Away luggage UK: Cabin bags and larger suitcases reviewed

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Since it first arrived in the UK in 2015, travel luggage has quickly become popular with travellers. But at a high price, are their bags worth the investment?



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Luggage UK: hand luggage and larger suitcases in the test

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But if you’ve hesitated as you hovered over “Add to Cart” and wondered if you needed one one way Bag If you could buy something plastic and less expensive from Amazon, we’ve reviewed their most popular items so you can see if they’re the right buy for you.

way – the brand

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Don’t worry – the term “brand values” makes us cringe internally, we won’t indulge in too much corporate jargon here. However, if you’re considering Away, you’re probably curious as to why they’ve become so popular in the weather-beaten travel community — and why owning an Away bag apparently gives you “travel street cred.”

In short – they are just really good. The bags are easy to pack with intuitive design and features. The sizes of the hand luggage, for example, are airline-compliant, but have a large interior volume and clever panniers. The materials that make up the bags are strong and durable, yet lightweight. Also, they look chic and elegant.

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(Having suffered the embarrassment of our old suitcase breaking before it even got off the baggage carousel, and then having our clothes and underwear splattered everywhere trying to rip it off, we’ve learned through embarrassing experience why it pays to be sturdy to shoot at luggage).

In addition to a range of sizes to suit your needs, they come in a rainbow of colors and are available to purchase Accesories to encourage their flexibility packaging cubeto garment sleevesall designed to fit perfectly in the away luggage.

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The smaller one carry-on baggage comes with an ejectable portable charger — the kind of magic that’s incredibly useful if you’re worried about your phone dying mid-flight — and listen mid-podcast.

Each bag comes with a black leather luggage tag, international travel plug adapters, a heavy duty handle, a hidden laundry bag section, 360 degree rotating wheels and a combination lock. Oh, and a lifetime guarantee – so you’re buying for life. Those hefty price tags are starting to make sense now, don’t they?

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Away: key specifications

  • Available case sizes: Carry-on, medium and large bags with variations of each
  • Baggage type: Soft and hard cases, accessories, travel bags
  • Weight: 3.2 kg to 6.41 kg, depending on case type and size
  • Capacity: 39.8 l to 106 l, depending on case type and size
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty on suitcase
  • Colours: Four to 16, depending on the suitcase
  • Smart options: Detachable battery included with some carry-on models for on-the-go charging
  • Personalization: The name can be monogrammed on the luggage tag or the luggage body
  • Accesories: Additional travel accessories such as backpacks, tote bags, toiletry bags and more

Luggage pros and cons at a glance

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Leading wheel technology – strong, rolls smoothly, absorbs shock and is durable.

Carry-on cases are equipped with batteries that are removable from the outside even when the case is zipped closed – very handy when putting your carry-on in the overhead compartment or checking it at the last minute.

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The hard suitcases are not expandable, so you cannot pack additional souvenirs in your suitcase if it is already full. Think about it – do you come back from vacation with more treats than you left behind? The soft away suitcases are your best option.

While they are very good, the 360 ​​degree swivel wheels don’t lock up. On treadmills or inclines, watch out for the sacks!

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Alternatives to way

We’ve tested Away’s most popular luggage and accessories – here’s the breakdown

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The larger hand luggage with USB charger

The larger hand luggage with USB charger

Gone is the cosmetic bag

Gone is the cosmetic bag