The days where it was acceptable to lug your beaten, fifteen year old and frankly hideous samsonite bag into the overhead locker are gone. Luggage is now an important part of any trip, for business or leisure. If you have already invested in that slick new travelling suit or superb noise cancelling headphones but are accompanied by some gastly bag, it is time to change.
A good carry-on bag can make or break your travelling experience. Get it wrong and you’ll be searching through your entire bag to get your boarding pass, pulled up a security without knowing where your laptop is or looking like a fool trying to lug around a week’s worth of clothing in a bag made for an overnight trip. Getting your luggage right will make travel far more enjoyable and impress colleagues or girlfriends alike.
It can be overwhelming to decide what kind of luggage you want (or need), to simply your choice, we have selected rolling, duffels and backpacks to enhance the heck out of your next trip.
If your spending a little longer abroad or need to carry a lot of kit (we all like to have options) your best bet is rolling luggage. They tend to be bigger than their soft shell cousins and will allow you to pack more and carry it easier. These are perfect for business trips as you’ll be able to roll through the airport into the board room with ease, as well as looking badass.
You might have a bad perception of the rolling carry on, but, brands like Rimowa, Away, Valextra and Brics have proved that you can roll in style for any budget and taste. There are a range of hard and soft shell options that you can carry onto the plane, here is our pick of the bunch:
Duffel and Weekender Bags
The duffel bag has long been a staple for men. Their versatility, practicality and aesthetic appeal left them unrivalled in the bag department. There is a vast array of materials, sizes and styles available today varying from the waterproof Rains weekender bag to the iconic Mulberry Clipper Leather Holdall. No doubt, there is a bag for you.
A great leather duffel bag is a good investment, care for it properly and it could outlast you. An heirloom if you will.
If you’re the kind of guy who considers himself of a ‘traveller’ or ‘adventurer’ than someone just going on holidays, a backpack is likely to be your weapon of choice when it comes to carry on luggage. You might not look like Steve Mcqueen with a duffel bag slung over your shoulder, but at least your saving your back. Function over form? Am I right? It can be easy to get the humble backpack wrong and end up looking like your a thirty year old who’s still travelling with your parents, but get it right and you could look cooler that Mcqueen himself.
Luckily for you, we have combed through many a backpack and have created a distilled list of simply the coolest backpacks for men.
Business & Laptop Bags
Travelling between boardroom to boardroom can be an arduous task, especially when you need to lob around a selection of different things to keep you looking sharp and to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Were sure you’re away that it’s even harder to do this stylishly. This selection of bags are sure to allow you to carry everything whilst keeping you looking fresh in the lounge of your airline of choice.