Finding the right luggage option for your next big trip can be as overwhelming as choosing what to actually pack. Having the right suitcase can make or break your next trip; lucky for you, we’ve gathered a few choices that’ll take you to your destination and back, over and over again.
Best Weekend BagS
Do you ever feel like you never have quite the right bag for your weekend trip? Nothing ever quite fits or there aren’t enough pockets? Stop all the stressing right here, for we’ve found the best weekend bag you will ever need. The Calpak Stevyn Duffel comes with 2 inside pockets, 1 outside pocket, and best of all, a bottom zipped compartment perfect for separating shoes from clothes. Carry this weekender pro by the handles, shoulder strap or slip it through your luggage handle for easy, stackable transport. $68
Sometimes, we just need more space. The Mover Pack by Everlane is all about the pockets; inside, outside and a bottom compartment all offer more space and versatility for your next weekend away. Wear it as a backpack or use it as a duffel, this 45-liter carrying capacity bag will get you from point A to B and back without a hitch. $78
Best Backpacking and Trekking Bags
Throughout any trip are day outings that don’t require a larger bag to carry, but something durable and most importantly, light. At just 14 ounces, you’ll never even know you’re wearing it, until you fill it with all your finds. Don’t be fooled by its weight, the L.L. Bean Stowaway Day Pack has a 22 liter capacity. Hard to believe it can fold into its own pocket, considering it has so many. Strap up with comfortable padded shoulder + sternum straps and waist belt, and enjoy a day out at your next destination. $49.95
For the true trekkers, Osprey’s Fairview and Farpoint series has backpackers everywhere lacing their boots. Lightweight at just 3 pounds, this backpack comes fully equipped to meet your every need. The harness and hip belt can easily be stowed away for a checked bag option and their designs feature gender-specific fitting to ensure the most comfort possible. Their bags are built to last and their Almighty Guarantee warranty offers any reason, product or era to be covered. Bonus: a rescue whistle and detachable day pack also come as part of the deal. $160
Best extended trip (10+ days) bag
For the hardcore travelers, some trips come back to back, so an extended trip bag is critical for successfully carrying your belongings. Don’t let the word trunk fool you, the highly equipped Eagle Creek ORV Trunk 30 is adaptable with treaded wheels and skid plates fit for smooth road or cobblestone streets. Expandable wet and dry compartments make moving wet clothes on the go care-free and multi-point grab handles allow you to pick it all up from almost every angle. With this you don’t have to worry about a thing, puncture resistant #10 lockable zippers let you lock up with ease and even a Key fob Porter Key™ bottle opener to help you relax with ease, too. $369
Best week in Europe bag
At the top of the smart luggage game, Away has revolutionized how we stay charged up while on the go. This bag comes equipped with USB charging ports and a TSA compliant ejectable battery. The Medium's hard shell casing is sleek and modern and comes in 10 different colors. Keep it safe with a combination lock and enjoy a bonus hidden laundry bag - wet swimsuit friendly, and perfect for your next summer retreat. $275
Best winter trip bags
Clothes and souvenirs aren’t the only thing travelers have to pack and carry; there’s also the necessary gear to make a trip into an experience. When visiting the colder places on Earth, it’s the skiing and snowboarding that make an adventure. So, instead of awkwardly carrying your equipment, let the Dakine Heli Pro 20 Liter Backpack take the weight off. Secure your snowboard vertically and your skis diagonally, to make sure your hands are free for throwing some snowballs. Bring your tools in your snow tool and shovel pocket. A rescue whistle included makes this bag the safest and smartest for that next big snow excursion. $90
When traveling in winter, features like *weather proof* and *water resistant* become a necessity. The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is made with a weather-resistant TPU-film laminate and durable water repellent finish (DWR) to keep that melting snow far at bay. Reinforced haul handles ensure everything can be carried easily as it supports up to 70 liters of weight, although a smaller 40 liter and larger 120 liter option gives any type of traveler the kind of space they need. 40L $299 - 70L $329 - 120L $399
Best Packing Accessories
Packing can be tough: fitting things into the right corners, folding to the right sizes, stacking appropriately, sitting on the suitcase to get that zipper around...we’ve all been there and it’s enough to make anyone rethink a trip. Don’t get overwhelmed, just get organized! Just like we’ve organized this list of packing tools to cut your packing time in half so you can grab a well-earned drink!
3 sizes, water and stain repellent, translucent fabric for visibility, webbed handles for strength and Lifetime Warranty protected. What more could you ask for? $46.95 (shop)
Pack everything neatly with these cubes. A mesh zippered top allows you to see things without being too revealing and waterproof nylon material protects the good stuff. Plus, they come in 9 colors for the travelers who love good color coordination. 4 cube set $45 - 6 cube set $65 (shop)
Cubes are awesome, but what about the always forgotten laundry bag? This Shacke Pak set includes 4 handy cubes and that laundry bag that also doubles as a shoe bag. YKK zippers and 8 colors let you know these cubes are no squares. $25 (shop)
Never underestimate the value of a good tote! Whether you’re bringing home fresh groceries or traveling the world, a tote needs to have it all; good, strong handles, durability and space; lots and lots of black hole space. It’s the carry-all of your carry-ons and an undisputed necessity.
A soft, leather classic and in 7 colors, this tote brings the style and the function. An inside pocket for the small stuff and a top designed zipper for safety when traveling, it can also be monogrammed just for you. $195 (shop)
Like its name, the Cloud Bag is soft, sturdy and machine washable. It comes with a smaller detachable zip pouch that the tote can be folded neatly inside making this tote even easier to travel with. $50 (shop)
This reversible tote will double your style options just by turning itself inside out. A wristlet perfect for the small stuff attaches on the inside and perfectly compliments while letting you tote like a pro. $49 (shop)