Few things can improve your mental wellbeing like a good vacation. Most travelers relish every bit of their travel adventure, be it a weekend trip or a six-month trek around the world. However, one area that many travelers don’t look forward to is packing for their trip and lugging around heavy, overstuffed bags. Oftentimes those bags aren’t up to the beating they’ll take when getting thrown around on planes, trains, taxis and luggage carousels and the last thing you want is a bag falling apart on you in the middle of your trip.
Here are 5 lightweight and durable luggage selections to consider for your next adventure:
Rimowa Salsa Air Cabin Multiwheel
This is an excellent choice for carry-on luggage, making it perfect for short trips. The Rimowa Salsa Air Cabin is easy to pack, as it opens up like a book and has multiple mesh pockets for organizing your trip. This luggage is constructed of a polycarbonate exterior that is more durable than aluminum, making it nearly indestructible. It also has recessed, TSA approved locks, making it a good choice for those concerned with security as well. Expect to pay for these features, though, as current pricing is just shy of $500 at Zappos.
eBags Fortis 22” Hardside Spinner Carry-On
The Fortis 22 is a really sharp looking bag. The design consists of raised ribs, an expansion gusset and a TSA approved lock. Inside the bag, you’ll find a large open compartment and a zippered mesh compartment. The pull handle is fully telescoping and adjustable. This solid carry-on option will run you right around $200.
Tumi 19 Degree Extended Trip Packing Case
The Tumi 19’s metallic finish and modern design make this a really gorgeous bag. Beyond its looks, though, this is also a really practical piece of luggage. Designed to be a lightweight, checked piece of baggage, the Tumi 19 comes with lots of room in its 3 zippered compartments, as well as straps and a hanger bracket for keeping your goods secure. The bag has a telescoping handle and solid wheels, making it easy to haul around. This bag will likely be an investment for the serious traveler, as the price tag comes in just shy of $700.
Skyway Mirage Superlight Expandable Upright Luggage
This is an affordable bag for those looking for something that looks great but will also stand up to some abuse. The Skyway Mirage is constructed of some really durable and abrasion-resistant nylon. Inside, you’ll find elastic tie-downs and shoe pockets for organizing. This lightweight option for those looking for checked luggage can be found for right around $220.
Delsey Luggage Helium Aero 29” Expandable Spinner
This is probably the most valuable option for those looking for a lightweight bag that they can check. The Helium Aero 29 has a durable polycarbonate exterior and a roomy, open-book style compartment on the inside. The handling is great, too, with an adjustable handle and padded side and top grips. Perhaps the most attractive feature is the price tag, as this bag can usually be found for around $130.