Coolife is a brand that makes affordable and mid-range luggage, with some more luxurious options. Nearly all of their suitcases have 5-star ratings on various online stores, and I was curious to see if they really are as good as they seem.
And if you’re here, I bet you’re wondering the same thing. With so many five-star ratings, this could be the absolute best affordable luggage brand out there.
Keep reading our detailed review of Coolife luggage to see if that really is the case!
Looking for a carry on with a laptop compartment? This is probably the best option for you! You can get this Coolife suitcase on its own, or you can spring for a two-piece set that includes a carry on and a checked bag. The 28” suitcase cannot be purchased individually, so bear that in mind.
This luggage is made from 100% polycarbonate, which is pretty much the best material for a suitcase. It is durable, flexible and lightweight; the only fault of this material is that it is prone to scratches.
Because of the premium material, this isn’t exactly a cheap suitcase. But you’re getting luggage of really good quality, so I think the price is actually really fair. And you can still get two suitcases for under $200, and that’s pretty cool.
The carry on has an external laptop compartment with a padded sleeve and a few internal slip pockets. This compartment is rather thin, and it doesn’t take too much from the capacity of the main packing compartments.
And you get two of those, by the way. They are spacious and fully lined, with a zippered divider in one compartment and elastic cross straps in the other. Both suitcases feature two internal pockets that let you organize some of your smaller belongings.
The thing I love about this compartment is that you can lock it. The TSA friendly lock on the smaller suitcase is bidirectional, and lets you lock both the main and laptop compartments.
Both suitcases have double spinner wheels and a retractable wheel handle, for easy manoeuvring.
This is definitely the best (and most expensive) set from Coolife. You can’t buy the individual suitcases, and the entire set will cost you a pretty penny. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.
These are zipperless suitcases, with an aluminum frame and a polycarbonate body. They are made from very high quality materials, so the higher price point is really fair. Keep in mind that zipperless luggage is always more expensive than regular luggage, and even a single suitcase can cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
The fact that you can get this set for about $100 per suitcase is pretty insane, and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for the best Coolife has to offer.
In addition to the incredibly durable exterior, this luggage set also features a TSA lock system. It will keep all your belongings safe, and give you some peace of mind while you’re travelling.
The thing that really surprised me about these suitcases was their weight. I honestly expected them to be quite heavy, since that’s normal for zipperless luggage. But they’re not - at some 6 lbs, the carry on doesn’t actually weigh a lot more than other carry ons we talked about so far. In fact, it is lighter than a couple of other carry ons that are made from much lighter materials, which is remarkable.
These suitcases feature two fully lined packing compartments. One compartment is equipped with a zippered divider and two pockets, while the other has tie-down straps.
And all three suitcases have double spinner wheels, which roll smoothly and quietly. There’s also the telescopic wheel handle that locks into multiple height positions, allowing everyone to find a height that is comfortable for them.
If you need just one suitcase, this is a good option for you. This particular collection from Coolife features three suitcases, which are sold only individually. Which means that you can’t get them as a set at a heavily discounted price. But that’s fine - there are plenty of other sets you can get, if that is what you are looking for.
The suitcases in this collection are made from a mixture of ABS and Polycarbonate, so they are not the best ones you can get. Which is okay for the price point, since all three suitcases are under $100. And you can’t really expect premium quality at such an affordable price.
All three suitcases feature single spinner wheels, an aluminum wheel handle and a TSA friendly lock. Moving around the airport with this luggage will be smooth and effortless, and you won’t make a lot of noise either. And the three-digit combination lock keeps all of your belongings secure, and gives you peace of mind while you are travelling.
They also have similar packing compartments - fully lined, with three zippered pockets total, a full panel divider and tie-down straps. But there is one key difference; only the largest of the three suitcases has expandable capacity. You can get 15% more packing space as you increase the width of the suitcase by 2”. Just remember that this is not a feature you will find on the two smaller suitcases.
Hardside suitcases with external compartments are a rare species, so I was thrilled to see that Coolife had more than one option. This particular suitcase is more affordable than the first one I showed you, since it is made from cheaper materials. Instead of a pure polycarbonate shell, the No. 76 luggage is made from a mixture of PC and ABS.
Which means lesser quality, but also a much more affordable price tag. Plus, the ABS actually helps improve the scratch resistance of the luggage, while the polycarbonate keeps it lightweight, flexible and extremely sturdy.
The carry on features an external laptop compartment that has sleeves for both a computer and a tablet, as well as a few other pockets. This seriously helps with organization, as it allows you to not only protect your expensive tech, but also keep anything you want easily accessible.
And the thing I really like about the No. 76 carry on is that the laptop compartment is lockable. The TSA lock on the top allows you to secure both the main and the external compartment, so that there’s no doubt in your mind that all your belongings are safe.
Both suitcases are equipped with double spinner wheels and a sturdy telescopic wheel handle. The wheel handle can be locked into multiple positions, allowing you to adjust it to your own height.
These two suitcases have a very similar interior as well. It is fully lined, with tie-down straps in one compartment and a zippered divider with two pockets in the other. The larger suitcase also features an extra zippered pocket, which is pretty much the only difference - other than the external laptop compartment, obviously.
The No. 77 collection is only available for purchase as a set of three suitcases. If you’re looking to get several pieces of luggage, this set is really good value for money. The price of individual suitcases comes down to about $60 apiece, which is very affordable. They can all be stored inside one another, so they won’t take up a lot of space when not in use.
The set features three spinner suitcases that are made from a a mixture of PC and ABS. They all have an aluminum wheel handle, a TSA friendly lock and double spinner wheels that roll quietly and smoothly. However, since this is not pure PC luggage, it is not going to be exceptionally durable.
But the luggage is lightweight, flexible and sturdy. Plus, the shell of the suitcases is textured, which seriously helps hide any scuffs and scratches, making your Coolife suitcases look brand new longer. And, since the shell is made from a mixture of ABS and PC, an upside is that it’s not going to get scuffed as easily as a pure PC shell.
The interior of these is fully lined, with a zippered divider in one compartment and tie-down straps in the other. There are also two zippered pockets inside the luggage, which allows for better organization.
An upside of the No. 77 collection is that it is available in some really bright colors, apart from the standard black and white ones. If you want luggage that is fun, colorful and that you can immediately spot on the carousel, the yellow or the green suitcase might be exactly what you’re looking for.
What about the downsides of this Coolife luggage? Well, none of the suitcases have expandable capacity, which is really a shame.
Here’s another Coolife set of suitcases that’s excellent value for money. Actually, there are two sets to choose from - a 3 piece and a 4 piece (Family Set). The great thing about the Family Set is that it only costs $30 more than the regular set. You’re getting four pieces of luggage for about $40 a pop, which is absolutely insane value for money.
Both sets feature the three standard suitcase sizes - 20”, 24” and 28” - and the Family Set comes with an extra 16” bag. This is perfect if you’re travelling with children and you want them to have their own suitcase, or if you want smaller luggage for overnight trips. Another great thing about this set is that you can store the suitcases inside one another, so they don’t take up a lot of space.
One not-so-great thing about these Coolife suitcases is that they are made from 100% ABS plastic. Unlike polycarbonate, ABS is not too flexible, and it will break upon impact. But it does have better scratch resistance than PC, so at least this luggage will look brand new for a longer time.
All of the suitcases in this set have single spinner wheels, a multi-stage wheel handle and a TSA friendly lock. And they all feature two fully lined packing compartments, which can hold quite a lot of clothes.
One packing compartment has tie-down straps, and the other is equipped with a zippered divider and a mesh pocket. But that’s it - there are no other pockets inside the suitcase, and you can’t expand the packing capacity.
Maybe you want a colorful luggage set? Then think about getting this one; it features three hardside suitcases, which can be stored within one another. They are only available as a set, which is great value for money.
These are made from ABS plastic, but they have corner guards - a subtle feature that significantly improves the durability and impact resistance of these Coolife suitcases. Corners guards will protect your suitcase in case it lands on one of the edges, which tend to be the first spots that break or get severely scuffed.
Additionally, the unique texture of the shell will keep it looking brand new for a longer time, and will successfully hide any scuffs and scratches that might appear on the luggage.
All three suitcases have double spinner wheels that are quiet, smooth-rolling and sturdy. They also have retractable wheel handles, as well as TSA friendly combination locks that will protect your belongings.
And the interior of theses suitcases is very spacious. It is divided into two fully lined packing compartments. One compartment features tie-down straps, and the other one has a full panel divider and a zippered pocket.
The largest of the three suitcases in this set also has expandable capacity, which gives you 15% more packing space. But that feature is unique to the 28” spinner, and it is not something you get on the smaller luggage.
If you’re looking for softshell suitcases, this 3-piece set is a great option. It is excellent value for money - you get three individual suitcases for less than $150. And you can store the suitcases inside one another, so they won’t take up a lot of space in your closet.
This set includes a 20” carry on, a 24” medium checked bag and a 28” large checked bag. The smallest of the three suitcases is considered US cabin luggage by IATA guidelines, so you shouldn’t have any trouble when travelling with it in the States.
The luggage in this set is made from 1680D oxford cloth, which is a very durable material. It is a lot sturdier than polyester, and it has pretty good water resistance. Additionally, all of the suitcases in this set have corner guards, which further improve the overall durability of the luggage.
All three suitcases have the exact same features. The packing compartment is fully lined with nylon and spacious, with tie-down straps to keep your clothes in place. There’s a large zippered pocket on the lid of the compartment, which allows for some organization. But that’s the only internal pockets you get on this luggage.
Luckily, you get several external pockets as well. This luggage features two external pockets, which are great for any items you want to have handy while you’re travelling. Or just for the items that you initially forgot to pack.
These Coolife suitcases also feature single spinner wheels and a telescopic wheel handle. They’re easy to manoeuvre, but the wheels don’t feel too substantial. They are a little flimsier that I would like, but I say that for quite a lot of suitcases that have single spinner wheels. The double ones roll much smoother, in my opinion.
The great thing about this Coolife collection is that all three suitcases are sold individually, and also as a set. And if you’re looking to get more than one suitcase, I highly recommend getting the set, since it is really great value for money. In fact, getting the set would save you about $80, as opposed to getting all three suitcases individually.
These softshells are made from Jacquard oxford cloth, a material that has excellent durability and abrasion resistance. The suitcases also feature corner guards, which further improves their overall sturdiness.
The three suitcases are not all exactly the same. The smallest of the bunch features an external laptop compartment, while the larger two suitcases lack this features. But, unlike the carry on, the bigger suitcases have expandable capacity.
All of the suitcases feature single spinner wheels and a retractable wheel handle that locks into multiple height positions. They also have a TSA friendly lock, which keeps all of your belongings perfectly safe. The only downside here is that you can’t lock the external compartment of the carry on.
The interior of these Coolife suitcases is quite spacious, with tie-down straps and a zippered pocket on the lid. There’s no extra pocket inside the actual packing compartment, so these are not the best for staying organized. Especially since the larger two suitcases don’t have that extra compartment of the carry on.
The rolling duffel bag is a great option if you’re don’t want a suitcase. It is available in two sizes, a 22” bag and a 30” bag. Both sizes have the exact same features; price and size are the only two differences.
The bags are made from durable, tear and abrasion resistant materials. They feature in-line skate wheels, a retractable wheel handle, and a very sturdy grab handle. And with multiple carrying options, travelling with this duffel cake will be rather easy.
The smaller of the two duffels is actually carry on sized. But, whether or not you can bring it inside an airplane will depend on how full it is. When the smaller bag is fully packed, its width is 11.8” - this is not going to fit in overhead compartments on all airplanes, and you might be forced to check it.
One thing I really love about this duffel is the split-level storage. There are actually two different compartments inside the bag, which makes it the perfect bag for couples who share luggage. You both get a compartment for yourself, making it super easy to stay organized even when you’re sharing the luggage with someone else.
The bag also has a total of six external pockets that allow for organization of all of your smaller items. And there’s an even number of them, so you can easily split them if you’re sharing the duffel bag with your partner.
*Note: The dimensions below reflect the width of a fully packed duffel bag.
I’ve showed you three types of luggage here - hardshell suitcases, softshell suitcases and a duffel bag. As of now, those are the only types of luggage this brand makes. But, bear in mind that they’re still fairly new in the game, and that they are hoping to expand their product range soon.
You’ve mostly seen hardside suitcases here, since that’s what Coolife does best. I would recommend going with a hardshell suitcase if you’re looking to get luggage that you will check at an airport, since these are definitely the most durable bags you can get your hands on. They outperform other types of luggage, including softshell suitcases.
On the other hand, softshells are actually my preferred carry ons. They make it so easy to travel organized, with their multiple pockets and external compartments, which are rarely found on hardshells.
But that’s my personal preference, and it might not be the same as yours. Which is fine - if you really want to get a lot out of your Coolife suitcase, you should get the one that is perfectly suitable for your travel habits.
The material a suitcase is made from tells you a lot about its durability and quality. And Coolife has a lot of options.
That’s actually why they shouldn’t be perceived as an affordable brand, but rather a brand that offers a lot of variety. Some of their suitcases are made from classic affordable materials - polyester and ABS plastic - but others are made from premium materials, like aluminum and polycarbonate. The latter suitcases are much more expensive, and are actually somewhere in the price range of Samsonite.
Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to you. I know some of you are going to think ‘well, if I wanted to spend so much money I would just buy a Samsonite’. And I somewhat agree with you there; if you’re already spending hundreds of dollars, you might as well spend them on a trusted brand.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try out new things. Maybe you will even add Coolife to your list of trusted brands after you’ve tried their luggage - but you won’t know until you’ve actually owned one of their suitcases.
Coolife is really popular for their luggage sets. An average set of three suitcases costs about $150, which is a really good deal.
If you’re looking to get more than piece of luggage, you should definitely check out their sets. They’re great value for money, since you’re getting a carry on, a medium checked bag and a large checked bag. This is a great set for a family of travellers, or even for just two partners.
I normally get rid of the medium suitcase whenever I buy a new set - I either pack in a carry on or a giant checked suitcase. And that’s why I love buying sets of luggage - I get a great deal on two suitcases for me, and I usually gift the bag that I don’t want to keep. Once I even sold one of the bags - I got some $50 back, and the other person still got a great deal!
If you are only interested in singles, be sure to check to pros and cons boxes. If a suitcase is not sold individually, I’ve indicated that in the cons boxes.
One thing nearly everyone agrees on is that Coolife has amazing customer service. They really want to have happy customers, and they will do everything in their power to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you want. Which is one of the main reasons why their products are rated so highly.
In case you receive a damaged product or you get the wrong size or color of a suitcase, I encourage you to contact their customer service.
In addition to that, all of their luggage comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, which will cover most of the damage done to your suitcase. The thing that actually surprised me is that Coolife will send you a replacement suitcase if yours gets damaged by the baggage handlers. This is extremely rare; most high end brands actually have that as an exception to their “extensive” warranties.
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The best value for money is definitely the Coolife Family Set. It features four hardside suitcases for a lot less than $200, which is just amazing. The suitcases are made from ABS plastic, and they all have spinner wheels, a TSA friendly lock and a retractable wheel handle. This is definitely the set I would recommend to people who are looking to get the most bang for buck, and for those of you that are travelling with small children - the 16” suitcase is perfect for your little one!
If you’re wondering what’s the best that Coolife has to offer, that would be the Aluminum Frame 3-piece set. Yes it is the priciest set out of the bunch, but for very good reasons - all three suitcases are made from pure polycarbonate, with a sturdy aluminum frame. These materials are found in luggage that costs five times as much as this Coolife set, so the price is actually really fair. Especially with all the other features, like the TSA friendly lock, double spinner wheels and multi-stage wheel handle.
Maybe you just want a really good carry on? I have just the suitcase for you - the Coolife No. 79 Carry On. It is made entirely from polycarbonate, meaning that it is lightweight, flexible and very durable. And it has an external laptop compartment with an organizer panel, which really helps with travelling organized. There’s also a TSA friendly lock that lets you lock up both compartments, and be entirely sure that all of your belongings are perfectly safe.
Those are my top three suitcases and luggage sets from Coolife. However, you’re fine getting any luggage you saw in this review - all of it is rated very highly, and loved by thousands of travellers. Which leads me to believe that Coolife actually is the best affordable luggage brand out there!
Head over to Amazon to see the prices of all of this luggage. And if you’re not loving anything, check out our related posts - there are a lot of other brands that do really good affordable luggage. Maybe one of them will be a better fit for you!
Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!