best lightweight carry on luggage

If you like to travel light, then you don't want your luggage weighing you down.

But what's the best lightweight luggage?

In this post, we'll give your our top picks for stylish yet lightweight carry-on bags and luggage, as well as how best to choose.

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Softshell vs Hardshell

To protect your device, you should use either a hard or a softshell case. If you're unsure which one is right for you, let me help you sort it out.

Softshell bags are ideal for individuals who wish to maintain their travel arrangements in order in terms of weight and convenience. Hardshells just can't compete with the number of compartments found inside and out of softshell cases. Unfortunately they're not as powerful or durable. Another downside is if you're obliged to check a softshell bag, it may look like a pancake on the luggage carousel.

Compare this with a hardshell bag. In the case of an emergency, your carry-on bag can be checked. Each case will be made of high-grade materials and is quite durable. Designed to withstand airport baggage handlers, these bags are perfect for flying travel.

For choosing between the two, first identify the most important features to you, such as spinning wheels, an expandable capacity, dividers, and pockets. Choose the luggage that fulfills all of your requirements, then.

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Consider Size Limits for Travel Bags

Carry-on baggage comes in a variety of sizes and designs. Make sure your bag is carry-on size approved before you purchase.

Several sizes are available for each of the luggage I've detailed here. So far, I've concentrated on carry-ons because they're the lightest. Because of this, I only provided information about their weights and heights.

Choose Quality for a Travel Bag That Will Last

The material of the casing tells you a lot about its build quality and long-term usefulness.

In most cases you will get what you pay for, particularly with softshell bags.

With hardshell bags, you will likely end up with broken handles if you choose a lower quality bags, whereas softshell bags tend to wear down and can rip.

The best material for a softshell bag is leather, as it combines both durability and style.

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Best Lightweight Luggage for 2022

Here are our top picks for lightweight luggage by style and type:

Best Lightweight Carry-On with Wheels 2022

voyager leather carry on bag with wheels in brown

Winner: Voyager Leather Carry-on with Wheels

Pros:

  • Weight: 7.72 lbs (3.5kg).
  • 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

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Best Lightweight Travel Backpack 2022

10x leather laptop travel backpack

Winner: 10X Leather Laptop Backpack

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Can convert from backpack to shoulder bag
  • Top and side handles.
  • Backpack straps hide in zip compartments.
  • 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 Lightweight Underseat Laptop Bag 2022

city leather laptop bag with shoulder strap

Winner: CITY Leather Laptop Bag

Pros:

  • 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 Lightweight Weekender Bag 2022

leather weekender bag

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag

Pros:

  • 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 Budget Lightweight Travel Bag 2022

liberty small leather laptop backpack

Winner: Liberty Leather Backpack

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • 14 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Multiple front zipped compartments.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Budget Lightweight Garment Bag 2022

grand leather garment bag

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

Pros:

  • 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

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Best Lightweight Laptop Backpack 2022

prime large leather laptop backpack

Winner: Prime Leather Backpack

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • 14 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Multiple front zipped compartments.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Conclusion

 We hope you found our lightweight luggage article useful.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, or email info@vonbaer.com.

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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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