The Best Carry On Luggage for Your Trip

The best carry on luggage, of course, is the kind that fits into the overhead bin and holds everything you need for a weekend getaway.

And there are hundreds of nice bags available that fit the bill. Whether you like sleek, sophisticated black leather or fun and funky colorful prints, you'll find a wide selection of bags you can toss in the bin or under your seat - and you're on your way!

Samsonite Winfield 20 Spinner
Samsonite Winfield 20 Spinner
International Traveller Shiny Zebra 19 Expandable Polycarbonate Hardside Carryon Spinner

International Traveller Shiny Zebra 19 Expandable Polycarbonate Hardside Carryon Spinner
Heys Xcase Exotic Carryon
Heys Xcase Exotic Carryon
Britto Collection by Heys USA A New Day 22 Spinner Case
Britto Collection by Heys USA A New Day 22 Spinner Case
Samsonite Womens Xspace Spinner Tote

Samsonite Womens Xspace Spinner Tote
Rick Steves 21 Ince Roll Aboard Bag

Rick Steves 21 Ince Roll Aboard Bag

Airline size restrictions for carry-ons vary greatly, but the most common acceptable size (for US domestic carriers) is 22" x 14" x 9". A soft-sided carry-on is more flexible and can usually fit these restrictions even if the bag itself does not conform to those measurements. A hard sided bag, on the other hand, must meet the measurements exactly (or, must not exceed those measurements).

US Traveler Rio Two Piece Expandable Carryon Luggage Set
US Traveler Rio Two Piece Expandable Carryon Luggage Set
TravelPro Maxlite 22 Expandable Rollaboard Carryon Black
TravelPro Maxlite 22 Expandable Rollaboard Carryon Black
Ricardo Beverly Hills Big Sur 21Inch Expandable Wheelaboard
Ricardo Beverly Hills Big Sur 21Inch Expandable Wheelaboard
London Fog Oxford 21 Upright
London Fog Oxford 21 Upright
Samsonite Bright Lites 20 Inches Spinner
Samsonite Bright Lites 20 Inches Spinner
Briggs Riley Luggage 20 Expandable Upright Widebody Carryon Rainforest
Briggs Riley Luggage 20 Expandable Upright Widebody Carryon Rainforest

Most airlines also allow you to take 2 bags on the plane, but your handbag or laptop carrier counts as a carry-on bag. So a large tote or attache that's large enough to accommodate a purse or laptop as well as a few "overnight" items is a life-saver! With a large tote/attache and a carry-on bag that meets the size requirements, you can easily jet off for a long weekend without checking your bags!

Of course, if you're going to try and fit everything into the 2 bags you're allowed to take onboard, you'll have to pack carefully. (Check "packing tips" for more information and ideas about what to pack and how to pack it).

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