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The best carry-on luggage in 2022, plus impressive Black Friday luggage deals

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Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, 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 2022 — some of which is on sale now ahead of Black Friday.


Top products in this article:

Monos Carry-On Plus, $225 (reduced from $283)

Rimowa original cabin carry-on, $1,400 

Samsonite Omni 20″ carry-on, $124 (reduced from $160)


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 a variety of great carry-on bags that fit in the overhead bin or under your seat — all functional, aesthetically pleasing and complete with great features.

You can save big on some of these carry-on options ahead of Black Friday.

Monos Carry-On Plus

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Monos


Available in a bunch of great colors, Monos’ polycarbonate luggage offer handy features like an effortless telescopic handle, lots of pockets and compartments with zippers and an easy-to-use lock.

Like Away, Monos also boasts a 100-day trial period and lifetime warranty. Choose from six carry-on options, including two aluminum and polycarbonate hybrids.

Monos Carry-On Plus, $225 (reduced from $283)


Samsonite Omni

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Samsonite


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, $124 (reduced from $160)


Kensie Alma spinner

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Perfect for young travelers, this wallet-friendly (but glitzy!) 20-inch carry-on from Kensie offers spinner wheels and a TSA-approved lock system. Currently, get the stylish rose gold travel bag for almost $30 off. 

Kensie woman’s Alma spinner luggage, $59 (reduced from $82)


Bellroy Weekender

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Bellroy


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

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Rimowa


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 


Away

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Away


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


Victorinox Frequent Flyer carry-on

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Victorinox


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

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Paravel


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, from $350


Roam The Carry-On

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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


Delsey Paris Chatelet

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Delsey


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, $300


More Black Friday 2022 deals to shop now

While there’s still some time to wait until the official Black Friday 2022 sales start, there are plenty of great deals you can get right now. Check out our Black Friday deal articles.

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