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Carry on luggage

How to choose carry on luggage

Carry on luggage is constructed with durable materials to withstand the demands of travel and adventure. A few types of carry on luggage include:

  • Travel packs – exactly like a backpack but with a few important features like removable hip belts to reduce snags when you check your bag and side handles to tow it around comfortably
  • Duffle bags – iconic travel bags that carry a ton of gear, padded shoulder straps ease tension and extra burly bottom panels withstand being put down and picked up time and time again
  • Rolling bags – your typical airport luggage, with a set of two wheels to easily trail behind you around the airport or down the street, they have an equally tough exterior for the bumps and nudges of travel

All that’s left in choosing your luggage now is what extra features you’re looking for. Waterproofness, the type of material and things like extra pockets and mesh organizers can make your travel experience flow better. Measurements for a bag are listed on each product page so be sure to compare that against any travel requirements.

Once you’ve picked up the perfect carry on from brands like MEC, Osprey, Patagonia and Cotopaxi, check out our travel packing checklist for worry-free travels.