When it comes to carry-on luggage there are two important factors- size, and weight. Big enough to fit everything you need for a night or two away, yet small enough to fit in an overhead locker aboard a plane. It must be light enough to pass cabin luggage restrictions, and easy to carry or manoeuvre. Size and weight vary from airline to airline so it’s worth checking before your flight with the airline you’re flying with but as a general rule most will accept a cabin bag with dimensions of 56cm x 40cm x 25cm and up to 10kg in weight.
With hundreds of different styles, brands and prices, deciding which case is best for you can seem like a difficult task. So to help you choose, Ape to Gentleman have tracked down what we believe are the top three carry-ons with varying prices and styles to suit every traveller.
Tumi International 4 Wheeled Office Carry-on
Tumi International- the perennial favourite of the travelling business man. The main reason for this is functionality and build quality, both of which are second to none. Made from FXT ballistic nylon, with a new four-wheel design the TUMI offers unparalleled manoeuvrability and durability perfect for both business and pleasure. This sturdy and compact case features various organiser pockets including a padded computer pocket, perfect for keeping your laptop (up to 15″) and important documents in order. Along with this, TUMI also makes identifying your case easy by offering the TUMI Accents Kit which allows you to easily customise your bag for a small additional cost. Our top choice of carry on luggage.
Available in a variety of colours with prices from £730>
Voicer C38 Luggage
Voicer C38 Luggage- a close second favoured for its unique packing system. As any modern gentleman will know, one of the most difficult tasks when travelling is figuring out how to pack your suit without creasing it. This is where the Voicer C38 Luggage bag comes in with its innovative Zero-crease System, your suit is tucked away within a special compartment that gently curves around the interior of the bag to preserve the structure of your suit ensuring it arrives crease-free. The Voicer C38 Luggage bag also makes travelling easy with a separate compartment within the bag that allows you to access important items such as a passport or wallet without having to open the main body of the bag, making movement through airport security much easier.
Available for £545>
Muji Hardcase Trolley
The MUJI hard case trolley is the cheapest of the three and comes in a close third, throughly deserving its place on this list. It features a polycarbonate shell making it durable yet lightweight and easy to lift into the overhead cabin lockers. It’s four 360’ wheels make it easy to navigate whilst they also offer a locking mechanism to ensure your case doesn’t roll away.
Available in a variety of colours for £129>