4 Versatile Carry-Ons For Easy Summer Travel

The sun is setting later and the airports and highways are increasingly stuffed with bodies eager to escape their home base and explore. This can only mean one thing: summer travel season is upon us! You’ve spent weeks planning the perfect summer getaway, and you’ve found a relaxing place to stay, hot spots at which to eat, and unique attractions that you can’t experience anywhere else. But don’t neglect your luggage! Hardened road warriors and travel newbies alike need to upgrade their carry-on baggage arsenal from time to time, and the following four options will make it easy to pack like a pro and navigate the summer travel madness with aplomb. All pieces are 22” or less in length, and will therefore fit most airline overhead bins.

REI Wheely Beast Wheeled Duffel – 22”

Made exclusively by the folks at REI, who know how to do adventure travel gear right, this wheeled duffel combines the durability of a travel pack with the convenience of a traditional wheeled carry-on suitcase. The wheels on this model are particularly robust, suitable for traversing a rocky cliff or the airport floor. Another great feature is a three-point compression system, designed to squeeze every last bit of space out of the bag, ensuring that your load can still fit securely in an overhead bin.

Delsey Helium Aero Carry-On Exp. Spinner Trolley

Many seasoned travelers swear by the resilience of hard-sided suitcases while also bemoaning the lack of exterior pockets. This stylish model from Delsey attempts to make up for this shortcoming by including two separate interior compartments two suit your organization needs, as well as the option to expand the case by two additional inches if you need some extra room. With four double-spinner wheels, the ease of mobility becomes one of this bag’s paramount features, as you can roll it along with you for hours without feeling arm strain.

Travelpro Luggage Platinum Magna 22-inch Expandable Rollaboard Suiter

The classic, soft-sided wheeled carry-on bag will never go out of style, and this sophisticated case offers all of the accessibility and features you need in a sleek package. The comfortable, contoured handle makes gliding through the airport a breeze, and inside there’s a padded foam bar designed exclusively to keep the wrinkles at bay while your wardrobe remains securely stored.

Timbuk2 Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag

Timbuk2 messenger bags are the go-to choice for commuters all across the world, and for good reason; they’re made to withstand the elements of urban commuting while remaining comfortable and versatile. This sophisticated piece is ideal when you’re looking for a bag you don’t have to keep your hand on, and that will fit underneath the seat on an airplane. Also, you can forego some of the hassle at the security checkpoint by keeping your laptop in the bag, thanks to a TSA-compliant sleeve for your electronic devices.

Posted on Jun 24 2015

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