Category: Luggage

Too lazy to carry your luggage?  Try FlyLite…

Too lazy to carry your luggage? Try FlyLite…

There’s a new company that packs, delivers, picks up, and even dry cleans your stuff so you don’t have to. Billing itself as a remote wardrobe manager, FlyLite sends you an empty  suitcase to fill with your usual travel  gear which you then return for them to clean, store and catalogue.   When you’re going [...]

Solar-powered laptop case

Solar-powered laptop case

The idea of a solar powered laptop case was unveiled at Las Vegas’ CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in 2006.   And now that vision has become a reality, thanks to Eclipe Solar Gear. They have come up with a hardcase that can charge laptops and other items, so long as there’s plenty of sunshine of [...]

Veuve Clicquot travel companion

Veuve Clicquot travel companion

Veuve Clicquot  has come up with  the perfect travel companion.  This innovative cooler pack,  made of neoprene and leather, costs just  $89.99 (and includes one bottle of Veuve and two custom Champagne flutes!)  and allows you to  transport your Champagne with you on your travels. It can be found at wine.com and on other retail [...]

The Beerbelly

The Beerbelly

Not only will The Beerbelly help you look the part at baseball games and the like, it’ll also help you to keep hydrated. This removable spare tyre sits underneath your clothing, and is made with a neoprene holster and a polyurethane bladder that holds up to 80 fluid ounces, along with a tube for dispensing.

StashCard

StashCard

If you have a laptop, the chances are that you don’t use the PC card slot. Well, now you can use that empty space for something practical  yet unrelated to the performance of your machine. With the StashCard from Wireless Garden, you can use it to store small items such as memory cards, stamps, keys [...]

Acton Treadway Cummerbund Bag

Acton Treadway Cummerbund Bag

The Acton Treadway Cummerbund Bag is made to go around your waist or across your body (as pictured). It has three separate pockets and made in LA from leather and felt.  Or, as they put it, it’s “like having pockets around your waist but leaving your pants pockets free for your hands”.  At $500 a [...]

Solar-powered handbag

Solar-powered handbag

Doctoral student Joe Hynek (aka ‘solarjo.com‘) has designed  a fashion friendly handbag covered in solar panels, allowing you to always re-charge your mobile phone or MP3 when on the move. The final product looks to have been tastefully finished and I’m sure at $300 a piece he should be able to find a few buyers.

KLM luggage labels

KLM luggage labels

Book a flight  via KLM.nl and you can now create your own luggage labels in the process. Upload a picture of your own and you can create a truly unique label – perhaps a picture of favourite destination or one of yourself or the family.   Alternatively, there’s a range of KLM images to choose [...]

Fun luggage tags from Pamela Barsky

Fun luggage tags from Pamela Barsky

Ever travelled with a traditional-looking black suitcase and not been sure which one is yours as they emerge on the luggage carousel?   You  could try tieing some colourful ribbon to a handle but these disposable luggage tags from Pamela Barsky are much more fun! With colourful messages such as “I’m pretty sure this isn’t [...]

TUMI Tracer

TUMI Tracer

It’s a figure that’s hard to digest but more than 3 million bags are lost in transit every year.  Many more, of course, are left in hotels, taxis and the like. Buy luggage from TUMI, however, and you could avoid falling victim to lost luggage. A few years ago they introduced  the TUMI Tracer which [...]

Transforming suitcases from Yanko Design

Transforming suitcases from Yanko Design

Yanko Design have come up with a number of suitcases with innovative designs through their Home Comforts on the Go furniture collection.   Pictured is the ‘Suitcase-Turn-Chair’ which is designed  to act as an alternative to uncomfortable seating at airport lounges. Also in the range is a suitcase that doubles up as chest of drawers [...]

Self-weighing luggage

Self-weighing luggage

Avoid costly overweight luggage penalties with the Solutions Luggage Collection from Ricardo Beverley Hills. These cleverly designed cases feature a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents. It has received top honours from the Travel Goods Association, winning the Innovative Award at the 2006 Travel Goods Show.

MoMAstore wooden briefcase

MoMAstore wooden briefcase

This unique briefcase is the work of designer Takumi Shimamura and is made from ecological thinned Japanese cedar. Handmade by Japanese craftsmen and with a water-repellent finish, it is designed with laptops in mind and available from MoMAstore  for $265.

Ducati luggage

Ducati luggage

Hear the name Ducati and you probably think of motorbikes.   But did you know they’ve also licensed their name to a luggage line? The Ducati Collection from TUMI includes everything from the £245 T3 Ducati Factor Carry-On Duffel (pictured) to the T3 Ducati Turn Transporter 22″ at £450. They come in a stylish red [...]

Monogram Canvas Alzer Luggage

Monogram Canvas Alzer Luggage

With a starting  price of  $3,800, the Monogram Canvas Alzer Luggage set from Louis Vuitton is not for the cost-conscious. These beautiful crafted  luggage pieces  are made of solid, re-inforced panels, with polished brass fittings and, as you’d expect, have  an exceptional finish. Ideal for overnight trips or longer journeys.

Fido Luggage

Fido Luggage

No more lugging your luggage around! With Fido Luggage, your luggage follows you instead. The case is the brainchild of architect Peter Yeadon and follows its owner thanks to a wireless signal that connects with a special watch controller, or in response to voice commands. It’s still in prototype at the moment, and may never [...]

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