What To Look For in A Weekend Carry-On
Travel is really important to me and a big aspect of my life. I blog a lot about my travels and share frequent travel guides on the blog. One of the most important travel decisions is picking a good carry-on luggage. I pretty much only travel with a carry-on - even internationally.
When Travelpro® wanted to partner to highlight their new carry-on luggage, Maxlite® 5 21" Expandable Carry-On Spinner, I was very excited. Travelpro® is a brand my mom and dad have been using for years and rave about it - so I was excited to try their new luggage series! Travelpro® has also been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent flyers for over 30 years. It was also perfect timing with the most recent changes to the smaller carry-on size recently announced by Alaska Air that went into effect on June 4th. Delta and United already require this smaller size. (New requirement for the smaller carry-on sizes can be found: here).
Travel can be stressful and a lost bag is never fun, which is why I prefer to just do carry-on 90% of the time. I just grab it and go! But picking a good carry-on can be tricky. Here are the 4 key details that are really important to me when I consider carry-on luggage.
- Sizing - Sizing is key as it needs to be FAA compliant, fit in the overhead bin, and has enough room for all the clothing and shoes I want to bring on my trip. The Maxlite® 5 21” Expandable Carry-On Spinner is lightweight & quite deep. I was able to fit 4+ outfits + shoes!
- Spinner - My life changed with the introduction of the spinner suitcase. I did not understand what everyone was raving about until I actually got one. Now I will never get anything but a spinner carry-on. It makes lugging your suitcase through the airport SO MUCH EASIER!
- Expanding Sides - Carry-ons with expanding sides have saved my life more than once. They really come in handy if you come back with more than what you left with - especially if you have been shopping.
- Side Pockets for Toiletries and Chargers - I love separate pouches I can put my toiletries and chargers in as part of a carry-on. I always worry about my clothes when traveling - these separate pockets help avoid any unfortunate messes or snags. The Maxlite® 5 21” Expandable Carry-On Spinner has multiple interior and exterior pocket and storage compartments!
The Maxlite® 5 21” Expandable Carry-On Spinner checks all 4 boxes for me. This carry-on has already been on 1 weekend trip with me and is proving both, reliable and durable. Travelpro® luggage goes through extensive testing to make sure it will withstand anything you put it through. It is also quite a bit smaller than my other carry-on but actually holds a lot! I love the interior straps as it helps me to condense my packing and make more room for additional clothes! The collection is available in five vibrant colors including Dusty Rose, Azure Blue, Slate, Midnight Blue and Black. This carry-on retails for $139.99. If you travel for work or love to take quick weekend trips, I recommend trying Maxlite® 5 21” Expandable Carry-On Spinner from Travelpro® for your next trip!