10 Best Rolling Suitcases Under $500 - IMBOLDN
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When it comes to travel, the right suitcase can make all the difference. It’s not just about finding a dependable companion for your journeys but also one that suits your style and budget. In this curated guide, IMBOLDN’s editors have scoured the market to bring you the 10 best rolling suitcases under $500 that combine affordability, durability, and style to ensure you’re well-prepared for your adventures without breaking the bank.

Monos Hybrid Trunk

Made with an aerospace-grade, water-resistant polycarbonate hard shell made from partially recycled materials, this suitcase from Monos boasts an adjustable telescopic handle with 4 height settings. Its luxuriously soft, antimicrobial lining is made from 100% recycled polyester. Outfitted with a zipperless aluminum frame and anodized corner guards, the suitcase has two TSA-approved locks and whisper-quiet wheels.


Away Travel Carry-On Flex

When not fully expanded, this suitcase is the perfect size to carry on and can become checked luggage when fully flexed. Available in five classic colors, the suitcase is made of a durable lightweight shell and includes interior organization and 360° spinner wheels. It boasts a TSA-approved combination lock and will fit in the overhead bin of virtually any flight.


BEIS Travel The Front Pocket Carry-On

This roller takes organized travel to the next level with easy, protected front pocket access to all the things you’d usually have to lug around in another bag. Featuring a durable hard shell, 360* wheels, multiple handles, TSA locks, and a weight limit indicator, this bag will make travel a breeze.


Travelpro Platinum Elite Softside Expandable Checked Luggage

This suitcase is perfect for medium and long trips, accommodating everything you need. Its built-in suiter guards against wrinkles and keeps everything organized under a deluxe tie-down system with integrated accessory pockets. Constructed with premium fabrics, leather accents, and chrome zippers, this bag also features a tip-resistant tapered expansion option that provides up to 2” of additional packing capacity.


Monos Hybrid Check-In Large

This Monos bag represents the best of two worlds: the resilience and sophistication of an aluminum suitcase, combined with the light weight and durability of a polycarbonate case. Two latches with integrated TSA-approved locks provide an added layer of security while giving you quick access to your suitcase contents without needing to pull a zipper around the entire case.


BEIS Travel The 29″ Large Check-In Roller

This smooth gliding 29″ bag with a polycarbonate shell holds everything you need without breaking the baggage weight limit – thanks to the handy weight limit indicator that lets you know your bags may need to lose a few pounds! With two inches of optional expansion, plus compression straps and flaps with pockets galore packing is a breeze.


Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus

Perfectly sized for long weekend trips, the Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus is crafted of sustainably sourced materials including recycled polycarbonate, recycled aluminum, and recycled vegan leather. You can fit 4-7 days’ worth of clothes and 2-4 pairs of shoes in this case. It features smooth, 360° double spinner wheels with carbon steel bearings, an interior compression board, a scuff-hiding textured finish, smart interior pockets, and a removable laundry bag.


Calpak Hue Large Luggage

This large polycarbonate suitcase has four ultra-smooth spinner wheels that will let you navigate with ease. It’s a hard-side expandable piece that’s super minimalist, sleek and modern. Weighing in at a little over 12 lbs., it has a packing capacity of 110 liters. Furthermore, it boasts a TSA-approved lock and is expandable up to two inches.


Antler Clifton Medium

Antler’s Clifton is “colour-fast”, so any inevitable scratches will stay true to the color of the shell. The Clifton is crafted with a polycarbonate shell, has a lifetime warranty, an innovative, cushioned twist-grip handle, and an expander zipper. Its TSA-approved combination lock keeps your belongings safe & secure.


Arlo Skye The Zipper Check-In Large

Weighing in at a mere 10.5 lbs., this ranks among one of the largest lightweight checked bags, sized for extended trips. Its Free-Flex zipper technology stretches up to an inch allowing you to squeeze in a few extra outfits. The bag is engineered with an impact-resistant polycarbonate exterior, tamper-proof double-coil outer zippers, virtually silent spinner wheels, an integrated TSA-approved combination lock, and an antimicrobial interior lining.