Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, car, boat or public transit, having a luggage set that can handle the bumps and scrapes of an excursion can make a huge difference to the quality of your trip. Traveling can be stressful and knowing that your personal items are safe and secure is one less thing to worry about when running through a terminal to catch your connecting flight.
Like most items, buying luggage in bulk comes with a discount and that’s definitely true with travel sets. Purchasing a set with a variety of styles and sizes of bags is less expensive that buying items individually and comes with added benefits.
Luggage sets make keeping track of your belongings easier. Finding your luggage on a carousel or spotting it at a train station is easier when all the pieces match. Counting your bags when you’re in a rush, either getting out of a taxi or checking out of a hotel, is easier when you know how many pieces are in you set, compared to traveling with a mismatched assortment of bags.
Totes, uprights and suitcases that come in a set are designed to fit together, with carry on bags often featuring back straps that easily slide over luggage handles. Being able to wheel your luggage set with one hand is a huge pro when traveling, leaving your other hand free to hold tickets, check departure times on your phone, hold your child’s hand, or simply wipe the sweat from your brow. Traveling can be a workout.
Even when your trip is over, buying luggage in a set makes life easier. Luggage sets are typically designed to nest, which means all two, three, four and sometimes five bags can fit inside each other, making storing them when not in use a cinch. Compared to luggage items that are purchased separately, luggage sets are designed to fit with one another, another pro for buying your next suitcase as a set.
Whether you’re hitting the road solo or traveling with the family, there’s a luggage set that’s right for every traveler. Here are three great options to fit your travel needs.
1. Rockland Luggage 2 Piece Set
Made with elegant and heavy-duty silver pewter hardware and two clear inline skate wheels that won’t break when you’re in the middle of your trip, the Rockland Luggage 2 Piece Set is perfect for the solo traveler who needs a luggage set that is light and durable. With both pieces small enough to be used in the cabin, the Rockland Luggage 2 Piece Set is great for travelers who pack light or anyone looking to add carry on luggage to their existing luggage set that includes large checked bag suitcases. The upright is small enough to be used as a carry-on for most planes, measuring 19 Inches H X 13 Inches W X 7.5 Inches D, with the option to expand an extra 2” in depth. The Carry-On Flight Tote Bag measures 14 Inches W X 11 Inches H X 5.5 Inches D and passes as a personal item for most airlines.
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2. US Traveler New Yorker Set 4 Piece Set
Featuring four sturdy and perfectly sized pieces of luggage, the US Traveler New Yorker Set 4 Piece Set is ideal for anyone who needs extra space either before or during a trip, with the three upright bags able to expand out and addition 25 per cent. Great for vacations that will include a lot of shopping and the need for extra room, the US Traveler New Yorker Set includes multiple pockets on the front of and inside the luggage, which is fully lined and features mesh pockets, organizers and easy buckle tie closures to keep your belongings in place during transit. The largest upright measures 29 inch H x 17 inch W x 10.5 inch D (expands to 12.5 in. D), the medium upright measures 25 inch H x 15 inch W x 9.5 inch D (expands to 11.5 in. D), the smallest upright, which fits most carry-on requirements, measures 21 inch H x 13.5 inch W x 8 inch D (expands to 10 in. D), and the tote, which can double as a personal item, measures 15 inch W x 10 inch H x 7. If you need a luggage set that can handle a lot of, well, luggage, we recommend the US Traveler New Yorker Set 4 Piece Set.
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3. American Tourister Luggage Fieldbrook 3 Piece Set
Made from ultra-lightweight construction, the American Tourister Luggage Fieldbrook 3 Piece Set comes with a list of features that make traveling relaxing. The two upright pieces have a push button locking handle for quick access. The boarding bag comes with a smart sleeve that makes it easy to slide over the upright handle on either suitcase. All three pieces have reinforced corners that protect against wear and tear and feature multiple pockets both on the inside and outside of the bags. The set includes a full-sized checked bag that measures 24.5 Inches H x 16 Inches W x 8 Inches D, a carry on upright that measures 21 Inches H x 14 Inches W x 7 Inches D, and a boarding bag that measures 15 Inches H x 10 Inches W x 8 Inches D and counts as a personal bag for most airlines. The biggest pro of the set is its price, with the set including three bags that are the ideal starter luggage set for one person or a couple traveling light. One con that comes up with customers is the quality of the set, which is lacking compared to its higher priced competitors and the higher priced American Tourister set Brookfield.
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