Arguably the most instantly-recognizable (and Instagram friendly) smart luggage option, Away offers not only tons of options for the savvy traveler, but tons of options that are actually stylish. With four sizes, eight colors, and multiple collaborations with brands and designers—the most recent of which is with Gray Malin
—the strongest thing Away has going for it is its variety of choices.
The smaller “carry on” sizes come with built-in batteries that charge any USB device, and can be removed should you decide to check your suitcase. The larger suitcases don’t have a built-in battery to worry about. Despite feeling more lightweight, Away suitcases can hold a surprising amount, thanks to the hard shell and compression straps—even the small carry-on suitcase is perfect for a long weekend getaway if you pack judiciously.PROS:
The variety of options, chic design, and ease with which you can carry them around make these a great option for fashion-forward travelers who don’t need their smart suitcase to be so, well, smart.CONS:
Of course the flip side to that is in comparison to other smart luggage, Away suitcases do the very minimum. Also fair warning: The lighter colors scuff easily.