Having a good carry-on is crucial for those couples’ trip moments where you need to pack both your stuff into one bag or have backup space in your bag if you’re going to a second location. Here’s what to look for in a couples’ carry-on.
Pockets for Everyone and Everything
Start with the material, preferably something tough like canvas, leather, or nylon.
Don’t Overthink It
If you know your bag is going to see a lot of travel, get something you can easily clean when you get home, or in a hotel bathroom.
Stand Out in the Crowd
If you’re considering a hard-sided bag, expandable sides will ensure that you have more room to work with.
When You’re on the Move
Make sure any hardware is compliant with airport security requirements in the jurisdictions you’ll be traveling to, as it’ll save you time at the checkpoint.
Leave a Little Room for Souvenirs
A bag with a light weight to begin with can make it easier to get where you’re going, both metaphorically and when you’ve got to haul your bag to get to the gate.