These carry-on bags are big enough for a laptop, a book, a couple of magazines, and standard purse items. They’re also small enough to carry as a purse during your trip. I’ve included the measurements or each so you can get an idea of whether or not your laptop will fit.
5. Makr Canvas Bag
$138 from Assembly New York. I’ve seen this bag in person, and it’s huge and sturdy. Plus it has two awesome huge pockets on the front. You could probably double it as a weekender if you’re packing light. And I love that it folds over, as opposed to having a snap or a clasp, because I’m lazy like that. Measures 17”w × 14-20”h × 8.5”d.
Ideal for the train or the bus for a weekend trip. If you’re having trouble finding one you like, try searching in men’s stores, and also for diaper bags (seriously — they have lots of pockets!).