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The Best Carry-On For Your Travel Style

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It is every traveler's dream to fly carry-on only and skip the checked baggage line at the airport. In order to find the best carry-on for the job, check out this curated list of carry-ons paired with the travel style they are best suited to.

For the Versatile Traveler


Briggs & Riley Baseline CX Domestic Carry-On Spinner

The Baseline was built for those whose travels run the gamut from business trips to family getaways. The lid storage is really where we see you being able to get creative between trips. Zip in the removable garment sleeve to pack a favorite suit for your business meeting. Unzip the sleeve for the trips you’d rather have simple lid storage. It will provide the perfect place to pack a different family member's outfits and keep it separate from your own packing. 

For the Heavy Packer

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Tumi Alpha 2 Continental Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On

If you’ve always wanted to be a carry-on traveler but have trouble pairing down your packed goods, this is the best carry-on for you. As a continental carry-on, the Tumi Alpha 2 features a 2 inch wider frame than typical domestic carry-ons. This allows you more packing space if you are willing to face the occasional gate check at the terminal. An added bonus is the expandable design, which allows you to widen the bag even further, and can be checked for the return flight home. This way, if you find yourself desperately wanting to buy a few bottles of wine from your French winery tour, you’ve got the space.

For the Fashionable Vacationer

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Bric's X-Bag Carry-On Spinner

This carry-on packs a punch with its fashion-friendly nylon and leather trimmed exterior. This will be the best carry-on for the traveler who may only need it a handful of times a year, like a student traveling abroad or a mature traveler who is making their annual trip to Italy. It's the perfect price point and is sophisticated while still being perfectly practical with its ultra light weight.

For the Innovative Traveler

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Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Cabin Multiwheel Carry-On

If you want the most innovative features included in your bag design, look no further than the Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Cabin Multiwheel. Everything about this design has been streamlined. The internal packing dividers are unlike any other. Rather than being a simple strap like most bags, it’s a full panel that cinches down to hold nearly double the amount of clothing. The exterior polycarbonate is the lightest weight possible while still being incredibly durable. Dual spinner wheels allow you to wheel the bag a full 360 degrees of rotation. The handlebar on the Salsa Deluxe will stop at any height, rather than locking at one or two points like most carry-on bags.

For the Space Conscious Traveler

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Victorinox Werks Traveler 5.0 22" Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On

This two-wheel carry-on is the most space-conscious carry-on on our list that still manages to stay within the sizing approved by domestic airlines. The two-wheel design is a secret favorite for carry-on travelers since it frees up more room in the front of the bag that 4-wheelers would cut into. This adds up to a full 2” of packing space alone. The Werks also has the most packing components to help organize your goods inside your bag. It's efficient, and let's not forget good-looking!

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