December 8, 2023

Best Black Friday deals on luggage, headphones and travel accessories

At TPG, it’s no secret that we love a deal. Whether it’s for discounted flights…

Best Black Friday deals on luggage, headphones and travel accessories

At TPG, it’s no secret that we love a deal. Whether it’s for discounted flights or hotel stays, we’ve got you covered. Rest assured, we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) travel product deals on luggage, headphones and other travel accessories.

Some of these deals are good through next Tuesday but could be gone before then, so be sure to browse before it’s too late.



Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Though still pricey, Amazon’s Black Friday sale is one of your best chances to save money on Apple’s noise-canceling, over-ear headphones. They’re currently on sale at a slightly discounted price of $449.

These are particularly known for their Apple-designed high-fidelity audio, with three different settings. Settings include spatial audio that provides theater-like surround sound and computational audio that combines acoustic design, as well as the Apple H1 chip and software.

Their knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions pledge an “exceptional fit,” offering up to 20 hours of listening time. Plus, if your battery is running low, you can store these in ultra-low power mode to save some juice with their corresponding Smart Case, as you would with your iPhone.

If you are an Apple fan (who isn’t these days?), use these headphones to easily share audio between your devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV. Get these in silver, green, pink, sky blue and space grey and save $100 off their usual $549 price tag.

And since these are on Amazon — remember you can sometimes stack on one of the many ways to save on Amazon to get an even better deal.

Buy them here.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones


We would be remiss in creating a headphones roundup if we failed to include Beats from Dr. Dre. Though the old-school rapper sold his company to Apple earlier this year, these wireless Bluetooth headphones are compatible with both iOS and Android devices, and they offer up to 40 hours of battery life — more than any other headphone on this list.

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Their design is not only sleek but practical, with comfort-cushioned adjustable ear cups, equipped with the sound and design you’ve come to expect from Beats, including on-ear control and fine-tuned acoustics that claim to “maximize clarity, breadth and balance.”

Perhaps the best part is that you only need to charge these headphones for five minutes to get three hours of playback.

With a half-priced Black Friday sale tag at Amazon of just $99, this is a great deal.

Buy them here.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones


Another strong contender for noise-canceling headphones on sale is from Bose. The company says its wireless noise-canceling headphones are the “perfect balance of quiet, comfort, and sound,” thanks to the use of tiny mics to measure outside noise.

High points of these headphones include their 30-foot Bluetooth range (connecting up to 30 feet away) and compatibility with the Bose Music app. Also, they have two settings: quiet and aware. The latter allows you to bring the outside in so you can hear your environment and music simultaneously.

Just 15 minutes of charge yields up to three hours of playing time, but if you’re on the go without a charger, you can plug in the included audio cable to listen in wired mode. Expect up to 24 hours of battery life from a single charge.

Choose from triple black, midnight blue, eclipse grey and white smoke, all reduced from $329 on Amazon to $249.

Buy them here.

Sony Wireless Premium Noise-Canceling Overhead Headphones


Every seasoned traveler has come to rely on their favorite pair of headphones, and Sony’s noise-canceling overhead ones are a fan favorite. With up to 30 hours of battery life, touch sensor controls for volume, voice assistance and speak-to-chat technology, these headphones provide a seamless listening experience.

The updated design relieves pressure on your ears and the headphones only need 10 minutes of charging for five hours of playback. So, you’ll be comfortable listening for hours.

The black and blue versions are currently on sale at Amazon for about $228, reduced from their normal price tag of $350.

Buy them here.




Thanks to its limited-time sale, shoppers can get $50 off when they buy two Away suitcases or $100 off if they buy three bags, now until Nov. 28.

Since coming to the forefront in 2015, the hardshell Away suitcase has become ubiquitous throughout airports and a staple brand among many TPG staffers.

Known for their reliability, Away bags all have sturdy handles and are easy to roll, regardless of the climate, from airport carpets to old European city centers.

With a variety of colors — including limited edition bling, dotcom, cyber and jinx — you could use this sale to mix and match. Plus, some Away accessories, including toiletry bags and packing cubes, are 40% off this week as well.

Buy them here.

Briggs & Riley 30% off sale


One of the most reviewed luggage brands of our day, Briggs & Riley, is hosting a 30% off sale on select items from Nov. 24–28. You can snag the savings on products such as the Baseline Carry-On Wheeled Garment Bag, Delve Large FoldOver Backpack and the ever-popular Crossbody Sling Bag.

If you purchase from Black Friday (Nov. 25) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 28), you’ll receive a toiletry bag with purchases over $399.

Buy here.



For a limited time, get 20% off all Calpak products, ranging from its collection of luggage, backpacks and travel accessories.

Items currently on sale include its mini and full-size clear cosmetics cases, packing cubes set and belt bag. There are also various suitcases, including checked, carry-on, hand-held and rolling options.

Though Calpak has not specified a sale end date, we suspect these items might go quickly, so be sure to shop this week or potentially miss out.

Buy them here.



In case you need another luggage option to consider, Monos is offering shoppers 40% off sitewide for all items, including hard-shelled suitcases, backpacks, duffle and weekender bags.

Be sure to enter the promo code EARLYBF2022 at checkout to take advantage of savings and secure free shipping within four-six days.

Buy them here.

Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Carry-On Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels


This 20-inch Samsonite Spinner is a solid carry-on option for those who mostly travel domestically, as it meets most carry-on size restrictions set by U.S. carriers for domestic travel.

Like all Samsonite products, this bag comes with a 10-year warranty, though its “Micro-Diamond Polycarbonate” promises to be scratch-resistant. Also, this particular suitcase expands, allowing you to pack more. You can organize those extra items using a mesh divider and cross straps in the main compartment with a zipped pocket.

Buy it here.

Solgaard’s sitewide sale offers 15% to 50% off


Solgaard’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, which is live right now, lasts through Cyber Monday or while supplies last. You can pick up sustainable luggage, bags, accessories and personal solar/tech products that are made with ocean-bound plastic.

According to the brand, for every product purchased, it pulls the equivalent of 229 ocean-bound plastic bottles (5 pounds) from rivers and waterways around the world.

Solgaard’s Carry-On Closet is ideal for travelers that never check a bag and prefer not to unpack at their destination. The medium is on sale for $229 versus its everyday price of $275. The large is on sale for $249 versus the normal $295.

Buy here.

Solo 30% off sale


Everything on Solo’s website is on sale for at least 30% off — some items net a 50% discount. TPG loves the sustainable and eco-friendly Re:cycled Collection that includes everything from backpacks to laptop and tablet sleeves to carry-ons and duffels.

Use promo code HOLIDAY now through Dec. 4.

Buy here.

Read more: These Black Friday/Cyber Monday hotel deals can save you hundreds on your next stay

Other travel accessories

Apple AirTags


Everyone’s favorite Bluetooth luggage-tracking device is back. You can buy a four-pack of Apple’s AirTags for $74.99 — its lowest price in 30 days. (Here’s how some lucky individuals might be able to get that price all the way down to $47.99 by stacking deals.

AirTags have grown in popularity for frequent travelers, allowing them to track their checked baggage amidst flight delays, cancelations and lost baggage.

The silver disc, slightly larger than a quarter, uses the global network of Apple iPhones to track its location when you attach it to your suitcase or item you wish to track. When used, the device will send a signal via short-range Bluetooth communications to iPhones nearby to identify a location from there, before sending it back to your iPhone.

Buy them here.

Other sales

In addition to the ones mentioned on this list, remember that a variety of other retailers — including Nordstrom and Beis — will also run Black Friday sales this week; some will continue into Cyber Monday next week,

Bottom line

If you take advantage of one of these deals, use a credit card that will give you rewards.

Consider the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card for 2 miles per dollar on every purchase, the Citi® Double Cash Card for 2% cash back on every purchase, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card for 2 points per dollar on travel purchases outside of those purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards® or the Chase Freedom Unlimited® for 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service and 1.5% on all other purchases.

For more options, read TPG’s roundup of the best credit cards for everyday spending and the best cards for Amazon purchases. Also, keep an eye out for offers for bonus points on your cards as we are seeing several hand out extra points on Amazon purchases right now.

The timing of the sales varies by retailer. Some are available this week only, some will be available as long as supplies last and others might extend through next Tuesday. If something on this list catches your eye, you’ll want to shop while you still can.

Related: 9 ways to save money on Amazon orders