Top 7 Best Types of Luggage for Travel

Text by: Kelsey Begg

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It will be your most loyal companion as you peer out the window of the train at landscapes zipping by and it will accompany you during your longest layovers between flights. When it comes to selecting the perfect carry-on bag, it’s important to choose a bag that’s right for you and fulfills your needs.

If your travels take you by plane, be diligent that you choose a carry-on bag that’s an adequate and reasonable size. In terms of hand luggage and carry-ons, each airline has a different policy. On average, cabin suitcases should measure no more than 22 “high x 9” deep x 15 “wide. However, do not forget to consult the regulations of your air carrier before leaving to avoid the hassle and any unexpected surprises.

Shoulder Bags

Filson Small Duffle Bag

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Whether you’re looking for a carry-on bag for a flight to Europe or a small suitcase for a short weekend getaway, the Small Duffle Bag has all the essential space needed to carry your most important belongings. As elegant as it is versatile, it will accompany you wherever you go and even keep your belongings dry thanks to its water resistant fabric. The ‘duffle’ design gives you easy access to the items stored inside with two internal pockets on the sides to secure smaller items.

Dimensions: 18″ x 10″ x 11″

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Chrome Small Duffle

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The Chrome Small Duffle is a durable and sophisticated bag that will accompany you faithfully in all your adventures. It has a small external zippered pocket where you can easily store street maps or itinerary papers for quick access. Not only is the outer shell of the bag waterproof, but its shoulder strap is removable and adjustable and made with EVA foam padding. This is the perfect bag for frequent weekend trippers or for urban explorers.

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 13″ x 6.5″

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Backpacks

Thule Subterra Carry-on

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The advantage of the Thule Subterra is that it can be carried both as a backpack and as a shoulder strap, depending on your preference. Practical for travelers who like to stay connected no matter where they are in the world, the bag has a removable pocket that is ideal for a laptop or tablet. It even contains a special section where you can store your charging cables. 

Inside the main compartment of this bag are multiple mini pockets which are perfect for people who like to keep their belongings well organized. The Thule bag even has a mesh pocket for your keys, your wallet, and other small items, as well as a secret inner pocket to hide your passport while you are abroad.

Dimensions: 21.7″ x 13.8″ x 8.3″

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Fjällräven High Coast Trail

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Made of recycled polyester and organic cotton, the Fjällräven High Coast Trail backpack is the perfect size carry-on bag for all your airplane travels. Versatile and lightweight, this is a particularly comfortable backpack with padded shoulder straps. Easily store your belongings in one of the many internal and external pockets so they stay organized. The waxed face fabric protects the backpack from wet conditions, but in the case of heavy rains, there is a conveniently located integrated raincover.

Dimensions: 17.3″ x 11″ x 8.6″

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Topo Designs Travel Bag

Add a little colour to your travel luggage with the Travel Bag. With a front flap with three zippers, you can rummage through your bag and quickly find what you’re looking for without needing to unpack the entire bag. This bag offers multiple internal pockets which are great to store books and electronic equipment. There is a conveniently located water bottle pocket located on the outside as well. This durable and vibrant bag is the perfect travel companion whether you’re traveling by plane, bus or train.

Dimensions: 22″ x 14″ x 16″

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Rolling Suitcases

Burton Wheelie Flyer

For a hassle-free business trip, choose the Burton Wheelie Flyer. Easy to travel with thanks to the wheels, this small suitcase will follow you directly from the house to your airplane seat, while avoiding the hassle of carrying an overpacked suitcase. The Wheelie Flyer has a laptop-compatible pocket, as well as ergonomic zippers that lock with padlocks to keep all your belongings safe.

Dimension: 18″ x 11.8″ x 9.5″

Osprey Ozone

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The Osprey Ozone weighs only 4 lbs., making it an ideal luggage bag for those traveling a lot. Thanks to the integrated wheels and its retractable handle, you can easily drag the bag wherever you go. Despite its lightweight, this bag remains solid and compact. Equipped with numerous pockets, this bag keeps all your belongings organized and conveniently accessible. There is also a rear access point for added convenience when you are looking for items inside.

Dimensions: 18″ x 14″ x 8″

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Now that you have found the perfect style of luggage for your travels, it’s time to pack and go! Don’t forget to pack your favourite carry-on essentials and enjoy the trip.

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