The best luggage
Over the years, I’ve owned — and beat up — quite possibly every style and type of luggage out there. Hardside luggage made of polycarbonate with sturdy interior construction is my luggage of choice . For me, softside luggage doesn’t do a great job of keeping the contents neat and well- protected. Well- made hardside construction gives luggage the best chance of withstanding the rigors of airline and cruise- ship baggage handlers, too.
I want the luggage I check on planes to be expandable so I don’t have to worry if I return with a few new things. It needs to be lightweight ( most airlines have a 50- pound limit for checked bags, and I don’t want the suitcase itself to take up weight). And it needs to have TSA- approved locks, which I can secure and TSA officials can open ( as required by law).
Now that I’ve owned spinner- style suitcases, which are characterized by four wheels that all have 360- degree spinning freedom, I’ll never go back to the two- wheel rollerstyle luggage. With spinner- style, I simply guide because they glide. Here aree some brands that offer spinner- style luggage. More info on these pieces is listed on my website.
SAMSONITE WINFIELD FASHION HS SPINNER. This piece of luggage in charcoal color ( it comes in a variety of colors, which can increase the price) is, without hesitation, my recommendation for the best inexpensive luggage because it meets all of my criteria above. It is available a la carte or as a three- piece set.
20-INCH SAMSONITE WINFIELD HS SPINNER. I use this as carryon luggage because it does not expand and as such fits under the seat. It costs about $ 88 in charcoal.