We hope we made it easier for you in your quest to find the best and lightest carry on luggage. Keep an eye out for the weight of any luggage piece. Any product page on a decent retail website will list the bag’s dimensions along with the weight. Carry on pieces will usually weight around 9 pounds, so anything within the 4-7 pound range is where you’ll find lightweight carry on luggage. As always, check the Amazon reviews for yourself to get more individual reports from bag owners.
This is technically the heaviest piece on our carry on list of lightweight carry on luggage, but we still give it our seal of approval. Weighing in at 6.5 pounds, it is still lower than the average carry on weight. The polyester that it is made from is very durable and Amazon users have given come together to give it an average rating of 4.6/5. This should in almost all airplane overhead compartments, but a couple users did express a little frustration that it actually measures 23” including the wheels which did give them a problem. So if you want to be certain this will fit in the airline you may be flying with, check with the airline’s website.
|IT Luggage "World's Lightest Carry On"||4 Pounds|
|Samsonite Black Label Cosmolite Spinner||4 Pounds|
|California Pak - The Big Eazy Carry On||4.4+ Pounds|
|Dakine Women's Light Weight Carry On Roller Bag||5 Pounds|
|Tumi Voyageur Super Leger International Carry On Bag||5.4 Pounds|
|Travelpro Maxlite3 Lightweight Carry On Luggage||6.5 Pounds|
The bottom line is that there are so many choices out there, and most of them are not worth the cash – trust me I have made a few bad purchases over the years. But, how do you figure out which lightweight carry on luggage option is not only worth the money – but also light and good looking (I mean who wants to carry about an ugly bag?)
At The Luggage List, we LOVE Tumi – especially . They make an exceptional line of luggage, so we were thrilled to see that they offer a carry on that only weighs 5.4 pounds. This bag is made from 100% lightweight nylon making it one of the lightest carry on luggage pieces available. Tumi bags tend to be a little more expensive than the average , but people absolutely love them because of the consistency of quality. Users raved about the leather trim accents including on the handle. The only downside reported by anyone in our findings, is that it has 2 wheels instead of 4 – so you don’t get that “360 degree motion.” But you can’t blame Tumi for that since you can see pictures before you buy…