Just like the perfect pair of shoes, I’m always on the hunt for the perfect carry-on for my weekend escapes. I’ve certainly done my fair share of trial and error when it comes to carry-ons, but that’s life, right?! As a self-proclaimed “weekender”, my packing choices have ranged from multiple suitcases to backpacks, to large duffle bags, and more. I never carry duffle bags anymore because they can get so heavy and awkward to carry. At the end of the day, I still have never found the perfect carry-on. Until now.
I want to start by saying I’m not an affiliate, but I’ve done my research and I’m just genuinely excited about this brand and their products. Away luggage is a younger company that’s quickly grown and continues to perfect their product. Starting with one carry-on suitcase and only 4 employees, they’ve grown to over 100 employees and more than half a dozen products (and colors!!) to choose from! Classified as “smart luggage”, they’ve become one of the more affordable options with their direct-to-consumer business model.
When I say perfect carry-on, I mean:
Away offers the Carry-On and the Bigger Carry-On along with other sizes and options, including a kids size! They’ve taken the time to offer multiple options which makes me really happy as a consumer because they’re preparing me for different trips and needs.
I do know that my weekend escapes require the perfect sized carry-on so I can easily travel with it, carry it, and still bring everything I need. The original carry-on has no problem fitting my long list of items for any weekend getaway. Hello, outfit options!
The Carry-On is SEVEN pounds. I can hold that baby up with my pinky which means I get to fill it to the brim with all my necessities. The Bigger Carry-On is only 7.3lbs and still meets the carry-on requirements for the majority of U.S. airlines.
So, I’ve always opted for the carry-ons or suitcases with pockets on the outside, even though I rarely use those pockets. With Away, I don’t miss the pockets and totally prefer the durable shell that doesn’t break under pressure. In fact, the suitcase can even bend a little to prevent any damage.
- Wheels – Every suitcase should have 4 wheels. Period. Not only does Away feature the fancy Hinomoto wheels, but they’re also backed by a lifetime warranty. WIN!
- Colors – All. The. Colors. Honestly, the hardest decision about purchasing one of these is picking a color! Naturally, I was drawn to the bright white. I was worried about it getting dirty, but the shell of the suitcase can easily be wiped down.
- Compartments – Inside, you’ll find two compartments and a hidden laundry bag. I’m completely amazed by how much I can fit inside this carry-on. Packing cubes aren’t necessary because of the awesome compression system located inside.
- TSA Approved Lock – The zippers actually come together to lock the suitcase so you don’t have to worry about forgetting the lock at home.
- Built-In Battery Charger – Don’t find yourself stuck on the ground next to an available outlet to charge your phone in the airport. Charge any USB device wherever you are with the carry-on. Checking your carry-on with the airline? The charger is easily accessible and can be removed with one click.
Overall, I’m just in love with this carry-on and the Away company. You can purchase a carry-on or suitcase right now and get $20 off by using my link (& I’ll get a credit for my next purchase!), or take your shot at getting it for free! 👇
I’m Giving One Away! (No Pun Intended 😉)
So here’s the deal. I jumped online and was ready to order one of these perfect carry-on’s when I had the brilliant idea to purchase one for YOU! In honor of my 6 month blogging anniversary, I’ve purchased a white carry-on from Away Luggage and will be sending it off to travel the world with one lucky winner. 😊 As my first giveaway ever, I’m making the steps pretty simple:
- Follow me on Instagram
- Like the photo associated with the giveaway
- And then tag a friend! You can tag an additional 4 friends for extra entries, but I’m not going to have you go overboard and tag every person you’ve met since kindergarten.
If you’re already following me on Instagram, you rock and you’re ahead of the game!
This giveaway begins on Wednesday, February 28 and ends on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 11:59 pm. Only U.S. Residents are eligible to win the carry-on. Winner will be notified no later than Wednesday, March 7. The item will be shipped within two weeks of receiving shipping information from the winner. This giveaway is not sponsored and does not have any affiliation with Instagram or Away.
Leave me a comment and let me know where you’re going on your next weekend vacay!