For me, there is nothing quite like a chic retro-inspired suitcase to induce that sense of wanderlust. Thank God we are not all alike, or else the world would be even weirder than it already is.

When it comes to finding the best carry-on luggage, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What is best for me might not be best for someone else. Luckily, with such a huge variety to choose from, there’s truly something for every traveler’s style and needs.

Whether you prefer your suitcase stylish and classic, chic and feminine, or exceptionally practical and equipped with a bevy of tech features, we’re pretty sure you’ll find the best carry-on luggage for every type of traveler in the list below. Bon voyage!

Eye Candy Pink Suitcase

Away Travel suitcase

This blush pink minimalist luggage from Away is not just impossibly pretty, but also unbreakable and packed with lots of smart features. These include an interior compression system which allows you to make the most of the space inside, TSA-approved lock, removable laundry bag, built-in battery for charging your USB devices, as well as premium 360° wheels for a smooth, easy roll.

Nevertheless, its chic and durable polycarbonate shell ensures both your suitcase and contents stay intact during the trip, while also keeping the weight down. In a nutshell, The Bigger Carry-On is sleek, sturdy, and excellent value for money – a must have for any fashionista who likes to travel with extra outfits! We wouldn’t expect less from a company that makes some of the best travel luggage out there.

Next Generation Carry-On Bag

Next generation carry-on

Take your travels to the next level with the smart G-RO Carry-On. From its tough-terrain oversized wheels to the GPS location tracker, this groundbreaking companion bag is chock full of advanced features.

Durable, yet surprisingly light, it sports a super strong ballistic nylon outer shell, with high-quality YKK zippers and an extra-long ergonomic handle suitable for all heights. Adding to its roomy, well-structured interior is an easy-access laptop compartment, as well as lots of external pockets for staying organized and connected on the move.

The unique axle-less wheel design along with a built-in tablet stand and a charging station with two USB ports make the G-RO an intelligent choice for tech-savvy explorers.

Chester’s Lightweight & Durable Hardshell Carry-On

Lightweight carry-on luggage

Impact resistance and lightness are among this product’s strongest features, enhanced by a sleek, contemporary design and a host of modern conveniences.

Fabricated from 100% polycarbonate, Chester’s 22″ carry-on luggage is one of the lightest and best value in its category. However, this doesn’t mean it compromises on quality and convenience. On the contrary, with two spacious compartments, three interior organizers, and a removable nylon laundry bag, you have the room you need to neatly store your belongings when traveling.

Furthermore, its 4 silent spinner wheels along with the telescoping ergonomic handle ensure 360-degree mobility through the terminal, while the TSA-compliant size and lock make your journey as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Gorgeous Rose Gold Suitcase by Arlo Skye

Arlo Skye Polycarbonate Carry-On

Travel the world in style with the beautiful Polycarbonate Carry-On from Arlo Skye. Envisioned by former employees of Tumi and Louis Vuitton, this sleek, unbreakable piece of luggage features an innovative zipper-less design with 1-touch open/close frame, durable aluminum corners, and whisper quiet Silent Run Lisof wheels.

Complementing its splendid rose gold shell is an antimicrobial interior lining, as well as a built-in removable charger for juicing up your devices on the go.

Samsonite’s Lightweight Freeform

Samsonite Freeform

Freeform, one of Samsonite’s best carry-on luggage, combines strength and maneuverability with a unique futuristic design. Appointed with multiple pockets as well as interior cross-ribbon and divider, the 21″ hardshell spinner makes for easy, effective packing and organizing.

Needless to say, this sleek rolling luggage piece is extremely lightweight and made from strong, high-quality materials to provide long lasting durability. Further characteristics include four multi-directional double spinner wheels, telescopic handle, expandable capacity, TSA Lock, and built-in ID tag.

Chic and Playful Disney-Themed Spinner Luggage

Minnie Mouse themed luggage

Besides being irresistibly cute, the Disney Minnie Lux Dots 21″ Spinner does an excellent job in protecting your belonging thanks to its textured scratch and impact resistant shell.

Complementing the cute polka dot-printed exterior in black and rose gold are four multidirectional spinner wheels and a patented push-button locking handle. The interior is spacious and fully lined, and there’s also a 50/50 divider for efficient packing and organization.

If you’re looking to make a statement when traveling, you can’t go wrong with this fashionable Disney-themed hardside suitcase by American Tourister.

The Nostalgic Chatelet Hard by Delsey

Vintage inspired trolley

No fashionista’s summer essentials list would be complete without a chic suitcase that really gets you in the holiday mood. With the feminine, vintage-inspired Chatelet, you will be the envy of all ladies around the baggage carousel!

This French beauty brings to mind glamorous Parisian breaks and sunny French Riviera getaways while also providing functionality and durability. Aside from 4 quiet, easy-running double wheels and an inbuilt TSA lock, the cabin trolley case has a patented integrated brake that locks your wheels, preventing it from rolling away on the steep, cobbled streets of Montmartre.

A Gadgets Lover’s Dream Luggage

Carry-on spinner with open-lid compartment

Modern road warriors will fall in love with the 90Fun Passport, a 20-inch carry-on spinner with a unique open-lid compartment that provides quick access to electronics and travel documents. Not only that, but the handsome suitcase comes in a stylish titanium grey, with smooth, silent wheels, adjustable 4-level handle, and double TSA locks.

Best Carry-On Luggage for Men

Best carry-on luggage for men

Lightweight, contemporary, and perfectly organized, the 21″ Hartmann Century Hardside Carry-On Expandable Spinner is the perfect accessory for the stylish jetsetter. With its polished and durable polycarbonate shell, removable trifold suiter, and smooth rolling wheels, this beautiful piece of luggage oozes cool urbane sophistication, making a fantastic addition to any man’s collection.

Futuristic Swiss Hardside Suitcase

Victorinox luggage

With a special integrated multi-tool – containing pen, sim card replacement tool, ID tag, and USB port, the Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Carry-On will impress even the most tech-savvy globetrotter. This cabin size trolley case from Victorinox (the maker of the Swiss Army Knife) is constructed from durable 100% virgin polycarbonate with a scratch-resistant matte finish and comes with ultra-recessed wheels to maximize both maneuverability and packing capacity.

Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage

A 22 Carry

Stylishly designed and equipped with the latest in travel technology, Raden’s A22 carry-on luggage answers the needs of connected, style-conscious travelers with an in-built weighing scale handle and two micro USB ports – perfect for charging your devices while out and about. When paired with the Raden app, you can weigh the bag just by lifting it or find out its approximate location if lost.

The interior is just as neat, with two zippered, equally sized compartments, pockets for small items, and amenities such as earplugs, eye mask, and a USB cable for charging the suitcase battery.

Sleek and Practical Roller by Incase

Incase premium luggage

Part of Incase’s new line of premium luggage, the VIA Roller 29 is your ideal extended trip companion. Crafted from durable ballistic nylon and a coated 840D face, this high-end carry-on is not only beautiful to look at, but also strong and durable. It glides on four smooth rolling urethane wheels and has a dedicated laptop slot compatible with Macbook 15″ Pro Retina, but the real highlight is the roomy, neatly organized interior complete with two accessory pouches and butterfly openings that allow full access to storage compartments.

Travelpro’s Smart Crew 11 Expandable Spinner Suiter

Travelpro carry on luggage

Designed with pro travelers in mind, the Crew 11 21″ Expandable Spinner Suiter from Travelpro is the epitome of practicality. Equipped with a removable 2-fold garment bag and a variety of pockets for fitting in all your essentials, it helps you pack like a flight attendant and stay organized while on the road.

This versatile, high-quality travel bag in patriot blue comes with a variety of smart features too, including patented 360-degree dual spinner wheels, a dedicated power bank pocket, as well as an external USB port to power up your devices on the go. Add a rugged water, stain, and abrasion resistant ballistic nylon exterior, plus premium leather top & side carry handles and a PowerScope extension handle that adjusts to multiple heights, and you have one of the best carry-on luggage for frequent travelers.

Rimowa’s High-Tech Carry-On

Rimowa Salsa Deluxe

Thanks to its patented flex dividers and Multiwheel system, Rimowa’s Salsa Deluxe 22″ carry-on is as practical as it is good looking. Lightweight, high-tech, and decidedly contemporary, it features 3 easily accessible exterior pockets, two-way zip closure with TSA-approved lock, as well as a stageless telescopic handle for graceful, free-wheeling navigation through the airport.

Limited Edition Globe-Trotter x Paul Smith Trolley Case

Globe-Trotter x Paul Smith Trolley Case

To mark its 120th anniversary, topnotch travel brand Globe-Trotter has teamed up with renowned British designer Paul Smith to give its classic 20″ navy trolley case a symbolic makeover. The result is a marvelous piece of luggage with a light & durable navy fiberboard shell, adorned with quirky details in emblematic Paul Smith colors and stripes.

Handcrafted in England by highly skilled artisans, the suitcase sports a luxurious vintage look with a playful masculine twist, its striped handles and leather corners reflecting the vibrant Artist Stripe palette.

The special edition Globe-Trotter x Paul Smith Trolley Case is limited to a production of just 120 units worldwide, each one signed by the English fashion designer – so you’d better hurry up!

Vintage Styled Spinner Trunk

Vintage styled carry-on

The perfect marriage of fine Italian craftsmanship and modern features, the Bellagio 21″ Carry-On Spinner Trunk from Italian manufacturer BRIC’s will add a touch of class to any holiday or business trip.

Crafted of durable, lightweight polycarbonate, this blue cognac vintage styled suitcase is trimmed with luxurious vegetable-tanned Tuscan leather while featuring a 360-degree four-wheel system for easy maneuverability through busy airports and crowded city streets.

Its generous interior is divided into two double-decker compartments with intuitive zip pockets for organizing your essentials. It also includes TSA-approved combination lock and a practical telescoping handle.

Splashy Sunset Carry-On

CALPAK carry-on

Complement your summer outfit with a trendy 20-inch hardshell spinner in the colors of the sunset. Oh Joy! is a light and durable CALPAK luggage created in collaboration with designer & blogger Joy Cho. Its two separate packing compartments will fit all your party dresses, while the additional pockets are perfect for securing small personals and accessories.

If you want a well-designed women’s suitcase that’s both sturdy and stylish, this is it!

Samsonite’s Winfield 2 Fashion Spinner

Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion Spinner

There is a lot to love about this glossy hardside carry-on from Samsonite: it’s highly impact resistant; comes packed with modern features; and the design is both functional and eye-catching.

Made of 100% polycarbonate, the Winfield 2 Fashion 20″ Spinner makes travel effortless thanks to its retractable handles and smooth multi-directional wheels. The case comes in 4 striking metallic colors and its interior is fully lined and well laid out for efficient organization. Busy travelers will also appreciate the mounted TSA combination lock and the 10-year warranty.

World’s First Motorized Carry-On

Rideable luggage

Lots of carry-ons on the market promise to make navigating busy airports easier, but none of them gets the job done quite like Modobag – the world’s first rideable, motorized luggage.

A smart solution for busy professionals on the go, the bag comes equipped with advanced motorized technology, being able to get you through the airport terminal three times faster than walking. Besides wheels, pedals, and a cushioned seat, Modobag includes dual USB ports, easy-access laptop and tablet pockets, as well as a Lithium Smart Charger to fully charge the suitcase when traveling. If unique luggage is your thing, this one should definitely be part of your collection!

Pre-Damaged Baggage

Pre-Damaged Baggage

Travel frequently? Here’s a suitcase you can use as often as you please, without worrying about it being damaged during the journey. Made from 100% sustainable materials, this cool hardshell case on wheels sports a creative worn-looking design with a beautiful matte finishing.

Crash Baggage comes in various sizes and colors, but this ocher cabin trolley is sure to compliment any short trip or weekend adventure.

Marvel Themed Spinner by American Tourister

Marvel-themed luggage

Calling all Marvel fans out there! This 21″ spinner suitcase by American Tourister is decked out in colorful graphics depicting your favorite Marvel Comics characters, and sports a sturdy polycarbonate split-case shell with spacious lining pocket and cross-straps.

Roomy, lightweight, and easy to spot on the carousel, this vibrant hardside luggage adds a bit of fun to any travel plans.

Hybrid Polycarbonate-Fabric Suitcase

Tortoise-inspired luggage
Photo: Ayao Yamazaki

Combining hard polycarbonate back and sides with a unique soft-shelled front cover, this tortoise-inspired luggage created by Japanese design company Nendo for Fabrica Pelletteri Milano is a delight for those seeking style and versatility when traveling. Its cute cloth lid allows the carry-on to open in two different configurations, whereas the TSA-approved cable lock lets you secure it when you need to step away for a moment.

Aptly called Kame Upright 55 (Kame means tortoise in Japanese), this creative hybrid suitcase is available in 4 colors: shiro white, sun orange, wasabi green, and eclipse blue.

The Revolutionary Bugaboo Boxer Luggage System

Bugaboo Boxer fully loaded

Envisioned by Amsterdam-based company Bugaboo, the Boxer fuses classy high-end design and groundbreaking interlocking technology into a revolutionary luggage system. Inspired by the brand’s luxury baby strollers, the product comprises a foldable four-wheeled chassis, a large travel suitcase, and smaller cabin case. Depending on your travel plans, you can buy the whole package or each piece (in the color you like) individually.

One thing’s for sure: what this ingenious system of interlocking suitcases lacks in high tech features, more than makes up for it with its unsurpassed mobility.

The Ultimate Business Luggage

Vocier F38 Luggage

Perfect for business travelers with a sense of style, this classy Tuscan leather carry-on trolley fits two suits and keeps them free of wrinkles until your next meeting, wherever in the world that may be.

Designed by German manufacturer Vocier, F38 Luggage uses an original Zero-Crease System to keep your outfits intact in a special compartment that gently curves around the cotton lined interior. Once you arrive at the destination, just open the main zipper and hang the bag in the closet.

Also, a unique storage area hidden beneath the handle allows easy access to your passport, phone, and flight tickets for getting through security fast. The best carry-on luggage for business travel, hands down!

World’s First Fully Customizable Luggage

Fully customizable luggage

Made of 100% virgin Polycarbonate with a trademarked nano-coating finish, The Journey by ROAM steals the show with its sleek, sturdy design, unparalleled lightness, and personalized looks.

Thanks to a bevy of customizable components, you’ll be able to design your own dream suitcase from scratch online and have it delivered right at your door. You can basically personalize everything, from outer shell colors to wheel caps, stitching, zipper/zipper pulls, binding, carry-handle, and telescoping handle rods. You can even choose a shade for the patch from 10 options available and then add a monogram with your initials.

Bespoke aesthetics aside, this medium-sized checked bag sports a soft mesh interior with two zip pockets, and comes appointed with TSA-approved lock, ergonomically designed handles, and top-grade Hinomoto wheels.

Glamorous Shoe Case for Fashionistas on the Go

Shoe case luggage

Envisioned by famous British designer Charlotte Olympia, Globe-Trotter’s new Shoe Case is a fashionista’s dream come true. The hard-bodied piece is adorned with playful leopard paws and tail graphics and has a gorgeous retro look, with exquisite ivory & nude leather detailing and a delicate jacquard interior lining. And the best part – it accommodates eight pairs of shoes in perfect condition.

The Carry-On Closet

The Carry-On Closet

Taking proper care of your precious clothes when on the road is no easy job. But, what about a valise that doubles as a portable closet?

Aptly named The Carry-On Closet, this creative, cabin-approved hardshell spinner luggage designed by Solgaard has built-in retractable shelves to keep your garments nicely separated and wrinkle-free wherever the day may take you.

Written by Meeroona

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