Ricardo luggage is a luggage brand that has been around since 1978 and has been producing great luggage ever since. Whether you’re looking for a hard-sided suitcase, or a soft-sided suitcase, Ricardo has an awesome selection and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Sometimes called “Ricardo Beverly Hills,” Ricardo luggage was featured in a National Geographic book “10 Best of Everything” an ultimate traveler’s guide.
Below are our choices for the best Ricardo luggage pieces by category. Ricardo is a good luggage brand, however if you’re looking for something even better, take a peek at our best luggage brands piece that was recently updated.
Best Ricardo Luggage
Best Ricardo Suitcase: Roxbury 2.0 25”
Dimensions: 25″ x 18″ x 10.5″ | 9.8 lbs.
We love how lightweight this bag is, for a non-carry on, weighing in at less than ten pounds. Since you’ll be checking this bag, it’s a huge plus that it comes with a built-in TSA combination lock.
With any hard-sided suitcase, you’re bound to experience some scuffs or scratches here and there, but the overall protection and durability is vastly more important. Sick of black luggage? You can get the Roxbury in purple, maroon, or silver, making it easy to spot on in the baggage claim. Not only is this the best bag that Ricardo has to offer, but for being under $200, is an excellent value as well.
We’d also like to point out how great this bag looks. No matter what color you go with the finish is very unique and comes as a pleasant change from what we’re used to with typical suitcases.
Best Ricardo Carry on Luggage: Montecito Micro-Light 20″
Dimensions: 22” x 15.5” x 9” | 5.9 lbs.
When it comes to carry ons, our favorite Ricardo bag is the Montecito 20” spinner. For under $100 this bag is a steal. It is insanely light-weight at less than six pounds, and with the spinner wheels, this bag is incredibly easy to carry and maneuver.
Ricardo luggage reviews show owners being able to fit five to seven days’ worth of clothing in this small suitcase. There is a zippered expansion area which when utilized, will allow for even more storage space if needed. The Montecito carry on gets a 91% recommendation on eBags and averages 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Best Ricardo Garment Bag: Mar Vista 42-Inch 2 Wheel Rolling Garment Bag
Dimensions: 44.5″ x 25.5″ x 6″ | 11.8 lbs.
If you travel with hanging garments frequently, we highly suggest taking a look at garment bags. There are several types, from hanging to rolling. In our experiences, a rolling garment bag is the way to go. The best rolling garment bag from Ricardo is definitely the Mar Vista wheeled garment bag.
The Mar Vista garment bag has a convenient hanger hook to keep hung items secure, several inner and outer zipper pockets, as well as corner pockets to keep accessories. Just about anyone should be able to fit a week’s worth of clothes without shoes. If you want to put shoes in you can expect to fit 2-4 outfits depending on the size of the clothing and shoes. If you’re sick of opening your luggage only to find wrinkled clothes, you should give this Ricardo garment bag a shot.
Best Ricardo Rolling Duffle: Essentials 30″
Dimensions: 30″ x 15″ x 14″ | 9.9 lbs.
If you’re looking for a big bag to check, or just to travel around with in general, take a look at this rolling duffel. The Ricardo Essentials rolling duffle bag. A lot of people like rolling duffles because of the 2 large end pockets, which can easily be used to keep soiled clothing, or shoes, separate from the clean clothes on the inside.
Ricardo luggage reviews show time and time again that the Essentials 30” is the greatest rolling duffle offered by Ricardo. The lightweight material that comprises the bag is very durable, and is a lot more malleable than a typical suitcase is. A lot of owners have commented on how the bulk of the material seems too thin.
Those owners are quick to tell you that although the material is thin, it is still holding strong after many travels – so don’t worry if you have the same initial thoughts. When empty and not in use, the bag does a nice job of collapsing for easy storage. If you want a big, tough, rugged piece of luggage under $150 that will last a long time, go with the Ricardo Essentials wheeled duffel.
Best Ricardo Messenger Bag: Mar Vista 16-Inch Business Messenger Bag
Dimensions: 18″ x 13.5″ x 5.5″ | 1.8 lbs.
Ricardo makes more than just luggage, they also make totes, backpacks, and messenger bags. Instead of going through all of the sub-categories, we wanted to highlight just one more favorite of ours, the Mar Vista messenger bag.
The carry handle is extremely well enforced and still feels very comfortable. Generally speaking this bag is very well liked by all who have reviewed it on various places around the Internet. Some reviewers have noted that the pictures make the bag look slightly larger than it actually is. Although some find it small, everyone agrees that the Mar Vista can hold a surprising amount of items.
Ricardo Luggage Warranty
Much of what Ricardo produces comes with a 10-year limited warranty which they proudly stand behind. You can find more warranty information on their website, including all the various information you would need to file a claim and/or have your luggage repaired.