Smart (and Stylish!) Luggage Options For Winter Travel
If all your luggage is doing for you in 2016 is carrying your clothing, you’re way, way behind the curve (no offense). The latest crop of carry-alls go above and beyond protecting your belongings, offering such technologically-enhanced features as GPS, Bluetooth and built-in luggage scales. All you’ve gotta do? Get yourself there.
Rimowa Bossa Nova Multiwheel
When we first saw this jet-green, trolley-style suitcase from German brand Rimowa, we did a double take. Then we took a closer look, inspecting its patented lock system, 360-degree spinning wheels, and its electronic tag, which allows owners to check the location of their luggage through an app on their phones, and we got really excited.
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Tumi Short Trip Packing Case
Tumi's latest luggage line boasts a modern silhouette and a ribbed, aerospace-inspired exterior. Other offerings? Two clever built-in TSA combination locks, four dual-spinning recessed wheels, and a hanger bracket for some of your more delicate threads.
Don’t let its candy floss color fool you. This is one of the smartest suitcases around. It has double-spinning Japanese wheels, a water-resistant shell, two built-in phone chargers and a built-in scale (no more overweight baggage fees!) — plus, a Bluetooth radio that will tell you when your luggage is coming down the baggage carousel.
Away The Medium
Leave it to a pair of former Warby Park execs to design a suitcase that revolutionizes the way we pack. Away’s midsize checked bag comes with a nylon laundry bag, a patent-pending compression system (no more sitting on top your trunk to make it fit) and two sleek compartments—one for clothing, the other for shoes and toiletries.
Bluesmart Black Edition
Beyond its top-of-the-line materials and handsome design, what really sets Bluesmart Black Edition is its technology. The vessel comes with such mod cons as a USB charger with a 10,000 mAh battery, allowing you to charge your smartphone up to six times throughout your travels; a Bluetooth-enabled remote locking; a digital scale; and a GPS technology that will let you locate the whereabouts of your suitcase anywhere in the world.
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Briggs & Riley Sympatico Large Cx Spinner
If you (like us) are always over-packing, consider investing in this large Briggs & Riley Spinner. The suitcase is super lightweight for its mammoth size, and features compression panels and perfect corners that allows for flat packing. Other noteworthy features: a garment hook, a smooth, soft-touch interior, and wheels that spin like a dream.