While you can still find luggage made in the USA, it’s getting harder to do so.
USA Love List has spent countless hours researching and finding luggage that's made in America. Keep reading to find out more.
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Luggage Made in the USA
My mom still owns a beautiful set of luggage from the 1970s that carries the Made in USA stamp. The set features a hard shell large and medium-size suitcase along with a train case-style toiletry case, all blue-grey and matching in color. The combination snaps make everything secure.
That luggage brand is still in business, but they no longer make their products in the USA.
I, on the other hand, purchased a single piece of brightly-colored luggage just a couple of years ago and sent it to the garbage facility last week because it had fallen apart. Sadly, my attempt to save money ended up costing me more because I now have to replace that single suitcase.
This time, I’m buying luggage that’s made in America, where I know it’s made with the best materials in a quality-controlled environment.
American-made luggage choices vary, from traditional suitcases and carry-ons to duffel bags, weekend bags, backpacks, and messenger bags. If you like what you see in the company's USA-made luggage, be sure also to check out their other USA-made items on their respective websites, too.
Luggage Made in The USA
Large Check-in Luggage Made in the USA
Club Glove Connectable Rolling Luggage
Club Glove made in USA luggage pieces are connectable, making it easier for you to haul your travel apparel and gear. Club Glove luggage has been a favorite of professional golfers for 40 years, and is now a favorite of professional travelers of all types. Luggage pieces include; shoulder bags, rolling bags, backpacks, gear bags and more. You can purchase the pieces individually, or pick a set that best suits your travel needs.
ROAM is a personal favorite because you can customize your own suitcase. Just choose a size, front shell color, and a back shell color. Then enjoy the quick turnaround time ROAM’s USA manufacturing facility offers you. All ROAM luggage is assembled in the USA from parts sourced world-wide. Personally, I like The Journey size because its polycarbonate shell measures 26 inches tall. Plus, ROAM offers a lifetime guarantee.
Tough Traveler Wheeled Suitcase
The first words I see on Tough Traveler’s website read, “Supply Chain concerns? Our products are Made-in-USA. Everything…ships within 1 business day!” What another great reminder for buying American-made! The New York company brings several traditional luggage pieces to the market, including the SAMOYED Wheeled Suitcase in six different colors. The company also guarantees the workmanship and materials, but be sure to read its online policy.
Carry-on Bags Made in America
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Bags USA manufactures its bag on location in Huntington Beach, California. The company provides numerous bags to a wide customer base. One such bag is the C Triple Carry-On. Choose from a variety of colors on this duffel-style carry-on, and you can also order in bulk for teams and organizations. This bag’s size enables it to fit nicely in an overhead bin if you’re flying.
This Utah company began in 1980 when a wife made her railroad-working husband a durable bag. The rest became history when everyone else wanted something similarly durable. Today, the granddaughter owns Original Tuffbags. The namesake, The Original Tuffbag, comes in three different sizes and four different colors. It is triple stitched and has all stress points reinforced. The bags are made from extremely strong nylon canvas and YKK zippers. They’re also machine washable.
Tough Traveler Wheeled Carry-On
This USA company is also featured above in the checked bags category. Tough Traveler sells several carry-on bags, including the large Clipper Wheeled Carry-On. It is a lightweight but durable carry-on with an extendable handle and non-slipping locks. Tough Traveler carries this selection in seven different colors.
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USA-made Duffel Bags
For more American made duffel bag luggage options, check our our list of Best Duffel Bags for College Made in the USA that included duffel bags everyone will love.
The Cinda b line of products tend to lean toward the feminine market. Cinda Boomershine joined forces with the former VP of Vera Bradley until that company outsourced its production. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cinda b offers, among other items, the Carry-on Rolly and the B Lux Rolling Duffel.
BAD BAGS | Best American Duffel
BAD stands for Best American Duffel, and these American-made duffels are ideal for travel.
The Duffel Bag No. 2 can be
carried as a duffel or a backpack. The small, Seattle-based company offers many
other selections for you to choose from. BAD is a fan favorite.
Duluth Pack in Minnesota continues to grow strong since its 1882 inception. The company makes numerous styles of bags, including our favorite, the Safari Duffel in small. It comes in 12 colors and four sizes. It features 15-ounce canvas construction with a bottom reinforcement and leather touches. Duluth Pack offers a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship and hardware.
Maine’s Flowfold gets high marks on its Nomad duffel. It is made from water-resistant materials and has several built-in pockets. It comes in five different colors. Flowfold remains dedicated in all of its products to offer sustainable, durable materials, quality craftsmanship, and to make all its products in the USA.
This company’s goods are all handcrafted in Duluth, Minnesota, but it doubles its efforts by sourcing its leather from SB Tannery in nearby Red Wing (yes, as in Red Wing shoes) and its waxed canvas from Martin Dying in New Jersey. We like the I’m Out Duffel Bag, both for its name and for its durability. Frost River offers it in three different sizes. Frost River also has an interesting back story that compels good ole’ USA support.
Established in 1905, J.W.Hulme brings to the market this amazing Classic Duffel. It’s made from veg-tan USA latigo leather and is offered in three shades. You can also get it monogrammed. The brass and buckles finish it off nicely, making it both a beautiful piece of art and a lasting piece of luggage anyone would be proud to carry. The Minnesota company carries numerous leather bags and accessories from which you can select.
Korchmar has a web page dedicated to beautiful leather pieces handcrafted in its Naples, Florida facility. We’re partial to the Twain 22-inch Leather Weekender offered in four shades. Expensive, yes, it should last you for a very long time. Plus, that fine leather fragrance will leave you virtually intoxicated with its luxury.
Lifetime Leather is a successful company that was born out of tragedy when its owner sustained a long-term injury. Happily, he discovered leather crafting, and his Arizona company has grown immensely. Lifetime Leather offers beautiful leather products like this duffle bag. It comes in four different shades and is lined with nylon fabric. The full-grain leather comes from America.
Mountain Ridge Gear
Mountain Ridge Gear is durable and long lasting. It is designed for outdoor use and travel by horse, so you can be sure it will hold up to travel by plane, train, and bus!
Mountain Ridge Gear manufactures duffle bags of all sizes, shoulder travel bags, pannier bags, and yes, even bags designed to fit on horse or mule saddles.
Owner Eric Lynn explains in the video above about why and how he manufactures Mountain Ridge Gear in the USA.
Montana’s Red Oxx was founded by a father-son duo who both served in the armed forces. Enlisting the help of a third veteran, they discovered a market in carrying bags like the Safari Beanos PR5.5 duffel. It’s large enough to be checked in at the airport as opposed to being a carry-on bag. Available in 13 color selections, it receives five-star reviews from over 90 happy customers.
Tom Bihn Travel Bags
Tom Bihn has a selection of made in USA travel bags of all sizes and styles. The Aeronaut style (pictured here) has 3 carry methods- duffle, backpack, or shoulder bag. The Aeronaut 45 is the larger size and it is the maximum carry-on size for most US domestic airlines.
Tom Bihn also has made in USA packing cubes which make it easier to pack efficiently and keep your clothes neat.
All Tom Bihn bags are made in Washington from globally sourced materials.
Travel Backpacks Made in the USA
For more made in USA backpack options check out our list of Made in USA Backpacks & School Bags: Our Top Picks for Students of All Ages.
Green Guru Gear
The Commuter 24L Roll Top Backpack is a top performer from Green Guru Gear. It is made from upcycled bicycle inner tubes and upcycled street sign scraps, making it very lightweight but durable. These great-looking backpacks are made in Colorado.
North St. Bags
Huckberry carries the USA-Made Flanders Backpack, made by Portland, Oregon’s North St. Bags. It has a laptop compartment, accessory pockets, and a lower compartment that’s ideal for organizing cords. Made from heavy-duty duck canvas, it’s also waterproof.
Huckberry Store has a web page completely dedicated to made in the USA, showcasing over a hundred items, including the featured backpack.
Rickshaw Bags in San Francisco, California, offers this Sutro Backpack/Spencer Dwight “Digital Smoke” backpack. It’s a work of art and will make you the envy of all other backpack-carrying travelers. Rickshaw Bags offers free shipping on orders over $99.
A Denver, Colorado-based company, Winter Session designs and
manufactures high-quality, unisex canvas and leather carry goods. The Waxed Canvas Backpack caught our eye with its deep color, double-zipper closure, and solid brass hardware. It also features adjustable leather shoulder straps.
Messenger Bags Made in America
Alchemy Goods, located in Washington, makes its bags from recycled bicycle tubes, making them oh-so-strong. The Pike Messenger Bag is a medium-sized bag just big enough for an overnight stay. It has an interior divider and a zippered exterior pocket. It also has sturdy nylon straps and hardware.
Kamen Road works with artisans around the United States to create its beautiful bags. Located in California but using a small-scale manufacturing model, they offer this Coyote Thunder Messenger Field Bag that’s made from salvaged, vegetable-tanned leather.
Made in Greenville, North Carolina, Parrott Canvas offers numerous styles of travel bags. The bags are made with high-quality fabrics, zippers, and fasteners. You can add a monogram for a small additional fee. Parrott Canvas has been in business for over 30 years and began in the marine canvas trade, so the company knows how to make long-lasting products!
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InUSA is NOT made in America anymore. The company started with the mission of bringing manufacturing back to the USA but they have sold out. All their luggage is made in CHINA.
Thanks Tom. I removed InUSA from our list. They used to have a line of luggage that was assembled in the USA, but it looks like it is sold out.
Tom Bihn – http://www.tombihn.com
Per their website: “Made in Seattle, State of Washington, U.S.A., Third Planet from the Sun, with globally-sourced materials and fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.”
Very high-quality bags. I own several & really like them.
Thank you! I added Tom Bihn to our list. 🙂
Love American made quality! I noticed you left out Club Glove, they’ve got luggage that’s built to last and have an awesome warranty!
Thanks Amanda! I added Club Glove to our list.
These guys are out of Colorado and make all their gear in the USA. Great products and great story.
One company not listed yet that I have loved for years is Best American Duffel, made in Seattle, WA. I’ve trucked these on trips around the world and they have held up to all of the wear and tear better than anything I’ve owned before. If you are good with a duffel-style bag, I definitely recommend BAD Bags!
Keith, thank you so much for your comment! We rely on our subscribers like you to help us whenever we miss a made in the USA product. We will be sure to update our list to include BADBags.