Travel Gear: Best in Tow

No matter your destination, these bags will help you go the distance.

By Courtney Kenefick | Photography by Pamela Ashley Pasco


The Double Deck travel bag from Burton (; $290) fits everything you need (and then some) for gear-centric trips and long getaways, thanks to two large compartments and stretch zippers.

Dakine’s first four-wheeled suitcase (; $170) is lightweight and chock-full of pockets. Plus, the design makes it easy to spot on the luggage conveyer: Good-bye, ribbon trick.

A four-wheeled suitcase by Dakine.

The ball wheels on American Tourister’s spacious carry-on (; $120) are built for speed in case you have to hustle at the airport, and the bag’s easy-to-access laptop compartment helps you zip through security.

Don’t be fooled by the vintage-inspired aesthetic of Bric’s leather-trimmed spinner (; $525). Flexible and durable polycarbonate, double rubber wheels and a water-repelling zipper make it as practical as it is stylish.

Bric’s vintage inspired carry-on.

L.L. Bean’s leather-trimmed field duffel (; $159) is a great carry-on or weekender: The canvas is lightweight and sturdy, and the flannel lining and wide top opening make packing (slightly) more enjoyable.

  • NOTE: Information may have changed since publication. Please confirm key details before planning your trip.
  • Published: Spring 2015