Best Baggage: The Smartest Suitcases in the Skies
Carry-on and checked luggage is getting a whole lot smarter—both in looks and functionality.
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Whether you're looking for a little luggage inspiration, or you're in the market for a new carry-on, checked bag, or both, there are dozens of incredibly smart, remarkably stylish suitcases on the market right now. For example: a smartphone app from Rimowa allows travelers to electronically check their bags in advance so they are ready for drop off upon arrival at the airport, while new technology from the likes of Tumi and Away allow for handy USB charging ports.
But not all improvements are technological: Some bags are outsmarting the system with clever design (squeezing out an additional square inch of packing space or offering the ability to reconfigure for more flexibility) while others incorporate special materials (ultra-lightweight aluminum), making it all the easier to manage your suitcases while on the move.
With all these options flooding the skies, there’s never been a better time to pack up and go. A few of our favorite luggage options—both smart and stylish—below.