What to look for when buying carry-on luggage

In this post you shall receive information and guidance in terms of the occurrence to the purchase of carry-on luggage or suitcase.

First of all: What is carry-on luggage?

Hand luggage is luggage that can be taken by the passenger during the flight in the cabin. This is usually limited to one carry-on per passenger and is subject to certain rules, such as weight or size limitations.

Buying advices for hand luggage

Roles

With four instead of normally two rolls a piece of luggage can be more easily maneuvered. Further, when a role breaks, the trolley can still be handled quite well with the three remaining. It is also very convenient if the roles are replaceable.

Shell

Whether you prefer a hard or soft shell, is a matter of taste. Meanwhile both types and their materials are similar stable and fail-safe. If sensitive and expensive items are transported, you should of course use a hard shell with the highest stability and inner damping. For primarily clothing a soft shell is enough and also easier to handle during flight.

Handle

The extendable telescopic handle of the luggage should belong enough for the individual body size. The luggage also should not constantly beat the carrier behind the heel while running.

Material

The material of the board luggage should be very light and durable. For hard cases you can choose between aluminum and various high-quality plastics (Curv, ABS, polypropylene, polycarbonate). The most innovative plastic currently is Curv. This is extremely light, unbreakable and resistant to abrasion. It is made from a polypropylene film that has been cut into so-called “polypropylene tapes” and which are getting heated and stretched. Subsequently, a tissue is formed with multiple layers out of the threads. The trolley is then formed out of the tissue. For soft luggage there is a choice between polyamide (nylon, Perlon) and leather.

Design

In terms of design of luggage there are some significant differences. Luggage – from Rimowa for example – offers a unique sovereign and stringent design made of aluminum with grooved lines, which guarantee stability. In particular, the trolleys made out of crude, uncolored aluminum gained a certain cult factor and recognition value, but are also correspondingly expensive. In general: The more sophisticated and perfected the design is, the more expensive is the product. A good price/performance ratio offer a American Tourister or Rockland Baggage.

Color

The more striking and personalized a piece of luggage is, the faster and easier it can be found at the baggage claim. With a bright color or an unusual imprint it can easily achieve this.

Which carry-on suitcases are recommendable?

Due to the large range of different cases, however, it is not always easy to make a decision.
Depending on the equipment, budget or duration have to make a choice, which case is the optimum for the journey.
A good guide always might be to look for the best sellers on Amazon.

Carry-on bestsellers on Amazon

Bestseller No. 1
Strapless Sticky Bra Backless Self Adhesive Invisible Push up Reusable Bras Drawstring
  • 【 STRENGTHEN STICKNESS 】--- Strapless bras are made from sticky and skin-friendly biological silicone, improve the flexibility of silicone,Make the bras more skin-friendly and natural.On the original sticky foundation, strengthen the stickiness, let the bras more durable.
  • 【 CHARMING DEEP V SHAPING 】--- Self adhesive bras with drawstring helps push up your chest and shape the charming effect of deep "V".Unique butterfly shape design,Better to show off your beautiful chest curve,increase your sexy glamour rating.
  • 【 NATURAL FIT & BREATHABLE 】--- Humanized invisible bra,harmless without stimulation, natural fit your chest curve.Upgrade double hole design,enhance the breathability of the bra,let you experience the feeling of lightness and unrestraint.
  • 【 GODDESSES CHOICE & SHINING MOMENT 】 --- The preparations for the goddess wardrobe,it is the choice of the goddesses to be an eye catching winner at their shining moment,it suits different clothes,such as backless dresses, off shoulder gowns, halter dress, wedding dress, etc.
  • 【 REPEATEDLY USED & WASHABLE 】--- This backless push up bra is designed with 3D cup-type design.Selecting quality fabrics,not easy to cause deformation,Increase the reuse rate. Easily and simply to wet the adhesive surface with warm water and mild detergent, then air to dry it.
Bestseller No. 2
Coolife Luggage Expandable(28") Suitcase PC+ABS Spinner 20in 24in 28in Carry on
  • The suitcase benefits hugely from its ABS+PC hard plastic shell. it goes through insanely strict quality control test standards, creating strong and sturdy pieces that can withstand any forms of rough handling.Please note this luggage is sold separately, but If you intend to buy two or three suitcases, the small suitcase can be stored inside the bigger one
  • 2-year warranty. With the included TSA lock, you can make sure your valuables are secure and safe.
  • Quiet airplane spinner wheels and an adjustable 3-level 100%pure aluminum telescoping handle allow you to quickly maneuver in tight spaces and it's sturdier than most of the telescoping handle on the market.
  • Make packing clothes easy with the fully lined interior and the multi-use organizational pockets.
  • Three different size: Size: 20inch (21 x 8.5 x 15), 24innch (17 x 10 x 24.5) 28inch (20.5 x 11x 29), Please note that ONLY 28in is Expandable, adding 15%to the scalable space.
Bestseller No. 3
AmazonBasics Underseat Luggage, Black
  • Rolling luggage for savvy travelers; fits in most airline overhead compartments and under the seat in front of you
  • Spacious main compartment works well for cloths and a spare pair of shoes; interior pockets for storing and organizing smaller items
  • Easy-access front organizer for tucking away items like a plane ticket, boarding pass, book, or magazine
  • Telescoping push-button handle locks into place; luggage handle pass-through panels; smooth-rolling wheels for easy mobility
  • Measures 13 by 13 by 9 inches; polyester exterior with polyester lining; choice of color; backed by an AmazonBasics one-year limited warranty
Bestseller No. 5
16 Inch Carry On Hand Luggage Flight Duffle Bag, 2nd Bag or Underseat, 19L, Black
  • Designed Specifically as Approved Personal Item size on American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Virgin America & Sun Country
  • Dimensions: 16x10x6" / Capacity: 19L / Weighs Only 1.1lbs
  • Adjustable shoulder carry strap - extra support and flexible to fit all sizes
  • Extra zip pocket on front to help sort extra items such as passports/tickets/ adaptors/toiletries/tissues etc
  • Robust & Smooth heavy duty zippers on main body that can be locked with the supplied key padlock