July's Carry On Pro Suitcase Makes Getting Through Security a Breeze

The July Carry-On Pro suitcase in charcoal.
POPSUGAR Photography | Anvita Reddy
POPSUGAR Photography | Anvita Reddy
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There are plenty of things that can make traveling a lot more stressful than it has to be, whether it's lost luggage, delayed or canceled flights, or just deciding what to pack in the first place. However, getting through security without holding up the line behind you is always anxiety inducing. As a frequent traveler, I thought I'd perfected my TSA routine. I usually show up without wearing jewelry, a belt, or a smartwatch. I have my jacket or sweatshirt in hand and shoes half on. By the time it's my turn to put my things in the bins, I just have to plop everything in and make my way through the scanner. The one part that generally slows me down is having to take my electronics out of my bag, then having to put them all back inside afterward.

I've been seeing more carry-on luggage with laptop compartments on the market, which is a total game changer for convenient travel. July's Carry On suitcase was already an editor favorite, so I was excited to try out the new Pro edition, which has a detachable laptop sleeve on the outside of the hard-shell surface. I found that July's Carry On Pro suitcase ($345) allows me to easily access my tech whenever I want to, without having to unravel my whole bag.

What I Like About the July Carry On Pro Suitcase

The July Carry-On Pro suitcase in charcoal with laptop sleeve. Laptop sleeve has iPad and an essentials pouch stored in it.
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I cannot stress enough how convenient it is to have the built-in SnapSleeve laptop case on the outside of the bag. The SnapSleeve gives me easy access to remove my laptop and other gadgets during security checks without unzipping my entire carry-on. Plus, the padded and durable laptop sleeve has a few internal pockets to keep all your cords, chargers, and other essentials organized. The removable power bank also lets you work and communicate on the go, even if there are no outlets in sight. You can charge your devices that are compatible with a USB-C or USB port, including your laptop, tablet, smartphone, and wireless headphones.

The July Carry-On Pro suitcase packed with clothes, toiletries, hair tools and more.
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The Carry On Pro has enough room for a little more than a week's worth of my toiletries; clothes; a pair of shoes; a few hair tools like a travel-size hair dryer, blow-dryer brush, or flat iron; and some essential accessories — and I'm a certified overpacker. The hard-shell suitcase allows me to pack both sides of the luggage and then compress it all with its zippered compartment and twin-strap compression system. Plus, it even comes with a hidden laundry bag.

Another thing I love about this suitcase is how smoothly the 360-degree spinner wheels glide through the airport and the streets without making an obnoxious noise. I don't have to drag and lug this bag around; instead, it swiftly follows along my side without lagging behind. This carry-on is pretty durable as well: this suitcase has been tossed onto baggage-claim conveyer belts and scraped along sidewalks, and there's barely a scratch in sight.

What's Worth Noting About the July Carry On Pro Suitcase

The July Carry-On Pro suitcase in charcoal empty.
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While the SnapSleeve laptop case fits a 16-inch Macbook Pro, trying to fit in anything bigger might be an issue. In order to accommodate the detachable SnapSleeve laptop case at the front of the suitcase, one side of the carry-on is not as deep as the other side. However, that doesn't mean it lacks packing space; you can utilize the brand's twin-strap compression system, plus space-saving folding techniques, to fit everything you need. Your laptop or tablet, cables and chargers, and any other essentials will already have a place in the front of your bag. Whatever else doesn't fit in the July Carry On Pro suitcase you can always put in the personal-item carry-on bag that you store underneath your seat.

When the aircraft runs out of overhead cabin space, you'll have to check in your bag at the gate, and if you need your laptop or tech in-flight, there are a few things you have to do. First off, take out the portable charger from your bag by pressing down on it and letting it spring back up. To remove the SnapSleeve laptop case, just unzip the top portion of the sleeve, locate the internal tab, and pull it out, and the sleeve should come off easily. Even if you don't need your tech midflight, I highly recommend taking out the laptop sleeve if your bag is getting checked, just so you know your tech and other essentials are safe with you.

Who the July Carry On Pro Suitcase Is Best For

With the detachable laptop sleeve at the front of the suitcase, this is perfect for anyone who travels often for work or likes to work remotely from anywhere they want. The July Carry On Pro suitcase is perfect for wanderlusters and multitaskers alike.

Is the July Carry On Pro Suitcase Worth the Splurge?

If you prioritize convenience in your life, especially while traveling, then the July Carry On Pro suitcase is definitely worth the splurge. Whether it's the easy-access detachable laptop sleeve, the ejectable portable battery, the hidden laundry bag, or the smooth-gliding 360-degree spinner wheels, this carry-on is built to make traveling a breeze. It can even withstand scuffs and bumps galore. Plus, the brand offers a lifetime warranty on manufacturing faults and 100-day returns for items that have not been personalized.

Where Is the Product Available?

The July Carry On Pro suitcase is exclusively available on the brand's site.

Additional Details:

  • The July Carry On Pro suitcase is made with a strong polycarbonate shell with nylon-lined interiors. It also has a multistop telescopic handle.
  • The SnapSleeve laptop case is made with toughened poly with leather finishes and Fidlock technology.
  • This carry-on comes with an ejectable portable battery with USB and USB-C ports, a hidden laundry bag, and an integrated TSA lock.
  • The bag has 360-degree spinner wheels that are silent and durable.
  • It weighs around 7.9 pounds, with an internal capacity of 42 liters.
  • External dimensions with wheels: 21.5" height x 15" width x 8.5" depth.
  • Internal dimensions without wheels: 20" height x 14.5" width x 8.5" depth.
  • The July Carry On Pro suitcase comes in six colors: moss green, clay, charcoal black, monochrome with a white hard case and black laptop sleeve, navy hard case with a black laptop sleeve, and forest dark green hard case with a black laptop sleeve.