Best Business Travel Luggage & Carry-On Bags in 2023

by Albert Varkki updated 01-19-2023

best business travel luggage

An experienced business traveler’s luggage can make or break their trip.

Travelers commonly carry it with them for up to hundreds of miles annually.

Some people prefer carrying carry-on luggage through the airport to avoid wasting time at the check-in counter and later at the baggage carousel.

In this post, we'll outline the best business travel luggage for 2023.

Best Business Travel Luggage for 2023

Here we outline our top picks for business travel luggage by type and style:

Best Business Rolling Carry-On Bag

voyager leather carry on bag with wheels in brown

Winner: Voyager Leather Carry-on with Wheels


  • Full grain leather
  • Hand luggage compliant.
  • 16 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Luggage tag included.
  • Two exterior pockets for easy-to-reach items.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Designer travel bag.
  • Can be personalized

Click here to check the price

Best Business Garment Travel Bag

grand leather garment travel bag in brown

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag


  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry a suit and shirt without creasing.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

Click here to check the price

Best Weekender Style Travel Bag

weekender leather travel bag in brown

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag


  • Full grain leather
  • 16 inch internal padded laptop sleeve.
  • Internal zipped pocket for travel essentials like your passport.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Perfect overnight bag.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Small Laptop Carry-On Bag

City leather laptop messenger bag in brown

Winner: CITY Leather Laptop Bag


  • Full grain leather
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • Fits up to a 15.6 inch laptop (also a 17 inch version here)
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Dedicated laptop compartment
  • Additional zipper pockets

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Best Business Travel Backpack

Winner: 10X Leather Laptop Backpack


  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated compartments, perfect for travel.
  • Can convert from backpack to shoulder bag for ease of access.
  • Top and side handles for when moving through airports.
  • Fits up to 15.6 inch laptop or tablet.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in brown, tan, black, or red leather.
  • Unisex.

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Best Large 17-Inch Laptop Travel Briefcase

CITY large brown leather laptop briefcase

Winner: CITY Large Laptop Briefcase


  • 17 inch laptop compartment.
  • Full grain leather.
  • Handmade in Florence, Italy.
  • Soft cotton lining.
  • Durable YKK brass zippers.
  • Spacious design, without being bulky.
  • Can be personalized.

The CITY large is available in black, brown, or tan leather.

Browse the CITY Large online here.

How to Choose Business Luggage

We advise concentrating on the following characteristics when selecting the best luggage for business travel:

Cost and Quality

Any time you buy luggage, you should think of it as an investment. You want a sturdy, well-made item. Business travel bags are no exception. And investing in a fashionable piece that looks good on your travels is actually a great idea.


No matter how much you’re into exciting patterns and vibrant colors, ensure business suitcases and bags have more subdued tones and simple designs. Three colors that are constantly in style are black, gray, and navy.


Hinging on how much or little you pack, you might need a bag that you can easily wheel around or carry by a shoulder strap when you’re on business trips. What do you prefer?

Simple Organization

Having quick access to your necessities when traveling for business is crucial, including your laptop, tablet, toiletries, and documents. Look for business travel bags with a laptop compartment and lots of pockets, so you can keep your essentials close at hand.

Hard or Soft Shell Suitcases?

This is always a difficult choice. For flight travel, I typically advocate hard-shell suitcases. Mind you, my recommendation mainly refers to checked baggage. Since we are simply considering carry-on luggage, we don’t need to consider whether the bag will be jostled around.

Generally speaking, soft-side suitcases are more suitable for organizing. Exterior compartments are rather uncommon in hard shell suitcases. Additionally, they offer a single packing compartment, extensible capacity, and numerous pockets both inside and outside. However, they have a shorter service life than hard sides.

Compared to softshell suitcases, hard shell-baggage is more durable, especially if you choose a bag with a polycarbonate shell. That material is solid and lightweight and bends when it’s hit. Hard sides, on the other hand, are typically not the greatest choice for those who enjoy being organized while traveling.


Hard shells hardly ever come with an external compartment and scarcely have more than two or three pockets inside. Therefore, a hard-side suitcase is probably not the best choice if you prefer to have specific items close at hand while traveling. However, if strength and durability are your priorities, this is unquestionably the best option.

Are suit bags allowed as carry-ons?

You can bring soft-sided garment bags as carry-ons if they’re maximum 51 inches/130 cm (length + width + height) in size. Musical instruments must fit in the overhead compartment or beneath the seat in front of you to be allowed as carry-ons.



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Author: Albert Varkki
Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you. Connect on Linkedin

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