10 best carry-on roller bags to make travel easier (& more fun)
With checked bag fees through the roof, having the right carry-on bag is more important than ever. And while some swear by a sturdy duffel, we on the other hand prefer the ease of traveling with our shoulders free -- and a rolling bag by our side.
A trusty wheeled carry-on can help you make a tight connection without breaking a sweat and still fits into those crowded overhead bins. And best of all, many totes and briefcases (like this for her and this for him) attach beautifully onto a roller's long handle -- which means you don't have to lug around a thing!
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Here are 10 bags that mean business:
This Samsonite Spinner is the best-selling carry-on bag on Amazon -- and for good reason. It is lightweight and its brushed pattern hides scratches and dings well. Not only that, but the price is right! You can also find it in charcoal and purple on the site.
This gorgeous bag from Tumi has serious lasting power -- which is what makes it a very smart investment. The brand is known for its timeless, functional and durable travel pieces. Available at Zappos.
Bric's handcrafted roller looks refined with its leather trim, but still fits it all with ease. It's now 20% off at Nordstrom.
Travelpro's super sleek bag with side and top grips (great for handling the stairs at the airport) is a total steal. Available at Amazon.
Are you an adventurer? If so, this Rockland carry-on might be the one for you. It's ready to take on anything with its durable external material and smooth-riding multi-directional wheels. Available in different colors at Amazon.
This chic silver style from TravelSmith makes a great case to grab a hard exterior carry-on. We adore its design, but its build in charger for all of your electronic seals the deal. Available at TravelSmith.
If you've been looking for a super chic travel bag that's also affordable, congratulations -- you've finally found it. We are obsessed with all things Diane von Furstenberg, including this carry-on with a chic printed interior. Available at Zappos.
Baggallini nails it with this water-resistant 4 wheel roller. It comes in a bunch of colors (think apple and charcoal) and even features two front zippered pockets for easy access to all of your essentials. Available at Zappos.
Going with a trusted Victorinox Swiss Army carry-on is always a smart move -- especially because the Spectra Dual-Access Extra-Capacity Carry-On is super durable, scratch-resistant and available right now at Neiman Marcus!
This Delsey Paris carry-on looks way more expensive than it really is. It has the chic hard shell look, comes in five colors, is VERY affordable and has great reviews on Amazon that'll make you feel even confident about your purchase. Available at Amazon.
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