The best carry-on bags and suitcases for your next weekend getaway

We're travelling light.

If you've been keeping up with the news lately then you'll know that airports are struggling (Sydney airport, we're looking at you). With staffing and airline issues rampant, passengers are finding themselves waiting and waiting in queues to check in their luggage, or worse, they've reached their destination to realise for the next two weeks they'll be living off whatever they've packed in their carry-on bags.
We're stressed just thinking about it.
Though the viral TikTok travel hack of using Apple AirTags to locate your luggage when it is deemed lost is a great idea, a lot of travellers have decided that a carry-on is the better choice – and frankly, we'd agree.
If you can afford to, packing light and opting for carry-on luggage only for your next getaway will mean your precious possessions are by your side, securely tucked under the seat in front of you, or stowed away within the overhead lockers – just how we like it.
So, to help you choose the best carry-on bags and suitcases to house your getaway essentials, we've rounded up our top picks below.

The best carry-on bags and suitcases to shop in Australia