Best Value

Value for money suitcases don't mean the suitcases at the lowest cost.

There needs to be a balance between affordability and quality.

The cheapest cases simply won't last. Suitcases are subject to a lot of wear and tear. They are dragged around, dropped, pushed to the bottom of the pile and generally need to have a minimum level of toughness. If you are not aware of the horror stories out there - have a read here.

You will constantly replacing the cheapest cases, so see our picks below for the those that meet our quality threshold, while also remaining affordable.

Don't forget to have a read through our suitcase buying guide here.

***Our pick - value for money***

American Tourister - Bon Air – lovely design and lots of colours

 

This is a strong 100% polypropylene zipped suitcase coming in at 91L.

There is a fixed 3-digit TSA Lock for added security and four 360° spinner wheels for rolling it around.

The case has a very stylish design and is available in multiple colours, letting you stand out as much as you want to.

Internal features include a zipped divider interior pad with two mesh pockets to store liquids, in the top compartment. The bottom compartment has one zipped side pocket and ribbons to secure packed items.

 

American Tourister is a quality brand and luggage should be expected to last numerous trips. This case is strong a robust and with the clever interior pockets and smooth wheels, it features as one of our picks.


Price at review date - $$ - mid range

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American Tourister - Bon Air
American Tourister - Bon Air
Samsonite Base Boost Spinner
***Our pick - value for money***

Samsonite Base Boost Spinner - multiple sizes and colours

 

The Samsonite Base Boost series of cases is available in a number of sizes and colour options.

The largest case in the collection comes in at 112 L, which is more than adequate for a long trip away.

It is made of a high quality polyester, but is also lightweight for its size allowing you to pack extra inside for your trip.

Featuring 4 wheels, it is easy for manoeuvre. And with integrated TSA lock, it takes your content’s security seriously.

There is a large pocket on the front and multiple tension straps inside.

The collection is at the lower price end for the Samsonite brand. But with Samsonite’s focus on quality, it represents very good value for money.


Price at review date - $$ - mid range

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***Our pick - hard-shell value for money***

Aerolite – Carry-on and 2 check-in hard-shell cases

 

Key stats: 3 piece / 4 wheels / Hard-shell / multiple colours

Nice functional set consisting of 3 hard-shell cases.

The largest has a capacity of 131L, the next at 84L and the carry-on at 33L. The carry-on dimensions of 47x35x20cm means it complies with restrictions of the stricter airlines.

All the cases have four 360 degree spinner wheels and extendable handles.

The hard-shell material is ABS, which is lightweight, but not as strong as polypropylene and often found on cases at the lower price range.

The interior has packing straps and zipped divider with handy zipped mesh storage pockets to keep the contents in place during trips.

Overall, this set gives you above average sized suitcases and represents value for money.


Price at review date - $$ - mid range

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Aerolite Lightweight
Aerolite Lightweight
5 Cities/Frenzy Travel Luggage Suitcase Sets
5 Cities/Frenzy Travel Luggage Suitcase Sets
***Our pick - soft-shell value for money***

5 piece light-weight soft-shell

 

Key stats: 5 piece / 2 wheels / soft-shell / 4 piece option available

Unique set from 5Cities consisting of 5 soft-shell cases.

There are 2 cases here at the smaller end – one at 55x40x20cm and one at 50x40x20cm. This gives options when you are struggling to comply with airline carry on restrictions.

The other 3 cases come in at a 113L at the largest end, and 84L and 62L in the middle.

There is also a 4 piece option available, which takes away one of the medium cases form the set.

They all come with 2 wheels and extendable handles.

They also feature two front facing pockets that are super handy for travellers.

Made from a tough material these cases should last and this luggage set represents value for money.


Price at review date - $$$ - high range

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Value for money suitcases don't mean the suitcases at the lowest cost.

There needs to be a balance between affordability and quality.

See our picks for those that strike the right balance.