We have had the same three random pieces of luggage in our house for as long as I can remember. There’s nothing overly wrong with it; it all still works/functions well; it’s not the most attractive, but it works.
Devon’s Mom bought us a new set for our honeymoon, which was incredibly generous of her; she knew we had some but wanted a newer, more durable set for all the traveling we were doing for our honeymoon.
The set she bought us was amazing!
She got us this hardside set from Samsonite.
During the course of our trip; we were on a plane 8 different times; which is a lot of time that our luggage is being handled by other people (not always nicely), being cramped into a space with a lot of other luggage, being bounced and moved around, etc.
I was concerned that it would get really beat up and scratched up since it’s a hard case and that it wouldn’t be as forgiving as cloth cases can be in regards to stuffing it/overfilling it.
By the time we got home to Baltimore; I was pleasantly surprised to see no scratches on it and it held up beautifully; even after watching it fall several feet off the baggage claim conveyor belt.
Plus, it held everything. Devon and I used these set together along with a duffle bag and it held all of our stuff beautifully. And….none of it was actually overweight! That surprised me…a lot.
One of my favorite parts of this luggage was that it had a TSA lock built-in. I love keeping my luggage locked, but the only way you can is to have a TSA approved lock. You can buy them almost anywhere, but it was so nice to not have to go out and buy an extra thing.
This set almost makes me want to travel to all the places (kind of…#introvertlife).
I will admit; this set that Lisa bought us is a bit on the pricey side but there is a very similar set on Amazon right now that is very similar to the set we have at a much more budget-friendly price.
This Samsonite Prism 2-Piece set is currently $129.99 for Amazon Prime Day. It’s currently 60% off it’s normal retail price of almost $350. If you have a trip coming up anytime soon, this would be a great investment set; especially if you’re someone who travels often.
I’m fairly certain it’ll be a good number of years before we need another set of luggage after this one.
Now, if I could figure out how to pack so that I don’t have to wonder whether my luggage will be oversized or not. That might be a little too much to ask of myself, though. At least the luggage holds it all, am I right?