Is there a support group for over-packers? Cause there should be.

As far as I can see there are pretty much two groups of travellers: Those who bring too much crap and those who don’t.

One group of traveller struggles. Groans. Swears. And misses their train connection cause they can’t actually get their gargantuan rolled luggage down the stairs. I’ve been that girl.

Then there’s the other group who looks calm. Collected. In control.  These types smugly saunter through the crowds wearing a Patagonia backpack the size of a Big-Mac as they poo poo the crowds at the checked baggage belt.

I’d love to say I’m in the second category. But I’m just not. Not yet.

But I’ve got a dream…and it’s to travel lighter.

So I’ve wrangled together a collection of the best carry on luggage that can help in that mission. Hopefully it’s better than joining over-packers anonymous, no?

best carry on luggage 1

Rockland 19″ Rolling Carry On with Tote. Under $50. Polka dots. Need I say more?


best carry on luggage 2

Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack. Under $100. Comes in a bazillion colours. Love this thing.



best carry on luggage 3

Briggs Riley Explore 19. Under $300. Under 7 pounds. Uber practical.


best carry on luggage 4

Frost River Flight Bag. Comes in different sizes. Carry on is under $150.


best carry on luggage 5

Tumi Lemoore Wheeled Backpack. The Cadillac of the wheeled backpacks for cobblestone and train hopping ease.


best carry on luggage 6

Lipault 22″ 2-Wheeled Foldable Carry-on. Under $190. Too posh to push? Then you need this. Lottsa colours.


best carry on luggage 7

Muji Bellow Pocket 4 Wheel Carry. Under $150. James bond styling.


best carry on luggage 8

Steamline Luggage The Correspondent Series. Under $500 for the carry on. For the modern vagabond with cash to burn.


best carry on luggage 9

Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-On. Under $160. Skip checked luggage and just go with this.


best carry on luggage 10

Tumi Super Léger International Carry-On. Under $400. The skinny latte of the luggage world in tasty colours.

Your turn!

In the comments tell us the your dream come true carry on luggage. Grazie.

xx Bianca

10 Responses

  1. Hmmm I do love the look of “The Maximalist” …too bad I don’t have cash to burn! Definitely need new luggage though, and I agree with Leela, the polka dots are cute!

    1. Hi Krista,

      I really love that luggage set too. My impractical side says “get that” but then my practical side says “stay light”. What’s a gal to do?

      Hugs, Bianca

    1. Hi Vaughn,

      Thanks for stooping by and leaving a comment. Yes, I’d love to take that Steamline luggage on a trip! I feel like it would take ME on a trip, it’s so whimsical and fun.

      All the best, Bianca

  2. Tumi bags are my absolute favorite! I bought my first one almost 10 years ago and it still looks fantastic. I bought a second bag last year – a carry on size this time, and I hope it will stand the test of time just as well.

    1. Hey Angela,

      Thanks for leaving a comment here, as you’re an expert!

      I’ve been eyeing up a Tumi bag and I think you’ve just convinced me to go for it.

      Thanks, Bianca

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