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10 Favorites: Editors' Wheeled Carry-On Luggage Picks

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by Julie Carlson last modified Mar 02, 2015

This week's Instagram Escapes issue has us all packing our bags for a trip to the sun. Here are our 10 favorite carry-on pieces of luggage for speedy, check-in-free travel. Above: Both Christine and Francesca are Rimowa devotees: "An architect friend introduced me to the line (very expensive but worth the investment," Francesca says. "We were traveling in Italy and all was fine until we got to Venice; there I was, lugging my duffle bag as she glided along with her Rimowa. I've been a convert ever since." Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel Carry-On ; $475 from Zappos.   Above: Sarah loves her Lipault Paris Trolley , made from water-resistant twill nylon with four multidirectional, 360-degree-rotation wheels; $200 in purple from Flight 001. "It fulfills two key needs, other than looking good: It's lightweight and expandable. I like to travel light but also have room to bring something back that I might have spotted on my travels." Above: Gardenista editor Michelle is devoted to her Alpha 2 Continental Expandable Two-Wheeled Carry-On from Tumi; "I can pack a week's worth of clothes," she says; $675 from Tumi. (N.B. The Alpha 2 is also a favorite with our friends at Gear Patrol ; they like the new 360-degree skate wheels and expandable storage sections.) Above: Alexa is a fan of the well-priced Valise Hard Carry Travel Suitcase 33L from Muji; $164.50. Above: I've been using the polycarbonate Victorinox Extra Capacity Carry-On for the past couple of years (it saved my life during the Remodelista book tour ); $239.99 from Amazon. I second this customer review on Amazon: "Super lightweight; glides smoothly right alongside me while I'm walking or I can pull it behind me if I need to. I don't know how I ever used a traditional pull-behind-me rollerboard suitcase now that I have this." Above: Meredith uses Beckel Canvas's Round-A-Bout Bag ($74 from Beckel Canvas) for overnight trips but is coveting a rugged, good-looking canvas Wheeled Carry-On Bag  (shown here) with leather trim from Filson; made in the US and available in four colors for $545. Above: Margot likes the lightweight Hideo Feather Trolley , made of waterproof-coated nylon and available in black or blue; $235 from Flight 001. Above: Izabella, who travels frequently between her native Sweden and the US, swears by the Eagle Creek line: "We've used Eagle Creek luggage for several years now and wouldn't buy anything else. Excellent quality and great storage and packing solutions. For short trips I like the Travel Gateway Upright 22 ; $200 from Eagle Creek. Above: We're all intrigued by this offering, currently on sale at Flight 001: The carry-on Spacepak Suitcase  allows you to organize and compress two weeks' worth of clothes into "one cabin-friendly case." Bonus points for the exterior padded laptop case; $195, marked down from $325. (Any of our readers have any experience with this bag? We'd love to hear.) Above: Finally, a recommendation from one of the most stylish travelers we know, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks : the Samsonite DKX Carry-On Spinner ; $229.99 from Amazon. For more packing secrets,  see Style Counsel: Heidi Swanson's Travel Kit.  And how about Erin's find on Gardenista: a $40 Suitcase that Evokes 1950s Road Trips in France . This post is an update; it originally ran on April 4, 2014, as part of our India Song issue. More Stories from Remodelista Valentine's Wish List: Editors' Top 10 Picks






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