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Handle Your Baggage: 10 Carry-On Luggage Options Under $200

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There is no denying that the pandemic has altered the way we travel. From long lines and delays to baggage issues – there is little wonder why you may be looking to embrace minimalist packing for your next jaunt across the country, continent or ocean. Skip the baggage fees and lost luggage and grab one of these affordable and cute carry-on luggage options.   

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Kenneth Cole reaction unisex luggage

This cute option won’t get lost in the shuffle. Featuring a durable, lightweight 20” exterior, this carry-on also guards against shock and comes with a 10-year limited guarantee. It’s made to fit into most overhead bins, comes with multi-directional wheels, a 41” retractable handle and will hold your items in place. It’s an overall great option for those who value travelling in style without compromising function.

Kenneth Cole REACTION Out of Bounds 20″ Luggage, Amazon, $115.

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Samsonite unisex adult winfield 2 hardside luggage

Samsonite’s Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage leans on the brand’s reputation to create a quality carry-on option for the next time you want to bypass the long lines to check your luggage. This polycarbonate 20” piece comes with spinner wheels, nylon lining, an interior divider with organization pockets, zipper closure and — at just under 7 pounds — it’s lightweight. The product also comes with a 10-year limited warranty and the side-mounted TSA locks work to keep your belongings safe as you travel.

Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage, Amazon, $129.

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London Fog unisex brentwood expandable luggage

London Fog’s durable and lightweight hardside carry-on is scratch- and dent-resistant. With eight recessed spinner wheels that include self-aligning technology to help you go straight-line, if needed, you will be able to navigate quickly and smoothly. It comes with TSA-approved combination locks for added security, and a locking handle. The interior offers a zippered divider, shoe pockets and more to help you keep organized. London Fog is offering a 10-year limited warranty as well, and we’re willing to bet you’ll want this bad boy by your side in all your travels in that time.  

London Fog Unisex London Fog Brentwood Ii 20″ Expandable Hardside Spinner Carry-On Luggage, Amazon, $156.

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Wrangler unisex adult smart luggage

For those who find themselves frequently on-the-go, Wrangler offers this convenience-oriented carry-on luggage. The 20” piece comes with double spinner wheels, expandable packing capacity, accessory pockets and our favourite – a patented 3-in-1 cup holder, USB port and a phone holder that allows you to recharge your phone even when you’re stuck at the airport or in transit longer than intended.

Wrangler Unisex-Adult Smart Luggage Set with Cup Holder and USB Port, Amazon, $81.

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Kenneth Cole madison square chevron expandable luggage

Kenneth Cole’s Chevron Expandable Luggage is designed to keep you organized without compromising your style. The eight-wheel spinners help you navigate and turn with ease in any direction, and the luggage itself expands an additional two inches to help you get that one last item in. The carry-on is 22” in height, and it weighs 6.5 lbs to help you get to where you’re going faster.

Kenneth Cole REACTION Women’s Madison Square Hardside Chevron Expandable Luggage, Amazon, $135.


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Bebe adriana hardside spinner luggage

Another option for those who want to stand out from the crowd, BEBE’s gold-accented Adriana 21” hardside carry-on is constructed with lightweight polycarbonate and comes with an eight-wheel, 360-degree spinning system. The handle locks with a push button, and the interior features mesh organization and tie-down straps.

BEBE Adriana 21″ Hardside Carry-On Spinner Luggage, Amazon, $129. 

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Juicy couture Vivian 21 spinner

The marble web design is a great mix of glamour and function and great for taking you where you want to go. Like most of the other options on this list, the 8-wheel, 360-degree system is made for easy maneuverability, while the high quality liners will keep your travel necessities and the interior organized, so even if you’re a last-minute (read: frantic) packer, your items will stay put.

Juicy Couture Vivian 21″ Spinner, Amazon, $102.

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Bebe valentina wheeled under the seat carry-on bag

This trendy design by BEBE is for those who know how to travel light. With its super-compact size at 16”, it fits under airplane seats while its in-line skate wheel system helps you wheel the carry-on where you need to go. At just over $100, it’s also a great less-expensive option. 

BEBE Women’s Valentina-Wheeled Under The Seat Carry-On Bag, Black Floral, Amazon, $101. 

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Hynes eagle flight approved rolling backpack

Avoid paying extra baggage fees with this versatile option, great for those who want variety and choice between wheeling and carrying their luggage like a backpack. This item fits both in the overhead compartment as well as under most seats for easy travel when you need access to your items in-flight. The waterproof fabric and antirust telescoping handle can withstand rainy conditions, and at 4.4 lbs, it’s one of the lightest options on this list. The laptop sleeve can hold a 17” laptop along with a 10.5” tablet too, so you can have your entertainment on the ready wherever you go.

Hynes Eagle 21″ Travel Wheeled Luggage, Amazon, $130.

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SwissGear adult sion softside luggage

SwissGear offers a soft-shell, durable and scuff-resistant option in its dark grey Sion model. The design and 360-degree wheels makes it suitable for tight airplane isles and crowded airports. The retractable push/pull handles also feature multiple front pockets with a built-in ID tag. It measures 22.75” and the removable zippered wet bag comes included, so you’re prepared for whatever comes your way on your next trip.

SwissGear Sion Softside Luggage with Spinner Wheels, Amazon, $138. 

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