14 Best Carry-On Suitcases on Amazon for When You’re Ready to Travel Again

Dubbed the lightest carry-on, this It suitcase is easy to travel with and perfect for lifting over your head into the overhead bin. Don’t be fooled by its lightweight material though,it can definitely withstand the test of time.

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Best Metallic Carry-On 

Your suitcase doesn’t have to be boring for it to be functional – this metallic one will make you stand out. Plus, in the case that you do have to check your bag, you’ll spot yours from a mile away on the baggage claim. On top of looking chic, it also has multiple compartments, straps, and zippers.

Amazon Basics Hardshell Spinner Suitcase with Built-In TSA Lock

Best Weekend Carry-On 

If you’re hopping on a quick flight for a short weekend getaway, this cotton weekender travel bag could be a great option. It can fit under your seat or in the overhead compartments and will certainly garner lots of compliments thanks to its eye-catching pattern. 

The best part though? This bag is two-in-one, so you can throw it over your shoulder or attach it to a luggage handle (in the case that you do happen to bring checked luggage.) Just make sure you throw on a luggage tag if you are traveling by air.

Vera Bradley Women’s Signature Cotton Compact Weekender Travel Bag

Best Airline-Approved Hard-Sided Carry-On Suitcase

With the stamp of approval of Delta, United, American, Southwest, and Allegiant airlines, you’ll rest assured knowing you won’t have to check this bag last minute at the gate. Built with multi-directional spinning wheels and an ergonomic handle, dragging this through the airport will be a breeze. Plus, its 32 colors give you plenty of options to choose from.

Rockland Melbourne Hardside Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage

Best Carry-On to Navigate Crowded Airports 

Let’s be honest: Airports can be overwhelming. Add a crowd to the mix and you’ve got yourself complete and utter chaos, especially if you’re traveling alone. Use this carry-on’s 360-degree wheels to navigate your way through the disarray.

SwissGear Sion Softside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

Best Expandable Carry-On

Here’s the scenario: It’s the night before your flight. You’re all packed and ready to go when you suddenly realize your bag is missing so many things. To combat this common problem, opt for an expandable suitcase. This bag fits perfectly within airline regulations but leaves you ample space to pack everything you need and more. Seriously, even with all your necessities packed, you’ll still have plenty of room to pack all of those last-minute additions. 

Samsonite Freeform Hardside Expandable with Double Spinner Wheels

Best Carry-On for College

If you plan to fit your dorm essentials into one carry-on, you will need space. With its multiple multi-use interior pockets and extra space inside, this suitcase provides tons of room for your last-minute back-to-school wardrobe additions and dorm room décor (hello, string lights!)

The best part? Nobody will actually know that you majorly overpacked, thanks to its expandable interior. Reviewers say you can fit twelve outfits (or more, depending on the season) as well as shoes and bags. Does that sound like enough space for you?

Coolife Luggage Expandable Suitcase

Best Carry-On for Quick Flights 

Maximize the minimum space you have in a carry-on suitcase by traveling with this canvas tote duffel. It’s perfect for short flights as you can pack all the essentials without sacrificing an inch of space. Use this carry-on when you plan to head home for a little weekend away from college or on the trip home for Thanksgiving or Spring Break. You’ll have enough space for a few outfits, a pair of shoes, toiletries, and anything else you think you’ll need.

BAOSHA Canvas Leather Duffel Bag Carry on

Best Carry-On for Business Meetings

Heading to a new city for a job interview? Grab this carry-on from Travelpro. It’s ultra-lightweight, secure for lugging around, and fits conveniently under the seat in front of you. Although this carry-on has plenty of space, it’s not big enough for longer business trips so make sure you take note of that before you pack.

Travelpro Maxlite 5 Lightweight Underseat Carry-on

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