HOLIDAY HAULERS: BAGS TO GET YOUR GIFTS THERE + BACK
Headed over the river and through the woods? Make sure you have room for all your holiday booty by enlisting bags with convertible cargo areas or feather-light, pack-flat carryalls.
If you have to walk uphill (both ways, in the snow) to Grandma’s house, you’ll appreciate the lightweight construction and oversized, treaded wheels of the Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22” Duffel Bag. If Granny spoils you, and we hope she does, you’ll love the expandable cargo areas and add-a-bag options.
For you neat freaks who also love a bargain, we recommend the IT Luggage Groove Max Hardside 2 Piece Set. This uber-sturdy hard-side spinner is extremely well priced for its offerings, which include 360-degree spinner wheels, interior organizer pockets and a 2.5” gusset that reveals up to 25% more packing space.
Think you can’t live out of a single backpack for a long weekend? Think again. The eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender not only has a whopping 3,300 cubic inches to offer—it’s also got a unique fold-down shelf in the main cargo area to keep items from shifting in transit, crazy-smart organizational pockets and more.
Meet your new holiday hero: the Kipling Art U Tote! Available in six cheery colors (each with a coordinating monkey keyfob) it’s the bag you’ll buy twice this year: once to give to your sister, and again because you have to have one for yourself. Zippered corners transform it to a satchel in seconds.
If there’s a woman who doesn’t need a festive tote in her everyday arsenal, we haven’t met her. We especially love the Vera Bradley Lighten Up Expandable Travel Tote for its comfy rolled handles, secure top-zip construction and ingenious middle gusset that adds an extra 4” of cargo space.
All the hauling capabilities of your favorite sport duffel, with handy straps that convert to a hands-free backpack! The OGIO Endurance 8.0 can definitely go the distance, with loads of carefully organized areas—including ventilated pockets for shoes, dirty clothes or the awful cologne you’re going to return.
Looking for a way to live out of your bag and still feel like a grown-up? The head-turning Barracuda Collapsible Carry-On comes with a built-in laptop shelf and rechargeable battery with 15 days of life—PLUS an app-enabled location tracker that will help you track lost luggage or let you know when your bag is on the carousel.
Why gamble with room for PRESENTS? The new Briggs & Riley Sympatico CX Large Expandable Spinner is roomy enough to bring everything you need for your trip—and expands to a full 9,000 cubic inches for the trip home. The CX™ expansion-compression system even increases your packing capacity by 25%.
If you’re schlepping stuff for the whole family this holiday season, you’ll definitely need a whole extra goodie bag. The ultra-durable High Sierra Pack-N-Go 36” Duffel holds more than 8200 cubic inches of prezzies, but is designed to pack flat in your suitcase, in the unlikely event that everybody gets gift cards.
If there was EVER a time to throw down for a festive luggage set, it’s during the holidays. Gift yourself or someone you love with the Ben Sherman Glasgow Upright Collection—including a 20” carry on and 24” and 28” checkers, in two pleasing palettes (red/black and burgundy/blue) sure to stand out on the carousel.