Finding the perfect bag to take on an airplane is like finding a life partner. Once you have a good one, you've gotta hold on tight. Because there are so many options available today, we've done the research to make sure you get the best carry-on luggage available.
There's a lot to think about when you're investing in a new carry-on. You have to consider — as frustrating as it can be — the airline's specific size guidelines (they usually hover around 9" x 14" x 22" for carry-ons), how much you're planning to pack, how much you're willing to pay, and how important material and maneuverability is to you. And don't worry — we've considered stylish carry-ons, too! The truth is, there's pretty much a carry-on bag that covers any and all needs these days: bluetooth tracking systems, USB charging units, TSA-approved locking technology — the list goes on. And while we do have some budget-friendly luggage options, it's important to realize that paying a little extra for a nicer bag will probably mean it'll last you a lot longer.
So how do you narrow it down? We recommend that you start by making a list: Consider the type of travel you do most often (domestic or international, long-or-short-term) and the functions that are most important to you (luggage protection, durable material, smooth maneuverability), and then take a look through our options. From expandable hardshell cases with four spinner wheels to durable duffels that can be slung over your shoulder to tech-smart rollers, we've found something for every kind of traveler.