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I Tested 8 Different Carry-on Bags in Airline Sizers to Find the Perfect Fit

I Tested 8 Different Carry-on Bags in Airline Sizers to Find the Perfect Fit

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I went to the airport and tested 8 different styles of carry-on bags in different airline luggage sizers. 

Here’s the problem though – some airlines state different dimensions than what their sizers actually hold and how your bag actually ends up fitting in the overhead bin. 

So even if you have your packing down to a science and measured your bag, I tested these bags to help you make sure your bag fits to avoid the dreaded gate-check…or worse.

Having to PAY.  

By the way – not only did I test these bags in the sizers, I’ve also personally taken every single one of these bags on a flight.

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Watch the full video here, where I demonstrate all these bags at the airport and on the plane!

Here are the 8 Best Carry-on Bags that Fit in Most Overhead Bins

Monos Carry-on

Size: 22″ × 14″ × 9″

Weight: 7 pounds (3.1kgs)

Capacity: 39.9L

View the Monos Carry-on Here

Travelpro Maxlite 5 Expandable

Size: 22″ × 14″ × 9″

Weight: 5.1 pounds (2.31kgs)

Capacity: 38L

View the Travelpro on Amazon here

Road Runner Pro Carry-On 20” by Level8

Size: 14.4”L x 9.2”W x 21.5”H (37 x 23.5 x 55 cm)

Weight: 9.3lbs (4.2kgs)

Capacity: 35L

View the Road Runner Pro on Amazon

Road Runner Carry-On 20” by Level8

Size: 14.4”L x 10.1”W x 21.5”H

Weight: 9.3lbs (4.2kgs)

Capacity: 38L

Get the Road Runner 20″ on Amazon

Gibraltar Aluminum Carry-On 20″ by Level8

Size: 22”H x 15”W x 8.4”D

Weight: 10 pounds (4.5kgs)

Capacity: 36L

Get this aluminum bag on Amazon (sometimes it goes on sale)!

Tomtoc Backpack (40L)

Size: 20.47 x 13.39 x 9.06 inch

Weight: 2.6lbs (1.1kgs)

Capacity: 40L

Get the Tomtoc backpack here

Dakine Carry On Roller 42L

Specs: 21.5 x14 x 9″ ‎(55x35x23cm) 

Weight: 6.3 pounds (2.8kg)

Get this bag on Amazon

mixi Carry-on 20″

Specs: 21.5″ × 14″ × 9.8″

Weight: 8.6 lbs (3.9kgs)

Capacity: 42L

View the mixi on Amazon