It has happened to all of us: you find the perfect carry-on bag that is the maximum size allowed. You pack it, and it is practically bursting, but worth it because it means not having to pay for a checked bag. Then, when you get to the airport, they weigh it, and it’s too heavy. Which means you either have to part with your favorite pair of slip on shoes, or fork over the money to check it. We’ve rounded up 8 bags that weigh under 5 lbs, so you can start packing without fear.

The BEST Carry On Luggage Under 5 Pounds

IT Luggage World’s Lightest 21.8 2 Wheel Carry-on

IT Luggage World’s Lightest 21.8 2 Wheel Carry-on

The name says it all: World’s Lightest. At 3.8 pounds, we were hard-pressed to find anything lighter. With an ergonomic handle, lightweight fabric, and 2 outer zippered pockets, there is plenty of room to store all of your travel necessities without breaking your back. Their bigger suitcases are also incredibly light, with the 30” suitcase weighing in at just 5.29 lbs. Available in 6 colors. 

Lipault Paris Original Plume Spinner

Lipault Paris Original Plume Spinner

This suitcase just squeaks in, weighing in at 4 lbs, 13.8 oz. Nonetheless, it is nice a light, and the perfect carry-on suitcase. Made from an easy to clean nylon twill fabric, with a retractable pull handle, 4 360 spin wheels, and a large front zip pocket, making it the perfect carry-on for your next trip. Available in 4 colors.

Eagle Creek Expanse Wheeled Tote

Eagle Creek Expanse Wheeled Tote

This may be the perfect carry-on for a long weekend, or for the super light packer. Weighing in at 4 lbs 9 oz, this little guy has a padded pocket for your tablet or laptop, and is made with  durable ripstop, poly and Bi-Tech Armor Lite™ materials made to last. Plus, with Expanses “No Matter What” warranty, your items will be covered “no matter what” happens to them! Available in 4 colors. 

Delsey Hard Case Spinner Carry-On

 Delsey Hard Case Spinner Carry-On

If you prefer a hard suitcase, this Delsey carry-on is for you! Delsey’s lightest luggage, at 4.7 lbs, you’ll feel better about your items not getting squished. It has a recessed TSA approved lock, a fully lined interior with two compartments, and it comes with two bags for shoes and/or laundry!  Available in 2 colors. 

Amazon Basics Underseat Luggage

Amazon Basics Underseat Luggage

This cute, compact suitcase is perfect for all of your travel needs. Small enough to fit in the seat in front of you, yet has plenty of storage space for the essentials. It has an exterior pocket, pockets in the interior, a pull out handle with wheels, ideal for navigating the airport, all in less than 5 lbs! At only $51, it’s great for the budget-savvy traveler. Available in 10 colors. 

Samsonite Neopulse Carry-on

Samsonite Neopulse Carry-on

Samsonite gives us another carry-on for the hard suitcase lover. It’s no surprise that the name synonymous with luggage has their own lightweight carry-on. Made of Bayer Makrolon Polycarbonate, a “high-tech material designed for reliability and high-impact resistance,” giving you durability without heaviness. There is an integrated, TSA approved lock, and 4 360 degree wheels. Available in 3 colors. 

Aerolite Carryon

Aerolite Carryon

Here is your second budget-friendly lightweight suitcase from Aerolite, at just 4.4 lbs. With a 5 year guarantee, it’s perfect for any jetsetter. It has a built in padlock, is approved by major airlines, and has 2 smooth rolling wheels for maximum ease. Available in 2 colors. 

Atlantic Softsides Rolling Underseat Carryon 

 Atlantic Softsides Rolling Underseat Carryon 

The perfect bag when you are traveling light. At 4.5 lbs, you’ll be able to pack just what you need, without worrying about the bulk that comes with some bags. The fabric has a water resistant coating, perfect for rainier days or destinations. It has outer and inner pockets, a roomy interior, and can fit under the seat for maximum ease. Available in 3 colors. 

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