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One of the world’s most popular luggage brands, Melbourne-based July, has dropped a new version of its much-loved Carry On Pro. First released in 2020, the suitcase has a built-in battery pack and removable storage sleeve (called SnapSleeve), ideal for holding a laptop up to 15 inches.
“For business travellers in particular, having a dedicated front pocket for your laptop has proved to be a game-changer,” says July’s co-founder, Richard Li. “It streamlines the security process and provides easy access when you’re working in airport lounges or on the go.”
Li says the brand is constantly attentive to customer feedback and needs, which is what led him and fellow co-founder Athan Didadskalou to develop this new iteration of the Carry-On Pro. It features a polycarbonate hardshell cover for the removable storage sleeve, rather than it being made from canvas material. The hardshell, says Li, ensures your laptop stays safe during transit.
Also added to the Carry-On Pro is an expanded colour range, in line with July’s ethos that luggage shouldn’t only be functional, but also an expression of personal style and an opportunity to showcase individuality.
The new suitcase also keeps the handy features from the original model, including a removable portable charger that ensures your devices remain powered up throughout your travels. The suitcase also has patented 360-degree spinner wheels, a laundry bag that’s odour-proof and a Y-strap that compresses your packing down so you can fit more in.
The July Carry-On Pro will set you back $395, while the SnapSleeve option is $425. Both can be personalised for an additional $65.
Scroll down to shop some of our other favourite carry-ons.
Staple Superior Downtown Weekender, $48.99 (from $69.99)
Prefer to carry your carry-on? Go for this weekender bag from the menswear label Staple Superior (though it really is a unisex bag). Made from woven canvas, the duffle has two internal, zipped compartments and a removable shoulder strap.
A light-reflecting ridge design gives this carry-on by brand Aidan an edgy feel. A brake system, a handle with three heights and run-silent spinner wheels make it practical.
Storksak Cabin Carry-On Scuba, $299.99
How’s this for a winner of an ideal carry-on — this bag can be carried in the crook of your arm and, when the retractable long handle is up, wheeled. The icing on the cake: it’s made from a durable scuba fabric.
July Carry-On Light, $245
At just 1.8kg, this carry-on is one of the lightest double-wheel suitcases around. It’s got a hard shell, comes in 13 different colours, and you can even personalise it with your name or initials, too.