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Any recommendations for good luggage at a good price?

Asked by Ponderer983 (6396 points ) August 1st, 2012

I’m not looking for Tumi here, but something good that will last beyond one flight. I need a larger size (29”) and then a carry-on (21”). Definitely need them on wheels. Suggestions?

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zensky's avatar

When I buy again next – it’ll be Samsonite.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Ponderer983
Last three luggage purchases were at a “REAL” outlet stores ( i.e. Hartmann leather ). Samsonite is a good buy also, stay away from unknown names.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t have a particular brand to recommend, but I did just buy new luggage and I have some feedback. I believe the brand was Delsey, and it looks like a hard case, but it is extremely lightweight. I love that it is lightweight, and that it probably won’t get ruined easily when checked. It also has the four wheels, I think they call it a spinner, and that is fantastic! I highly recommend that feature. The particular case I bought has the split sides, meaning when you open the suitcase you put clothes on both halves, and that I think I would not purchase again. I find it awkward to close, and basically impossible to use a luggage stand in a hotel.

Ponderer983's avatar

@zensky I’ve been looking at some Samsonite
@Tropical_Willie I would do outlet, but it’s a gift for me and my grandmother isn’t going to travel to any outlet.
@JLeslie I keep seeing Delsey but have never heard of it. I was looking on Macy’s website and they have a bunch of Delsey, but I really know nothing about the brand except what is in their description and a few reviews, which were positive. Yeah that split thing is something i definitely would not want.

JLeslie's avatar

@Ponderer983 Overall I am happy with the quality for the price. I will say that the more expesive luggage is, the better made typically. There is some value in the pricing. My old luggage lasted a very very long time, and it was easy to see the difference in quality in the fabric and the stitching. I was reluctant about the split side thing, and I should have listened to my gut on that. But, it is not a huge deal sonce that bag is a large one and I only use it when I am likely to be staying somewhere for a while and am likely to unpack.

rojo's avatar

Check Kohl’s they have sales all the time and with the addl. discount cards my wife just picked up several pieces for peanuts. It was High Sierra I believe.

Ron_C's avatar

I travel most of the time and have worn out many very expensive suitcases. I started going to e-bags, saved some money and got luggage that lasts a couple years of hard travel and saved a few bucks.

Coloma's avatar

I’ve always gotten my luggage at a TJ Maxx store. I have some bags I bought several years ago that have been all over the world.
A set of Pierre Cardin and I bought them for their looks and durability not the brand name. They carry a good selection of luggage at different times and it is always quality brands for discount prices.

2davidc8's avatar

I’ve always liked Luggage Guru. Great selection and prices.

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