The Best Business Luggage
So you’re in the market for some new business travel luggage.
Maybe you’re a seasoned business professional looking to upgrade an outdated piece, or maybe you’re a recent college graduate finally starting to realize slinging your L.L. Bean backpack around the conference room isn’t really doing you any favors with the ole CEO.
Either way, picking a new business travel piece can be difficult. Functionality is paramount, but it always helps to have a sleek and modern look too.
We’ve found some of the best luggage for business travel, so keep reading to learn more!
The Best Suitcases for Business Travel – Summary Comparison Chart
To summarize, here’s a chart summarizing the best carry on suitcases for a business trip. I’ve included both tried and true luggage brands and some newer, inexpensive options as well.
Most importantly, these are all carry on size – rule number 1 is never check a bag on a business trip! Whether you prefer a roomier luggage bag to store overhead or a small under the seat carry on, I’ve got you covered.
Keep reading below for reviews on each suitcase!
Business Suitcases and Travel Bags
Samsonite Soft side Carry On
Dimensions: 8″ x 15″ x 21″
Weight: 10 lbs
When it comes to the best carry on luggage for business travel, there are few luggage brands more storied or trusted than Samsonite.
Their latest, the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere (try saying that 5 times fast), proves that Samsonite is an old dog that can be taught new tricks when it comes to modern luggage for business travel.
Like any essential carry on suitcase, the Samsonite features multi-directional spinner wheels that roll upright, making it easier to navigate tight spaces in the airport without straining your arm or back.
Add textured wear-and-tear protective guards and a water-resistant coating, and you’ve got a hardy suitcase that can withstand any business trip from New York to California!
Travelpro 21” Spinner
Dimensions: 25″ x 15″ x 11″
Weight: 9 lbs
The Travelpro Maxlite3 checks all the boxes you need to be one of the best business travel luggage pieces.
It features 360-degrees spinner wheels offering seamless mobility in every direction, a lightweight yet durable honeycomb frame construction, and a manufacturer defect warranty.
The Travelpro doesn’t just stop there, though, providing other features that are genius in their simplicity. Unlike most carry on luggage for business travel that is simply one massive compartment, the Travelpro has well-placed side and interior pockets for easy access to important things like documents or phones.
Additionally – and it’s stunning more luggage companies haven’t received this intel yet – the Travelpro realizes that all humans are, in fact, not the same height, so it designed its handle to lock in two positions so it’s more comfortable for a wider range of people.
Rolling Garment Bag
Dimensions: 12″ x 24″ x 22″
Weight: 11 lbs
Look, I get it.
Securing your work laptop, Blackberry, pitchbooks, passports, and boarding passes is important, but nothing is more important than finding a great business travel luggage piece that carries your suits.
I repeat: nothing.
Fortunately, the Travel Select Amsterdam Business Rolling Garment Bag is a specialized luggage for business travel piece that has us fashionistas covered.
The Travel Select is compact, lightweight, and can either roll on inline skate wheels or be carried over-the-shoulder with a detachable strap.
Plus, for you gents out there, the Travel Select is tailor made for business suits and features two smart pockets on the front – perfect for an extra tie or pair of cuff links!
Under the Seat Luggage Bag
Dimensions: 15″ x 15″ x 10″
Weight: 4 lbs
Perfect for those brutal business trips requiring two (or more) flights in one day, the Ciao Under the Seat Carry On is, befitting its namesake, compact.
The Ciao lends itself nicely to people who pack smart, as it comfortably holds a small briefcase, laptop, tablet, several notebooks, and a change of clothes or two.
In addition, its intelligent ‘pocket design’ maximizes space and fits under an airplane seat, so the Ciao can be considered your personal item while your larger carry-on suitcase is stored in the overhead bin!
Wheeled Business Backpack
Dimensions: 11″ x 20″ x 8″
Weight: 2 lbs
The most effective carry on luggage for business travel tends to be the most versatile, and nowhere is business travel luggage versatility on greater display than in the Little World Wheeled Business Backpack.
On the inside, the Little World features thick, sponge-lined sleeve that can carry laptops up to 19 inches. Additionally, there are back pockets and two mesh-lined pockets to secure items separately.
On the outside, there are three exterior zipper pockets to go along with a rolling handle and shoulder straps with a sponge-padded back for support when carrying as a backpack – this piece can do it all!
Carry On Garment Bag
Dimensions: 23”x 22”x 4”
Weight: 4 lbs
The ZEGUR 40” Garment Bag is simply the mother of all carry on garment bags. Its interior can carry up to three suits (or even more dresses) and has separate interior compartments for shoes, ties, or other items.
Smartly, the ZEGUR has buckled straps that both secure your garments and ensure they come out wrinkle free on the other end (anything saving me from trying to work a hotel ironing board is saintly in my book).
Likewise, C agrees with me that this is one of the best travel bags for men or women!
Must Have Accessories for Carry On Luggage
I always bring my laptop on work trips so I can stay productive on flights. I’ve found a laptop sleeve is crucial to protect the outside of my laptop from scratches.
This one holds up to 15″ laptops so I think it’s pretty useful! If you prefer a laptop sleeve with a handle strap, this laptop case is essentially the same thing but more portable. It comes in 4 colors so you can jazz it up.
For mac book users, my friends swear by this laptop case, which is multi-functional enough to work for iPad pros and chrome books as well as spill proof. It comes in a wide range of sizes and colors to suit whatever device you’re trying to protect!
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