Because the right luggage can make or break a family trip.
The right luggage can make or break a family trip. And, as far as we’re concerned, nothing tops the rolling suitcase. The wheeled luggage is easy to pack, lets you carry more gear in a single bag, and leaves you with hand free to hold your child’s hand, push a stroller, or tuck into an Annie’s pretzel at the airport.
Whether you’re considering a soft-sided gear hauler or a hard sided roller, you’ll notice a pretty significant price spread. More expensive bags may have better zippers and fabric, so they’ll hold up to use and abuse longer. Before you buy, consider where you’ll travel. Is it a business trip? A bigger expedition? You may not need a 110 liter bag if you’ll be staying at a downtown hotel. But if you’re going on a weeks-long trip, you’ll need a bag that can survive it. You’ll also want a bag with smooth-rolling wheels and, if you’re concerned about theft, something extra security features. And, you now, you’ll also want a bag whose innards are well-situated for your packing needs.
In short, there’s a lot to consider when searching for a rolling suitcase. That’s why we did the work for you and found six excellent rolling suitcases. From affordable rollers to expedition-ready haulers, there’s a rolling suitcase here for every type of trip — and, most importantly, person.
The Best Affordable Rolling Suitcases
Granite Gear 30” Packable Wheeled Duffel
This is a lot of bag for not a lot of price. Granite Gear’s Packable Wheeled Duffel 30” defends your bag’s contents and makes it easy to access your stuff. The water-resistant bag has reinforced handles that double as backpack straps, and its storm flap-protected, u-shaped zip on the main compartment makes it easy to pack — and easy to dig through to locate a favorite toy or blanket. When not in use, the duffel rolls and stores in an included carrying case; when you’re hitting the road, the storage case, and other accessory pouches, snap to webbing lash points on the duffel’s body for more storage and organization.
iFly Fibertech Luggage
This hard shell roller is…