An HGV Owner rolls her suitcase through an airport

It’s kind of like walking into the cereal aisle at your local supermarket. How in the world do you choose the best box when there are so many different brands claiming to have the most iron, vitamins, and protein? Finding the best luggage and choosing the right travel suitcase can feel just as complex. What you pack with you matters, and your luggage should fill the role of your closet away from home.

From carry-ons, to larger checked bags, smart compartments, collapsibles, to even a rideable suitcase, here is our list of the best luggage to help you travel further.

Best Carry-On

Isn’t it nice to always pack a carry-on suitcase when you travel to a Hilton Grand Vacations resort? Having laundry machines in your condo is a sure way to help you pack light.

Away Luggage

Hard-shell, Away luggage is thoughtful, with features like a USB charger, and solves real travel problems. The sleek suitcases are made from premium materials chosen to be resilient and beautiful. We love that Away luggage is so functional, but also quite minimal at the same time. The toughest part about choosing your new Away is picking the color. Choose from The Carry-On, The Bigger Carry-On, or The Bigger Carry-On with Pocket.

Away Luggage is our top pick for a carry-on suitcase

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Eagle Creek Expanse AWD International Carry-On

Eagle Creek, the outdoor adventure company, has a solid reputation of offering durable fabric and self-repairing, heavy-duty zippers in their tough, lightweight bags. We love the padded sleeve on the front panel to use as a ‘quick stash pocket’ and the expansion zipper for added space. Organized travelers will love the interior straps and zippered pockets. The Expanse only weighs six pounds!

Eagle Creek carry-on is ideal for international travel

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Best Checked Bag

If you are leaving for a longer getaway, it might be tough to stick with just a carry-on size. If you are looking for something larger to withstand the tossing, rolling, bumping, and dropping that could happen on its journey to the belly of your plane, here is a top find!

TravelPro – Maxlite 4, 25 Inch Spinner Suitcase

This is one of the best ultra-lightweight checked luggage around! Four spinner wheels provide an effortless 360-degree roll in any direction. Plenty of pockets and adjustable hold-down straps help make sure nothing slides around during the flight.

Travel Pro makes excellent luggage for checking

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Best Lightweight

If you already know you can pack your suitcase to the maximum capacity, you may be doomed to pay for your suitcase to fly if it weighs in above the airline’s requirement. You also have to be leery of weight if you are going to be flying on small planes around the islands. Whether it’s a carry-on or a larger size you are looking for, a lightweight suitcase is certainly the way to go.

TravelPro Crew 11

TravelPro has an excellent reputation for durability. At only seven pounds, it’s a great option for a light carry-on suitcase. This version also features an exterior USB port, and a blocking interior pocket that prevents identity theft.

Travel Pro makes a lightweight suitcase, ideal for traveling

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Rimowa Salsa Air Cabin Multiwheel

A four pound suitcase? Weighing in at an ultra-light 4.4 lbs, this hard-sided suitcase comes in retro, cool colors, and includes a telescoping handle. This handle can lock into any height position, rather than limiting you to just two. It also has four dual-sided wheels that give you 360-degree movement.

Rimowa makes a lightweight suitcase that is only four pounds

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Best for Organizing

Do you love order in your life? Here is a great choice.  

Genius Pack Packer

Luggage brand Genius Pack caters to everyone who needs a list when they pack. Everything in this bag has its place. If you are a techie, even better. There are labeled compartments for devices, a built-in checklist, a portable battery pack for recharging, and even a small speaker you can plug into your phone to play music. What might be the coolest feature is the ‘laundry chute’ – a compartment sack to store your dirty clothes that compresses into the bag’s wall, ready to zip out for washing.

Genius Packer luggage is great for organization

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Lightweight Luggage Sets

If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, you might be in the market for a three-piece set.

Samsonite Omni PC 3-piece Spinner Luggage Set

All three sizes (20-inch, 24-inch, and 28-inch) are incredibly durable spinners. The lightweight shell absorbs impact, protecting your valued travel items. The interior is fully-lined with a mesh divider and straps for easy organization.

Samsonite makes luggage sets that are an ideal weight

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Best Collapsible

If storage is a concern, consider a collapsible suitcase.

Neit Collapsible Carry-On

Neit has created the world’s first collapsible hard-case carry-on that goes from 10 inches wide to just three inches in seconds. If you live in a smaller house or apartment, this suitcase is certainly a game-changer. Once collapsed, slide it under your bed, or tuck neatly in your closet, without losing much valuable space. It even comes with foldable wheels, protecting wheels in transit and making it easier to stow. You can also track this smart, compact suitcase from your phone, just in case it gets lost. Comes in carry-on and check-in sizes.

Neit created the world's first hard, collapsible suitcase

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Best Suitcase for Kids

Have you seen kids happily riding on something in the airport terminal? These innovative, ride-on/carry-on luggage certainly allow kids to enjoy the journey just as much as the destination.


This fun, durable suitcase is called a Trunki. Trunki understands that while parents buy products, children make friends with them, so everything Trunki creates has the functionality that grown-ups value and the personality that kids adore. After the Trunki is packed for its next vacation, your kids can hop on, and ride through the airport terminal, while waiting for a car rental, or even around their hotel room! Or for smaller toddlers, you can pull them along while they hold onto the cute ears in the front. You can turn a Trunki on its side and use it as a footrest on board your flight. Choose from ladybugs, to tigers, to even a magical unicorn, complete with a rainbow tail!

Trunki suitcases, made just for kids, can be ridden

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We know that searching for the best luggage can be a challenge, so hopefully our list helps you narrow down the overwhelming reality of too many to choose from. Which suitcase best suits your travel style?

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