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The best carry-on luggage of 2023

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Whether you travel for work or play, a great carry-on bag can be a game changer. We’ve found the best and top-rated carry-on luggage you can buy in 2023 — some of which are on sale right now.

Top products in this article:

Monos 22″ carry-on, $255 (down from $284)

Rimowa original cabin carry-on, $1,400

Away the carry-on, $275

Why invest in a new piece of carry-on luggage? For one, a carry-on bag can help you save money since many airlines now charge fees for checked bags. And unlike checked luggage, carry-on bags also stay with you throughout the trip. They are a good place to keep medicine, change of clothes and other travel essentials.

Some people prefer spinners to duffel bags, while others prefer hard-shell polycarbonate or aluminum suitcases to soft luggage made of fabric. You may want to splurge on a suitcase with a built-in USB port to charge your phone on the go. Additional carry-on features include telescopic handles, TSA-compliant locks and padded areas for electronics.

Key points to keep in mind? Size Although carry-on luggage can vary in size and shape, be sure to select a bag no larger than 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches, including handles and wheels. This is the standard carry-on size for most domestic airlines.

We’ve selected 12 great carry-on bags that fit in the overhead bin or under your seat — all functional, aesthetically pleasing and complete with great features.

(See Want more luggage options? Best Amazon deals on luggage and travel essentials.)

Monos Carry-On and Carry-On Plus


the monkey

The Monos Carry-On is available in many great colors and features features like an effortless, telescopic handle and plenty of zippered pockets and compartments. It also has an easy-to-use lock. Monos boasts a 100-day trial period and a lifetime warranty.

Choose from 10 carry-on colors and two sizes. Plus, check us out Monos Carry-On Review To see why CBS Essentials staff writer Kailyn McKenna loves this carry-on.

Monos 22″ carry-on, $255 (down from $284)

Monos 23″ Carry-On Plus, $275 (down from $306)

Belroy Weekend



The surprisingly spacious Belroy Weekender shoulder bag offers plenty of compartments for everything: a front zipper pocket for toiletries, a padded laptop sleeve, interior pockets for water bottles or shoes, and even a side zipper pocket for travel documents or magazines. Carry it however you like, with either the leather handle strap or the detachable shoulder strap.

Belroy Weekender, $269

Rimowa is the original cabin cabi-on



Want to travel like James Bond? Then you need his luggage. The sleek aluminum Rimowa cabin carry-on suitcase features a 360-degree multiwheel spinner, TSA-approved lock and a telescopic handle that glides up and down with ease.

Rimowa original cabin carry-on, $1,400




Both the Carry-On and The Bigger Carry-On From Away feature a removable, TSA-approved USB charger. The lightweight polycarbonate bags feature 360-degree spinner wheels, water-resistant garment bags and two interior compartments — one designed for shoes and toiletries, and the other for clothing. If you don’t like it, return it within 100 days for a full refund.

Away the carry-on, $275

Away the Bigger Carry-On, $295

Base the carry-on roller



Carry-on rollers are another popular option in Shaw Mitchell’s Bayes luggage line. The 21-inch roller has 360-degree smooth-spinning wheels and a comfortable silicone-grip handle.

Bays the Carry-On Roller, $218

Victorinox Frequent Flyer Carry-on



Made of a high-performance recyclable polycarbonate derived from plastic bottles, the Victorinox Frequent Flyer offers a lockable compartment to better protect your most important items.

Victorinox Frequent Flyer Plus Carry-On, $575

Paravel Aviator Carry-on



Carbon-neutral, sustainable luggage brand Paravel offers some stylish luggage options. The Paravel Aviator features frictionless, carbon-steel-bearing wheels with 360-degree movement and a telescopic handle for walking (or running) through the airport. Each bag is made from recycled materials and comes with vegan-leather-wrapped side handles and trim.

Paravel Aviator Carry-On, $395

TravelPro Platinum Elite



Not in polycarbonate luggage? Available in three carry-on sizes, the TravelPro Platinum Elite, constructed from stain-resistant fabric with stylish leather accents, offers a great value. Features include an easy expansion zipper option that provides up to 2 inches of additional packing space, an interior tie-down system and a removable, TSA-compliant wet pocket for toiletries.

TravelPro Platinum Elite Spinner 19″, $314 (reduced from $370)

Carry-on walk around


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Ever dreamed of designing your own luggage? Rome, a new direct-to-consumer brand, lets you customize your suitcase by choosing everything from the color of each panel to the zipper. Roam sells two portable sizes, both available in expandable versions. (Not feeling creative? You can also choose from pre-designed bags.)

Rome carry-on, $550

Samsonite Omni



A popular option on Amazon, the polycarbonate Samsonite Omni Carry-On offers tons of value. Features include TSA-approved side-mounted locks, versatile spinner wheels and an internal mesh divider with cross straps.

Samsonite Omni 20″ Carry-On, $130 (down from $160)

Delsey Paris Chatelet



With faux leather accents and rounded edges, the Delsey Paris Chatelet, a lightweight polycarbonate carry-on, offers plenty of space for your belongings. Enjoy versatile double spinner wheels, an ergonomic handle, a USB port for charging electronics, and a TSA-approved recessed lock. The suitcase comes equipped with laundry and shoe bags and mesh-zippered pockets.

Delsey Paris Chatelet, $253 (reduced from $300)

Kensi Alma Spinner


the amazon

Perfect for young travelers, this wallet-friendly (but shiny!) from Kensie offers 20-inch carry-on spinner wheels and a TSA-approved lock system.

Kensi Women’s Alma Spinner Luggage, $80 (reduced from $82)

Samsar Luggage x T-Mobile Un-Carrier Launched


Samsa’s luggage

This smart suitcase is great for tech-savvy travelers who need mobile charging capabilities It comes with wireless charging capabilities, an Apple AirTag to keep track of your stuff, and a removable battery pack with USB-C charging.

Samsara Luggage x T-Mobile Un-Carrier On, $325

American Tourister Disney Hardside Carry-On


American tourist

Young travelers will love whizzing through the airport with this Disney-themed carry-on from American Tourister. Choose from 16- and 18-inch sizes and a variety of designs, including Disney Princesses, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Frozen. Equipped with side-mounted skate wheels and dual handles for maneuverability.

Prices vary according to size and design. Listed price is for a 16-inch carry-on with a Disney Princess design (shown).

American Tourister Disney Hardside Carry-On, $57 and up

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