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Carry-On Closet

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Meet the award-winning Carry-On Closet suitcase. Engineered with our patented built-in shelving system, USB charging port, and an indestructible polycarbonate shell, the Carry-On Closet will keep you organized anywhere your travel takes you.

If you're looking for the largest of our Closet series, peek our Check-In Closet.

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    Meet the award-winning Carry-On Closet suitcase. Engineered with our patented built-in shelving system, USB charging port, and an indestructible polycarbonate shell, the Carry-On Closet will keep you organized anywhere your travel takes you.

    If you're looking for the largest of our Closet series, peek our Check-In Closet.

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      Unpack In Seconds

      Our unique patented closet has six shelves, a compression strap to maximize storage, and is cleverly weighted to stay balanced when you're using it.

      Your Closet, Your Terms

      Every trip is different, so we designed the closet to be easily removable. If you need to pack a little extra, plan to go shopping on your trip, or want to hang it from your hotel clothing rack, simply remove it.

      Charge On The Fly

      Charge your devices without tumbling through your belongings. Just connect your charging cord to the port on the side of the suitcase, and power up.

      Solarbank is sold separately

      Why We Made It

      After three years of living on the road, our Founder Adrian Solgaard, realized that keeping a tidy hotel or hostel room was impossible. 

      So he designed the perfect suitcase that he wished that he had during his more nomadic days. 

      The Solgaard Carry-On Closet has a patented, built-in six shelf closet system to keep you organized anywhere. The built in closet also acts as a compression cube to help you save space. 

      The design and utility of the Carry-On Closet was recognized by TIME Magazine as the Travel Invention of the year in 2018.


      • Patented Six-Shelf Shelving System To Keep You Organized

      • Easily Accessible USB Charging Port For On-The-Go Power

      • Frictionless Wheels That Barely Make a Sound

      • TSA Approved Three-Digit Lock

      • Unbreakable Polycarbonate Shell And Aluminum Frame

      • Padded Handle For Maximum Comfort

      • Pulls 5 Lbs of Ocean Plastic

      Opens in a Pinch

      Just pinch the lock release, and you’re done. No zipper necessary.

      Bends But Never Breaks

      The polycarbonate shell is paired with a lightweight aluminum frame, making it virtually indestructible. It’s also waterproof, scratch resistant,  is equipped with a TSA-approved lock, and is backed by a 10-year guarantee.

      The Strong & Silent Type

      Our frictionless wheels make maneuvering through a busy airport a breeze. Built with top-class hardware, they’re game for any terrain, and will help you swerve around that guy who decided to stop in the middle of the terminal.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Shelving System How to operate

      To operate the shelving system, pack with the shelf fully extended at home.
      1) Open the suitcase door 90 degrees. Clip together both hanging latches to keep suitcase from extending further than 90 degrees.
      2) Lift the shelf up and hang from the suitcase handle. This can be done two ways; hanging from the back pocket on the shelf, or hanging from the clip on strap.
      3) Pack each shelf to 60-70% full.
      4) To close, lower the shelf into the suitcase, compress into place, and close the suitcase.

      When you arrive at your destination, simply repeat these steps.

      Features Full details of features

      • Removable, self-supporting shelving system

      • Easy access USB port for charging on-the-go

      • Eight 360 degree wheels

      • TSA approved three digit lock

      • Unbreakable polycarbonate shell

      • One-pinch opening mechanism

      • Padded grip handle for comfort

      • Raised stripes for easy overhead bin storing

      • 100% recycled interior material, made from recycled plastic bottles.

      • Approved international carry-on size

      • Each suitcase sold pulls 5lbs of plastic from the ocean

      Dimensions + Weight Measurements of suitcase and shelving unit

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      Carry-On Closet (international size)
      -20" High, 13.5" Wide, 9" Deep. 7.5lbs (+ 3/4lb shelf) 8.3lbs total

      -50.8cm High, 34.3cm Wide, 23cm Deep. 3.3kg (+ 0.4kg for shelf) 3.7kg total

      -Volume: 39L

      Carry-On Closet Plus (Larger, US Domestic size)
      -22.4" High, 14.6" Wide, 9.6" Deep. 8.1lbs (+ 3/4lb shelf) 9lbs total

      -57cm High, 37cm Wide, 24cm Deep. 3.7kg (+0.4kg for shelf) 4.1kg total

      Volume: 46L

      *Height includes wheels

      Shelving System (extended)

      -29.5" H, 10" W, 6.5" L

      -74.9cm H, 25.4cm W, 16.5cm L

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      Candido A.
      United States United States
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      Outstanding quality!

      Antoinette C.
      United States United States
      Love it!!!!!

      I am all about organization and when I saw this suitcase I just had to have it. I am very impressed with the sturdiness of the suitcase, the wheels, handles and just about everything. I like the fact that it is a hard shell with no zipper. I highly recommend this suitcase and I hope to get the larger version to finish my collection.

      Marty H.
      United States United States

      I go between my home and lake house often. It is a fixer upper with very little furniture. This case is great for packing clothes that would typically go in a drawer. It can be hung and expanded in the closet to act as a set of drawers so I don't have to go rummaging through a bag to find. It has been a big help.

      Michael A.
      United States United States
      Perfect Suitcase!

      Love this suitcase! Better than my Tumi and a lot cheaper!

      Jill S.
      United States United States
      Carry-On Closet +

      I received my Carry-On Closet last week. Let me preface my review by saying I really, really want to love it. The exterior of the suitcase seems to be high quality. I love the handle grip, the locking mechanism and the charging port on the exterior. The color (blue) is not as bright as pictured on the website (I like my luggage super visible on the baggage carosel). I travel every week for work - out Monday/home Friday. I took all of my last week's suitcase contents, refolded everything and transferred it to the Carry-On Closet. Everything fit perfect in the shelving unit at about 50% capacity. When putting it the suitcase it is immediately apparent that the suitcase will not close if you have anything in the left side zipper section. My husband is a packing genius and figured out if you collapse all the shelving sections forward and then use the compression straps you can pack a couple soft things on the other side. So - with his help - I fit it all in. I should've probably ordered the check in closet instead as I almost always check my bag and could use the extra room but I'm keeping this one for the time being.