The Best Affordable Luggage (That Definitely Doesn’t Look Cheap)

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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

The Best Carry-On Luggage For Your Every Need

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1. Coolife 20-inch Suitcase

Best Lightweight Affordable Luggage

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.

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2. U.s. Traveler Aviron Softside Luggage

Best Affordable Carry-On

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.

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3. Hex Evolve Logic Backpack

Best Affordable Backpack

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.

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4. Everlane Quilted Weekender

Best Affordable Weekender

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.

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5. Gramercy 20-inch Hardside Spinner

Best Affordable Spinner

Why We Love It: Sturdy PVA shell, telescoping handle

This is the Platonic ideal of the durable, all-purpose luggage piece—neutral color, interior zips and straps and small enough to qualify as a carry-on.

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6. U.s. Traveler Rio Luggage Set

Best Affordable Luggage Set

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.

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7. Beis The Weekender

Best Affordable Tote

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.

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8. Olympia Rolling Duffel

Best Rolling Duffel

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.

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9. U.s. Traveler Anzio Softside Carry-on

Best Affordable Soft-Sided Luggage

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.

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10. Samsonite Carrier Underseater

Best Affordable Underseat Bag

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.

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11. The Drop Preston Belt Bag

Best Affordable Belt Bag

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.

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12. Lululemon Packable Large Tote

Best Affordable Collapsible Tote

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.

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13. Rockland Melbourne Hardside Carry-on

Best Affordable Hard-Shell Carry-On

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.

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Best Affordable Checked Luggage

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.

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15. Solo Re:start Rolling Laptop Bag

Best Affordable Laptop Luggage

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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