With app-driven GPS tracking, 360-degree swiveling wheels and hard-sided polycarbonate & aluminum construction, the lightweight suitcases from Néit are designed for serious travelers but that’s just the obvious. Once unpacked, this luggage is collapsible for flat storage in under 10 seconds. They even come with a carabiner, so once you’ve flattened it, you can hang it up in the closet.
It’s got the lines of a classic school knapsack but it’s made with Herschel’s ApexKnit fabric, a densely woven 600D high-tensile yarn that offers a slight stretch while maintaining its form. This technology minimizes the need for visible construction seams, creating a smooth, minimalist look.
Handmade in America and constructed of durable, oiled Kodiak Leather, the weekend-sized William Duffle from Go Forth Goods features vegetable tanned leather handles, an adjustable belt-style shoulder strap, & all brass hardware. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Real clean design. And it doesn’t just look good; it smells good, too. That’s because the Gym Duffel from Bay Area-based bag maker Aer, features plenty of ventilation—big mesh pockets for your swampy workout gear as well as another mesh compartment for your shoes (up to size 13). The 32-liter duffel also features a separate zone for your clean clothes as well as durable YKK zippers.
This brand builds lightweight, secure aluminum travel cases but for the creation of their limited edition Vintage Spinner carry-on, they took styling back to their classic designs of the 50s & 60s, giving it a retro olive drab exterior but built it out with all their modern tech. It features a telescoping handle, TSA-approved combo lock, recessed wheels, & a neoprene gasket to keep it sealed tight.
Braasi Industry bags come from Czech Republic with designs focused on urban function for cycling, commuting & travel. The 28-liter, roll-top Wicker daypack is made of cordura and features an outer meshwork of adjustable nylon webbing straps, allowing you to clip, lash, & stash all your gear. Inside there’s a pocket for your phone, wallet, iPad Air & other essentials.
Weighing just 5 ounces, this 24-liter roll-top daypack from Matador has an internal main compartment made of Hypalon, so it’s totally waterproof. It also packs down to just 5X3X2.5-inches, making it a great backup travel bag or carryall for unplanned excursions.
With a padded lower compartment that carries an SLR & 4 lenses, this weatherproof camera pack from Langly brand will also tote a 15” laptop and your other adventure essentials in the upper compartment as well as the trio of exterior pockets for all the rest.
The all-terrain Zuca Case is like a rolling golf bag for your gear. Pull your toys & supplies down to the beach or up the trail. This rugged, self-contained carrier features an aluminum frame that can carry up to 300 pounds with off-road tires, a telescoping handle, cup holders, and a removable, washable zippered bag to keep everything organized.
Thule has added packs designed for skiing & snowboarding to its line of technical backpacks. There are two: a 35-liter and a 20-liter, both offering diagonal ski carry & horizontal or vertical board carry as well as easy access pockets you can reach without taking the pack off.