Best Suitcases To Buy – What to Look for in a Suitcase

How do I choose the best suitcase? Whether you’re looking for a carry-on or a checked bag, there’s quite a number of options to choose from. As we travel more often now, comfort and convenience are becoming more important. And it’s important to choose a suitcase that comes with features that cater for an easy trip. Here’s our list of must-haves for suitcases, and some features people love in our ORLA suitcases!


  1. Size and Capacity: The size of the suitcase is a crucial factor, as it should comply with the airline carry-on or checked baggage size restrictions. And of course, you want to make sure it fits all your belongings and it’s easy to stay organized
  2. Durability: You want to make sure your suitcase is fitting for any travels, including being tossed around during baggage handling. We’re a big fan of polycarbonate hard shells as they are light, durable and strong
  3. Weight: While most airlines don’t have limits for carry-on anymore, checked luggage is often subject to a weight limit. Find a light check-in suitcase that will allow you to pack a little extra and still stay within the weight restrictions
  4. Wheels and Handles: Smooth-rolling 360• wheels and sturdy handles make it easy to maneuver the suitcase through airports, train stations or anywhere you’re traveling
  5. Security Features: TSA-approved locks or combination locks provide peace of mind to keep your things secure without having TSA breaking into your suitcase
  6. Organization and Compartments: Internal compartments (with wet/dry separation), zippered pockets and garment compression straps are must-haves to keep items organized and prevent clothes from shifting all over the place while traveling
  7. Expandability: Some suitcases have expandable zippers, allowing travelers to increase the bag's capacity if needed. It’s perfect for the over packers!
  8. Price: Suitcase prices can vary depending on the brand, features, and material. Don’t break the bank, but definitely look for one that has many features for a good price
  9. Warranty and Customer Reviews: A solid warranty and great positive customer reviews attest to the suitcase's quality. A brand’s customer service is also very important should you have any issues
  10. Aesthetics: While not the most critical factor, having a nice-looking suitcase that goes with your airport fit always makes the trip better in our opinion
  11. Special Features: Some travelers love suitcases with unique features, such as built-in USB chargers, front laptop opening pocket or bottle/cup holders


Looking for a suitcase with those great features? Our Wanderer suitcases from ORLA Travel come with:

  • Built-in USB Charging Port
  • Front Laptop Opening
  • Bottle/Cup Holder
  • Phone Holder
  • Expandable Zippers
  • Wet & Dry Compartments and Compression Strap
  • TSA-Approved Lock

Check out the amazing reviews from our lovely customers on the best suitcase to buy. Our team are always happy to promptly answer any questions you may have. Got questions? Email us on or send us a DM on social media, and a customer representative will get back to you. Get your suitcase with a USB charger, front compartment and bottle holder for your next travels!

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