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With record-breaking Memorial Day Weekend travel rush behind us, the transportation industry expects a major travel boom this summer. Just in time, luggage brands are offering deep discounts on popular styles of suitcases and other essentials.and a
Whether you’re backpacking through the mountains with friends, jaunting to the city for a romantic weekend, flying to a resort for a luxurious vacation or even just taking a quick work trip, there are deals out there for suitcases, backpacks, duffels or overnight bags. CBS Essentials has done the research: Here are 10 great deals on luggage and gear for summer travel.
For the month-long beach vacation: Calpak Travel Ambeur carry-on
Calpak is a California-based luggage brand selling stylish, high-quality luggage that looks and feels a lot more expensive than it actually is. Luggage, available in tons of fun colors, can conveniently be purchased à la carte or as a 2- or 3-piece set — enough for that month-long trip to the beach. Currently, all suitcases, travel bags and accessories on their website are majorly marked down, including the rose-gold-hued Ambeur, a shimmering, metallic hard-shell style.
For the luxury traveler: Mark & Graham Terminal 1 checked luggage
Anyone heading overseas on a luxurious vacation deserves a large and stylish suitcase as a travel companion. Mark & Graham’s sophisticated Terminal 1 is a unique, polycarbonate suitcase with leather details, complete with a TSA-approved lock, an easy-telescoping handle and 360-degree spinning wheels. Personalized monogramming gives it a final classy touch. Currently, the white with black leather option is $80 off on the brand’s website.
For the week-long surf trip: Patagonia Black Hole duffel
Patagonia’s Black Hole collection, made out of recycled plastic bottles, is designed to withstand all weather conditions. As the name implies, this duffel bag is a toss-it-all-in solution — perfect for those surfing, kayaking and other sporty trips that don’t involve suits and dresses. There are two good reasons to be happy with a Patagonia purchase: The company has a reputation for having a low environmental impact, and Patagonia offers an “ironclad guarantee” — if there is ever an issue with a product, they will fix it or replace it for free.
For a quick business trip: Tumi 4-Wheeled compact duffel
Tumi is one of the most respected luggage brands in the world, known for producing high-quality, sophisticated pieces for the frequent flier. A solid option for a weekend getaway in the city or an overnight business trip, the four-wheeled compact duffel offers ample space for a few outfits and shoes and convenient pockets to hold a computer and other small electronics. Currently, the popular Tumi piece is majorly marked down, from $650 to just $390 — just in time for summer.
For the 5-star New York City getaway: Away Travel Aluminum The Bigger Carry-On
Direct-to-consumer luggage company Away Travel launched in 2015, offering sleek and sophisticated luggage for the millennial traveler. Thanks to social media and cool features like a removable, rechargeable battery for on-the-go phone charging, the polycarbonate bags with spinner wheels amassed a fast following. The Bigger Carry-On from the aluminum collection, available in rose gold, gold, silver and black, is definitely a luxury piece from the line. Looking nearly identical to the coveted Rimowa, the perfect dupe is a fraction of the price — $495 versus $1100.
For the minimalist: Monos Check-In Large
Monos is a Canadian brand designed for the world traveler looking for durable, minimalist chic luggage. Each suitcase features the company’s trademark, unbreakable polycarbonate shell, a sturdy handle, spinner wheels and vegan leather details. Currently, every piece of the collection is 25% off at the Monos website, with a lifetime guarantee and 100-day trial period.
For the family vacation to Disney: Samsonite Freeform Hardside 28-inch bag
Packing for a family trip can be tricky, but the Samsonite Freeform, a highly rated and popular style from respected luggage brand Samsonite, can make it a whole lot easier. Extra roomy, the hardshell check-in has ample space for everyone’s swimsuits, shorts and tees for the long-awaited family trip to the happiest place on earth. Regularly priced at $250, it is currently reduced to $173.
For the camping trip with friends: North Face Terra 65
The North Face has been making built-to-last outdoor gear for decades. The Terra 65 is a go-to for experienced backpackers, offering an ample amount of space for clothes and gear and a comfortable fit. The twill beige and Sullivan green version here is currently on sale for $114 from $190 at The North Face.
For the teen traveler: Pottery Barn Teen Jet Set Supernova checked spinner
Pottery Barn Teen’s Jet Set Supernova is a fun and functional check-in spinner perfect for the underage traveler. With a durable outer shell and retractable spinners, it is designed for years of wear and tear. Regularly priced at $230, the bag is on offer for just $160.
For anyone with lost-luggage nightmares: Amazon Basics carry-on backpack
Nearly everyone has a story involving lost luggage. Amazon Basics’ carry-on backpack is perfect for packing a few essentials, just in case checked luggage doesn’t make it to the baggage claim. In addition to offering ample space for a day or two worth of clothes, it is equipped with padded pockets for a laptop and convenient zippered pockets for everything from liquids to special documents. Normally $60, the black version is currently on offer at its lowest price ever, $33, while the red and blue are slightly more.