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4 AWESOME CARRY-ONS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS

BUSINESS TRAVEL MADE EASY WITH THESE AWESOME CARRY-ONS

It’s important to have an arsenal of tools at your disposal when you’re headed out on a business trip. Not only do you need a good hotel, reliable car service and a comfortable flight, you need the personal items that can minimize stress and increase your productivity while on the road.

Any seasoned business traveler knows the value of a great carry-on, one that is durable yet versatile. With the rising prices of checking a bag at airlines, many business travelers are looking for cheaper, easier ways to travel.

If you’re in the market for a great new carry-on, it could be helpful to do online research before making your purchase.d

To help you in your search for a great new business travel carry-on, we’ve researched and compiled a list of our own.

Before you begin your search, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the standard carry-on sizes by airline, as well.d

BRIGGS & RILEY TRANSCEND DOMESTIC CARRY-ON

Price: $379

This suitcase is perfect for those business travelers who keep most of their trips domestic, but still need durability and space. The outer fabric of the Transcend line is abrasion-resistant, while the dual-compartment top lid offers dry and wet storage.

There are also convenient zip compartments, and a spacious main compartment that includes nylon garment panels to keep clothes from wrinkling while inside.

The luggage weighs just under 9 pounds.

TUMI ALPHA 2 INTERNATIONAL EXPANDABLE WHEELED CARRY-ON

Price: $595.00

Tumi is a leading name in carry-on luggage, for both the international and domestic business traveler. Some of the Alpha 2 International’s features?

  •          Ballistic nylon creates a tough, durable, yet attractive exterior for maximum utility
  •          Durafold™ Construction for a reinforced, long-lasting case frame that can stand up to the demands of constant travel
  •          A lowered center of gravity for a more stable rolling experience
  •          Reinforced handles that utilize damage-proof X-Brace 45®
  •          Built-in garment sleeve, interior accessory pockets and large exterior pockets to help you organize your belongings efficiently

Tumi is a more expensive entry on our list, but if you’re in the market for a carry-on that will last decades, it’s a great investment to make.

SAMSONITE SILHOUETTE SPHERE WIDE-BODY

Price: $149.99

Samsonite has long been one of the leading names in luggage; it’s not uncommon to hear of business travelers utilizing the same Samsonite carry-on for their first business trip all the way to their last. The Silhouette Wide-Body offers business travelers a few key features that help make it an affordable, utilitarian partner on the road:

  •          4 multi-directional wheels for optimum mobility on all surfaces
  •          Wider, shorter body makes for easy storage in overhead bins
  •          A tri-fold removable suiter to keep your best clothes in top shape, without wrinkles for creases
  •          Push-button, gel infused locking handle for optimum comfort
  •          Lightweight at just over 8 pounds

VICTORINOX WERKS 5.0 EXPANDABLE WHEEL CARRY-ON

Price: $369.99

The Victorinox from Swiss Army is an outstanding carry-on for both its slight weight (at just 7 lbs) and its tremendous maneuverability. With a one-touch, dual-trolley aluminum handle system, you can trust your carry-on to stand up to even the most hectic passes through the airport or city streets. You can also enjoy comfort-grip handles, a pack-more divider and handy X-shaped compression straps to keep your best clothes secure and wrinkle-free.

The U-shaped front pocket is perfect for a laptop or other electronic devices, while the lockable coil zippers make for easy storage of other travel essentials so you can find them quickly.

With a size that fits most airline standards for carry-ons, you’ll be ready to go with this great luggage for your next business trip.

We hope your next business travel experience is outstanding with the help of one of these (or your own choice) of carry-on. Travel more lightly and more intelligently by going the carry-on-only path.

Photo Credit: Seth Sawyer

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