10 Top-Rated Carry-Ons from Amazon That Are Under $100

We read the reviews so you didn't have to. Here are the most affordable, compact and reliable carry-ons available on Amazon.

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July 01, 2019

The COOLIFE Expandable

When you want to breeze through security and board your flight with ease, shop this clever carry-on from COOLIFE. In addition to spinner wheels and a telescoping handle, the modern trunk has a built-in TSA lock that prevents its contents from spilling out or being stolen. Reviewers report that the case can take quite a hit, too; after week-long trips, the bag usually only has a few small scuff marks that can be buffed right out with car wax.

Buy It: Amazon, $55.99 - $99.99

The American Tourister

If Plain-Jane suitcases aren't really your style, then we'd like you to meet the American Tourister. Available in seven eye-catching prints — including a chic white marble design and a purple pattern that exudes '90s nostalgia — this piece is about as close as you'll get to a custom carry-on. And, since the bag boasts a 1.5-inch expansion, you can pack pretty much your entire wardrobe. (No wonder why it has a 4.5-star rating.)

Buy It: Amazon, $59.99 (Originally $99.99)

The Samsonite Winfield

Name a more sophisticated-looking suitcase. We'll wait. With over 3,000 reviews on Amazon, the Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Carry-On is far and away a fan favorite; folks adore the bag for both its devilishly good looks and its luxury features, including 360-degree spinner wheels, push-button handle, TSA-compliant combination lock and generously-sized main compartment. But take note: The carry-on's overall dimensions are a smidge greater than the maximum allowance, which means that you may have to check it if you're not flying with JetBlue or Southwest.

Buy It: Amazon, $89 (Originally $159)

The Women's Weekender Bag

Consider this the weekender bag you never knew you needed, and the one you won't be able to live without. Thanks to a special sleeve along the back, this carry-on slides over the handle of your suitcase and sits securely on top, so you finally don't have to strain your shoulder while walking to your gate. The bag is also available in a variety of colorful prints, which makes it a fashionable in-flight companion.

Buy It: Amazon, $34.99

The AmazonBasics Quilted Underseat

For those quick, blink-and-you'll-miss-it trips that don't justify the price (or hassle) of a checked bag, get yourself this quilted cutie. Though it seems a bit small at first glance, the bag actually boasts a spacious main compartment for clothes, two side pockets for shoes and a detachable mesh toiletries-organizer, which you can remove and hang up in your hotel room. For $56.50, we'd call this one a total steal.

Buy It: Amazon, $56.50 (Originally $59.99)

The Hynes Eagle Backpack

Light packers and international travelers swear by the Hynes Eagle 38L Backpack — and we totally see why. In addition to being extremely compact, this bag has two side handles and padded shoulder straps that make it comfortable to carry. It also comes with a front organizer pocket, so you can access your passport and plane ticket at a moment's notice. Though you can purchase the backpack without the packing cubes, we have a feeling that you'll love those, too.

Buy It: Amazon, $54.99 and up

The Ultra-Chic Rockland

In our opinion, this champagne-colored carry-on is definitely cause for celebration. Though it looks like a splurge, the stylish hardside piece is incredibly affordable and comes with all the essentials: spinner wheels, a telescoping handle and a scratch-resistant shell. Even if you're not flying first class, you'll feel like an A-lister with this bubbly beauty by your side.

Buy It: Amazon, $42.68 and up

The AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner

Another budget-friendly bag that won't let you down? The AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner. Beloved by first-time flyers and flight attendants alike, this colorful carry-on earns top marks for its roomy central compartments, scratch-resistant exterior and spinner wheels that glide effortlessly from the parking lot all the way to your gate.

Buy It: Amazon, $49.99

The Kenneth Cole

The people have spoken, and they absolutely love the Kenneth Cole carry-on. With over 2,000 reviews, this silver stunner has a reputation for rolling smoothly through terminals, fitting neatly into overhead bins and magically expanding to accommodate much more than a week's worth of clothing. (Seriously, just take a look at the reviewers' packing lists.) Shop the case in a classic color like navy or black, or opt for something more daring, like teal, magenta or even kelly green.

Buy It: Amazon, $59.99

The Infantino Carrier

If you're traveling with precious cargo, you'll definitely want to shop this special infant-carrier for your next flight. The comfortable, 4-position piece includes adjustable head support, padded straps, a supportive waist belt and six pockets, so you can keep track of items like your phone and boarding pass while cuddling with your little one.

Buy It: Amazon, $49.49