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Travel + Leisure Partnered With Travelpro to Design the Perfect Travel Bag Collection

One of our travel product editors is here to tell you about her favorite piece.
By Kendall Cornish
Updated September 16, 2020
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As an e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure, I have touched, tested, and worn out a multitude of suitcases, carry-ons, backpacks, and travel bags. Every trip seems to call for something different: sometimes a chic suitcase worth showing off while rolling through the lobby of a Parisian hotel, other times a deceptively spacious, waterproof backpack for Hawaiian hikes. While the hunt for the perfect travel bag has given us and our readers an array of options we definitely stan, I had yet to land on mine.

This year, Travel + Leisure collaborated with Travelpro to design our own perfect range of travel bags. Needless to say, my expectations for this collection were high. I'd actually just had a few disappointing tests with other brands, so when I received the sample of our Travelpro x Travel + Leisure collection, the bullet points of what make a great travel bag were fresh on my mind.

As soon as I unboxed the carry-on, I could tell the durability and attractiveness were both there. A quick and seamless (so to speak) unzipping proved that the carry-on underpromised and overdelivered when it came to spaciousness.

travelpro travel + leisure collab carry on
Credit: Courtesy of TravelPro

To buy: travelpro.com, $475

I was able to test the bag on a 10-hour flight from New York City to Honolulu for a weeklong work trip on the island. Much to my delight — and disbelief, frankly — I was able to comfortably overpack for the trip with just this one carry-on. My multiple pairs of high heels (an inexplicable must for me, regardless of the destination) weren't crowded by the sweater I "might need" or the multiple bottles of sunscreen I brought as "backup."

travelpro travel + leisure collab carryon
Credit: Courtesy of TravelPro

To buy: travelpro.com, $475

The carry-on's ridged hard shell made me confident that I'd open it after landing to find the integrity of my cameras and beauty products fully insured — and I was right. And after a total of five flights, three moves, and countless uses as a step ladder in my New York City apartment, my Travelpro x Travel + Leisure carry-on is thriving and in need of another destination. Maybe in 2021.

travelpro travel + leisure collaboration
Credit: Courtesy of TravelPro

To buy: travelpro.com, prices vary

The collection is complete with several suitcase sizes, a duffel bag, two backpacks, and a messenger bag.

Kendall Cornish is an e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure. You can follow her on Instagram at @kendall.cornish — her DMs are open to all things fashion, food, and beauty.

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