This article showcases our top picks for carry on luggage for European travel. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Anna Nielsen from Our Good Living Formula
The Traveler’s Club Chicago is the nicest and most functional carry-on luggage I’ve used in my travels, including my European trip. This luggage has both the style and capacity that I need. It’s not too heavy as well, so it’s not a hassle to carry through the airport. Of course, the spinner wheels allow easy transport too. The best thing about this carry-on luggage is the longer 22 handle, which means it’s longer than the 20 handle that most carry-on luggage has. The benefit of this is it becomes easier to drag the luggage behind you without compromising your posture. Of course, it’s annoying to have back pain at the end of the day when you have short handles on your luggage.
This product was recommended by Simon Elkjær from avXperten
The Wrangler Hardside Spinner comes with a 360-degree spinner that makes it easier to drag around, a top carry handle for lifting, and is made out of hard shell but light material that’s great for any traveler.
This product was recommended by Joe Flanagan from 90s Fashion World
The Novaire Samsonite Underseater is absolutely the best carry on luggage for European Travelers. It has tech organization in the front and a spacious back compartment for clothes. It fits underseat, making it ideal for trains or short flights with little cabin space. It has a charging wireless pocket and two USB ports (the battery is not included). But, really, it has everything you might need!
This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from FindNewCarInsurance
The Olympia Denmark is hard-sided, so it shields your personal items from adverse weather and would-be thieves. It also protects breakable items like your laptop better than soft-sided luggage. This bag helps you keep your belongings organized thanks to the shoe pocket, clothes securing belt, and TSA-approved liquids bag. There’s even a secret pocket in the expandable section. Thanks to 360-degree swivel wheels, this carry-on is easy to transport as you travel through Europe.
This product was recommended by Farhan Sheikh from Trip101
Olympia Apache Ii 21 is what I’d suggest to someone who’s traveling to Europe. The best thing of all is the seamless rolling which is a must when you’ve to pull it. Now the thing I liked most about it is that it comes with a hidden laptop compartment. I usually do not want to keep a separate backpack for my laptop alone. The telescopic handle is moved pretty smoothly even when the bag is heavy. The zippers don’t hang up unlike most of the luggage you’ll find. It has a pretty good space for travelers like me that can be expanded even further which should be a deal-breaker for the most I suppose. The only thing I didn’t like is a criss-cross elastic thing to hold the belonging within, but that’s the problem with most of the luggage out there.
This product was recommended by Josien Galama from JosienGalama
Light weight, laptop sleeve, good amount of space for even a weekend trip (one set of clothes), a hidden pocket and extra straps to keep it in its place on your back when packed heavy.
This product was recommended by Jan Bührig from Backpack Joe
Why should you pick this backpack for your European travel trip? The big advantage of a backpack is that you have your hands free and can carry your luggage comfortably. And this model is a great travel companion as it has plenty of storage space and pockets to offer. It is particularly important for travel that it is functional and safe. (It has a fixed anti-theft password lock). And to keep your smartphone running, it has an external USB port.