Carry on bags form an essential part of a travel repertoire for frequent and short-term travellers. And helpfully you can get good quality bags that won't cost a fortune
If you’re a frequent traveller, whether that’s for business or leisure, then you’re probably already fairly clued up on luggage tips and know what to do when it comes to ideal carry-on luggage. However, the market is constantly in flux and there are always trends in the popularity of personal luggage items, from standard carry-on bags to weekend bags.
One great thing about carry-on bags and part of their enduring popularity is that you don’t need to spend excessive amounts of money to get a reliable, long-lasting bag, as a few of the bags in this list showcase.
Minimalistic and stylish, this hardshell lightweight carry on is great for short trips as it’s accepted on the majority of airlines in Europe and North America. Due to its hard material, it’s both water-resistant and easy to clean. Featuring four spinner wheels for easy maneuvering and a combination lock for safety.
This Aerolite suitcase comes with a sturdy aluminium extended handle for wheeling it around, it’s made from high-quality ABS material and has a useful anti-scratch finish. Internally it comes with a zipped compartment, a shoe pocket and packing straps for holding your items in place when in transit.
TydeCkare does things a little differently with their carry on, as it has a front compartment that opens forward, which is perfect for holding a laptop. Also featured is a three-step telescopic handle made from an aluminium alloy for easy use, a TSA safety lock and 37 litres of internal capacity for all your items.
A hybrid cabin bag and backpack, this piece of luggage is great to take travelling, as you can travel as you want with it and don’t have to use it strictly in one way. The bag comes with a telescopic handle that can be tucked away, as well as two straps and a backpack handle. It has a generous 44 litres of space for all your items as well.
Coming in a stylish two-tone colour design, this luggage set also has a travel bag and backpack included. The cabin bag includes a TSA combination lock for peace of mind when travelling, as well as a detailed interior, made of two layers – polyester and foam, to enhance elasticity and storage space.
This Flight Knight luggage keeps things simple, with an ABS hard shell design that makes it resilient (as well as scratch and water-resistant), even during flights and transit. It’s compatible with over 100 airlines operating in the UK and globally and also has a re-inforced handle for regular use.
Lightweight but hard-wearing and durable, this bag is made from rip-resistant 600 Denier polyester, this bag is great as a carry-on as it has great maneuverability with four spinner wheels. As a softshell bag, it naturally has an expandable interior, which allows you to pack in more items if needed.
American Tourister is a trusted luggage brand you may be familiar with, making reliable luggage that helps get you where you need to be. This cabin bag is lightweight but sturdy, with a telescopic handle, as well as top and side carry handles for moving the bag around in a few different ways.
Read more: 7 Great carry on bags for a short getaway
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