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.
Expert testers give every suitcase a thorough workout to help find the models that:
- survive our tough lift-and-drop test
- get through our rolling rig test unscathed
- are most-water resistant and durable
- are easiest to wheel around different surfaces.
Our interactive comparison tool helps you navigate our results as well as find out which brands are lightest and small enough to meet your carry-on needs. Our Recommended list will help you see which models came out on top in performance and ease of use.