Aluminum carry-ons seem purpose-built for protecting your belongings \u2014 and for making other travelers jealous. But for all their hard-sided beauty, they can be tremendously impractical. Most options ding easily, aren\u2019t expandable and weigh a hefty 9 to 12 pounds. Still, if you want to look more like a Bond villain than, well, every other person at the check-in desk, there\u2019s no better option than one of the five here. Get one before your next trip and wear all the inevitable scratches with pride. Rimowa Original Cabin S Boasting one of the most recognizable luggage silhouettes in the world, Rimowa\u2019s fluted aluminum carry-on features leather handles, a system of adaptable dividers and four ball-bearing mounted wheels that help it roll with ease. Tumi 19 Degree Continental Carry-On There\u2019s a kinetic beauty to the fluid lines of Tumi\u2019s aluminum luggage \u2014 it looks like it\u2019s moving even when it\u2019s standing still. With a 35L capacity, it can comfortably hold everything you need for a few days away. Away Bigger Carry-On If you tend to go on longer trips and avoid checking bags, turn to the roomy interior of Away\u2019s Bigger Carry-On. Both its size \u2014 and its removable battery, which will keep your devices charged \u2014 are airline and TSA approved. Arlo Skye The Frame Carry-On Max: Aluminum Edition Founded by former execs from luggage specialists Tumi and Louis Vuitton, Arlo Skye brings luxurious touches to its approachably priced bags. Its aluminum carry-on features an anti-microbial lining and the quietest wheels of all the bags we tested. Zero Halliburton Pursuit Aluminum International Carry-On Zero Halliburton is one of a handful of American-made brands whose wares have been to space. Its latest edition features the same hard-sided protection as the bags it started making in 1938, and carries a 10-year warranty.