If you're going to be living large on your next trip, you'll need a big suitcase with wheels. The one you choose should be large enough to hold all your clothing and travel gear but small enough (62 linear inches, maximum, and under 70 pounds) to go into checked baggage. Otherwise, an airline can charge a penalty. To calculate the linear inches of a suitcase, add the height, width, and depth. Also weigh it. Below are my top choices for a big suitcase that can accompany you on your journeys.
If you want a big, easy-to-maneuver, and affordable suitcase, this one has my vote. Softsided, lightweight, and durable, this big boy has pockets on the front -- which I always find so convenient for last minute items and the ones I want to reach for before sending the luggage on the conveyor belt. It's got an ergonomically designed handle, so despite its size it's as graceful gliding through the airport as Fred Astaire. Measurements are 20 x 10 x 30.5 inches.
This big suitcase (56.5 linear inches) is tough, durable — and lightweight The smart design of the big suitcase allows you to divide it in two, to either have a side to yourself or separate clean from dirty clothing. Eagle Creek also makes inserts to organize packing.
One of the biggest (and also most expensive) big suitcases around, Tumi's wheeled packing luggage is the one you choose for an around-the-world trip or extended cruise. Quality construction and long-lasting durability make Tumi the choice of experienced and well-heeled travelers.
A four-wheel spinner with wheels that rotate 360 degrees, this big suitcase is much easier to navigate through airports than two-wheelers. Lightweight, 100% polycarbonate shell offers long-lasting protection to your gear. Includes removable garment and toiletry bags plus a TSA-approved combination lock.