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Best Travel Luggage Champion 2020
Our Best Travel Luggage 2020 has to soar high on long-lasting durability, organization and access, and flexibility to adapt on the fly…
You can spot a Topo Designs piece a mile off. Their signature styling and colorway combinations help them stand out from the crowd. But their Travel Bag Roller offers more than just eye-catching vibes. It’s been carefully designed to tick all the boxes you want in travel luggage.
This roller is built to last, taking on the demands of travel with ease, with a marriage between a tough hard-sided back and burly softgood front.
In the organization department, you’ll find no shortage of pockets and compartments to neatly store your gear and avoid jumbled messes, while still being able to access the essentials you need on the go. And the design is rounded off with multiple carry options, allowing you to wheel it, carry it by the side handles, or haul it on your back with the stowable backpack straps.
This is the kind of luggage that doesn’t dictate how you can travel or where you can go. Instead, it adapts easily to changing environments, embracing smooth airport floors, cobbled streets and winding stairways alike. It’s tough, playful and versatile, all in a highly considered design intended for maximum travel ease. Bravo, Topo Designs!
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honor, we bow our heads in the utmost respect and kudos. If this were a dais, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we’re sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
Weekenders have traditionally been associated with casual travel elegance. A grab-and-go bag for last-minute getaways and weekend adventures. But many of them are lacking when it comes to quickly accessing and organizing your gear. And they can be pretty weighty too, with heavy materials and hardware. And that’s before you’ve even put anything in them.
Bellroy’s Weekender Plus shakes the weekender game up. It’s a piece that exudes smart-casual style without forgetting travel functionality. You benefit from a good selection of interior and exterior pockets (including internal padded storage for 13″ tech), plus a wide opening for easy packing and access. And it’s made from durable, recycled fabric and environmentally certified leather detailing, while still maintaining a lightweight build. It’s a highly thoughtful take on the weekender category and an undeniably cool companion on your next getaway. Awesome job, Bellroy!
Balancing travel with more sustainable living is a tricky conundrum. But PROJECTKIN are tackling the problem before you’ve stepped out the door. Their KIN Carry-on features a groundbreaking biodegradable shell that offers all the durability you want from luggage, while being far more sustainable to produce than traditional luggage. Where biodegradable components are not possible, the brand have instead opted for high-quality alternatives that will stand the test of time, ultimately resulting in luggage that lasts longer.
The suitcase’s clean lines and striking aesthetics add a touch of personality that’s often missing from luggage, while still being versatile enough for business and leisure use alike. And the functional interior organization keeps the contents neat and secure without cluttering the design. This is a great step forward in the journey to more sustainable travel and wonderful innovation from a brand clearly committed to changing the luggage industry for the better. Superb work, PROJECTKIN!