Heading overseas for a well-deserved holiday soon? Chances are, you may be looking for the best cabin luggage to buy – these are typically much smaller in size than your check-in baggage due to the weight and size restrictions imposed by airlines.
As a general rule, all airlines have a weight limit of around 7kg for carry-on luggage, but size dimensions fluctuate a bit more, with Thai Airways being the most spacious, allowing bags of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm onboard.
To help make your shopping a little easier, we have compiled the best cabin luggage that you can get at any price point. These all comply by the general weight and size restrictions imposed by most airlines, so you don’t have to worry about having your luggage rejected at check-in.
1. Samsonite Prodigy four-wheel cabin suitcase 55cm
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55cm x 39cm x 21cm
Designed for the jet-setting businessman who doesn’t want to be held up at security, this cabin luggage will make clearing immigration a breeze. Your laptop and travel documents are all within easy reach, thanks to the recessed front pocket where you can tuck your essentials in.
It also offers an expandable main compartment on the Spinner 55 Exp, so that you can keep a few more items you bought from the duty-free stores in the departure hall – a nice touch that you will definitely appreciate.
Samsonite Prodigy four-wheel cabin suitcase 55cm retails at SGD610 on Samsonite’s website, as well as at Samsonite stores and authorised retailers.
2. American Tourister Faro Spinner
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55cm x 36cm x 24cm
It is so easy to travel in style with American Tourister’s Faro Spinner – its design is inspired by the layered tile in architecture, and comes with a matte metallic finish for a chic and professional feel.
This is the first American Tourister cabin luggage that is equipped with a front opening for quick access to the laptop and tablet compartment, and has features such as multi pocket dividers and packing straps on both sides so that fragile items are held securely in place even when there is turbulence.
American Tourister Faro Spinner retails at SGD180 on Zalora, as well as at authorised retailers.
3. TUMI Latitude Continental Carry-On
Dimensions (H, W, D): 56cm x 41cm x 23cm
TUMI touts this as their most durable lightweight hardside case yet, and this humble-looking cabin luggage has actually received many rave reviews online from frequent travellers.
Crafted with layers of specially woven SRPP BALLISTIC™ material, the Latitude Carry-On’s outer shell can actually bend and flex in response to its surroundings, so that it doesn’t crack even under pressure. It is also equipped with a brand-new wheel system that makes for smooth maneuvering, so you can effortlessly wheel it around no matter where you are.
TUMI Latitude Continental Carry-On retails at SGD1090 on TUMI’s website, as well as at TUMI stores and authorised retailers.
4. Delsey Segur 2.0 four-wheel cabin suitcase
Dimensions (H, W, D): 55cm x 40cm x 20cm
Delsey’s Selgur is everything a traveller could ask for in a luggage: lightweight, high-capacity, sturdy, and safe.
Besides having a reinforced shell and multi-directional wheels, Selgur contains several compartments and pockets to make your personal belongings more accessible, as well as a fully detachable AND washable inner lining so that both packing and unpacking will never be a chore again.
Delsey Selgur 2.0 four-wheel cabin suitcase retails at SGD225 on Selfridges.
5. Water Polo Nimble Polycarbonate Lightweight Cabin Size Laptop Suitcase
Dimensions (H, W, D): 40cm x 42cm x 22cm
Although it is called a ‘laptop suitcase’, this nifty-looking luggage is only named as such because it has a compartment designed to hold your laptop, along with many other pockets to keep all your belongings and shopping loots.
It is also designed to withstand hard knocks in the overhead cabin – the case is made from durable, scratch-resistant Polycarbonate, as well as fitted with buckle straps and a TSA-compliant lock so that nothing falls out of place.
6. Herschel Trade Luggage Carry On
Dimensions (H, W, D): 59cm x 41cm x 24cm
Although Herschel may be better known for their iconic backpacks, the brand also offers one of the best cabin luggage in the market.
The Luggage Carry On is as functional as it is fashionable: it features a sleek internal battery that can easily be removed for stand-alone use, while an external USB-A port will keep your mobile device charged along the journey. You will also love the split design with zippered mesh storage compartment,which makes it so much easier to find everything that you’ve packed.
Herschel Trade Luggage Carry On retails at SGD135 on Shopee.
7. Targus Transit 360 Spinner
Dimensions (H, W, D): 37cm x 23cm x 55cm
Embedded with double-sided Travel Sentry Approved (TSA) locks, Targus’s classic Transit 360 Spinner provides ultimate assurance for safe travelling in all places. The front of the built-in TSA protects electronic devices while the back secures overnight belongings, so that you get double the security.
Did we also mention that this luggage has padded compartments with Velcro® closure, eight (!) wheels, and an expandable function that frees up 30% more space for souvenirs? It is little wonder then that it has received nothing but positive reviews!
8. LEVEL8 Elegance Polycarbonate Luggage
Dimensions (H, W, D): 53cm x 35cm x 23cm
The brand LEVEL8 was actually conceived specifically for Apple consumers, so you will find that the accessories brand has also integrated Apple’s design ethos and focus on user experience into its products.
Made from 100% polycarbonate, fitted with low-noise double wheels, and finished with a sleek and modern case, the Elegance Polycarbonate Luggage from LEVEL8 is the ideal choice for any traveller who wants a fuss-free and smooth travelling experience.