It's a matter of personal preference. Softside bags are easier to squeeze into overhead compartments or under seats. Hardside bags are great to use when you pack fragile items. They're easier to clean if you have an unexpected spill.
What should I look for in a luggage set?
Walmart carries luggage sets in assorted sizes, colors and materials. Look for features that fit your travel plans and lifestyle.
Size: Your carry-on should be smaller than 45 inches, and your checked bags should be smaller than 62 inches.
Interior: Pouches and belts make it easy to sort your belongings and keep them organized. Waterproof pouches are great for storing wet swimsuits. Make sure the luggage has at least one outside pocket to store materials you need during your flight.
Color: Black and navy blue are popular choices because they're elegant and match everything. Bright orange, neon pink, purple or even leopard print suitcases stand out on baggage carousels.