Nanuk’s wheeled hard-sided case is perfect for traveling with cameras and lenses, drones, or other delicate equipment. It’s a TSA-compliant 22″ x 14″ x 9″, and can be kitted out with a cubed foam insert, a zippered lid organizer, a padded divider, or purchased empty. Nanuk makes specialized cases as well.
THE BEST Suitcases
Small in size, but big on style, Herschel Supply’s Trade Carry On in “Creepers Black” is your TSA-approved way to bring snakes on a plane. And centipedes. Measuring 21.5″ x 14″ x 9″, the four-wheel ABS hard-shell luggage has a retractable handle, neoprene padded handles, two-way zipper, and black-and-white striped fabric liner.
Improve the way you pack and unpack with these compression packing cubes. With their super stretchy mesh tops, they let you pack an incredible amount in a small space. The set includes small, medium, and large sizes, and is 48% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
German suitcase maker Floyd’s line of colorful hardshell cases glides on polyurethane wheels inspired by the skateboards of the 1970s and 1980s. Like an actual skateboard, the wheels are easily replaceable. The cases come in cabin and checked bag sizes, and are made from sturdy polycarbonate Makrolon.
This premium spinner-style checked luggage is perfect for bringing home extra goodies you bought while on vacation. It provides a sturdy hardshell to protect contents, and a center section that an expand up to 47%. Its dual-caster wheels spin smoothly and effortlessly too.
Music and sound design studio Golden Hum shares a brief look inside the Rimowa factory, where sheets of polycarbonate are vacuum-formed into shape, then cut with waterjets, and assembled to form their premium hard-sided luggage. Watch a metal suitcase come together here.
This carry-on suitcase doubles as a sound system. It packs a removable Bluetooth speaker unit with two 6″ x 4″ woofers, two 22mm tweeters, and a 25-watt amp. Features a durable hard shell construction, a TSA combination lock, and 360º rotating casters.
While the weight of a suitcase made from wood makes it a bit impractical, we still love the look of this beautiful piece of luggage that Ollari’s created from bent pieces of 8mm thick plywood. It always amazes us the kind of things you can do with just wood, glue, and some skill.
Suitcases can be made from fabric or even metal, but there’s no more satisfying way to produce a bag than to form it out plastic. This brief video shows off the process of shaping a suitcase by molding a thick polycarbonate sheet around a heated form. More here.
This compact roll-aboard has smartly placed zipper pockets, an internal mesh divider, and stretchy CRAM zones, which expand space while keeping the bag easy to zip closed. Small enough to fit most overhead bins too. Available in five colors, including this sweet camo.
A smartly designed carry-on, perfect for quick business trips. When hung up, it keeps your clothes neatly organized on built-in shelves. Has separate compartments for shoes, dirty laundry, and an two front pockets for documents. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
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