Picking the right carry-on bag is probably one of the more challenging choices. Different airline carriers have different size requirements, especially when traveling internationally. Some airlines are strict on weight, others only ask you to lift it into the overhead bins by yourself. Plus, the ideal carry-on doubles as a weekend bag.
The most important factor for us in a carry-on, is weight. Ideally, we want them 7 lbs. or less. This is critical when some airlines restrict carry-on to only 15 lbs.
For us, one of our carry-on bags is always our camera bag, but we’ll talk about our picks under camera bags below.