deep. The side pockets behind the water bottle mesh are a whole 12″ deep, and could probably fit a dress shoe on each side, for commuters or travelers. The inner pocket is surprisingly wide, at 5-6″at the base, and you could stuff much more in there, since the front of the pack is flexible.” Carolyn
8. Standard Luggage Co. 35L Flight Approved Travel Backpack for Air Travel
If you hate checking in luggage, get yourself this 35-liter carry on that features a 3-in-1 convertible design that transforms it from backpack to suitcase to shoulder bag in an instant. It features ergonomic and comfortable shoulder straps so you’re comfortable wherever you roam with it. It has a 25 to 45-liter capacity and an expandable zip for more storage. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “This backpack has a very sleek and effective design. First off, it’s very easy to pack due to the full perimeter zip. The bag lies flat and holds it shape so all your stuff is in plain view. The backpack is easy to carry with comfortable handles and lots of padding within the straps and back panel.” Mitchell Ong
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9. Timbuk2 Unisex Never Check Duffel
Is it a backpack? A duffel? A carry on? No one ever really knows, as this Timbuk2 duffel is so versatile that you can wear it so many ways. From the brand’s Never Check collection comes this duffel that features multiple grab handles that provide you different carrying options. It has a clamshell opening that makes packing so much easier and a fully padded laptop because let’s be honest, of course you won’t part with your laptop even during the holidays. Also features multiple organizational mesh pockets and external quick access pocket. Shop at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “I like the clamshell design because it keeps things organized, and when you need to grab something out of it, things are easier to find and keep in place. The 4 interior mesh pockets are great for toiletries and computer bits. Padded grab straps on 3 sides make getting this bag out of the overhead bin super easy.” Brian S.
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10. Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag Kelp Crosshatch/Kelp
Who doesn’t love this classic silhouette? Herschel’s Novel duffle bag offers a spacious main compartment that can hold all of your essentials for a fun weekend trip. It features a structured design allows the bag to hold its shape and two handles on top for hand carrying and a long strap for shoulder carrying. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Amazon.
What customers love about it: “The shoe compartment is fantastic, I don’t know how I lived without one before! I usually put my shoes and all my socks in it and it cuts down on clutter in the main bag!” WGC
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