Best carry-on luggage

Best carry-on luggage

 
With many airlines these days charging fees for checked suitcases, carry-on bags have become the luggage of choice for many.  The most economical way to travel these days is to take advantage of the overhead bin. It’s important to make sure you have one that is airline approved and is the appropriate size. The last thing you want is to hold up the line behind you as your try to stuff your bag in the bin during boarding.  So which is the best carry-on luggage?
In addition to size, you want to consider durability and even style when you purchase a carry-on bag. There are a lot of them out there to choose from.  So we’ve done the research for you.

Samsonite Luggage Fiero HS Spinner 20

Samsonite Luggage Fiero HS Spinner 20

The Samsonite Luggage Fiero HS Spinner 20  is made out of pure Polycarbonate. It is lightweight and  expandable for more space. The bag has a zippered pocket inside and a code lock system for security.

Pros

  • The wheels of the bag run smoothly. You do not have to tilt the bag to roll it.
  • The handle of the bag is slim and durable. This makes the bag lighter.
  • It is roomy; you can fit about two weeks’ worth of clothes in the bag.
  • The size of the bag perfectly meets airline carry-on requirements.

Cons

  • The bag lacks outside pockets and the one inside is too small to store anything useful.

The bag, which retails for around $110, is good for holiday trips and fits a fair amount of items. However, the lack of pockets might be an issue.

Travelpro Luggage Maxlite3 22 Inch Expandable Rollaboard

Travelpro Luggage Maxlite3 22 Inch Expandable Rollaboard

This polyester bag  is 22” high and 14.5” wide and features a front zipper pocket. The bag, which sells for around $105, also has internal mesh pockets. The bag is expandable, but the handle and rolling feature are a bit clunky.

Pros

  • The bag features an airline-grade aluminum handle that locks in two positions so that you can adjust the handle according to your height.
  • It has a honeycomb frame system that gives the bag durability while also making it light weight.
  • The pockets help with organization.

Cons

  • The bag tips forward if you fill it to capacity.
  • The bag does not fit in the overhead bin of the airplane.

The bag is big, expandable and durable.  However, the bag is susceptible to tipping.

American Tourister Splash 2 Upright 21

American Tourister Splash 2 Upright 21

 

The bag is made out of polyester. The bag has a top handle so you can pull it if you do not want carry it. The cross straps help  keep your stuff in place during travel. It has three front pockets and two internal pockets.

Pros

  • The bag is easy to pull because the wheels of the bag are constructed of polyurethane with ball bearings. This reduces friction and provides durability.
  • The bag is stylish and is available in three exciting colors.
  • The bag has a lot of pockets to stay organized.

Cons

  • If you expand the bag then it will not fit the overhead bin.

The bag is durable and if you take the price in account, the bag is a great deal.   Most of its customers are satisfied with their purchase.

American Tourister Luggage Splash 21″ Upright Suitcase

American Tourister Luggage Splash 21inch Upright Suitcase

The bag is made of polyester. It has both a top-carry handle and a side-carry handle. The bag’s handles are padded. The bag has two front pockets and it is also expandable. The luggage is stylish and comfortable and retails around $40.

Pros

  • The bag has a lot of room for your stuff.
  • The bag, when not expanded, fits perfectly in the overhead in airplanes.
  • The bag can be easily cleaned.
  • The colors of the bag are bright and attractive.

Cons

  • The bag goes out of balance, even when you do not stuff the bag’s front pocket.
  • The bag does not fit the overhead if you expand it.

The bag is sturdy and fashionable with two convenient padded handles.

Olympia Luggage 22″ 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag

Olympia Luggage 22 inch 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag

The bag comes in eight different colors options and retails around $35. The bag is made out of polyester. The bag has three front pockets and it also includes many side pockets. The bag is attractive.

Pros

  • The bag uses an in-line skate metal ball bearing wheel system. This reduces friction and makes the bag easier to pull.
  • The bag has many pockets. The more the pockets, the easier it is to organize your belongings.
  • The zippers are all smooth and sturdy.
  • The bag is nicely constructed. It is light and robust.

Cons

  • The bag cannot fit the overhead of the airplane if it is filled to capacity.

The bag has a long life and it rolls easily, too.  It’s definitely a bag to look for.

Conclusion

The best carry-on luggage is the Olympia Luggage 22″ 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag. It is roomy and sturdy. The bag is comfortable and because it has so many pockets, you can easily organize your belongings. It is easy to roll. Most of the bags swirl and tip over when you pull them and some bags have wheels that are hard to move. However,  this bag’s wheels are smooth. This is due to the in-line skate metal ball bearing wheel system.

The second best carry-on luggage  is the American Tourister Splash 2 Upright 21. The bag also uses ball bearings to make  pulling that bag easier. The bag looks attractive and it is durable. The bag is lightweight, too. The only reason it rates behind the Olympia Luggage 22″ 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag is because it has less pockets.

Both bags are too big to fit in the overhead, but the Olympia Luggage 22″ 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag can fit when it is not full.

The Travelpro Luggage Maxlite3 22 Inch Expandable Rollaboard is the third best. The bag is study, so it is usable for a very long time. The bag tips forward, it is not well balanced. If you fill the front pocket of the bag, then it is nearly impossible to keep the bag standing. These are the reasons the bag falls behind the two mentioned above.

So choose the bag that suits your requirements and find one in a color that you like. All of the bags mentioned are durable.

 

2 Comments

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