From duffels to spinners and backpacks—get the right luggage and go!
If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably cycled through enough carry-on bags over the years to fill a cargo hold. In a travel market flooded with luggage designed for mass appeal, it can be challenging to find a carry-on that meets your individual needs and preferences.
That’s why we searched the internet far and wide to find brands that cater to specific travel styles. Whether you’re vacationing with small children, on the road for work, or exploring the great outdoors, these carry-on suitcases tick all the right boxes and then some.
Malibu Bay 3.0 Softside Carry-On Spinner Luggage in Blue
A CARRY-ON THAT MOVES AT THE SPEED OF BUSINESS
When you’re navigating busy airports and crowded streets to make your next flight or meeting, the last thing you need is a clunky, wheeled bag slowing you down. That’s the thinking behind the Malibu Bay 3.0 Softside Spinner from Ricardo Beverly Hills. Part of the brand’s most lightweight luggage collection, this versatile case features comfortable handling in any direction and abrasion-resistant coating to withstand even the toughest scrapes.
Bonus: A smart-chic façade hides a roomy interior with plenty of pockets to keep corporate road warriors organized and stylish from the boardroom to the boardwalk.
Andante 2-Wheeled Duffle by Samsonite in Black
STRUCTURE AND SUPPORT FOR BULKY OR FRAGILE GEAR
The only thing more stressful than wrestling expensive camera equipment into the overhead compartment in front of a grouchy flight attendant, is spending the entire flight worrying about finding your gear shattered upon arrival. That’s one less concern with the Andante 2-Wheeled Duffle from Samsonite.
Like its predecessor, this water-resistant wonder boasts maximum stability, and its upgraded design brings something new to the table: Strategically placed exterior handles and locking pulls. These top-notch additions give you multiple carrying options without upsetting fragile contents.
Bonus: Andante 2’s large U-shaped flap makes packing and unpacking a breeze for athletes, musicians, creative professionals, and anyone else with non-standard, carry-on items in tow.
Transit Carry-On Duffle Backpack
SHAPE-SHIFTING FLEXIBILITY IN ANY SITUATION
Despite the many advantages of wheeled luggage, we can all admit they’re no fun to lug up and down airport escalators or through crowded cobblestone streets. That’s why the versatile Carry-On Duffle Backpack by TRANSIT is still the top choice for travelers with fast-paced itineraries. Featuring a foldable design, removable shoulder straps, and top-grab handles, you can adjust your lift and your carry angles without breaking your stride.
Bonus: You won’t break a sweat either. This new and improved TRANSIT Carry-On Duffle Backpack features 30 percent lighter construction than previous iterations.
Anti-Theft Greenlander 21L Backpack in Blue
PEACE OF MIND FOR UNPREDICTABLE TERRAIN
Calling all wanderers! Whether you’re traversing a tropical jungle or commuting through an urban one, the Greenlander Anti-Theft 21L Backpack from Travelon will be the trusty sidekick that gets you there safely.
Its built-in port compartment holds device cables and hydration tubes snugly in place, while slash-resistant, RFID-blocking materials keep contents safely out of reach for pickpockets and thieves. It all adds up to the confidence you need to stop watching your bag and start focusing on the exciting road ahead.
Bonus: Made from GRS-certified recycled materials and free from harmful chemicals, the Greenlander Backpack is a prime example of Travelon’s commitment to responsible, sustainable, environmentally friendly design.
Mountainsmith Mountain Dry Roll-Top Duffel
HIGH-TECH PROTECTION FROM TORRENTIAL ELEMENTS
Outdoor adventurers love the portability and protection of the Mountainsmith Mountain Dry Roll-Top Duffel. Designed to store a week’s worth of gear, this heavy-duty workhorse features a polyurethane shell, ballistic tarpaulin fabric inserts, water-resistant zippered pockets, and roll-top closure that keep contents dry in the car, at the worksite, or even braving rushing rapids.
Bonus: Need to escape an unexpected pop-up shower? Not a problem for the Mountain Dry Duffle’s removable compression straps and shoulder sling that provide easy backpack-style handling on the go.