You Can Get a Sleek New Carry-on for Under $50 Right Now From Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals
It's Dec. 6, friends, which means our remaining holiday shopping days are numbered. If you haven't yet crossed off the chronic wanderlusters on your list, Amazon is offering a pretty great discount (up to 30 percent savings) on select pieces of luggage from the constantly expanding AmazonBasics brand.
If you're not yet familiar with the retailer's in-house brand, it offers exactly what it seems like it would: a wide range of simple, affordably priced essentials intended to make your life (and your travels) easier. There's a super-popular external hard drive case, a tablet stand with 2,500 five-star ratings, a beloved-by-many silicone baking mat, and a really solid set of packing cubes with over 1,000 glowing reviews. And, of course, there's luggage — which we've seen, unzipped, and wheeled about at an Amazon event earlier this year — that's surprisingly robust for the price.
The deal is part of this year's 12 Days of Deals promotion, which offers Amazon shoppers special savings on a particular category each day through Dec. 13. For your reference, here are the remaining themes:
12/6: Home (bedding, bath, décor)
12/8: Baby, pets, camera
12/9: Beauty and personal care
12/12: Furniture lawn and garden
12/13: Sports and outdoors
Before you get to shopping, it should be noted that all of the pieces come with a three-year limited warranty that promises to replace or repair the bag or offer you a refund only if the damage is a result of a defect in "materials and workmanship under ordinary use." This warranty does not cover problems caused by regular wear and tear or damage or loss caused by an airline. This is pretty standard, as only premium luggage brands like Briggs & Riley, Travelpro, and Eagle Creek have "no questions asked" warranties. But for less than $50? We'd call that a steal.
AmazonBasics Metallic Hardshell 20-inch Spinner Suitcase
This international carry-on marries minimalism with all the essentials like an integrated TSA lock and zippered compartments for packing. It comes in an array of metallic colors and one reviewer vouches for its interior, saying, "Packing bags would help but the suitcase should hold enough for at least a long weekend with summer clothing and probably two days with winter clothing."
To buy: amazon.com, $50 (originally $70)
AmazonBasics Premium Expandable Softside Three-piece Set
With this set, you'll get a 21-inch carry-on bag and two checked bags at 25 and 29 inches. Because the bags are expandable, they're also equipped with strategically placed stabilizers to keep them from tipping when they're stuffed to the gills. They come in six standard colors.
To buy: amazon.com, $140 (originally $180)
AmazonBasics Premium Hardside Two-piece Set
The 20-inch carry-on (amazon.com, $60) in this set is one of Amazon's top-rated pieces of luggage with more than 700 five-star reviews, and it comes with a 28-inch checked spinner. Both are made with super-durable polycarbonate and are able to nest for easy storage.
To buy: amazon.com, $128 (originally $160)
AmazonBasics Premium Expandable Softside Two-piece Set
If you're more concerned with not showing scuffs and scrapes on your travel bags, softside is often the way to go. This new set is made with crash-guard wheel housings, a skid guard, and molded corner guards to protect it from damage when checked.
To buy: amazon.com, $105 (originally $140)
AmazonBasics Premium Upright Expandable Softside Two-piece Set
With rugged inline wheels, this set is intended to handle a rougher terrain (like cobblestones) better than a spinner. There's a 22-inch carry-on and a 26-inch medium checked bag, and the bold red color will ensure you can spot your bag immediately on the baggage claim carousel.
To buy: amazon.com, $90 (originally $140)