Los Angeles is an inspiring place, but for visitors, the sheer amount of possibilities can be overwhelming. Stephen Kenn's Weekend In DTLA kit will ensure you have everything you need to enjoy it to the fullest. It includes a two night stay at the Ours Living-designed loft in the Arts District, a free bicycle loan, breakfast, coffee, a bottle of vodka, and dinner for two at Kenn's favorite spot Redbird. And since memories aren't everything, you'll also get a leather travel duffle with matching dopp kit, a private tour of the company's Stephen Kenn's studio and production space, and copies of a couple of his favorite magazines, including our own.
A premium piece of luggage doesn't have to cost a premium. That's part of what Away believes, and it's exemplified in their high-quality line of affordable luggage. Each of the four pieces in the collection features an unbreakable polycarbonate shell, an interior compression system for plenty of packing space, and a removable laundry bag. You also get a combination lock that's TSA-approved, premium 360° Hinomoto wheels, and a stylish matte textured surface. And in the Carry-On and Bigger Carry-On, there's a removable interior 10,000 mAh battery and two USB ports for charging wherever your travels take you. And now, you can choose from an expanded selection of colorways, including Snow and Asphalt from the Winter Collection. So whether you're a carry-on traveler or someone planning to live out of a suitcase for a while, Away has you covered with their line of tough, efficient luggage that is built to look good and stand up to the rigors of travel.
When you spend more time in business class than in the office, you need a carry-on that cares for your suits. That's why the Vocier CP38 Luggage Set comes with a patented Zero-Crease System, keeping up to two suits looking just as sharp as when you packed them. The set also comes with a dopp kit that fits into a designated slot for easy removal, and a transparent window allows you to ditch the plastic bags while still staying within the IATA regulations. Function wasn't the only thing on their minds. It's mix of dark grey anthracite fabric, black leather, and aluminum zippers creates a timeless exterior that will look great at any destination.
Created to celebrate 80 years since the Supermarine Spitfire first took flight, Globe-Trotter Spitfire Luggage pays homage to the iconic WWII fighter with a special colorway. The outside is given a desert camouflage print as commonly seen on the planes, while the interior is finished with contrasting sky blue lining. Handcrafted in Hertfordshire using vulcanized fiberboard and chrome-plated hardware, it's available in 14, 20, and 30-inch sizes.
Design Hotels' portfolio includes a number of interesting, inviting, and unique accommodations across the globe. The Horizn Studios x Design Hotels Cabin Trolley can make your journeys to and from those locales a little more pleasant. Designed with frequent travelers in mind, this versatile bag is crafted from a mix of high-performance German polycarbonate and Italian leather, and should meet all airlines' in-cabin size requirements. It arrives with bags for laundry and shoes, the 2016 edition of The Design Hotels Book, a removable battery with two USB ports for on-the-go charging, and an individualized luggage tag.
The key to any good piece of luggage is durability, and you can't go wrong with the strength of aluminum. With more people making the switch, the Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum Luggage is setting itself apart from the pack with its sculpted design. The contoured aluminum shell makes it easy to spot on the baggage claim and features a pair of TSA integrated combination locks, 3-stage telescoping handle, dual-spinning wheels, and a hanger bracket. The interior will keep your stuff in place with a set of mesh zip pockets and front and back tie-down straps. Available in aluminum or matte black and two different sizes.
Designer Marc Newson is known for his organic, modern interpretations of classic objects. The lineup of Louis Vuitton x Marc Newson Rolling Luggage is no exception. Instead of LV's traditional boxy shapes, these suitcases have friendly, rounded corners, with a lightweight build and completely flat, mesh-lined interiors courtesy of their large internal cranes. Other features include four smoothly-rolling wheels, a discreet TSA-approved lock, and details in aluminum and leather that elevate them above your common carry-on. Available in several sizes and styles.
With decades of experience making strollers, Bugaboo knows about mobility. Now they're applying that know-how to travel. The Bugaboo Boxer Luggage System is more than just a set of bags. At its core is a versatile folding chassis that lets you push your bags like a stroller or pull them behind you. For longer trips, click the check-in sized Travel Case onto the chassis then slide the carry-on friendly Travel Case on top. For shorter jaunts, attach the smaller bag to the chassis and go. An Organizer pouch sits on the back keeping essentials like your wallet, phone, and passport handy, while the Inner Bag of the Cabin Case helps keep you organized and doubles as a daypack once you've reached your destination.
You don't think about your suitcase until it's time to travel. But when that time comes, you'd better have something lightweight, good-looking, and easy to pack. Away Carry-On Luggage has you covered though, with a hardshell exterior made of strong, tough German polycarbonate. You also get a TSA-approved combo lock, YKK zippers, premium interior mesh, 360° Hinomoto double-wheel spinners, and a removable, washable laundry bag to keep your dirty stuff away from the stuff you haven't worn yet. And on top of all that, the Carry-On has 10,000 mAh charger for your smartphone or tablet to keep you connected during a long day of travel.
When you're a frequent traveler, every little pound you can shave off your load helps. Which is why Zero Halliburton ZRO Luggage is designed to be as light as possible. It's made from lightweight, shock-resistant Makrolon polycarbonate, with structural ribs for added strength and a scratch-resistant texture. Also on the outside are dual spinner wheel at each end for maneuverability and an Lock Cover that protects both the combination wheels and the zipper pulls, while inside are two fully-lined compartments with multiple pockets for organization. Available in three different hues and four sizes, ranging from 20-inch carry-on to a 28-inch travel case.
Most Louis bags have been around for ages. So it's a big deal when there's a new design. The Louis Vuitton Keepall Voyager Bag isn't just a new design — it's also the debut of a new canvas. Dubbed the Monogram Eclipse, this bag's exterior dons the same familiar pattern as the company's brown and tan goods, but turns them shades of black and grey. Otherwise, the bag's ideal for weekend getaways, with fabric handles, a removable shoulder strap, multiple internal pockets, and a 17-inch length that'll hold just enough clothes and gear.
That's one way to keep the TSA from rifling through your stuff. Made from durable custom polycarbonate, the Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Suitcase lets anyone see what's inside. It also has a built-in TSA lock, just incase, four smooth glide wheels to traverse the terminal with ease, straps to both help compress your clothes and take stress of the external zipper, 70 liters of internal volume, and fabric straps that make it comfortable to carry.
A great bag is a great investment. And a bag from Troubadour is an even better purchase. Armed with a lifetime guarantee, the Troubadour Day Bag is made using 100% natural, vegetable-tanned italian leather with rolled leather handles and a tough shoulder strap. The well-polished, long-tail zipper is cut from brass and provides a wide opening for easy access to whatever you stow inside. And even the internal pockets are made with leather and suede detailing, rounding out a great looking bag that's appeal will only increase over time.
If you're serious about whiskey, but often find yourself beyond the reach of your personal collection, this Louis Vuitton Portable Whiskey Bar promises to make you feel right at home, no matter how far away you are. Built in the 1980's, this special-order travelling bar is in excellent condition, showing little to no signs of wear. The exterior is lined in Epi leather, with gold-plated studs, latches, lock, and original key. Inside, it's lined in deep green alcantara and grained leather, fitted with a heavy glass silver-mounted whiskey carafe, four whiskey beakers, and a Thermos-lined ice bucket. Way more than you'll ever need to class up any travel destination.
Combining Bluetooth technology and flexed strength materials, the Raden A50 Luggage Set is giving smart luggage both brains and brawn. Proximity sensors sync to an iOS app to help keep track of your bag, while an ergonomic carry handle acts as a scale to save you from overweight fees. An integrated battery has enough juice to fully charge your phone up to four times. The sleek Makrolon Polycarbonate shell lets you travel light, while also being durable enough to hold up to any airport abuse. The set includes two sizes and is available in eight different colors, ranging from matte black to light pink.
Designed in the same studio by the same people that brought the car to life, the Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage Collection is the perfect accompaniment for a long trip. The collection includes a simple Garment Carrier, a Long Weekender bag, and a Grand Tourer rolling case. All three were developed using feedback from Head Butlers at some of the world's top hotels, and offer over-the-top features like handles that ensure equal weight distribution, invisible stitching done by white-gloved hands so as to preserve and protect the leather, magnetically-locking fasteners made from solid billets of polished aluminum, carbon fiber frames, and even self-righting wheel caps featuring the famous double-R emblem. Available by the piece or as a complete set of two cases, three bags, and one carrier, exclusively at Rolls-Royce dealers.
Protect your belongings while making your baggage claim experience a little easier with FPM Bank Aluminum Suitcases. They range in size from a small vanity case all the way up to a full-on trunk, and are made in Italy from 100% aluminum based on a Mark Sadler design. Premium features include leather handles and interior straps, maxi butteryfly clasps, integrated TSA locks, and silent, stable wheels, plus the added bonus of being able to pick out your bag amidst a sea of dark-colored cloth rectangles.
Crafted from water resistant three-layer corkshell and finished with military-spec hardware, the The Lost Explorer Traveler Bag can handle the rigors of nearly any trip. Which is good, because it's designed to carry all of your stuff in a single unassuming package. A center zip compartment handles a suit jacket, and is hidden on the inside, underneath a removable shoe bag and series of six pockets to hold things like underwear, shirts, sundry items, and a charger, the latter necessary since it also has a dedicated laptop compartment. Other details include three roomy external pockets, magnetic closures, and a strap and handles so you can carry it like a briefcase or over your shoulders.
Unless you're literally living out of your suitcase, odds are it spends most of its time taking up space in your home. Neit Collapsible Smart Luggage gives you all the protection of a hardshell while taking up very little room. The collapsible design and folding wheels let the bag take up just three inches of space when not in use, letting it hide under furniture or hang flat in a closet when not in use. A durable polycarbonate shell and aluminum frame make it both light and sturdy, GPS tracking keeps it from getting lost, and YKK Aquaseal zips protect the contents from the elements. Available in 90L "Checked" or 38L "Cabin" sizes.
Now that electronic boarding passes are the norm, the checking and tagging of luggage is one of the last remaining vestiges of the old, time-consuming check-in process. The Rimowa Electronic Tag aims to bring it up to date by doing away with those flimsy paper tags completely. In its place in an E Ink display that's the same size and appearance as traditional tags, but can be loaded onto your luggage via Bluetooth, allowing you to check your bag in the same way your check in yourself: wirelessly. You'd then hand your checked bag off at an autonomous station, giving you one less line to stand in. The feature is available for several of the company's most popular lines, including the Topas, Salsa, and Limbo, and will be rolling out for Lufthansa flights soon, with other airlines to follow.
Combining modern features with vintage looks, this Zero Halliburton Vintage Carry-on is built to look like the past, but survive far into the future. Built with the company's signature aluminum shell, it has four spinning wheels for navigating tight aisles, rugged custom draw-bolt latches, a TSA-approved combination lock, and a multi-stage retractable handle. Inside, there's a fully-lined interior, compression straps, multiple panels/compartments to keep your stuff organized. Available in a military-inspired olive green and made in the USA.
Just because you're on the road doesn't mean you can't have a great cup of coffee every morning. The Blue Bottle x Timbuk2 Sabbatical Travel Kit packs everything you need to brew terrific coffee in a single, stylish bag. Included in the kit are a Hario drip scale, a TSUKI-USAGI kettle, a Porlex Mini hand grinder, a Blue Bottle travel dripper, a 2 oz. sample of Blue Bottle beans, two Falcon enamelware tumblers paired with two snap-on felt covers, and a pack of #1 filters. It all arrives in a custom Timbuk2 bag, which has an exterior of gray waxed canvas and black leather with a soft liner providing padding and protection for all its contents.
Designed for compliance with IATA standards for carry-on luggage, the Alchemy Equipment Carry-On Bag is the only bag you need for short trips. The 45L bag is made from either ATY nylon or a waxed, cotton-like Kodra with triple PU-coated Kodra at the base for a leather look that doubles as added protection from the elements. It also has a YKK zip that allows for full access to the main compartment, the requisite padded laptop/tablet compartment, an internal water-resistant pocket for toiletries, and external magazine and document pockets. And since everyone schleps their luggage around differently, it can quickly go from a duffel bag to a shoulder bag or backpack, making it as versatile as it is practical.
The dopp kit is a travel essential every man needs in his arsenal. The Octovo Dopp Kit provides this convenience in a well-designed package. It's crafted from brown Italian leather, with an interior that offers multiple button-closure and zip pouches for keeping your sundry items organized and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. A metal hook offers ease of access when you arrive at your destination, and the entire kit rolls up for stowing away in your luggage.
Distinctly colored luggage is one of the easiest ways to ensure a smooth baggage claim experience. The Rimowa Topas Copper Luggage certainly qualifies, while doing a fine job of protecting your belongings. They utilize the company's Multiwheel system to make navigating any terrain a breeze, have integrated, TSA-approved combination locks, holders for extra bags, and extendable, telescoping handles. Made in Canada from an aluminum magnesium alloy, the copper finish suitcases are available available exclusively at Bloomingdale's in cabin-sized, 26", 29", and 32" varieties.
Traveling is a big enough hassle without having to worry about your bags. Alleviate those concerns with the AirBolt Smart Travel Lock. Designed for use on checked baggage but good for a multitude of other things, this rope-based lock uses Bluetooth to let you lock and unlock it with nothing but an app. You can set a backup unlock code for times when you don't have your device around, set alerts that will buzz you should you and your bag become separated, and use crowdsourced GPS networks to show the lock — and therefore your bag's — last known location should it not arrive on time. TSA-compliant, it will also tell you if the TSA opened your bag during your trip.
Leaders when it comes to outdoor gear, Filson and Burton have joined forces again for this Wheelie Flight Deck Bag. The bag takes the Burton Wheelie Bag line to the next level, adding Filson touches like the 18 oz. oil finish luggage twill construction along with leather zipper pulls and PU back panels. You also get wool lining, an internal mesh divider, and skateboard wheels that are easy to replace or customize. Add in the fact that it meets most airline carry-on standards and it adds up to an incredibly versatile piece of luggage from two of the most trusted brand names in outdoor gear.
It's good for more than just making mojitos, but the T.T. Mojito Trunk does make it easy to craft the iconic Cuban drink. This portable bar on wheels has a top lid that opens up to create a work surface, and two front doors that swing open to reveal tons of storage, including spots for holding glasses, bar tools, multiple bottles, syrups, and cutting boards. Each one is built individually, with boated canvas on the exterior, microfiber on the interior, and hand-polished nickel plated brass fittings.
Sometimes it's not enough to travel with just your clothes. Sometimes you need to bring some refreshments along too. The Globe-Trotter x Chivas Steamer Trunk lets you do both in grand style. The interior of the trunk has dedicated compartments for watches and shoes, leather-covered suit hangers, and a mirror-backed mini bar that folds out of the side. The custom lining honors the legacy of both brands, while the American white oak drawer linings and hand-engraved copper plaque reclaimed from a Scotch whisky still make the link to Chivas readily apparent to anyone who cares to look.