The search for the started a few months before my family trip to Europe. We were visiting multiple cities with varying temperatures and had many activities planned I was working with. The fast-paced nature of the trip and different means of transportation meant a carry-on suitcase and a was all I had to work with. I needed something compact, practical, and pretty. Plus, I found as many as possible.
My Instagram feed has been filled withfor over a year, but I still wasn’t sure it was worth the hype despite all the ads. As someone who has never owned her luggage, I couldn’t justify the $200 on something that would live in my closet for most of the year. On the other hand, I didn’t want a cheap suitcase that wouldn’t make it through the trip. helped convince me, and suddenly $200 didn’t seem so bad. Especially after considering I’d probably spend more than that on cheap suitcases throughout a lifetime.
I settled onAway’s most popular suitcase with nearly 3,000 reviews and the correct dimensions (22.7″ x 14.7″ x 9.6″) to be brought on board most major U.S. airlines.
hash has two compartments — one side for clothes, shoes,s and toiletries. A built-in compression pad can be buckled down to flatten clothes for more space and doubles as storage for smaller items like socks and underwear. The hidden nylon and dirty clothes and even store wet clothes.
A hard polycarbonate shell protects your valuables from heavy handling and seals shut with two sturdy zippers that slide into a TSA-approved combination lock while gliding on four 360° Hinomoto wheels. Unlike most smart bags, theensures that your phone is always charged without fighting over airport outlets and can be easily removed to comply with airport security.
I was so impressed with this! The functionality and attention to are unmatched by any other bag I’ve used. You can comfortably fit around 12to18 articles of clothing, 1 to 2 pairs of shoes, and a few extras, with plenty of room for . The compression pad was a lifesaver, allowing me to squeeze all the extra puff out of my clothes so they packed flat and flush. I can’t believe how much I fit in . Included with the purchase, the international outlet converters were a bonus.
FullI abused this poor bag and had to sit on it to make everything fit, but she persisted! In the future trip, I could pack 44 items in The Bigger Carry-On (see below). Going forward, I would probably remove 3 to 4 bulkier items for a fuss-free fit.
I only have two complaints about the Away bag.
- The color of the is not as advertised on the website. It’s much darker IRL in direct sunlight. That is not a , except that I now have #regrets about not ordering the pink one instead.
- The ejectable battery can be difficult to pop out if you overstuff the bag (oops). I only experienced this once and had to go inside the bag to dislodge the battery pack manually. However, once I removed a few items from my bag, it was no longer an issue,e and I ejected quickly. To play it safe, I would remove the battery pack before at the airport to avoid mishaps.
I would recommend an Away suitcase, particularly, to anyone looking for quality, functional,l and fashionable luggage.