With you for life – Away’s thoughtful luggage pulls more than its weight
Being a modern-day traveller means you’ve got to have the best gear for the job. If you’ve ever experienced a broken suitcase mid-transit and quietly cursed yourself for buying the el cheapo, then you’ll be acutely aware that investing in quality travel luggage is paramount. After all, your luggage should tell a story – so it needs to be with you for life. Though, that level of quality doesn’t always have to cost the world. Enter travel brand, Away …
Away specialises in thoughtful travel pieces created to be both resilient and beautiful. In a time where minimalism is key, these pieces demonstrate minimalist functionality that allows you to travel with one suitcase for life, while providing modern features to make travelling a breeze. Away was founded in 2016 by Jen Rubio and Steph Korey – and the concept was born out of necessity. A year earlier, Jen was travelling through customs in Zurich and her suitcase broke. In searching for a replacement, Jen found that everything out there was either too expensive or too cheap – so the duo decided to solve the problem. Away launched with a single piece of luggage, The Carry-On, and has since expanded with essential travel pieces for any (and every) trip. The Carry On can act as your home between homes, with its durable polycarbonate shell, ejectable phone charging battery and hidden laundry bag making it perfect for your travels.
There are also larger light-weight polycarbonate-shell suitcases for the trips that require more of everything, while smaller trips will call for Away’s take on The Weekender, complete with a hidden padded laptop pocket, fully-lined shoe compartment and durable leather features. Leaving the world in a better condition than we found it is a fantastic mantra to live by, which is why Away makes sure its bags are so much more than just luggage. Before even selling a suitcase, it partnered with Peace Direct, a non-profit that builds peace in areas of conflict around the world. What you take with you matters, and if you can support a fantastic cause while you explore everything the world has to offer, you really are representing the sustainable traveller. You can view the entire Away travel range online.