This review is archived, yet don't fret. We vigorously tested and compared the best of today's Carry-On Luggage in our updated review for the modern traveler.
The Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 21 is the new Editors' Choice winner for our updated 2015 review. This stylish carry-on bag is a breeze to transport through crowded airports thanks to its four-wheeled design. It's expandable, in case you pick up a few souvenirs on your trip, and it's loaded with extra features like a gel-padded handle and a plastic interior pocket for your toiletries. It also comes with a garment bag, and the carrying straps and handle are the most well-constructed and durable out of any of the other bags that we reviewed. Our only complaint was that it tipped over easily if we loaded a laptop in the front pocket, but then, so did most other bags that we tested. It does pack a little wide as well, and though it still fit in the overhead bin, it didn't actually fit in one airline's "testing" bin, which could cause you to have to check this bag if you have an unsympathetic gate agent. This bag retails for around $230, which is quite reasonable compared to our Top Pick for Business Travel, the $499 Briggs and Riley Baseline Domestic. If you are looking to save a few dollars on your luggage, then the Travelpro Maxlite 5 22 is a good option. Otherwise, we really loved this bag and it should suit you well on most of your travel needs, from business trips to week-long getaways.