Our test covers suitcases designed as carry-on or cabin luggage, although you'll need to check individual requirements with your airline. We test soft and hard suitcases in both 2- and 4-wheel configurations.
Our expert testers give every suitcase a thorough workout to find the models that:
- survive our tough lift-and-drop test
- get through our rolling rig test unscathed
- are the most water resistant and durable
- are easiest to wheel around different surfaces.
Our interactive comparison tool helps you navigate our results and find out which brands are lightest and small enough to meet your carry-on needs. Our recommended list will help you see quickly which models came out on top in performance and ease of use.