If you are still lugging a big bag over your shoulder, well, then it’s time for an upgrade. Modern Explorers travel with ease; this notion is not only necessary but a way of life for true jetsetters. How does one attain this level of life upgrade? The answer starts with the perfect rolling suitcase. We put a number of hard and soft shell rollers through the test these last few weeks; the result—in no particular order—is below for your smooth traveling pleasure. Glide through the airport this season with these top picks for rolling bags, so all you have to worry about is what cocktail you’re going to enjoy in the Delta Sky Lounge.
RIMOWA ORIGINAL CABIN
The Mercedes of luggage is Rimowa. This cabin bag is made from high-end anodized aluminum and engineered with longevity in mind. It’s surprisingly lightweight and designed to fit in most airplane overhead compartments. Your gifts will most definitely be safe is this outstanding roller.
TNF BASECAMP VOYAGER ROLLER
This roller from The North Face is as tough as it gets to handle any winter travel. It’s constructed with durable yet lightweight recycled ripstop nylon fabric, and its smooth wheels and wide handle make navigating airports a breeze this holiday season.
GLOBAL TRAVEL BAG ROLLER
Topo Designs took their best-selling bag, and tossed some wheels on it. The recycled Global Travel Bag Roller is a carry-on compliant soft-shell suitcase with 3-way carry capabilities, side grab, extending handle, or stowable backpack straps. Thye use used heavy-duty, crush-proof wheels for a smooth ride.
HERSCHEL TRADE CARRY ON
Herschel nails it with their durable four-wheel Trade Carry-On. It has a retractable trolley and neoprene padded handles are designed for gliding through the busy terminals with comfort and ease this Christmas.
MONOS CARRY ON PLUS
Monos has climbed up the ranks and is made for those who want some extra room with a carry-on. The travel roller is outfitted with an unbreakable polycarbonate shell, ultra-sturdy telescopic handle, TSA-approved lock, whisper-quiet wheels, vegan leather details, and all-premium materials.
Horizon Studios makes luggage that is so clutch. They focus on sustainability, are engineered in Germany, and are made with circularity in mind. This roller cabin bag is truly luggage you only buy once – and keep forever.
Any of these rolling suitcases will have you smoothly gliding to your gate like Wayne Gretzky circa ’95. Happy countdown to Christmas folks.
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