Now that most airlines are charging passengers for overweight bags, luggage companies are rolling out a variety of lightweight carry-ons with heavy-duty features and roomy interiors. Here are three of the best.
L.L.BEAN MICROFIBER II ROLLING PULLMAN
L.L.Bean's lightweight Pullman is easy to steer through crowded airports, thanks to the recent addition of in-line skate wheels that pivot 360 degrees. Weighing in at just 8 pounds, the bag has a spacious interior and a microfiber exterior that resists stains and scuffs. It's available in black, blue, and green.
DIMENSIONS: 22 in. H X 14 in. W X 9 in. D
TUMI ALPHA LIGHTWEIGHT CARRY-ON DUFFEL
Made from lightweight ballistic nylon, this 7-pound carry-on duffel has a flexible frame, sturdy wheels, and a telescoping handle. The interior has two storage sections and a removable garment sleeve, along with pen loops, a key hook, and zip pockets to help keep things organized. It's available in black.
DIMENSIONS: 14 in. H X 22 in. W X 9 in. D
HEYS USA CROWN EDITION XX CARRY-ON SPINNER
This durable polycarbonate roller bag can expand to accommodate extra clothes for longer trips. The hard-side bag weighs just 8 pounds and is small enough to carry on, but it has a TSA-approved lock that can be opened by airport security if you decide to check it in. It's available in a carbon-fiber pattern or brushed gold.
DIMENSIONS: 21 in. H X 15 in. W X 9 in. D