7 Carry-on bags to get the most out of your next vacation

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Lugging around luggage is never pleasant. Be it the weight or their bulky designs, carry-on bags are traditionally a little too cumbersome. But with these latest designs, you can finally enjoy a vacation where your carry-on bag will be the easiest part of your journey.

  • Are smart luggage bags completely banned? If your smart luggage comes with a non-removable lithium-ion battery, then, unfortunately, it will be banned by most major airlines. This is because these batteries fall under fire hazards and traveling with them is considered unsafe.
  • How can you make your luggage smart for tracking? Either go for a smart bag or you can use a smart GPS tracker. A tracker will help you keep tabs on your bag while following airline rules and regulations.
  • What’s the best way to maximize the space inside your luggage? With a portable vacuum device like Wacù, you can actually remove excess air from your clothing so you can pack even more.

It may be called “luggage,” but actually lugging around your clothes and gear is nothing short of tedious. With a large bag, you can carry everything you need (and more). But, it’s bulky and often times awkward. If you go too sleek and slim, there isn’t enough space for everything you need.

As a result, we decided to search far and wide for carry-on bags that take care of both problems. They’re small enough to store in overhead bins on planes yet convenient enough to take just about anywhere.

BRIIDGS 2-in-1 Carry-On Bag

Ideal for short trips, this travel pack works as both a backpack and a duffel bag. It also complies with carry-on baggage dimensions for most airlines, making it easy to stowaway under your airplane seat.

2-in-1 Carry-On Bag

2-in-1 Carry-On Bag

Why we love it: It’s perfect for short getaways but has plenty of space for your essentials.

Xtend Smart Expandable Carry-On Suitcase

Designed to work as both a carry-on and checked luggage, this bag is a traveler’s dream as it offers a 50% extension capacity. Simply expand it by 50% in volume when you need the extra space and retract it back when you don’t. Featuring a TSA-approved fingerprint lock, the Xtend carry-on protects your luggage from unwelcome intruders.

Why we love it: Now you can bring home all the souvenirs you want.

Modobag Motorized Rideable Carry-On Luggage

This futuristic bag makes traveling much easier by getting your luggage to do the heavy lifting. Unlike traditional luggage, this bag actually lugs you around. The Modobag allows you to ride it to your destination. Additionally, it can carry riders up to 260 lbs. and offers a packing space of 2000 cubic inches.

Why we love it: This role reversal makes it easy to fly through the airport.

Solgaard Lifepack Carry-On Closet

This unique suitcase comes with a clever organization system. The folding shelves keep your clothes neatly folded and segmented inside your bag. When you arrive at your destination, simply pull the shelves out and hang them on the nearest rail.

Why we love it: You’ll never waste time searching through your bag again.

Barracuda Smart Collapsible Carry-on

Striking a perfect balance between design and technology, Barracuda comes complete with innovative and cutting-edge features including a built-in USB charger, Bluetooth location tracking, laptop tray, and more. After your trip, the Barracuda collapses in seconds so you can tuck it away under your bed in a sleek storage bag.

Smart Collapsible Carry-on

Smart Collapsible Carry-on

Why we love it: The included laptop tray makes it easy to work from anywhere.

G-RO Smart Companion Bags

This comprehensive line of products has a bag for everyone. The Office is an everyday commuter bag that also functions as a spacious carry-on. Likewise, The Check-In has all the perks of a carry-on with loads of interior space. Both bags are easy to control using the large maneuverable wheels.

Smart Companion Bags

Smart Companion Bags

Why we love it: The large wheels can tackle any terrain.

ShelfPack Built-In Shelves Luggage

This clever system ensures you’ll never have to unpack at your destination again. Offering easy access to your belongings, the portable dresser is complete with built-in shelving.

Built-In Shelves Luggage

Built-In Shelves Luggage

Why we love it: No unpacking required!

Have more brilliant bags to add to the list? Share with us in the comments below.

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Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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