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Packing and Travel

Travel Luggage Scale

Now you’ll know if you’ll be hit with fees or not, or maybe you’ll just get some satisfaction with knowing exactly how much weight you’re lugging around. (Sometimes it helps to be precise when looking for sympathy: ‘Wait up, this thing weighs 25.7 pounds!’, ‘Ack, my back is killing me, I carried around 19.5 pounds through three different airports today!’ etc.)

Upto 77lbs(35kg) Including Tape measurer 39″(1m)

$10.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Travel Luggage Scale here

Foldable Duffle Bag

There are two, I repeat two, MUJI stores within walking distance of where I’m staying right now, so apologies all around for any possible MUJI product overloads.

Size: 27w x 16″h; Folded: 9l x 4″w

$54.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Foldable Duffle Bag here

Outlets To Go Power Strip

I know someone who recently bought this and can’t stop extolling its virtues as a travel power strip. Compared to a regular sized power strip, it’s ridiculously tiny and the way the cord wraps around and plugs in simplifies cord management.

  • Four AC outlets to maximize the number of accessories that can be charged
  • Ultra compact design to fit into luggage and briefcases
  • Exclusive cord management to eliminate dangling power cords

11 x 3 x 7 inches

$12.96, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.96
Availability: Buy Outlets To Go Power Strip here

The Indiana Leather Adventure Duffel

Feeling adventurous? This handy duffel has several compartments to easily sort your accoutrements. (Could be a great gift for Father’s Day too.)

Channel your inner Indiana Jones with this surprisingly modern duffel outfitted with a hard-case, enclosed bottom section for shoes, suits, wet packs…or whips. The top is your classic open-up duffel area where clothes can be easily folded or rolled and ready for whatever the gods bring you! . 100% handcrafted Scottish leather.

Size: 18.5″ x 12″ x 12″

$345.50, from Gent Supply Co.

Purchase Information:

Price: $345.50
Available from: Gent Supply Co.

Moleskine

Sonia Verguet for PinkWolf

Vintage suitcases with a sense of humor…such fun.

Vintage suitcase completely restored by hand. Sonia Verguet brings a touch of humour and novelty by adding an axe shape relief to the front of the case. This is a vintage suitcase, irregularities may appear that contribute to the charm of the product!

€100.00-€120.00, Buy it here.
(or email the designer directly)

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Purchase Information:

Price: &euro100.00
Availability: Buy Sonia Verguet for PinkWolf here

Lexon Design Luggage

If you appreciate under-the-radar design, take a look at Lexon’s collection of bags and travel accessories. No flashy labels or extraneous design makes for an especially clean look.

Toiletry Kit, $35.00, Buy it here.
2 Panel Toiletry Bag (with canisters), $22.00, Buy it here.
Design A4 Binder, $42.00, Buy it here.
Design Garment Bag, $109.00, Buy it here.
Design Suitcase, $99.00, Buy it here.

Also, check out the Airline Document Bag and Airline Garment Bag.

More information:

View Lexon Design Luggage here

Samsonite by Alexander McQueen

Uh, do any of you remember this post? Where this luggage was priced at $775?

Material: Exterior: 100% ABS / Leather, Interior: 100% Polyester

$318.00, Buy it here.
(note: these are available through Gilt Groupe, which is an invitation only site, and it’s got some really good prices on some nicer clothing labels (i.e.”coveted fashion and luxury brands”).)

Purchase Information:

Price: $318.00
Availability: Buy Samsonite by Alexander McQueen here

Guido Weekend Bag

Never underestimate the importance of a weekend bag. Having a bag that’s big enough for a weekend’s worth of clothing and accessories but small enough for a flight’s carry-on fits all sorts of travel needs.

WeSC’s Guido Bag has an extra large interior that allows room for clothes, shoes, toiletries and more. The interior zippered pocket and exterior pocket provide safe keeping for essentials and other items that you can find and grab easily. In addition to it’s functionality and eye catching colorblock panel design, Guido is a well constructed bag made of durable canvas and features large zippers, studded reinforced handles for durability and resiliency.

Dimensions: 18.5″ x 16.5″ x 8.5″

$75.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Guido Weekend Bag here

Wheelie Flight Deck Luggage

In preparing for an upcoming snowboarding trip, I realized I needed to update/replace my carry-on luggage. What luck that this little guy was on sale. It’s a pretty compact size, yet it has such great organizational compartments that it seems you’d be able to fit in more somehow. My favorite part is the inside mesh zippered ‘halves’ of the interior; it’ll help with zippering it close when it’s stuffed full…looking forward to using it.

Volume-enhancing CRAM zones around the zippers allow for overstuffing when you pick up an extra magazine and snacks for the flight, and front pockets make it easy to access your wallet and boarding pass. Strap your daypack to the main compartment with the Hideaway Snakestack attachment. The Wheelie Flight Deck meets most airline carry-on restrictions, and a removable storage section lets you keep your essentials close at hand after you store the main bag in the overhead compartment. This product is available for US shipment only.

22.5 x 13.5 x 10in

$179.95 $134.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.95
Availability: Buy Wheelie Flight Deck Luggage here

Dallas Luggage Collection by Bree

This luggage collection looks seriously snazzy (in a good way).

dallas 6 trolley by bree, $395.00,
Buy it here.

zip closure, 2 handles, telescopic handle; inside zip compartments, drawstring bag, cross straps. comes in 2 colors, mocca and grey. dimensions: width: 18.5”, height: 26.8”, depth: 9”

dallas 5 trolley, pilot case by bree, $320.00,

velcro fastener, handle, telescopic trolley handle; inside front pocket and compartment, utility pockets, laptop compartment. comes in 2 colors, mocca and grey. dimensions: width: 18”, height: 15.7”, depth: 8”

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The Clear Gift Card

Have you heard of this? I wonder how well it works*?

The Clear Card allows its members to pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle. With Clear you will get a consistent experience all the way to the gate. Clear members have access to a separate, express security lane by using an identity card containing their encrypted fingerprint or iris images at select airports. The gift card comes imprinted with a unique code which, when entered on the online application, will grant the recipient one free year of Clear membership. A perfect gift for the frequent traveler.

more about Clear and how it works.

$199.00, Buy it here.


*(not the gift card, but the actual experience)

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy The Clear Gift Card here

MUJI Travel Cases

These organizers from MUJI are simple and functional (of course).

MUJI Travel Organizer, $28.00 ($25.20 Members),
Buy it here.

Made of nylon, this travel case features removable zip pouches to store personal travel items. The case also features a detachable key holder, multiple pockets to organize travel documents, and a penholder.
10.25h x 5.5w x 2″d

MUJI Passport Case, $12.50 ($11.25 Members) Buy it here.

This slim, black passport case features interior pockets that allow you to easily store travel documents. Made of nylon.
10.25l x 5.5h x .25″d

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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy MUJI Travel Cases here

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Kuvert Travel Bags

How cool are these? And they fold flat for storage, which is just perfect.

The world in a bag. Sporty, casual and simple, the new KUVERT travel bags are the perfect companion for shopping, sports, weekends, parenting and travel. The unique look is the result of a ground-breaking use of custom-coated polyester fabric: each bag is cut out of a single piece, folded and welded along the edges. This allows the bags to fold flat for storage, yet the engineered expansion is inrivalled in spaciousness. The zippers run in both directions all the way to the base for easy packing and unpacking, and the carrying strap is removable. Kuvert bags are sturdy, water-proof and lightweight – sure to stand by you during your most exciting adventures.

$130.00-$300.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $130.00-$300.00
Availability: Buy Kuvert Travel Bags here

Newspaper Cosmetic Pouch

Sorry for the infrequent posts to our travel section…lots happening here at BLTD (gift guide about to be unveiled, working on remodel, etc…) so please be patient with us.

Handmade from real newspapers, this roomy cosmetic bag is covered in water-resistant laminate and features a heavy duty zipper to keep all your belongings in check. Spot cleans easily (we all know how dirty those makeup bags can get!) and can do double-duty as a cute clutch. Handmade in Los Angeles. Due to the recycled nature of this bag, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary. Newspaper print can come from style, arts, travel, and home sections. Sorry, no choice of print.

9.5″ L x 3″ W x 4″ H

$30.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Newspaper Cosmetic Pouch here