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Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2 Fashion HS Spinner 28

Pros: Extremely durable. Lightweight, huge (nearly 20" x 30"), expands easily. 360-degree wheels make turning easy.

Cons: Because this can hold so much, it is easy to overpack and exceed airline weight limits.

Summary: A fantastic suitcase that costs a bit more than competitors but is worth the expense. Easily the best of the best.
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Delsey Luggage Helium Aero 29" Expandable Spinner ...

Pros: Perfect size for a checked bag as it will not exceed airline requirements. Light.

Cons: Needs a tougher shell, as the glossy polycarbonate will dent and scuff easily.

Summary: Offers decent hardshell protection to your items and is a perfectly sized checked bag. Price is a bit high, though.
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Travelpro Luggage Maxlite3 25" Expandable Spinner

Pros: Very easy movement. This 26" x 17.5" bag expands to a massive 18" deep.

Cons: Zippers tend to break and they are not covered under warranty.

Summary: The weak zippers are problem, but be careful with them and you will be rewarded with a great suitcase that can hold a lot.
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American Tourister Luggage Splash 25" Upright Suit...

Pros: Some of the best wheels on luggage to be found, generous 25" x 19" size.

Cons: Tends to fray over time, and the zipper pulls can break under heavy force.

Summary: Some minor construction problems have been reported, but this suitcase is a solid performer available for a competitive price.
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US Traveler Rio Two Piece Expandable Carry-On Lugg...

Pros: A ridiculously low price for a durable, two-piece set of luggage. Lots of color choices, too.

Cons: At 21" x 13.5", the larger bag is a bit small.

Summary: Durable and inexpensive, this is a great two-piece set. You can carry on both pieces, which means even the larger bag has limited packing space.