The Case: Delsey Paris Securitime Zip Trunk ($310)
The Features: This trunk silhouette is 26 inches, but its unique design offers deep storage space. The polycarbonate outer layer is also lightweight, and comes in just under 11 pounds. It has plenty of room for clothes, shoes, and just about anything you can think of. The zipper is extremely durable and doesn't feel like it'll break over time or split (which I often find in zip suitcases). Plus, it has an expandable zip, just in case I buy too much on my trip and need to bring more stuff home.
Why I love It: This is my favorite suitcase for a long trip visiting home, or a big work trip. The trunk shape makes it easy for me to pack a ton of clothes, and do it in a neat way that's convenient to live out of for a longer period of time. While the bottom section is large and great for clothing, the top sectional has a closed-off zipper where I keep my shoes, so I can keep it sanitary. It feels less wide when I'm wheeling it around the airport or streets, making it easy to tote around.
Who It's Good For: A classic trunk shape is great for the long-distance traveler. I used this suitcase when I moved apartments, too, and it was extremely handy. It's a great buy for a medium-size bag.