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Packing a bag is probably the least favorite part of anyone’s vacation — but it’s still something to do. With the right bag, the process will be a lot easier, however, we’ll let you in with a little secret: you don’t have to beat the cost of a plane ticket to get a great model. Retailers like Macy’s, Amazon, and others offer plenty of top-rated luggage sets for sale at low prices.
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For example, there’s this checked 29-inch Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 travel bag, which is currently discounted at Nordstrom Rack to $199.97—that’s 75% off its $800 list price! Regarded as our favorite checked luggage of the year (and one of our favorite pieces of luggage overall), the 137 liters of packing space was more than enough to house our travel essentials. Built with a durable Cordura exterior that’s likely to withstand even the toughest flights, this bag is easy to maneuver thanks to four magnet-aligned swivel wheels to ensure all wheels move in tandem.
For those looking for something more suitable for carry-on luggage, Timbuk2 sells its Never Check overnight bag at 53% off at $89. That’s $100 off its standard price of $189 (note that you can also get it a little cheaper at 6pm). We’re big fans of the bag, and we call it the best value under-seat carry-on bag because of its spaciousness and versatility. It features a padded laptop compartment in the back and two zipper pockets in the front panel, one for small items and one that includes organizational dividers to hold everything from snacks to a tablet. As if that weren’t enough, there is a main compartment with a capacity of 22 liters to hold clothes and toiletries. Admittedly, its zippers aren’t the best, and it can be inconvenient to carry around for extended periods of time, but you won’t find a better bag for the price.
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These and many more are currently available at a lower price point below, so if you’re looking to make sure your valuables fly as safely as you do, check out our top picks below.
Best bags and luggage sets for sale
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