You don't want to set out on an epic adventure trip with a lot of clunky, impractical baggage.

No, you want a smart, spacious carry-on with high-end features that make traveling simpler and safer. We're talking built-in chargers, modular capacity, and tougher-than-nails construction that'll last you over thousands of miles and plenty of bumpy flights. (Also, checking bags is for chumps.)

These five pieces of luggage fit the bill. Here are our picks for the best hardside carry-on bags of 2017.