Carry-On Luggage That’s a Perfect Dupe for Away.
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Carry-On Luggage That’s a Perfect Dupe for Away

If you’re on Instagram or have been to an airport in recent memory, then you know Away. In a few short years, the direct-to consumer luggage brand’s bags have become ubiquitous, toted by savvy travelers who love their look (modern, minimalist) and features (built-in phone chargers, spinner wheels). There’s no denying that Away's style and many conveniences put it near the top of its category, but the fact that Away bags start at $225 (and the fact that they never go on sale) also can't be denied. The good news is that there is a slew of luggage brands out there making stylish, features-packed cases with lower price tags. Case in point: these hard-shell suitcases (we like to think of them as “Away-adjacent”). All offer similarly good looks and several of the features of the luggage du jour, yet will leave you with more travel dollars for your trip.


Bric's B/Y Ulisse 21” Expandable Spinner


With its cool hard-shell exterior, four double spinner wheels, and TSA-approved combo lock, this cute little carry-on could be mistaken for its pricier cousin from a distance. It doesn’t disappoint up-close, either. The lined interior has a zipped pocket, compression straps, and an included shoe/laundry bag. The side-mounted USB port allows you to connect your own portable battery, so you can charge your tech in the terminal. Plus, it comes in a rainbow of colors that keeps pace with Away's range (including their Flour Shop collab).

  • Exterior dimensions: 21 x 14 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs
  • Primary material: polypropylene
  • Available colors: black, ocean blue, sky blue, pink, dove grey, mango
  • Price: $129
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Calpak Oh Joy! Carry-On


Want to stand out and save? Look no further than Calpak’s colorful carry-on, guaranteed to brighten up the terminal, aircraft cabin, shuttle bus, hotel get the idea! And there’s substance beneath that adorable candy-colored exterior. Owners enjoy cushioned top and side handles, a TSA-approved combination lock, lots of interior organization—and the jealous stares of fellow travelers.

  • Exterior dimensions: 21 x 13.5 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Primary material: polycarbonate, ABS
  • Available colors: confetti (rainbow polka dot), sunset (rainbow ombre)
  • Price: $165
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Samonsite Freeform 21-Inch Spinner

Samsonite Freeform 21" Spinner.

Though it's been around for more than a century, Samsonite isn’t resting on its legacy laurels. The luggage brand courts younger travelers with carry-on cases such as this sleek and lightweight model. Like Away’s cases, this carry-on boasts TSA combination locks, a divided interior with compression straps, and a sizable color range. Bonus: It expands up to two inches so you can shop with abandon.

  • Exterior dimensions: 21.25 x 15.25 x 10 inches
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Primary material: polypropylene
  • Available colors: black, sage green, white, silver, sky blue, navy
  • Price: $119.99
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AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner 20” Carry-On

AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage - 20-Inch.

For less than 50 bucks, you can get a whole lotta luggage from Amazon's house brand. A scratch-resistant ABS exterior, a lined interior with three zippered pockets, and four smooth-rolling wheels make this a good choice for short trips (or light packers). Sized for use on international carriers, the case expands by up to 15%, so you can put the hundreds you saved on the case toward buying souvenirs.

  • Exterior dimensions:  21.6 x 14.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Primary material: ABS
  • Available colors: black, blue, navy blue, orange
  • Price: $49.99
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U.S. Traveler Smart USB Port EZ-Charge Hardside Carry-On Spinner

U.S. Traveler Smart USB Port EZ-Charge 22" Hardside Carry-On Spinner Luggage.

Think you can’t get smart luggage for less than a cool hundred? Think again. This bargain-priced beauty has a USB port (insert your own charger) for when you need to top up your device battery on the road. Spinner wheels, a TSA-compliant combination lock, an interior divider, and compression straps are other Away-like assets.

  • Exterior dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 9.15 inches
  • Weight: 7 lbs., 5 ounces
  • Primary material: polycarbonate and ABS
  • Available colors: teal, navy, purple
  • Price: $71.99
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