The best hard shell suitcases
For the most luxurious option when looking for a compact hard-shell suitcase, take a gander at this Globe-trotter Centenary carry-on. It’s made in England from vulcanized fiberboard with leather trim.
$1,620 on barneys.com
For a cost-efficient and generally efficient large hard shell suitcase, try the Highrock spinner from US Traveler. An anti-abrasion surface means it won’t get scratched up easily, either.
$76.99 on homedepot.com
There’s no reason not to consider the most fashion-forward and unique option when choosing a hardside, book-opening suitcase. This number comes in cool prints like white marble, popsicles, and soccer balls.
$81.31 on amazon.com
If not doing any heavy lifting sounds good to you, go for the suitcase that has “lite” in its name. This large textured hardside is easy to push around, maneuver, and lift, making it your on-the-go BFF.
$174.99 on bedbathandbeyond.com
The Sympatico CX expandable spinner from Briggs & Riley is all you can ask for in a hard shell suitcase. It has a matte, sleek surface, dynamic design, and the so much efficient storage that you will wonder what else you can pack!
$628.95 on ebags.com
There’s no better feeling than strolling through the airport with a brand new, matching luggage set that doesn’t look like you borrowed it from your great aunt. The Ricardo Beverly Hills Roxbury collection is your multi-piece answer.
$150-$200 each on bedbathandbeyond.com
Delsey provides suitcases that create the happy medium between affordability and quality. This four-wheel beauty has all the goodies of more expensive versions without the sticker shock.
$377.99 on ebags.com
This Tumi expandable spinner is a dependable and practical choice in the world of luggage. It’s attractive, spacious, and smartly compartmented to accommodate all types of garments and keep them in place.
$716 on ebags.com
When CalPak came up with this confetti-printed suitcase, they probably knew how pumped it would get travelers. Stow this one in the overhead bin and celebrate all the way through your journey.
$135 on Nordstrom.com