Our Favorite Brand Has a Line of Budget Suitcases—Here’s Why They’re Worth Buying

A Quince suitcase may just be the affordable luggage solution you've been waiting for.

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Between its luxurious silk pajamas and all-natural bedding, we love Quince. Its pieces are always high quality, and the price is always just right. So when we saw that Quince ventured into the luggage space, we knew it’d be an instant must-have. The Quince suitcase collection is a worthy addition to any trip.

Traveling can get expensive. From flights to hotels to travel accessories, it’s crucial to invest in luggage that will withstand every bump in the road (figuratively and literally). Quince is more affordable than other bigger luxury brands. And according to hundreds of reviewers, it’s worth making the switch.

What is a Quince suitcase? 

Budget Quince Suitcasevia merchant

Quince already offers a handful of pieces in its travel collection. The suitcases, however, are comprised of various carry-ons and check-ins. They range from 20-inch carry-ons to 27-inch check-ins and a few sizes in between. Those looking to replace their luggage sets altogether can shop the two-piece bundles.

Most of the hardshell suitcases come in either tan or black, two of the easiest colors to match your airport outfit. Others are available in navy, a lighter blue and dark green for more variety. The exterior is a lightweight yet durable polycarbonate hardshell. Some reviewers noted scuffs after travel, but Quince provides a scuff eraser. 

Four Japanese-crafted Hinomoto 360-degree spinner wheels glide on the airport floor and the TSA-approved combination lock adds a level of security to your belongings. The aluminum telescopic trolley handle is made of soft rubber for easy pulling.  

Inside, you’ll find a water-resistant 75D polyester pongee lining. Compression pads, an internal pocket and a laundry bag fit any packing strategy. According to the brand, you should be able to squeeze up to two weeks’ worth of outfits in any suitcase. Capsule wardrobe enthusiasts may even be able to fit even more combinations. 

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Why are Quince suitcases trending? 

Quality luggage can add a high expense to a travel budget. While some suitcases reach the upper hundreds, a Quince suitcase costs between $120 and $200. The transparent pricing model breaks down the cost so you know what you’re spending. It’s still a splurge in the grand scheme of travel expenses, but many reviewers say their luggage has lasted multiple trips without so much as a dent. 

Quince isn’t the most popular brand in the luggage space, but it’s an underdog worth considering. The suitcases have plenty of travel essentials for smooth packing, at a more affordable price. You can even add other accessories like a jewelry case or belt bag. Want to explore your options before deciding? Here’s what’s worth shopping at Monos and Beis.

Airlines can be sticklers about luggage dimensions and weight. But Quince suitcases fit the requirements of most major airlines (even some budget ones). When empty, a Quince suitcase weighs anywhere from 6.2 pounds to 9.9 pounds, one of the most lightweight options out there.

The best reviews 

Quince is one of our favorite brands and its luggage is no exception. But here’s what other travelers have to say about their suitcases.

Katherine G. decided on the suitcase bundle and never looked back. “My mom commented that she liked my luggage and I must have paid a lot for them because they looked expensive,” she writes. “She was shocked when I told her how much I paid for both!”  

“I was shocked at how light and roomy this carry-on is,” writes Kathryn B. about the 21-inch carry-on. “I did not realize the whole four-wheel benefit—no tipping. I love my new bag! Less is more when traveling. This will help me feel like I have what I need in one bag!” 

Tracy A. upgraded her old, dented luggage to the 27-inch check-in suitcase. “I decided to go ahead and purchase this and I am so glad I did! It is beautiful and affordable, and I imagine that if it gets cracked and split up again it’s such an affordable price point that in five to 10 years I’ll just buy another!” 

Where to buy a Quince suitcase 

Quince Suitcase via merchant

Upgrade your luggage to a Quince set directly from the brand’s website starting at $120. Now all that’s left to do is plan your next vacation.

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Andrea Carrillo
As Associate Shopping Editor at Reader's Digest, Andrea is a lifestyle writer covering all things e-commerce. She has covered streetwear, sustainability and culture for a variety of publications. When she's not on deadline, you can find her reading, collecting vintage fashion and furthering her goal of visiting every country in South America.