10. Jetstream Travel Carry On Suitcase On Wheels With Extendable Handle
In the Jetstream Travel Carry-On, you have a suitcase that has been designed for the budget traveler in mind. Coming in at under $50, you cannot expect too much from this suitcase. It has a couple of fun prints for you to choose from, but other than that, there is not too much to shout about. It has inline wheels, which can be a real nightmare if you have moved onto the spinner wheels, you will soon realize why they should no longer exist on travel luggage. This lightweight carry on features two exterior pockets, however, no interior pockets which will make traveling harder as there is no organization in your suitcase. With no warranty, you really can’t be sure how long it will last for. If you are looking for a no-frills suitcase, which is very lightweight, cheap, and does the job then this may be the right one for you.
9. Rockland 20 Inch Polycarbonate Carry On
You may think of me as harsh for ranking this as number nine. Yes, it has its market, and that market is the teenage market. It has a very fun and unique style, which is more fitting for a skate park than an airport. It will attract the young market and will possibly help you convince your children to start carrying their own luggage. It is well constructed from a blend of ABS and polycarbonate, meaning it is lightweight and fairly durable. Coming with a three-year warranty, for the price point, I think you will want it to last a bit longer than it actually will. The vibrant style is the standout point for the cabin bag, and probably the main reason you would go ahead and purchase it. If you are looking for a suitcase that your children will love, then this will definitely fit the bill.
8. Rockland Melbourne 20-Inch Expandable Abs Carry On Luggage
The second Rockland suitcase that has made my top 10. It is at a very reasonable price point, around $40, it is a great option for budget travelers who like some of the more modern features on a hard-sided suitcase today. It is available in a multitude of colors, you will be able to find one that fits your style with ease. It has four spinner wheels, which sound great, however, they have been known not to roll as well as they should. The suitcase contains an interior zip lined pocket, allowing you to effectively organize your travel items and make the journey much easier. The Rockland Melbourne 20 inch is a great option if you are on a limited budget and are looking for a carry-on that will do the job. It is not the best performer or the lightest, but it is probably one the cheapest carry-ons that you will find.
7. Delsey Luggage Helium Aero International Carry On Expandable Spinner Trolley
The Helium Aero International Carry-On is a great little hard-sided suitcase, designed specifically for international travel. If you are looking at traveling internationally, rather than just domestically, you should be aware of the tighter restrictions for carry-on luggage. It contains an easy access front compartment, which is padded to protect your laptop. A great idea as more and more travelers are taking their laptop with them. It is expandable, allowing you to pack more of your items in. Although it is worth noting, one of the heaviest suitcases on our list, weighing in at 8 lbs. If you want a suitcase with modern features, stylish, and does its job, then this is worth considering.
6. Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds 20″ 4 Wheel Upright
This suitcase is set a relatively budget friendly $60, which is not much more expensive than the cheapest option on this list. It is a lightweight hard-sided suitcase, weighing in at 6.3 lbs, allowing you to pack more of your own clothes. You are able to pick from quite a few different colors, meaning you will find one that is right for you. Although it does not contain a TSA-approved lock or an expander, it does have all the other features that you have come to expect, such as the spinner wheels, telescopic handle, and interior pockets. The features that this suitcase does possess, have been thoroughly thought about, and they work effortlessly. A great option for those on a slightly bigger budget and want some features that work as expected.
5. Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase
The first on our list from the well-known travel luggage company, Travelpro. In the Maxlite 4 International Carry-On, you have a well designed soft-sided suitcase that will be perfect for those of you who intend to travel on international flights. The honeycomb framing system along with the lightweight polyester fabric ensures that weight is kept low while durability is high. The fabric is waterproof, so if you are caught out in the rain, your clothes will stay dry. It has all the modern features that you expect, spinner wheels, telescopic handle, interior pockets, and due to the design, it will not fall over when packed and expanded. A great suitcase that will do you proud.
4. SwissGear Sion 21
The SwissGear Sion is one of the best soft-sided carry-on suitcases available on the market today. It is slightly too big to be classed as an international carry-on, and I would say that is one of only a few reasons to not go for this suitcase. Although not available in a wide range of colors, it is very stylish, sleek, and professional. It is heavier than most of the others that are on this list, coming in at a massive 8 lbs. Although considering the features that this bag has, you can understand why. It is expandable, has an aircraft grade aluminum telescopic handle, four spinner wheels, and a multitude of interior and exterior pockets. If you want a suitcase that is stylish, professional and will be a trusted travel companion for a long time, then it is an investment that is worth it.
3. Samsonite Aspire Xlite Spinner 19
Starting off the top three countdown is the Samsonite Aspire Xlite 19 inch spinner suitcase. It is from one of the worlds leading travel luggage manufacturers, and it does not disappoint. The carry-on is a soft-sided suitcase designed to look the part and last a long time. Once you set your eyes on it, you will realize why they are so popular. It is very professional while keeping a stylish and attractive look about it. Due to its design, it will suit both business travelers and those who just want to look the part. It does weigh in as one of the heavier on the list, but it is packed with features that you will love. The spinner wheels are silent and flawless, the multitude of pockets allows you to organize your suitcase and travel with ease. It is a 19-inch suitcase, so designed especially for international travelers, and if you opt for this suitcase you will not be disappointed.
2. Travelpro Maxlite 4 21″ Expandable Spinner
In second place comes Travelpro once again, with their second and final suitcase that appears on our list. It is a soft-sided suitcase that has been designed with the modern day traveler in mind. It has a massive storage capacity of 51 L, ensuring no items are left behind. It has a stylish and sleek design, packed with all the features that you would want. The spinner wheels work silently, and the telescopic handle will lock at different heights depending on which feels most comfortable for you. The many pockets help keep your life organized, no matter how untidy and in a rush you normally are. Give the Travelpro a go, you will not be disappointed.
1. Lucas Outlander Luggage Carry-On Hard Case 20 Inch
At the top of the list in the exceptional hard case carry-on, the Lucas Outlander 20 inch. They have managed to strike up a great balance between weight and durability by offering a shell made from ABS, being scratch resistant and shockproof. Having been extensively tested to fit in the overhead lockers, you can be sure that the Lucas Outlander will give you everything you need and more, all the while, fitting expertly in the overhead locker. Although it is not the most spacious carry-on, it is one of the most durable, with reinforced corners and stress points. It weighs in pretty average for this list, at 6.5 lbs. It is not the lightest, but with the strength of this suitcase and the features that it comes with, you will be happy with the trade-off!
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