5 Best Travel Suitcases For Every Kind Of Vacationer

By Terry Ward

Whether by plane, train, boat, or car, vacationing well means having the right travel suitcase for the occasion. And investing in high-quality travel luggage is worth every penny. Say, “so long” to broken zippers and wheels with a mind of their own. Not having to worry about whether your clothes and souvenirs can survive a long journey is such a weight off your shoulders. The goal? Sturdy, yet stylish. These five best suitcases for travel have proven durability for stress-free transport, every time. Find the features that best suit your trip — then pack up and go.

1. Monos: Carry-On Pro

With a light but sturdy polycarbonate shell and built-in front compartment for a laptop, chargers, and more, this bag fits up to a week’s worth of clothes while sliding neatly into the overhead bin. monos.com, $275

2. Samsonite: Silhouette 16 Large Expandable Spinner

Packing everything for the family in a single case? This one has a rugged, water-resistant exterior that’s up to the task. You’ll be amazed how much fits inside while staying under weight limits. samsonite.com, $319.99

3. Vingardevalise: Piccolo

Removable foam inserts cradle up to five wine bottles (or olive oils or any other gourmet goods you’re transporting) as secure checked luggage. Carry it without the foam pads when you’re traveling dry. amazon.com, $249

4. Briggs & Riley: Sympatico Medium Expandable Spinner

This tough and pretty hardcase offers 17% more packing space than its dimensions, achieved via a genius compression system. Bonus points for the TSA-friendly locking system, too. briggs-riley.com, $629

5. Away: The Carry-On

Keep your devices charging on the train or at a busy airport thanks to this connected carry-on. It’s a favorite for travelers who take their juice along in the form of an ejectable battery tucked under the handle. awaytravel.com, $225

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