Updated January 17, 2019 by Gregg Parker

The 10 Best Leather Carry On Bags

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in January of 2019. With airlines constantly finding new ways to gouge you with checked luggage fees, everyone wants to take as much as they can into the cabin. But don't think you need to sacrifice style for separate compartments and laptop sleeves. One of these compact leather carry-on bags will be small enough to avoid the baggage carousel while giving you enough space to equip yourself for a long weekend. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best leather carry on bag on Amazon.

10. Rustic Town Underseat

9. Polare Business

8. LeatherFocus Retro

7. Piel Multi-Pocket

6. Aaron Duffle

5. KPL Overnight

4. Angus Genuine

3. Polare Weekender

2. Cenzo Vecchio

1. Handmade World Air Cabin

Editor's Notes

January 14, 2019:

If you're even thinking about getting one of these, then style is probably your main concern. They can be impractical simply because the best ones are pricey and less durable than canvas options. That's why the top items on our list are attractive, because no one wants to spring for an ugly leather bag. Extra pockets are great, but there are so many options out there that you can easily find one that has the storage you want and also makes you feel like a million bucks, so don't sell yourself short - this is a category where it's okay to splurge.


Gregg Parker
Last updated on January 17, 2019 by Gregg Parker

Gregg Parker is a writer and puppy enthusiast who divides his time between Los Angeles and the rest of the world. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his eclectic career has involved positions in education, health care, entertainment, nonprofit fundraising, technology, and literature. A points and miles expert, he's well-versed in all topics related to travel, including luggage and travel accessories. Other areas of expertise include pet care products, teaching resources, kitchen appliances, and anything related to coffee or barbecue.


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