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I got 99 problems and overpacking is one of them. Try as I might, I can never seem to pack light. Even on short trips, I usually bring a big bag — much to the frustration of my travel companions. Baggage claim is basically my home away from home.
But overpacking is such a hassle! From schlepping my suitcase down unpaved paths (channeling Cameron Diaz in The Holiday and Sandra Bullock in The Proposal) or paying extra to check my bag at the airport, it’s always an advantage to choose a carry-on instead. If you’re in the market for new luggage, then you’re in luck! We rounded up the 10 best deals on smaller travel bags that still give you enough room to store and organize your belongings. You won’t have to sacrifice style or space with these handy must-haves — all on sale!
Kenneth Cole Reaction Hardside 4-Wheel Spinner Travel Suitcase
Go for the (rose) gold! With over 15,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, this carry-on suitcase is a crowd-pleaser. Featuring four-wheel multi-directional spinners for smooth maneuvering, protective corner guards for shock absorption and interior pockets for organization, this lightweight luggage is a durable dream. One reviewer raved, “Best suitcase I’ve ever had! So cute and super easy to maneuver.”
Jadyn 22″ Women’s Large Duffel/Weekender Bag with Shoe Pocket
Stand out from a crowd of boring black luggage with this large weekender bag! Available in 14 fun colors and patterns (including blue tie-dye, purple floral and leopard-print), this duffel bag will add some flair to your travel uniform. This overnight bag features a front pocket, side shoe pocket and an interior zipper pocket to securely store all of your items!
BAGSMART Weekender Travel Duffel Bag
Adorned with gold hardware, this quilted duffel bag looks so much more expensive than it is. Compact yet roomy, this travel bag makes for the perfect carry-on. There are two separate compartments inside: a lifestyle zone that can fit your daily essentials and a business zone with its own laptop compartment and pockets for accessories. Other bonus features: a travel-friendly shoe bag, a waterproof pocket (ideal for vacation!), a detachable shoulder strap and a front zipper pocket.
Vera Bradley Cotton Large Travel Duffel Bag
Classic, comfy and colorful, Vera Bradley is known for quilted bags with vibrant designs. This large cotton duffel bag retains the iconic style in travel form. Choose from 36 different patterns, including plaid, paisley and floral print. One customer called this bag “beautiful, practical, durable and affordable.”
Travelers Club 20″ Richmond Spinner Carry-On Luggage
Blue skies ahead! Prepare for take-off with a pop of pastel. One reviewer proclaimed, “This suitcase is perfect for traveling! Lightweight and durable.”
Rockland London Hardside Spinner Wheel Luggage
We’re obsessed with this color-block carry-on suitcase! Beyond the gorgeous combo of mint green and lavender, this luggage features spinner wheels that rotate 360 degrees for extra flexibility. The hardside shell provides protection, while the interior mesh, zip pocket and elastic pocket keep your items organized. “I love this as a carry-on!” one shopper gushed. “I could fit a week’s worth of clothes in it, with shoes. So spacious for the size.”
Tumi Voyageur Dumont Duffle Bag
A noted name in luxury luggage, Tumi delivers again with this attractive duffel. Ideal for a weekend getaway, this nylon bag includes plenty of pockets and a luggage sleeve that can slide over a rolling suitcase. And the khaki color is a great neutral alternative to basic black.
Travelpro Maxlite 5 Softside Expandable Upright 2 Wheel Luggage
Known as one of the most reliable brands in the travel industry, especially among flight attendants and pilots, Travelpro offers lifetime limited coverage. This ultra-lightweight two-wheel suitcase is a convenient carry-on. Expandable, water-repellant and ergonomic, this durable travel bag has a long shelf life. According to one customer, it’s the “largest and lightest carry-on you can buy!”
Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, Carry-On 20-Inch
Paint the town red with this top-rated travel suitcase, now 50% off! “I love the color!” one shopper reported. “Easy to spot on the baggage carousel. The separate zippered side of the luggage is a great feature. All items were snug and secure. I just finished my first trip and loved how well the bag wheels maneuver. I would highly recommend this product.”
J.Crew Weekender Montauk Tote
Turn your travel tote into a beach bag with this classic canvas weekender from J.Crew! The zippered top and interior pocket will keep all of your personal belongings safe and sound. You can even customize this bag with your own monogram. “I think this is the best beach tote on the market!” one reviewer declared. “Large size, beautifully designed classic beach bag, top zipper, and crossbody strap, sold me on the weekender.”
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