As a traveller who spends far an excessive amount of time in transit, I often obsess over varied parts of the journey expertise, like baggage, and methods to make it not suck while additionally wanting presentable.
I’ve tried tons, hated tons, damaged many a contender – and ultimately landed on the Away Carry On, which I completely swear by. It’s faithfully been with me for years, just about untarnished regardless of the terrible situations (and airways) I’ve subjected it to, however generally I simply can’t fairly match every part into the rolling stick with it itself.
Enter: the Away accent backpacks and baggage, my new obsession.
Earlier this yr, my buddy Ceci stunned me with the very beneficiant reward of an Away “Everywhere Bag” to match my stick with it. She knew I used to be fairly evangelical in regards to the model, and although I’d seen the accent bag launched on-line, I need to say, it was by no means on my radar.
Actually, I assumed it was costly, which it’s, and didn’t think about it to really be all that useful, and I used to be incorrect about a kind of issues. I already had a backpack I wielded on high of the stick with it, and it wasn’t excellent however hey, it labored and it was like $20 bucks on Amazon.
As soon as in possession of this Away improve in fact, I walked a really totally different stroll.
The very first thing that drew me in, is a selected slip on the bag, which seamlessly matches over the handles of the Away Carry On. It’s like an ideal glove, that slips on and off simply, however does every part you need like completely balancing and stabilising your accent bag on high of your stick with it. You possibly can even tilt it sideways and there it sits, balanced and poised. The easiest way to really see what I’m speaking about is to look at the little video they’ve, buried within the product photographs here. Click on, watch and return.
As famous, I’ve lengthy struggled with backpacks and different baggage that I might place on high of my stick with it, which might ultimately fall off, however till this bag landed in my lap, forcing me to take the leap of religion – or quite, to strive a brand new bag which was really meant to work in concord – I had no concept how significantly better it really was. No extra elephant balancing on a skateboard.
I’ve now taken this stick with it duo on the highway, hitting Europe, Asia, Australia, the Center East and the Americas and it’s laborious to precise how pleased I’m with the combo, aside from to say that I actually, actually am. There are all kinds of useful compartments each hidden and never, which create locations you may simply entry, and others which might require somebody to undo just a few zips earlier than they acquired to the great things.
I purchased my very own Away carry on, I appreciated it a lot I purchased one for Laura, and aside from the beneficiant reward from my buddy Ceci (who doesn’t work at Away), I get nothing from Away right here. With a number of the bloggers as of late, it’s good to spell that out clearly. Mainly, I’m now bought – and as proof, we simply ordered an analogous accent bag for Laura, in order that we could be much more tragically matching in airports around the globe.
In the mean time, Away has a really cool wanting assortment of those baggage, together with a restricted version Japanese leather camouflage model. After all, camouflage is legitimately illegal in 11 countries, however there are many non camouflage choices as effectively, and actually I received’t be setting foot in too most of the ones the place it’s unlawful. Would you want me to say camouflage as soon as extra, for good measure?
This backpack design borrows an analogous idea to the deal with bag I take advantage of, the place an ideal fold opens to slide the bag onto the deal with of the stick with it, permitting for seamless wheeling by the airport and wherever else life takes you. With the ability to management your complete journey rig with one hand, whereas additionally multi tasking or simply sipping espresso with the opposite is a really welcomed choice.
Beginning at $145, these items positively aren’t low cost, however should you occur to make use of Away, or one other four wheel spinner stick with it, the seamless performance of this bag simply can’t be beat. Or possibly it will possibly, however I haven’t seen it but. In sensible phrases, this might rely as your “small personal item” which each and every traveller is entitled to carry on board along with a full sized stick with it.
By maximising the 2, you actually can match an entire lot of sh*t, with no need to examine a bag. If you consider at the least $50 per checked bag spherical journey, $145 for a sport changer to assist get you out of checking a bag isn’t a foul lifetime worth. I can solely communicate from private expertise, and I’m hooked. Fortunately, my Away Travel small private merchandise is just too…
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