I love traveling as much as the next person. Over the years I have developed an appreciation for travel gear and accessories that are both stylish and durable. After all, a stylish man wants to look great while jet-setting as well as looking like he cares whether or not his articles make it to his destination and not all over the conveyor belt because it wouldn’t close securely. Today’s traveller enjoys a variety of suitcases, totes and duffle bags to choose from.
I have always followed three simple rules that I take into consideration when I look to purchase travel gear:
1. Durability. Can it stand the test of multiple trips and times? Will it endure the handling associated with traveling?
2. Compatibility. Does the travel gear/luggage have all of the necessary compartments for clothing, toiletries, and other personal items and electronics.
3. Consistent Lifestyle Branding! What does your luggage say about you as a traveller? Are you playful, conservative, dramatic, and/or professional? Is it consistent with the image you’re trying to convey? If not, let’s reconsider.
Today we highlight two amazing luggage brands; Gucci’s Diamanté Collection and TravelPro’s Maxlite 2 Collection. One represents a moderate price tag and the other a luxury brand.
Travelpro Maxlite 2: Offers multiple rolling totes Expandable rolling Suitcases ranging in width/depth Rolling Duffle Bags Garment Sleeve (bags) Available in Red, Green, Blue and Black Prices ranging from $49 – $197
Gucci Diamanté: Offers multiple rolling totes Four Wheel Diamanté Suitcases Travel/Carry-ons Duffle Bags Garment Bags Available in canvas with Black, Brown or Blue Diamanté detailing Prices ranging from $1490 – $2990
Both of the brands reviewed are durable; offer the compartments I need when I travel and are consistent with my image/personal branding.
If you’re able to have two types of luggage collections for travel, these are two of my favorites and can easily be used for business and pleasure travel. Take my word for it, but also visit a vendor that sells either of these products to see for yourself.