The easy, breezy days of summer — filled with beach trips and weekend getaways — are nearly upon us. While that huge, sturdy suitcase might make the cut for a two-week trip to Europe or a ski vacation, the upcoming season demands a “less-is-more” philosophy. Take a look at some of the best ways to travel light in style.
JanSport 22-Inch Upright Bag
A no-frills, durable carry-on, this classic piece of luggage from Jansport is small but mighty. Tons of pockets, padded handles, and wheels make it a perfect, versatile option for a short business trip, a long weekend at your sisters’s beach house, or your best friend’s destination wedding.
Incase Eo Roller
Techies, rejoice! Not only does this roller bag have a bunch of cool bells and whistles like weather-resistant coating, but it also boasts a pocket that’s designed to fit a 17-inch MacBook and extra storage for your chargers. Its neon yellow wheels add a pop of color that will set you apart at the airport, too.
Herschel Supply Co. Places to Be Weekend Bag
Need a casual and cute bag for a quick girls getaway or last-minute romantic trip? Look no further than this sage-colored duffel weekender. With practical touches such as snap-down sides and padded handles, it’ll give you both functionality and style to spare.
Rimowa Salsa Deluxe
Make a bold statement (and make sure you always recognize your luggage at baggage claim) with this spicy red number. It comes complete with a TSA combination lock, spinning wheels, and a removable divider section for completely customizable storage.
Samsonite Cosmolite Spinner
With its tough, shiny shell case and extras like a bungee cord for last-minute additions, this slick suitcase might be the ultimate in travel trendiness. While this luggage is lightweight, it packs a punch — or rather, takes one — as the shell’s Curv thermoplastic technology can withstand significant amounts of bumps, drops, and other rough treatment!
Eagle Creek Morphus 22
Feeling indecisive? Get two bags in one with this weather-resistant carry-on that can easily be transformed into both a suitcase and a backpack. It’s practically built for hiking adventures, featuring zippers that repair themselves, a safety whistle, a reflective exterior, and a waterproof bottom on the zip-off backpack. There’s even room for your technology, thanks to a front pocket that can fit laptops and tablets.