- Buyer's Guide
Best Check In Finalists – Carry Awards
Wheels on luggage were a revolution. Then 4 wheel spinners were a revolution. Then getting rid of wheels and returning to backpacks was a revolution. Now crazy heavy old cases that need a porter to move them to your private jet is meant to be a revolution.
No matter how you see it, there are more options than ever in luggage, and our nominees show it. From casual to formal, from outdoor to airport only, you will find both a format to suit, as well as an emotional connection to inspire.
Please, help your favorite win the gong…
With the Tegra Lite range extending right through to bulletproof attache cases, this collection is becoming a spearhead for Tumi. With their spinner, you get a new staple for the corporate travellers, and a very solid contender for best Check In.
A sculptural telescoping handle, a case design inspired by clam shells and ribcages, and solid all round features put Samsonite’s Cosmolite into contention. It’s getting harder to split the options, but we think our audience will have very valid thoughts.
From the company that has done more than almost any to educate around eco, we get a diverse, flexible and really well considered duffel to haul and abuse on any adventure you can muster for.
While lots love the look of the Rimowa & Moncler, and others love the new softer tyres and smoother handle on the Salsa Deluxe, lightweight has won with the nomination of the Salsa Air. There has been very accomplished weight savings in this range that we think should be recognised.
One of the most exciting carry brands to emerge in recent years, Bonastre create play both with formats and leathers. Their bags are delightful in the attention to simple details, and their 48 Hrs is a great example of this.
The only bag we’ve ever rated that comes with its own hammock, VSTR takes the youthful exuberance of its surf roots, but adds a maturity that makes it more classic. The Nomadic will go most places you want it to.
For around $80, you get a big space to cram all sorts of gear, haul it on your back, or tuck the straps away and check it in. There are lots of bags like this, but few that are as nice to use and as easy on the pocket.
Voting has closed and winners have been selected. Check out the winners here.