THE ULTIMATE LUGGAGE GUIDE

Luggage brands for every budget

AAA World Article

To give you an idea of the different brands of luggage that are available and their price points and features, check out our luggage guide below.

AMERICAN TOURISTER
Starting at $99 | AAA discount available

American Tourister provides good quality luggage at low- to mid-range prices, and is one of the most practical brands of luggage for vacationers who may not take to the roads or skies frequently enough to demand luxurious bags.

ARLO SKYE
Starting at $450

Lightweight and scratch-resistant, the bags feature large wheels making it easy to navigate through airports and city streets. Bags are available for purchase at arloskye.com.

AWAY
Starting at $225

With a signature simple polycarbonate look available in a variety of colors, Away sells direct to consumer through their website (awaytravel.com) meant to keep prices down and quality high. They also feature a lifetime guarantee to fix or replace damaged bags.

BRIC’S
Starting at $400

Popular with frequently fliers because of its stunning Italian design and high-quality materials, Bric’s can be found at high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s, or online at eBags.

BRIGGS & RILEY
Starting at $450

On the higher end of the price spectrum, Briggs and Riley provides an amazing warranty that shoppers should be aware of. The brand’s warranty applies even in the case of airline wear-and-tear, which is typically not something that’s covered by other luggage brands. 

DELSEY
Starting at $225

With a variety of shapes and sizes, Delsey is a mid-tier luggage brand known for creative concepts that will stand the test of time, and is available at online retailers like eBags and Zappos, but is also available at brick and mortar stores like Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.

EAGLE CREEK
Starting at $300

Extremely durable, the bags are made by weather-resistant polyester fabrics and have heavy-duty wheels and zippers that can take a beating. A more expensive line of luggage, Eagle Creek is sold through online retailers eBags, Amazon and Zappos.

GENIUS PACK
Starting at $179

With its bags featuring a built-in laundry chute and compression system (accessible from the bag’s exterior) that keeps dirty clothes separate from clean clothes, and option built-in umbrella holders and power packs, the brand is worth considering.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER (IT)
Starting at $160 | AAA discount available

Functional, good-looking luggage. That’s the basis of every bag IT luggage creates. With a variety of styles available from the “World’s Lightest Luggage” line to high-end hardside bags, IT has a style and price point for all travelers.

RICARDO BEVERLY HILLS & SKYWAY
Starting at $199 | AAA discount available

Ricardo Beverly Hills and Skyway offer mid-priced luggage in both hardside and softside styles in a variety of colors and patterns. Ricardo designs range from traditional to bold prints and patterns, while Skyway offers more traditional bags.

SAMSONITE
Starting at $139 | AAA discount available

Selling all kinds of travel gear and luggage, including hardside, softside, backpacks, and garment bags, Samsonite dominates the low-to-middle price range while maintaining high quality, style, durability and value.

TRAVELPRO
Starting at $125

If you’re looking for the brand most flight crews use, it’s Travelpro. Moderately priced, it offers excellent quality and durability for the price. Originally invented by an airline pilot, the brand features a variety of styles of wheeled luggage.

TUMI
Starting at $500

Available in hardside, fine leather, and abrasion-proof ballistic nylon, Tumi is known for its complimentary monogramming, on-site repairs, and lost luggage tracking.