Best Luggage Sets Of 2018? Our Research Reveals!
You know the concept many stores use, buy more and pay less? That’s exactly what finding the best luggage sets are all about. Instead of buying all the bags you need one at a time, you buy them all at once. As this means manufacturers then have managed to sell you all your bags from their own brand, they are happy to make buying the luggage set a good deal for you. Also, if you like having matching luggage, buying a set is a good choice. If you buy your carry-on one year, and then decide you need a large suitcase as well two years later, chances are you won’t find a matching one.
The sets come in a wide range of colors, patterns and models. There are sets for women, for men, for kids. There are 2-piece, 3-piece, 4-piece and even 5-piece sets. Make sure you have thought through what kind of bags and how many you need, then it will be a lot easier to find the right set for you. Are hardsides or softsides the best choice for you?
We have, as usual, done the research for you and picked out the top rated luggage sets that we also prefer ourselves. Some of them we have personal experience from, and for the ones we don’t we have spent even more hours evaluating others views. Read along, or choose from the table of contents what you are most interested in.
- Quick Comparison Table Best Luggage Sets
- Samsonite Luggage Sets
- Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Sets
- Kids luggage sets
Quick Comparison Table Best Luggage Sets
Samsonite Luggage Sets
This is a very popular brand, although when rated does not perform all that well compared to other well-known brands. However, in this review we have looked at and evaluated the individual luggage sets.
Samsonite Omni PC 3 Piece Set Spinner
- Overall sizes: 22.0″ x 14.5″ x 9.75″ ; 26.0″ x 17.5″ x 11.5″ ; 30.5″ x 20.5″ x 13.5″
- Weights: 6.8 lbs; 8.3 lbs; 10.4 lbs.
- Warranty: Limited 10 Year Global Warranty
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This spinner luggage set is a hardside and fairly lightweight. It includes a carry-on sized bag and two larger suitcases, all of them are expandable. The three bags fit into each other so you only need the space to store the largest of them.
There are five colors; black, burnt orange, radiant pink (actually more magenta), teal and Caribbean blue. They are fully lined inside with cross straps, have a zipped mesh divider and zipped pockets in it for small stuff.
The shell is made of polycarbonate, which to some extent yields when under stress and then flexes back into shape. The surface is so called Micro-Diamond texture, which is said to make these bags very scratch-resistant. On the side is a TSA combination lock. The push-button telescopic handles are lockable both in extended and storage positions.
There are a lot of positive reviews for this set, but also some negative ones. These are mainly focusing on the surface perhaps not being all that scratch-resistant, a somewhat flimsy overall impression, wheels being hard to manoeuvre when rolling in an upright position and the bag is fully packed. There are no side handles on any of the bags, which can be a nuisance when handling a heavy bag.
As one reviewer stated: “This is a good purchase at this price point, but don’t expect lifelong longevity. And there will be scratches and dents.”CLICK HERE FO PRICE AND AVAILABILITY OF THE OMNI 3PC SET
Samsonite Movelite Extreme 2 Piece Softside Set
- Overall sizes: 22.25″ x 15″ x 8″. Linear 45.25″. 29.25″ x 18.5″ x 9.5″ Linear 59.75″
- Weights: 6.7 lbs; 8.8 lbs.
- Warranty: Limited 10 Year Global Warranty
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We really wanted to present a nice 3 piece softside set for you. To our dismay we didn’t manage to come up with a top rated set that was reviewed by a substantial number of people, so we decided to settle for this very good 2 piece.
A carry-on and a checked spinner are included in the set, and the bags are fairly lightweight. The outer material is made of nylon and is coated with a layer of SamGuardTM which protects the bag from stains and water seeping through. The corners are reinforced with rubber,
We like the wheels of this spinner set! They are the recently developed and patented spherical wheels, and they roll very smoothly through the airport. Like all spinners though, they are not perfect for gravel, rough surfaces and curbs.
The extendable handle is corrugated to make it stronger, and the grip is quite comfortable, at least for our hands. There are carry-handles on top and on the side. Both sizes are expandable.
The zippers seem good, they haven’t stuck or split and work fine when the bag is packed full as well.The inside is fully lined and there is a detail we enjoy: in the lid there is a mesh cover that works like a garment folder, where you can store a shirt or skirt.
We have only one major concern about this Samsonite set. There is no integrated lock, and the loops on the zipper pulls only allow for a really small padlock. And in our experience, padlocks on zipper pulls are easily torn off when checked luggage is handled.
Apart from the locking issue, we believe this to be a good softside set, and we have no trouble recommending it!CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT TODAY’S PRICE AND SHIPPING OPTIONS AT AMAZON
Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Sets
We are very happy to introduce a to us new manufacturer of luggage. The German company Hauptstadtkoffer (tongue-twister that one!) started out in 2005, and so is relatively young in the business. The main idea is to provide “colorful, robust, light and practical suitcases” that stand out from the crowd.
The price range is moderate, they are not the cheapest you can find but far from expensive. All bags are designed in Germany but produced in China. According to the company site the factory must comply with strict quality and safety standards, as well as social and ethical guidelines.
Our impression after reading as many reviews we could find for the suitcases (mostly on Amazon) is that these hard case bags are well worth the money. The one prominent exception to this statement is a cosmetic one. The glossy bags seem to be somewhat prone to being not so glossy and gorgeous after being tossed and stacked by the luggage handlers on the airports.
Because of this we have decided to only review and recommend two of the matt suitcase sets, called XBerg and Spree.
Hauptstadtkoffer XBerg – Set of 3 Hard-side Matt Suitcase Spinner Trolley Expandable
- Overall sizes: 21.7” x 14.6″ x 9.4″; 25.6″ x 18.1″ x 11″; 29.5″ x 20.5″ x 12.2″.
- Weights: 7.5 lbs; 9.3 lbs; 11.2 lbs.
- Warranty: Limited 10 Years
If you like you can click here to go directly to Amazon and see all the colors this set comes in!
The carry-on in this 3-piece set has a nice front pocket where you can store your laptop, passport and other items you need to have readily accessible. This is not so common in a hard shell carry-on, and we are delighted to find it here.Apart from this the three suitcases have similar features:
- Shell made with ABS-plastic, textured surface with matt finish
- Available in graphite, dark blue, applegreen (our favorite), burgundy and white
- TSA-approved 3-digit combination lock (for the front pocket you need a padlock)
- Fully lined interior with elastic cross straps on one side and zippered divider with mesh pocket on the other
- Four rubber double spinner wheels
- Aluminum push button trolley handle with ergonomic grip
- Bags can be nested so you only need storage space for the largest one
The two larger cases are expandable up to 2.3″, but the carry-on is not.The measurements of the carry-on should make it good to go on most flights, but remember to always check with your airline before you leave home.
We can’t wait to go on our first trip with that beautiful rose chafer green set. No, it’s not a new color, we know it’s called applegreen, but the vibrant luster of it makes us think of this humming insect in summer 🙂
Meaning, we warmly recommend the Hauptstadtkoffer XBerg set! Excellent bang for your buck as far as we can see.CLICK HERE TO CHECK TODAY’S PRICE AND AVAILABILITY OF THE XBERG LUGGAGE SET ON AMAZON
Hauptstadtkoffer Spree – Set of 3 Hard-side Matt Suitcase Spinner Trolley Expandable
(Please note that this set does NOT have a glossy finish even though the headline on Amazon says so.)
- Overall sizes: 21.7” x 14.2″ x 8.3″; 25.6″ x 15.7″ x 11.8″; 29.5″ x 18.5″ x 13.8″
- Weights: 7.1 lbs; 9 lbs; 11 lbs.
- Warranty: 10 Years Limited
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The XBerg set and this one have many features in common, as well as the warranty, but they also diverge in some aspects. For example, there is no front pocket on the carry-on size. The design is not exactly the same, but they do resemble one another. The sizes are slightly different, so make sure to check that carefully.
- Shell is ABS with matt textured surface (although it has a lovely luster to it)
- Available in no less than 14 colors, for example red, purple, yellow, cyan blue, but also black and graphite
- Three digit resettable combination TSA lock
- Fully lined interior with adjustable cross ribbons and flexible divider with large mesh pocket
- Four multidirectional double wheels
- Telescope handle made with anodized aluminum
- The bags in the Spree range also fit inside each other for easy storage.
- All sizes expand up to 1.5″.
We are as happy with the Spree set as with the XBerg. As far as we can deduct from the user experiences we have read this is actually great value for money. And needless to say, we love that there are som many lovely colors to choose between 🙂CHECK OUT THE HAUPTSTADTKOFFER SPREE SET ON AMAZON
Kids luggage sets
There are so many adorable sets for kids, it’s truly hard to choose! But as always, we look at functionality and quality as well as adorability. Hopefully, you will find one among our picks that you fancy 🙂
Travel Buddies Luggage Set, Tinko Tiger
- Overall sizes: 18″ x 14″ x 10″; back pack 13” x 13” x 6”.
- Weights: 6 lbs; 1.5 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 year against manufacturers defects
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This is a perfect choice for your young kid! It’s totally adorable and also high quality as kids luggage go. We somewhat wish they were made in grown up sizes as well…
Both bag and back pack are made of hard shell ABS plastic. The back pack of course is soft and padded at the back for comfort.
The carry-on sized bag is equipped with 2 inline wheels, very good choice we think, and is very easily rolled. It has a top carry-handle and a retractable that locks at two heights. And guess what? One is adult height, so when your sweetie breaks down and can’t be made to pull the bag an inch further, you don’t have to break your back to pull it.
Inside it has a zipped divider and cross straps, and is fully lined. According to reviewers, it can hold enough clothes for a week if you put travel activities and stuffed animals in the back pack.
The back pack has adjustable back straps, an inner pocket and velcro sides so the best toy doesn’t fall out when the bag is opened.
Buy! This is a well designed, adorable, sturdy and extremely well-reviewed luggage set for young children.GO CHECK OUT TINKO TIGER HERE
Travel Buddies Luggage Sets ‘Archie Alien’, ‘Bella Butterfly’CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIE AND HERE FOR BELLA
American Tourister Star Wars 2 Piece Set 21 & 28 Hardside Spinner
- Overall sizes: 22.0″ x 15.0″ x 9.0″; 31.0″ x 20.75″ x 13.0″
- Weights: 7 lbs; 11.2 lbs.
- Warranty: Limited 10 Year Global Warranty
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May the force be with you! And we believe it is with this truly stylish luggage set. Perfect for any Star Wars fan, whatever the age actually 😉 Don’t fancy Darth Vader? That’s okay, the set also comes as R2-D2 or a stormtrooper!
The outer shell is made from ABS plastic and appears as sturdy as needed. It has top and side carry-handles, pushbutton pull handle, and single spinner wheels.The interior is fully lined with Star Wars-patterned fabric, but is apart from that nothing out of the ordinary. Zipped divider with pocket, and cross straps. Of course.
We award extra stars for the zipper pulls that are Star Wars branded, as well as the pull handle. Very nice and geeky ;-)We have had a hard time finding negative reviews for this set. The only one we extracted that is noteworthy is that the fabric in the expandable section (sorry, forgot to mention that it is!) seems thin, and the reviewer was afraid it wouldn’t hold up. However, we have seen no evidence that this is the case.
No hesitance on our side of the line! We recommend this with all of our awakened force.GO HAVE A LOOK AT ALL THREE SET CHARACTERS AT AMAZON