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How To Choose The Best Luggage For Business Travel

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Are you part of the million-mile club or have you just started travelling for business? Either way, a good set of travel luggage is paramount to the success of your trip. Your suitcase is your travelling bedroom and bathroom combined into one small repository, right? Thus, it needs to be reliable, durable, and convenient. For me, it needs LOTS of pockets and compartments because I am an organizer by nature. In our review below of the five best luggage for business travel we will give you the specifics on each suitcase or bag as well as what reviewers think about each one.

Best Business Travel Luggage

Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Softside Spinner

Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 21in Spinner

No luggage review is complete without including a Samsonite product in it. This travel warrior company is probably the most well known in the US for quality and longevity. In fact, I still carry around and use the 21” moss green Samsonite bag my grandmother used back in the 70’s. Call it sentimental reasons!

Anyway, I digress. The Silhouette Sphere 2 is considered a carry-on bag at 21 inches long, 15 inches wide and 8 inches high. It is constructed of 100 percent nylon with a fabric lining inside and four multi-directional spinner wheels for ease of use. The corners are protected with a rubberized guard to reduce travel damage. The locking, telescoping handle is gel-coated for comfort.

One road warrior who mentions he has stayed in a hotel 57 of the last 90 nights including air travel feels this Samsonite is “the best traveling suitcase on the market.” Many reviewers rave about the spinner wheel’s ability to travel on uneven ground including cobblestone streets.

Travel Select Amsterdam Business Rolling Garment Bag

Travel Select Amsterdam Garment Bag

The Travel Select Amsterdam Rolling Garment Bag is 23 inches wide, 22 inches high and 7 inches deep when closed. When opened, the fold-out garment bag section is 44 inches. It is constructed of a 2-tone polyester, has a top carry handle and center strap in case you are carrying an extra bag. Additionally, it comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

The main compartment is spacious with zippered mesh pockets. The outside has multiple zippered pockets as well where among other things you can easily put your Kindle and multiple power cables. The fold out design of the garment bag is meant to reduce wrinkles. According to reviewers, this bag will hold 2-3 suits. One reviewer even stated she fit two suits, three gowns and a few dress shirts for the cruise she went on.

One important thing to note is this bag is not a carry on and thus must be checked at the gate.

Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage

Bluesmart One

This very revolutionary hard case suitcase is perfect for the gadget geeks out there. It comes with a TSA-compliant battery embedded into it so you can charge your devices up to six times. It has a location tracker so if your case is ever lost or separated from you somehow, a tracking system that comes free of charge with the case will track its location anywhere in the world. The accompanying phone app does nifty things like tell you how much your suitcase weighs, and locks or unlocks your suitcase from the TSA approved remote digital lock.

The Bluesmart does fit most airline’s carry-on standards with its 22 inch x 14 inch by 9 inch size. The interior has a storage capacity of 34 liters. An outside compartment is specifically designed to hold and protect your laptop while giving you easy access to it when going through security.

One detailed reviewer calls this “The Frequent Flier’s Dream!” due to its usability, quality and the technology. This just might be the best suitcase for business travel on the market!

Travelpro Maxlite3 Expandable Spinner

TravelPro Maxlite3 Spinner

The 21 inch Travelpro Maxlite 3 is a great, expandable soft sided spinner case perfect for those short business trips. This carry-on bag is lightweight at 6.5 lbs with a honeycomb frame system that gives it durability. It also has guards at the corners and wheel housing to protect the case from damage during travel. The aluminum handle stops at 38 inches and 42.5 inches so all heights can conveniently roll it. The 4 wheels rotate 360 degrees which provide superb maneuverability and a smoother glide while you walk.

Reviewers are quite happy with this bag with quotes such as “Five Stars” and “Great weekender bag.” Beware though, it sounds like not all of the airlines can fit the bag as a carry-on. One reviewer states, she was able to easily lift and fit the bag into the overhead compartment on her United flight.

London Fog Luggage Chelsea 21 Inch 360 Expandable Upright Suiter

London Fog Chelsea Upright Suiter

The eye-catching London Fog Chelsea Upright Suiter is 21 inches wide and 14 inches high making it the perfect carry-on if you’re looking for some extra style to your travels! It is made of 100 percent polyester jacquard with four 360 degree in-line spinner wheels for ease of movement.

This suitcase comes with multiple front and exterior pockets for last minute or easy access items such as your power cable or Kindle. Additionally, there is a shoe and accessory pocket on the inside as well as a built in suiter for your jackets and slacks. The case does expand up to 30 percent for more packing capacity. Great for those longer trips!

Amazon reviewers love this bag calling it classy and beautiful. One reviewer states it fits in all overhead bins.

Conclusion

Thanks to new technology and much ingenuity, the new generation of suitcases on the market today are tougher, lighter weight and thanks to spinner wheels easier to move around. For those of you who travel for a living, the last problem you need is to have an unreliable or poorly designed suitcase. Some of the questions you can ask yourself when choosing luggage are:

  • Do you prefer to carry your luggage or check it?
  • Do you like lots of pockets and compartments or just one big space to pack?
  • Can you fit everything you usually pack into the suitcase you are considering buying?

After serious consideration, you should easily be able to choose the best luggage for business travel for you.

Product images sourced from Amazon.com​

About the author

Amy Blair

Amy has a serious case of the travel bugs! If she's not checking out the world, then she is reading or writing about it. As Saint Augustine said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”