Suitcases get tossed around. That’s a fact of travel. If you’re constantly on the go, consider investing in one of these indestructible suitcases that will keep your belongings protected.
Briggs & Riley Expandable Spinner
One of the best hard-sided suitcases in the game is the International Expandable Spinner from Briggs & Riley. Made with three layers of 100% virgin polycarbonate material, this bag is high strength and lightweight while still being flexible. Security perks include the built-in TSA-approved locking system and self-repairing zippers that make sure your stuff inside stays safe. Briggs & Riley brag that the expandable technology allows for an extra 17% of packing space. This suitcase is ideal for a week-long trip, comes in four stylish colors and it’s guaranteed for life. Check, check, check.
Why We Love It: The no questions asked, no proof of purchase, unconditional lifetime guarantee. In the unlikely event that your bag is damaged, Briggs & Riley will repair it — free of charge.
Pelican Elite Vacationer
With a history of manufacturing protective luggage for the military and emergency service teams around the world, you know whatever Pelican puts out will be quality. The hard-core, double-walled polypropylene exterior of Pelican’s Elite Vacationer is crush-proof and waterproof for 30 minutes when submerged in up to three feet of water. It also has a TSA-approved combination lock for ultra-security. This line of suitcases (it comes in a carry-on and weekender size, too) isn’t cheap — in price or in luggage weight costs. Weighing a whopping 19.6 pounds, this heavy-duty case should only be used to transport your most precious cargo.
Why We Love It: It can withstand the crushing force of 1,500 pounds. That’s just impressive.
Delsey Helium Aero
There’s nothing better than a Helium suitcase when it comes to price-quality-style ratio. Starting at just over $100, Delsey makes a 100% polycarbonate case that can withstand any obstacle travel throws its way. Its resiliency is almost masked by its sleek good looks, coming in metallic hues such a Peony Pink, Emerald Red and Cobalt Blue. Padded and secured with a TSA-approved lock, the Helium Aero is good to go on any trip. Anytime. Anywhere.
Why We Love It: It survived Skyscanner's Best Luggage test with a perfect score, tolerating sledgehammer blows and the “car drop test” (yes, a car was dropped on it — and it prevailed).
Goplus 3-piece Luggage Set
Why should you have to pick and choose which items get to go in the “good” suitcase? With this 3-piece luggage set from Goplus, all your things can travel with equal protection — including your carry-on items. The hard shell exterior crafted from lightweight ABS makes these cases scratch-proof and waterproof, giving them a level of durability that makes us confident is can take a punch. Adding to its toughness are the aluminum alloy handles (which are also anti-rust). They look good, too; pick from a variety of colors like green, orange, pink, purple, wine and more. Still on the fence? The whole set will only set you back $120.
Why We Love It: You don’t have to narrow down which of your items you want to protect. There’s room for everything with this set of three — and you don’t have to spend a fortune.