Top 5 Travel Suitcases Under $200

Now that you’re getting back out on the road, it's time to upgrade your suitcase. The great news is that you can get some of the latest and greatest travel gear for less money than ever. 

You’ve probably seen the way some of those baggage handlers treat suitcases. These options are tough enough to handle almost any abuse, making sure your underwear isn’t scattered over the runway.

Another great development in 2022 suitcase design is the multitude of colors they come in. Black suitcases are so 2020. Opt for one of the bright and fun colors that our recommendations come in. You will be thanking us when you are easily and quickly able to pick out your bag as it cruises by on the baggage carousel!

Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, Red, Checked-Large 28-Inch

This generously sized 28-inch model comes with a tough but stylish exterior. The sides are made of 100% polycarbonate. This light but strong material is durable and built to take whatever you can throw at it.

It’s available in eye-catching colors: radiant pink, black, burnt orange, Caribbean blue, teal, silver and white. This is a great opportunity to let your true self show through with your color choice! Don’t be “that guy” or “that girl” who always chooses black for your suitcase! Mix it up. Price varies by color choice but all are below $200.

The handle deploys or stows securely with an easy press of a button. Another fabulous feature is the integrated, side-mounted TSA compatible lock. It uses a 3-digit combination so you won’t have to worry about losing keys.

Many people appreciate the “book opening” design of this suitcase. The division is in the middle, so you pack about half on one side, and half on the other. A mesh divider keeps the top half of the contents from falling out when you close it. It also features a “modesty pocket” where you can tuck anything you don’t want fellow passengers to see in case you have to open it at the TSA checkpoint!

Kenneth Cole Reaction Out Of Bounds Luggage Collection Lightweight Durable Hardside 4-Wheel Spinner Travel Suitcase Bags, Charcoal, 28-Inch Checked

If you thought the previous model had color choices, you have to check these suitcases out. It's available in 16 different colors and shades! You like purple? Choose from regular purple, smokey purple or deep purple! 

The spinners on this model are multidirectional, meaning you can maneuver the baggage claim area with ease. It’s also made of durable and lightweight ABS that is impact and tear-resistant. The corners are made of tough molded plastic to protect it as it gets thrown around into planes, cars, walls or anything else!

It’s a book-style suitcase, and features a fully opaque zippered flap which both keeps contents secure and provides for some privacy. The lined interior keeps all your clothes clean and protected.

Kenneth Cole is one of the top fashion designers out there, and this luggage isn’t just designed well from a functional standpoint, it looks great too. Vertical impression lines make a bold statement.

SwissGear Sion Softside Expandable Check-In Spinner Luggage, 29 Inch (11.1 lbs)

This is another 360-degree multi directional spinner. It’s made of a more conventional soft-sided material, which is heavy-duty and tear-resistant. It features an expandable design, which means you can compress it if you are bringing less, or expand it if you are coming home with more!

There’s a removable zippered wet bag which is great for making sure your shampoos and lotions don’t leak all over your clothes. You can bring it right to your hotel bathroom for the ultimate convenience.

It comes in 7 attractive colors: black, dark gray, blue, burgundy, pewter, teal and our personal favorite, navy-lime, which is a very attractive shade of blue with a cool iridescent lime accent. You won’t miss that one as it goes around the baggage carousel!

Travel Select Amsterdam Expandable Rolling Upright Luggage, Navy, Checked-Medium 25-Inch

Travel Select may not be one of the biggest names in suitcases, but don’t let that fool you. This suitcase is only $71, and has been selected as an “Amazon’s Choice” with 4.5 stars on over 8,000 ratings!

It’s made of durable polyester. All colors come in both a primary color, and a secondary black accent. Our personal favorite is the elegant-looking deep orange that looks sharp with the black accent. 

The interior has a high-end-looking imprinted liner which features elastic tie-downs that are great for keeping your stuff in place when you don’t fill the suitcase up. There’s also dual shoe pockets, which is a super-useful feature to protect your clothes from the bottoms of your shoes!

You’ll also love the “trolley strap” that allows you to attach a secondary bag. This is a great strategy! The next time you’re at the airport, see how the flight attendants and pilots travel, they usually use this same type of trolley strap for a secondary bag.

American Tourister Belle Voyage Softside Luggage with Spinner Wheels, Black, Checked-Medium 25-Inch

Besides Samsonite, American Tourister is one of the best-known brands in quality luggage. This is a really gorgeous 25-inch 360 degree spinner which weighs in at only 8.8 pounds.

This model comes in some seriously cool colors. Even the standard black is accented with sharp-looking gold zippers. Besides that, you’ve got blue denim, red and a really fun “floral indigo sand” print.

This suitcase expands up to an inch and a half in-case you need to squeeze some extra stuff in. The wheels are American Tourister’s patented “airflow” design which both look cool and provide durable gliding motion wherever you take it.

Another thing that sets this suitcase apart is its 10-year warranty. American Tourister puts their products through some really rigorous testing to make sure that they are designed to handle just about anything you can throw at it.

This suitcase has earned a ton of great reviews on Amazon. Reviewers often mentioned the compliments they got as they strolled through the airport. Another Amazon user mentioned that they put the suitcase through its paces on a long international trip and it performed perfectly.