You may remember this post where I mentioned I was in the market for a new carry on bag, especially since I always make a point to travel with only my carry on items! This Away Carry On bag was on my narrowed down list of bags that I was eyeing, and I ended up lucking out when Away offered to send me one of their new bags to try out!
I’ll be completely honest with you, when it arrived I thought it looked extremely small, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to pack one night’s worth of clothes much less a weekend’s worth or longer in the bag. So last week when I decided to pack up for a long weekend in Seattle, I gave it a run for its money.
I packed a pair of heeled boots, L.L. Bean boots, and my Nike running shoes along with a pair of jeans, six tops, two sweaters, two jackets (denim and down), a huge shawl, and a blanket scarf. Plus the essential undergarments. And it ALL fit! I had enough clothes with me to last a good five days. And keep in mind, I was packing for chilly weather, packing for a warm weather trip would be no problem at all!
The bag has two unique features on the inside that help to compress the clothes. On one side, a zip feature and on the other, a double buckle system. In addition to the bag holding all of my necessities, I also really love how light weight it is even with its hard shell. The four wheels are a necessity on any carry on bag in my opinion. Another cool feature, it has a lock system on it that is TSA approved so if you do have to check your bag, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it’s securely locked.
For me to really love a bag, it has to be tough. I’m rough on my bags. Especially these days when 99% of the time I’m traveling from DC and have to drag my bag about a mile down the city sidewalks to catch the metro to the airport. I’ve only tested the bag out on this one trip so far, but it stood up to the test!
The real kicker?! … There’s a built in charging port on the bag! There are two USB ports so you can easily charge your phone and/or computer while you’re traveling! Genius!
I opted for the carry on bag, but Away offers 3 different sized bags, and they’re available in 7 different colors! I went with the navy and love it!
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Thank you to Away for partnering with me on this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!