The Best Carry-On Luggage and Weekender Bags for Holiday Travel: Samsonite, Away, Lululemon, Herschel and More

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Preparing for holiday travel requires some consideration on the best luggage to fit your need and, there are tons of great options to choose from right now. The holiday season is quickly approaching and many of us are starting to brainstorm our holiday travel to visit family, friends, or even a getaway to escape the cold. With everything going on in the hectic world of travel right now, having your luggage and packing situation totally handled is a great way to help your travel process go smoother.

No matter where your holiday destination is, one thing’s for sure: the right luggage will make all the difference in the journey. We've found the best luggage to shop for holiday travel, from protective laptop cases and practical backpacks to large and luxurious carry-ons for your next flight.

Need a new bag to toss everything in for a quick weekend getaway or a bigger carry on? The Beis Travel Tote will fit all your essentials and help you travel in style. Need a new go-to suitcase for every travel situation? Away’s standard carry on bag has plenty of packing space while still fitting in the overhead bin. Trying to avoid the checked bag fees and long bag drop line? The Samsonite Underseat Carry-On Luggage helps you save money and time by going straight to TSA.

Shop all the best carry on luggage, backpacks, dopp kits and more essentials for your upcoming holiday travel.

Best Carry-On Suitcases 

This Travelpro Maxlite softside luggage has spinner wheels and is lightweight, making it easy to maneuver airport terminals and your flight's overhead storage bins. 

The Carry-On
Away Travel

This Away bag boasts all the same flashy features as the Bigger Carry-On, including a durable polycarbonate hard shell, spinner wheels and a TSA-approved, ejectable USB charger. The classic rolling luggage with retractable handle is designed to fit in most major airlines' overhead compartments, making it a great go-to Carry-On bag for travel, regardless of your destination.


This Rockland Melbourne Spinner Luggage makes traveling easier by being extremely lightweight. While protecting your items, the wheels rotate 360 degrees for a smooth and seamless stride in the airport. Although it is compact, this carry-on luggage has the ability to hold everything you need for a short vacation.


The Bigger Carry-On is now available in everyone’s favorite color. Perfect for longer trips, its interior compression system and hidden laundry bag make it easy to pack all of your essentials. 


Compact and convenient, this space-saving rolling bag can slide smoothly under the seat in front of you or be tucked away in an overhead bin. The bag's main compartment can fit several outfits and a spare pair of shoes. Interior pockets lining the compartment will keep your toiletries organized. The telescoping handle and rolling wheels make this bag easy to navigate around a crowded airport, making it a great choice for the frequent flyer looking to pack light.


Best Travel Backpacks and Totes

Whether you're traveling to work or a weekend getaway, this lightweight tote is perfect with pockets for days to keep all your belongings organized. 


Built to protect your belongings from the elements, the Detour Travel Backpack has enough capacity for a business, overnight or weekend trip. 


For the parent looking for a better diaper bag, the Settlement Sprout backpack from Herschel Supply Co. is a stylish choice. This bag has all the standard backpack features, with a side pocket for a water bottle, mesh accessory sleeve and a front storage pocket. It includes built-in storage for diapers, wipes and toys, and it comes with a foldable changing mat that has its own designated compartment.


Best Weekender Bags

The Novel duffle is an ideal weekender that features a functional side-access shoe compartment, keeping footwear separate and easily accessible.


Away Travel's The Everywhere Bag lives up to its name: you can take it everywhere from work to the gym to a weekend away. It also pairs nicely with The Carry-On and The Bigger Carry-On.


The Beis Travel Tote, from Shay Mitchell's baggage line, can conveniently slot into place atop a suitcase with its trolley sleeve, but can also be carried on its own with a detachable shoulder strap, and top handles designed to rest comfortably on your shoulder. This bag boasts a bottom zip shoe compartment, padded tech sleeve and multiple exterior and interior pockets. 


This sleek, modern bag looks like a tote and duffel rolled into one. There's also a little strap in the back that you can attach to your luggage. 


This duffel bag comes with 2 shoes compartments on both ends. It is made of high density durable cotton canvas and soft nylon lining, which is perfect for the gym, travel, hiking, and weekend trips. 


Best Dopp Kits

Keep all of your essentials organized on your next getaway with the Herschel Chapter Toiletry Kit.


The Steward dopp kit is crafted from the same antimicrobial, water-resistant material as Dare To Roam's laptop case, but this bag features interior pockets to keep toiletries organized as well as a front snap pocket, and has side clips that will allow you to expand the bag's main compartment when you need some extra room.


Don't be fooled by the size. This bag fits more essentials than expected, thanks to the polyester fabric. It's perfect for stowing away your phone, passport, cards and small accessories while traveling. 


Stash all your toiletries in Madewell's durable canvas travel bag. The spacious design comes complete with a transport-friendly carry strap.  



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