The Best Affordable Luggage (That Definitely Doesn’t Look Cheap)
You’re thrilling to your upcoming vacation, with outfits, activities and meals all planned, and then you think of your same old tired luggage. Don’t let it be a buzzkill. We’ve found inexpensive totes, suitcases, backpacks and more that don’t look cheap, but price out at mostly under $100. Shop these cute, colorful and above-all durable travel pieces now.
The Best Affordable Luggage At-a-Glance
- Best Lightweight Affordable Luggage: Coolife 20-Inch Suitcase
- Best Affordable Carry-On U.S. Traveler Aviron Softside Luggage
- Best Affordable Backpack: Hex Evolve Logic Backpack
- Best Affordable Weekender: Everlane Quilted Weekender
- Best Affordable Spinner Gramercy 20-Inch Hardside Spinner
- Best Affordable Luggage Set: U.S. Traveler Expandable Carry-on Luggage Set
- Best Affordable Tote: Beis The Weekender
- Best Affordable Rolling Duffle: Olympia Rolling Duffle
- Best Affordable Soft-Sided Luggage: U.S. Traveler Anzio Softside
- Best Affordable Underseat Bag: Samsonite Carrier Underseater
- Best Affordable Belt Bag: The Drop Preston Belt Bag
- Best Affordable Collapsible Tote: Lululemon Packable Large Tote
- Best Affordable Hard-Shell Carry-On: Rockland Melbourne Hardside Carry-On
- Best Affordable Checked Luggage: Joyway Large Suitcase
- Best Affordable Laptop Luggage: Solo Re:Start Rolling Laptop Bag
Why We Love It: 6.38 pounds, six vibrant colors
The ABS and PC hard plastic shell means your belongings are majorly protected, as does the built-in TSA lock. All this, including 360-degree spinner wheels, weighs around six pounds total—meaning dashing to your flight gate won’t be slowed down by a clunky suitcase.
Why We Love It: Expandable gusset, durable poly twill fabric
This spinner suitcase gives you more performance for less moola: There’s an interior strap to keep everything organized (ditto the two external pockets) as well as an expandable zippered gusset that gives you two extra inches of packing space.
Why We Love It: Antimicrobial fabric, interior 15-inch laptop sleeve
This backpack’s minimalist styling is cool, as are the well-thought-out details ranging from the lightly padded shoulder straps to the back trolley sleeve and water-resistant finish.
Why We Love It: Doubles as a pillow, multiple interior pockets
This all-recycled polyester bag instantly upgrades any outfit (it’s just that pretty, in each of the three colors—moss, toasted almond and black). And the thoughtful exterior patch pocket makes it easy to find your card case when you suddenly wake up at a rest stop with 5 minutes before the bus driver says you need to be back on the road.
Why We Love It: Matching carry-on roller bag and stackable tote, range of 10 colors
Everything in this duo is tailored to giving you just a little more space—the main suitcase is expandable, the coordinating bag has straps to piggyback onto your trolley and the case’s interior straps let you tie everything snugly into place.
Why We Love It: Wipe-clean canvas, separate shoe compartment
The wire rim on the bag's opening makes it easy to see all the contents inside, while the separate water-resistant compartment at the bag's bottom is ideal for keeping shoes, a hair dryer or electronics separate from the main compartment. Add to all that a trolley sleeve that zips open, and you've discovered your perfect travel tote.
Why We Love It: Stands by itself, 5.1 pounds
We love a rolling duffel that fits a lot but is still small enough to go in carry-on overhead compartments, and this eight-pocketed bag hits the mark. Plus, the tailored styling and 12 color options mean it looks appropriate in more than just adventure-bound destinations.
Why We Love It: Durable micro-ballistic plastic, expandable gusset
A handsome navy blue softside suitcase is going to stand out amid the sea of black carry-ons, and look good while doing it—even when you sneak a few extra items in and need to expand it to fit your purchases.
Why We Love It: Great for commuter aircraft, USB charging port
You’ll never be asked to gate-check again with this ripstop polyester roller bag that has a trolley strap, interior pockets and an ingenious central pouch that unzips like a tongue for easy access to everything inside.
Why We Love It: Faux embossed croc, simple design
A chic belt bag (that can also be worn as a crossbody) is essential when you’re darting around in the airport and don’t want to fumble through your carry-on for your license, ticket or phone. And in cute faux croc, it elevates even your most neutral travel ‘fit.
Why We Love It: Folds into tiny pouch, has trolley sleeve
We always need an extra tote bag for a beach towel, a sightseeing guide and of course shopping excursions. This lightweight nylon number has a zippered main compartment, and when it’s folded up into its own pouch, it clips onto your luggage handle.
Why We Love It: Mark-resistant textured exterior, inner mesh pocket
This 20-inch hard-sided carry-on takes a licking and keeps on rolling, thanks to its durable double spinner wheels and ABS body. And the ergonomic handle telescopes up to your exact comfy position.
Why We Love It: Durable all-ABS construction, 6-piece wash bags
Make that checked-bag expense really pay off with this 28-inch suitcase that has double-construction silent spinner wheels, a TSA-approved lock and its own laundry bags to keep your clothes tidy no matter how long your trip. Plus, the woven-look of the bag’s exterior looks pricey.
Why We Love It: Fully padded laptop sleeve, two-wheeled maneuverability
This grey tweed mini-suitcase is made of recycled nylon bottles, so it’s eco-friendly, and it has a padded mesh laptop compartment as well as an interior organization section, so it’s super-efficient. And with two wheels and two feet, you can be sure this little number isn’t going to roll away with your laptop inside.
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