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The best carry-on luggage in 2023

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

Top products in this article:

Monos 22" Carry-On, $255 (reduced 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 may help save you money since many airlines now charge fees for checked bags. And unlike checked luggage, carry-on bags also stay with you for the whole trip. They're a good place to stow medicine, a change of clothing and other travel essentials.

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

The main thing to keep in mind? Size. While carry-on luggage may vary in dimensions and shape, make sure to select a bag that is no larger than 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches, including handle and wheels. That's the standard carry-on size for most domestic airlines. 

We 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.

(Want more luggage options? Check out the best Amazon luggage and travel essentials deals.)

Monos Carry-On and Carry-On Plus


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

Choose from 10 carry-on color and two sizes. Plus, check out our Monos Carry-On review to see why CBS Essentials Staff Writer Kaylyn McKenna loves this carry-on.

Monos 22" Carry-On, $255 (reduced from $284)

Monos 23" Carry-On Plus, $275 (reduced from $306)

Bellroy Weekender


The surprisingly roomy Bellroy Weekender shoulder bag offers lots of compartments for everything: a front zipper pocket for toiletries, a padded laptop sleeve, internal pockets for water bottles or shoes and even a side zipper pocket for travel documents or magazines. Carry it however you please, either with the leather handle straps or detachable shoulder strap. 

Bellroy Weekender, $269

Rimowa original Cabin carry-on


Want to travel like James Bond? Then you'll need his luggage. The sleek aluminum Rimowa Cabin carry-on suitcase features include 360-degree multiwheel spinners, TSA-approved locks and a telescopic handle that easily glides up and down.

Rimowa original cabin carry-on, $1,400 



The Carry-On and The Bigger Carry-On from Away both feature a removable, TSA-approved USB charger. The lightweight polycarbonate bags also feature 360-degree spinner wheels, water-resistant garment bags and two interior compartments -- one designed for shoes and toiletries and the other clothes. 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

Beis The Carry-On roller


The Carry-On roller is another popular option from Shay Mitchell's Beis luggage line. The 21-inch roller features 360-degree smooth-rolling wheels and a comfortable silicone-grip handle.

Beis The Carry-On roller, $218

Victorinox Frequent Flyer carry-on


Made of a high-performance recycled polycarbonate sourced from plastic bottles, the Victorinox Frequent Flyer offers a lockable section to better secure your most important belongings.

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 is geared with 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 into 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 extra packing space, an internal tie-down system and a removable, TSA-compliant wet pocket for toiletries. 

Travelpro Platinum Elite spinner 19", $314 (reduced from $370)

Roam The Carry-On


Ever dream of designing your own luggage? Roam, a new direct-to-consumer brand, allows you to customize your suitcase choosing everything from the color of each panel to the zippers. Roam sells two carry-on sizes, both available in expandable versions as well. (Not feeling creative? You can also choose from pre-designed bags, too.)

Roam Carry-On, $550

Samsonite Omni


A popular option on Amazon, the polycarbonate Samsonite Omni carry-on offers a ton of value. Features include TSA-approved side-mounted locks, multidirectional spinner wheels, and an interior mesh divider with cross straps.

Samsonite Omni 20" carry-on, $130 (reduced 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 multidirectional double spinner wheels, an ergonomic handle, a USB port for charging electronics and a TSA-approved recessed lock. The suitcase also comes equipped with laundry and shoe bags, plus mesh-zippered pockets.

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

Kensie Alma spinner


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

Kensie woman's Alma spinner luggage, $80 (reduced from $82)

Samsara Luggage x T-Mobile Un-carrier On

Samsara Luggage

This smart suitcase is great for tech-savy travelers that need mobile charging capabilities. It comes with wireless charging capabilities, an Apple AirTag for keeping track of your belongings 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 Tourister

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

Prices vary by size and design. The price listed 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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