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Accessories April, 10 2012

Buyers Guide: 10 Great Travel Bags Available Now

As you’re well aware, luggage is an integral aspect of travel, but often ends up as an afterthought, with your clothing, footwear and accessories coming first. We understand this, but also know that a great bag can make travel that much more exciting. In this Buyers Guide we explore a full range of options, from hard suitcases to soft rolling bags and even a couple different travel duffles. Have a look through and take your pick.

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See all 10 picks after the click.

Rimowa North America “Topas” Collection Luggage

The classic “Topas” was first introduced in the 1950s and has been under continuous development since then. The aluminum/magnesium alloy luggage, which was developed especially for tropical travel, is among the lightest and sturdiest luggage in the world with the flexibility of aluminum and the durability of magnesium. It protects against high humidity; remains unaffected by temperature fluctuations, withstanding temperatures from -160 degrees to +250 degrees; and is both waterproof and condensation proof. Each piece has TSA locks and a height-adjustable flex divider system. Made in Canada.

Gravis The Jetway Bag

The Jetway bag opens like a book for easy pack/unpack and has an internal laundry bag; customized gravis travel wheels; telescoping handle with comfort grip; lightweight thermoformed back spine; easy access exterior pocket for terminal case; tonal stitching.

The North Face Wayfinder 19″

Weighing in at just 5 lbs, this 40-liter rolling duffel bag is our lightest carry-on luggage to date. Constructed with durable, abrasion-resistant nylon ripstop fabric, this bag features a spacious main compartment and a retractable, ambidextrous handle and wheels for easy hauling.

Lexdray for Boylston

The LexDray for Boylston Trading Co “FLG Collection” is made for the person on the move. Made with the utmost attention to detail in a stunning royal with red custom tiger print camo lining, the FLG set is made to stand the test of time and the abuse of travel.

HERSCHEL PARCEL BAG RED
The most important aspect of a great travel bag has to be its durability, but to the savvy traveler, great style ranks up there as well; the Hershel Supply Parcel Duffel Bag is sure to please the traveler in you.

Tumi X Selectism Four-In-One Duffle Bag

This all in one duffel bag was exclusively designed and developed by Tumi for Selectism.com! The All In One Duffel is every travelers dream and will make your traveling simpler, lighter and easier. The Duffel consists of a tote bag, a laptop bag and a shoulder bag, which are all integrated in the main carry on luggage that also features further compartments. The bag is made of the classic Tumi ballistic nylon, yet this time comes in a new navy blue version, unseen before in the regular Tumi collection. A striped brown/red lining, as well as brown and red leather accents on various handles, make the bag super stylish.

Mulberry Leopard Trolley scotch grain suitcase

Make traveling in style effortless with Mulberry’s leopard-print scotch grain suitcase. The perfect fusion of fashion and function, this leather-trimmed design features wheels and an extendable pull handle, as well as internal and external pockets.

Globe-Trotter® Centenary 30″ extra-deep suitcase with wheels

Handcrafted by Globe-Trotter, the British company whose expertly crafted luggage has been carried by royalty and other discerning customers since 1897. Globe-Trotter’s distinctively luxurious (and incomparably beautiful) Centenary Collection is guaranteed to withstand the rigors of travel—or the weight of a one-ton elephant, whichever is worse—thanks to the strength of exceptionally lightweight Vulcan Fibre®. Each and every case is handmade by an experienced craftsman in our own custom color combination. Needless to say, our exclusive heirloom-quality Globe-Trotter luggage is available only in very limited quantities. Vulcan Fibre shell. Leather trim and straps. Comes with wheels. Cotton lining. Part of J.Crew Collection. Made in England.

Louis Vuitton Eole 60 Damier

A light yet spacious LV bag that is accepted as carry-on and holds a week’s worth of clothes.

Longchamp Surf Suitcase

The Surf line offers luggage with a sporty feel: the suitcases’ perforated leather handles are a clear reference to the world of golf. The high-tech design and ergonomic forms of the fabric luggage, which is sturdy and lightweight in one, adapt to all of the modern traveler’s needs.
In terms of details, we find the Longchamp signature on the leather trimming: the brand name and emblem are tone-on-tone embroidered for a sporty chic effect.

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