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Editors’ Picks: Our 10 Favorite Wheeled Carry-On Luggage Picks

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Editors’ Picks: Our 10 Favorite Wheeled Carry-On Luggage Picks

February 6, 2019

This week’s Jetsetter issue has us all packing our bags for a trip to the sun. Here are our favorite carry-on pieces of luggage for speedy, check-in-free travel.

Both Christine and Francesca are Rimowa devotees: &#8
Above: Both Christine and Francesca are Rimowa devotees: “An architect friend introduced me to the line (very expensive but worth the investment,” Francesca says. “We were traveling in Italy and all was fine until we got to Venice; there I was, lugging my duffle bag as she glided along with her Rimowa. I’ve been a convert ever since.” The Rimowa Essential Lite Cabin is $575.
Sarah loves her Lipault Plume Avenue Spinner, made from water-resistant twill nylon with four multidirectional, 360-degree-rotation wheels; $loading=
Above: Sarah loves her Lipault Plume Avenue Spinner, made from water-resistant twill nylon with four multidirectional, 360-degree-rotation wheels; $125 in Jet Black. “It fulfills two key needs, other than looking good: It’s lightweight and expandable. I like to travel light but also have room to bring something back that I might have spotted on my travels.”
Kristina has been making do with a two-wheeled rollerboard, but she&#8
Above: Kristina has been making do with a two-wheeled rollerboard, but she’s about ready to upgrade and is eyeing Away’s The Carry-On in Navy; $225.
Annie waxed poetic about her Amazon Basics Hardside Luggage over on The Organized Home (read about it here) and reports that it has stood up over another year of travel &#8
Above: Annie waxed poetic about her Amazon Basics Hardside Luggage over on The Organized Home (read about it here) and reports that it has stood up over another year of travel “to Maine, Stockholm, Nashville, Palm Springs…” The small size is  $49.99.
Alexa is a fan of the well-priced Valise Hard Carry Travel Suitcase 33L from Muji; $loading=
Above: Alexa is a fan of the well-priced Valise Hard Carry Travel Suitcase 33L from Muji; $112.
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Above: I’ve been using the polycarbonate Victorinox Luggage Spectra 2.0 Extra Capacity Carry-On for the past couple of years (it saved my life during the Remodelista book tour); $299.97 from Amazon. I second this customer review on Amazon: “Super lightweight; glides smoothly right alongside me while I’m walking or I can pull it behind me if I need to. I don’t know how I ever used a traditional pull-behind-me rollerboard suitcase now that I have this.”
Meredith uses Beckel Canvas&#8
Above: Meredith uses Beckel Canvas’s Round-A-Bout Bag ($88 from Beckel Canvas) for overnight trips but is coveting a rugged, good-looking canvas Wheeled Carry-On Bag (shown here) with leather trim from Filson; made in the US and available in two colors for $650.
Izabella, who travels frequently between her native Sweden and the US, swears by the Eagle Creek line: &#8
Above: Izabella, who travels frequently between her native Sweden and the US, swears by the Eagle Creek line: “We’ve used Eagle Creek luggage for several years now and wouldn’t buy anything else. Excellent quality and great storage and packing solutions. For short trips I like the Borderless Convertible Carry-On; $299 from Eagle Creek.
Finally, a recommendation from one of the most stylish travelers we know, Heidi Swanson (who spilled on more of her travel essentials in Style Counsel: Heidi Swanson&#8
Above: Finally, a recommendation from one of the most stylish travelers we know, Heidi Swanson (who spilled on more of her travel essentials in Style Counsel: Heidi Swanson’s Travel Kit): the Samsonite Armage 19-inch Spinner; $360 from Amazon.

N.B.: This post is an update; it originally ran on April 4, 2014, as part of our India Song issue.

Here’s where we’d like to travel, carry-on in tow:

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