6 Cool Airline
Save money on checked-bag fees and show cranky TSA employees who’s boss with these functional yet cool airline carry-on bags.
By Indy Drake
Airlines charged passengers $3.4 billion last year for checked bags. Great for them, bad for all the people who shelled out an extra $50+ just to get their socks to and from their destinations. Clearly, you want to take nothing but a carry-on bag whenever you can.
If it’s time to replace your funky old duffel from college or your battered black roller, we’ve got some great airline carry-on bag options that are durable, have good storage capacity, and will impress even the most jaded of cute flight attendants.
Adidas 3-Stripes Airline Bag ($80)
With a large zippered main compartment and two exterior flap pockets, the 3-Stripes Airline Bag from Adidas is ideal for an overnight trip, a long weekend, or an acknowledgment that you’re a huge Dr. J. fan. The 100-percent polyurethane textured carry-on works as a briefcase or can be carried on your shoulder.
Timbuk2 Wingman ($150)
The Wingman is durable, lightweight ballistic nylon luggage that can be carried as a duffle bag or worn as a messenger bag or backpack. The multiple grab straps and separate zipper pockets leave enough space to house your dirty laundry, toiletries, or nasty-ass running shoes. Timbuk2 also gives each bag a lifetime guarantee.