We know you’re probably in the middle of booking your dream honeymoon hotel or shopping for cute honeymoon swimsuits or fedoras, but don’t forget one of the most important things that will help make your honeymoon travel as easy and pain-free as possible: your luggage! Now, if you’re a seasoned traveler you might already have this whole luggage thing down, but if you need a little help, fear not! While we suggest choosing function over form when it comes to the perfect set of honeymoon luggage, these days it’s possible to find both. Check out 5 of our favorite luggage pieces for your honeymoon, below, that are all functional, fashionable and in it for the long-haul (just like you!).
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1. Away, The Large, $295
Away, the direct-to-consumer brand changing the luggage industry, brings to you a hardshell exterior suitcase that’s seriously impressive. It’s made of 100% Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate, that is super strong and impact resistant. At just 9 pounds, you can load up your wardrobe without shamefully handing over an over-weight bag at baggage drop. Plus, it comes with a TSA—approved combination lock, compression system, removable, washable laundry bag, double-wheel spinners and a leather luggage tag. If you need a complete set, consider purchasing either The Carry-On & The Large two piece set ($475), or the set of three, which also includes The Medium ($695). Bonus, The Carry-On also comes with a removable 10,000 mAh battery and two USB ports, and the wall adapter and luggage charging cables are included in the purchase price.
2. Herschel Supply Co. Trade, Large, $329.99
A timeless suitcase for the everyday traveler. the Trade Luggage collection from Herschel Supply Co. is a no-frills suitcase built on timeless silhouettes and refined details. The Trade Large includes a design driven, hardshell exterior, with 4 wheels. It’s a durable option for those needing high-volume storage. And we’re kind of in love with the bright coral mesh interior. Plus, you can add on some of their handy pouches or passport holders which come in a variety of patterns.
3. Flight 001, F1 Avionette Check-in, $240
Flight 001’s F1 Avionette Check-in is a retro-modern take on the 1960’s. The 8.5lb suitcase is an over-packer’s friendly companion, even including a reinforcement strap. Plus, a handy magazine pocket on the back of the suitcase (should you be like myself and choose to purchase 5 magazines at inflated airport prices). The most noteworthy feature? The exterior is made of water-repellent nylon, so your suitcase can survive even the worst tropical downpour. We also love the antique brass hardware (especially the handles!) and the electric blue interior. This suitcase is kind of the travel essential for your travel essentials. Plus, Flight001 also offers an arrangement of other travel needs, from in-flight comforts to travel adapters, so the site is pretty much a must-visit before you skip town.Need to finish the set? Add the F1 Avionette 4W Carry-On to your cart ($195). Note: There is Express shipping for last-minute packers (err, guilty).
4. Raden, The A50 Set, $595
For the ultra-modern couple, the A50 Set is a sure-fire win. Not only is its sleek, minimalistic design like not-much else we’ve seen, the Makralon Polycarbonate exterior is so durable (and flexible), that you can literally jump on it and it won’t budge. Plus, this suitcase has serious smart capabilities, such as the handle that doubles as a scale, location proximity sensors (so you track your bag as you go), and a 7,800 mAh battery (allowing for four full phone charges) and two USB ports. The reversed zipper lining provides waterproof sealing, and the TSA-approved lock is an added bonus. We’re also super-impressed with their packaging, which includes a dust-bag so you can neatly store your suitcase when you don’t have travel planned.
5. Bluesmart One, $449
My husband and I once packed for a trip to Rome in carry-ons. Only, we didn’t account for the number of gifts and inevitable luxuries we’d be trekking home. All return travel issues aside, it worked out quite well, without the fear of losing a bag. So if you’re up for the challenge, the Bluesmart One is a definite carry-on contender. Bluesmart is a company solely focused on improving luggage for travelers, creating the first smart suitcase ever. And seems to us like they’ve succeeded. To start, the Bluesmart One offers a weather-resistant hardshell. But the technology is what makes this piece stand out. It offers a location tracker where you can see the bags location anywhere in the world, a battery charger (which charges your devices up to 6 times!), a built-in scale and a remote lock (via the Bluesmart app). And if you lose your bag, well, it’ll lock itself. The Bluesmart app also offers an itinerary planner and information on your next destination. Want a first-class luggage upgrade? Consider the new limited edition Black Edition ($599) which offers a sleeker, more durable body. Simply stated, Bluesmart is your one-stop-shop for a smarter travel journey.