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Having the right luggage pieces is critical to successful travel, whether you're going away for a local overnighter or a two-week family vacation. But finding the perfect bags can also be a daunting task — and an investment, too. That's where Amazon comes in, with a huge inventory of luggage pieces at all price points, and in all styles and sizes. And we shopped the site to curate the best items in all categories and make it even easier for you to stock up on exactly what you need.
Our picks for the best luggage on Amazon include all types of bags for all types of trips. We selected the best carry-on bags, including backpacks, duffel bags, weekenders, and under-seat bags. And our list includes wheeling luggage in all sizes, from carry-ons to larger checked bags and multi-piece luggage sets. We chose pieces based on their quality, reviews, style, and features, making sure to include a variety of price points from budget friendly to splurge-worthier options built to last.
The best luggage on Amazon in 2023:
These are the best luggage pieces on Amazon to add to (or build from scratch!) the perfect luggage wardrobe for all your travels to come.
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What to look for when shopping for luggage on Amazon
✔️ Size and weight: Size considerations aren’t just important when it comes to cargo capacity, but also for fitting within airline requirements, or into small cars, for example. And weight matters both for comfort and convenience of carrying, as well as for airlines weight limits.
“While I care about size as far as if the bag will fit into size and weight limits for carrying luggage onboard a plane, I also want to know how heavy that bag will be for me, both packed, and empty, for me to be lugging up and down steps, in and out of car trucks, over my head into overhead space, and so forth,” says Aly Walansky, a travel and food journalist, who packs for about a dozen trips a year. “You'll notice very fast that bags can differ very widely in how heavy they are, even when completely empty. I'm going to go for a bag that starts out as lightweight and easy to manage as possible.”
✔️ Features and pockets: Consider your usage when choosing features in luggage — for instance a tech compartment for a laptop, external pockets for easy access, or zippered compartments for security as well as organization. “I care a lot about inner pockets and compartments,” Walansky says. “It makes staying organized and neat — and being able to find things when traveling — so much more seamless.”
✔️ Style: Of course, consider your own travel style and aesthetic preferences in your pick. Picking a standout color or style can also help make the bag more easily identifiable at baggage claim. “I want luggage that is pretty and will stand out. No one wants a bag that looks like everyone else's in the overhead or carousel,” Walansky says. “So, I'll mostly lean toward those jewel tones or bright, bold colors. My current bag is a metallic rose gold, for example.”
- Is hardside or softside luggage better?
The choice between hardside and soft side luggage is a personal one based on usage. Hardside is more durable and often more water resistant. But softside luggage can make access more easy and convenient while on the go.
- What’s the maximum size for carry-on baggage?
Each airline — and even each ticket class — has its own requirements for carry-on as well as checked baggage sizes, weights, and number of pieces. Check your ticket’s requirements carefully and plan your luggage accordingly to avoid unexpected checked-bag or over-weight fees.
- When do I need to replace my luggage?
Don’t wait too long to replace your worn-out luggage, as doing so puts you at risk for extreme inconvenience while on the road — such as losing a wheel or breaking a critical zipper. “This can cause travel drama quickly,” Walansky says. “So when a piece of luggage starts to show any signs of wear and tear, that's exactly when you need to not wait and get a new one before it's too late.”
Alesandra is a digital travel and lifestyle journalist based in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Insider, Glamour, Shondaland, AFAR, Parents, TODAY and countless other online and print outlets. Alesandra has a masters degree in journalism with an emphasis on cultural reporting and criticism from NYU, and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. An avid traveler, she trots the globe with her husband and their twins.
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