The best carry-on suitcases at all price points

If you're stuffing a week's worth of belongings into one bag, make it a good one.

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Start your quest for the perfect carry-on here.The Honest Company via Unsplash

It's impossible to find one perfect bag for every type of trip, but we tried our best. Below, our all-time favorite carry-on bags for many types of travel situations.

Samsonite Freeform Expandable Hardside Luggage with Double Spinner Wheels

Samsonite Freeform Expandable Hardside Luggage with Double Spinner Wheels
Durable and not too expensive.Amazon

For something to hold up on budget airlines abroad, it’s gotta be tough. This roller suitcase expands and still fits into tiny overhead compartments. If you’re traveling on the cheap (read: not paying checked bag fees), this suitcase is able to fit a lot. It also features 360-degree spinner wheels, so whichever direction you’re going, this suitcase will roll right along with you—for at least a decade, thanks to the 10-year warranty.

AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage

AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage
The most affordable carry-on on this list.Amazon

This Amazon suitcase is comparable to the Samonsite one, but it's nearly half the price. It’s slightly smaller and comes with a shorter warranty, but its protective shell will keep your belongings safe regardless.

Paravel Travel Fold-Up Bag

Paravel Travel Fold-Up Bag
Oprah loves this New York brand.Amazon

Paravel is all about impeccable craftsmanship, clever design, and spill-proof materials. This fold-up bag is very lightweight and perfect to stow in another bag—which is great for when you come back from Europe with a few souvenirs or wardrobe additions. Started by design-minded travel fiends, Paravel has been seen everywhere from the Kardashian Instagram feeds to Oprah’s favorites list.

American Tourister Moonlight Expandable Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

American Tourister Moonlight Expandable Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels
Another hard-case carry-on, but with bright colors.Amazon

American Tourister offers another solid option. It has a 10-year warranty, a moderate price point, multi-directional spinner wheels, expandable zippers, and a mesh divider and cross straps in the main compartment. It comes in a variety of bright colors and funky patterns, too.

Filson Unisex Medium Weatherproof Rolling Carry-On Bag

Filson Unisex Medium Weatherproof Rolling Carry-On Bag
A very fancy (and classic) carry-on, for any weather or season.Amazon

Filson is an iconic brand that carries a lifetime warranty; their bags are built to last and take on more character with time and travel. This rolling suitcase has heavy-duty wheels for any surface, and will last through any storm or travel disaster. Bonus: no matter how you turn out at the end of a long journey, the solid brass hardware paired with the English Bridle leather will keep you looking like you have your life together.