Best Luggage Buys Under $150
Ready to restock those worn, old bags? Now that the summer travel rush is over, it's easier to land a deal on everything from small tote bags to larger uprights. Although quality luggage does not come cheap, there are certainly some pieces out there that are easier on the wallet. Cheapism.com has identified eight luggage options, from carry-ons to four-piece sets, with price tags under $150. Don't expect designer names or too many bells and whistles, but these bags offer sturdy enough construction and conveniences such as wheels and well-placed handles. We looked at hard-shell bags and soft-siders, traditional two-wheelers and convenient spinners. Relying on expert and user reviews, we considered durability (especially for those high-use carry-ons), portability, and overall value. Although the lifespans of these models may not be quite as long as those of $300 bags, inexpensive luggage can serve less-frequent travelers quite well, and a low price tag offers at least a little consolation in the event of airline loss or unexpected damage.