The easy, breezy days of summer — filled with beach trips and weekend getaways — are nearly upon us. While that huge, sturdy suitcase might make the cut for a two-week trip to Europe or a ski vacation, the upcoming season demands a “less-is-more” philosophy. Take a look at some of the best ways to travel light in style.

JanSport 22-Inch Upright Bag

Jansport Upright

Via Jansport

A no-frills, durable carry-on, this classic piece of luggage from Jansport is small but mighty. Tons of pockets, padded handles, and wheels make it a perfect, versatile option for a short business trip, a long weekend at your sisters’s beach house, or your best friend’s destination wedding.

Incase Eo Roller

Incase Eo Roller

Via Incase

Techies, rejoice! Not only does this roller bag have a bunch of cool bells and whistles like weather-resistant coating, but it also boasts a pocket that’s designed to fit a 17-inch MacBook and extra storage for your chargers. Its neon yellow wheels add a pop of color that will set you apart at the airport, too.

Herschel Supply Co. Places to Be Weekend Bag

Hershel Weekender

Via Modcloth


Need a casual and cute bag for a quick girls getaway or last-minute romantic trip? Look no further than this sage-colored duffel weekender. With practical touches such as snap-down sides and padded handles, it’ll give you both functionality and style to spare.

Rimowa Salsa Deluxe

Rimowa Salsa Deluxe

Via Rimowa

Make a bold statement (and make sure you always recognize your luggage at baggage claim) with this spicy red number. It comes complete with a TSA combination lock, spinning wheels, and a removable divider section for completely customizable storage.

Samsonite Cosmolite Spinner

Cosmolite Spinner

Via Samsonite

With its tough, shiny shell case and extras like a bungee cord for last-minute additions, this slick suitcase might be the ultimate in travel trendiness. While this luggage is lightweight, it packs a punch — or rather, takes one — as the shell’s Curv thermoplastic technology can withstand significant amounts of bumps, drops, and other rough treatment!

Eagle Creek Morphus 22

Morphus 22

Via Eagle Creek

Feeling indecisive? Get two bags in one with this weather-resistant carry-on that can easily be transformed into both a suitcase and a backpack. It’s practically built for hiking adventures, featuring zippers that repair themselves, a safety whistle, a reflective exterior, and a waterproof bottom on the zip-off backpack. There’s even room for your technology, thanks to a front pocket that can fit laptops and tablets.


Best Suitcases for Summer Travel