Away Luggage Review: Hype or Worth It?

Away luggage is trendy, durable, and functional. It checks all the boxes, but there are better, more affordable options out there.

Away Luggage was the most disruptive luggage brand on the market when they first launched in 2016. They were offering beautifully designed, high-quality, durable suitcases that came with one of the best warranties offered by any luggage brand out there.

They gained immense popularity through their strong social media presence, with a myriad of influencers and celebrities promoting the brand on social media platforms.

But has Away Luggage maintained their brand positioning and quality over the years?

In this Away Luggage review, I put their most recent products to the test to determine whether they’re still worthy of the hype.

Away The Carry-On

Type: Hardside

Size: Carry-On

Away was the original aesthetic luggage that revolutionized suitcase travel as we know it. However, many brands have copied that initial success and even outdone them. Away still makes quality bags, but they’re overpriced for what they are.

Away The Carry-On
8.6/10
Great for the Right Use
Scoring Categories

7.9Build Quality

7.9Ease of Use

8.0Functionality

8.5Water Resistance

6.2Brand Impact

8.3Buying Experience

10.0Warranty

6.7Price-to-Performance

Pros
  • 100-day trial period
  • Amazing warranty on defects and damage
  • Modern and sleek design
  • Variety of sizes for carry-on and checked luggage
  • Durable materials like aluminum and polycarbonate
  • Smooth multi-directional spinner wheels that make it easy to navigate
  • TSA-approved combination lock for security while traveling
  • Internal compression system to fit more in your suitcase
  • Hidden laundry bag to help you stay organized while traveling
  • Bigger Carry-On available if you need more space
Cons
  • More expensive than competing brands
  • Not the most lightweight option on the market
  • A limited selection of designs available
  • The carrying handle can be slightly stiff
Product Specs
  • Capacity

    40 L

  • Weight

    7.5 lbs

  • Dimensions

    21.7" x 14.4" x 9.0"

  • Material

    polycarbonate

  • MSRP

    $295 (USD)

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  • Zippers

    generic #8 coil zipper

  • Scratch Resistance

    no scratch-resistant texture

  • Wheels

    rubber/PU double spinner wheels

  • Bearings

    sealed stainless bearings

  • Rienforced Corners

  • Replaceable Parts

    factory repairable

  • Telescoping Handle

    2

  • Number of Grab Handles

    3

  • Water-Resistant Material

    hardshell

  • Water-Resitant Zippers

    uncoated zippers

  • Sustainable Materials

    some sustainable materials

  • Shipping

    free

  • Return Cost

    free

  • Return Window

    90 days

  • Warranty

    lifetime

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Away Luggage First Impressions

Away Luggage Review

I first learned about Away in my Instagram feed years ago. Their marketing has always been undeniably great! They are notoriously known as the suitcase brand that took over Instagram. The internet is littered with photos of stylish folks wheeling a sleek Away Carry-On bag on the way to some dream vacation.

I was drawn to their products even before I knew much about the brand. They do a great job of communicating their vision of thoughtful travel and the way their suitcases can help you live out that vision. They seemed so amazing on the screen, and I was excited to check one out in real life.

When I finally got one of their cases (the Away Carry-On), the first thing that stood out to me was how good it looked in person. The styling is very modern and the colors look great. The one detractor was that I don’t love the texture on the hardshell: it’s a bit rough (almost pebbly) and just seems a bit cheap and overdone to me. I believe the reason for it is to hide scratches, but I still don’t like how it feels and looks up close. They probably could have gotten away with something a bit more subtle that also looks better.

Beyond looks, it feels fairly well-made, but it doesn’t quite stand up to some other suitcases I’ve tried. The polycarbonate shell seems strong enough, but I could get it to flex quite a bit by pushing on the sides. The telescopic handle feels sturdy (way better than the cheap rattley ones I’ve used) but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. The wheels rolled smooth and quiet around my kitchen, but they do feel a bit light and plasticky. I’m sure they’ll hold up well on smooth concrete, but rougher surfaces might be a different story. I was pretty satisfied with the wheels on my lightweight Away Carry-On bag, but I’d worry about their strength with a fully-loaded checked bag.

Lastly, when I opened up my Away Carry-On, the amount of organization features made me smile. I’d been using a cheaper suitcase for a while that had one mesh pocket and a few flimsy straps to hold things in place. The Away Carry-On (like all Away cases) was loaded with dividers, pockets, and a beefy compression system that works awesome at keeping everything neat. There’s even an included laundry bag to keep your dirty clothes separate!

Away Luggage Pros and Cons

Away luggage has a lot going for it. It’s beautiful, durable, and packed with features. Away was one of the first startup direct-to-customer brands that aimed to sell luxury-level polycarbonate suitcases at more affordable price than brands like RIMOWA.

At the same time, however, Away might not be for everyone. More brands have stepped into the scene and are offering very similar hardside suitcases at even better prices. I like my Away Carry-On bag, but I think there are better options out there.

The truth is, while Away luggage is stylish, functional, and durable, other luggage companies like Monos and July have stepped in to offer better products at a similar or cheaper price point.

Away Luggage

Who is Away Luggage?

The company was founded in New York City by two women, Jen Rubio and Steph Korey—formerly executives at Warby Parker. In fact, Away is one of the highest-funded female-backed startups to date.

After Rubio had a suitcase fail catastrophically in a Swiss airport, she started searching for more reliable luggage. When she couldn’t find anything that met her expectations, Rubio teamed up with Korey to develop a hard-shell suitcase that is both beautiful and durable: Luggage for the modern traveler.

Away’s approach to luggage design is influenced by their real-world experiences as travelers. They aim to understand the needs of modern travelers and create products that cater to these needs. Away carry-on luggage and checked luggage

Away Luggage Review

Materials

Away Luggage MaterialAway carry-on luggage and checked suitcases are primarily offered in two high-quality materials: polycarbonate and aluminum.

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic that is highly resistant to impact and scratches. It is a lightweight material that is also flexible, which means it can absorb the shock of bumps and knocks during travel.

Polycarbonate suitcases are lightweight and highly durable, making them ideal for frequent travelers who want a reliable suitcase that is easy to carry. That’s why polycarbonate is the material of choice for hardside luggage these days. My standard Carry-On is polycarbonate, and I definitely think it’s the best material to choose.

Aluminum is a lightweight metal that is highly resistant to damage and wear. It is heavier than polycarbonate, but it provides a level of protection that is unmatched by other materials.

Away’s aluminum shell suitcases are heavier and very expensive, but they provide more protection and a more premium appearance. I don’t recommend buying an aluminum suitcase unless you really must have the most luxurious and sophisticated suitcase for your travels. Aluminum’s added weight also makes it less than ideal for carry-on luggage.

Away finishes of their material choices with an ultra-soft stain-resistant internal lining fabric, high-quality YKK zippers, and genuine leather trim, including a black leather luggage tag. These little details really round out the overall high-end look and feel.

Aesthetic

Away bags are known for their stylish and modern appearance. The brand has become a popular choice for anyone who wants luggage that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

There are nine standard colors to choose from—navy, petal, and asphalt are my favorite. With all the options it’s pretty easy to find a color that matches your personal style. I loved having options when I picked out my Away Carry-On bag. Plus, you can pick a unique color that makes it easier to find your suitcase at the baggage claim.

The brand’s signature suitcases have a hard-shell exterior, with a minimalist design and a smooth, ribbed finish that gives them a sophisticated look.

I do think there are other brands that have a more minimal, dialed-in aesthetic, though. In my opinion, Monos checked and carry-on luggage looks less cluttered and clunky and has a more sleek appearance overall than my Away Carry-On.

Organization

Away Luggage OrganizationAway carry-on and checked cases are designed with a thoughtful organization system intended to make packing and traveling more efficient. It’s not the most innovative and misses a few features that other brands deliver, but it works pretty well.

The suitcases are designed with a variety of internal compartments and pockets, which you can use to keep everything organized and accessible.

The interior of the suitcase features a zippered compartment, which you can use to store smaller items such as toiletries, socks, and underwear.

There is a mesh panel on the interior of the suitcase to separate items and prevent them from shifting during travel.

I really would like to see more pockets on the inside, though, especially in the Away Carry-On. There’s enough here to help you stay a bit more organized, but it’s still pretty minimal. Pockets, please!

Away luggage also includes compression straps. This is great for maximizing space in your suitcase. Nothing fancy, but it works.

In addition to the interior compartments and compression straps, some Away carry-on bags (like the Carry-On with Pocket) also have an exterior pocket, which you can use to store items that need to be easily accessible, such as passports, boarding passes, or electronics.

Durability

In my opinion, one of the most important points to cover in a luggage review is durability. A suitcase can be sleek, stylish, and feature-packed, but if it falls apart after a few trips, it isn’t worth buying.

In the past few years, Away luggage has built a reputation for its durability and high-quality construction, in addition to its design.

My experience with the Away carry-on luggage, specifically their original Away Carry-On, exceeded my expectations. After over a year of use, my Away Carry-On bag still looks good overall. I’ve definitely put some scratches and dents in my Away bag though from stuffing it into the overhead bin and dragging it off the baggage carousel. This is pretty normal wear, but it’s good to know that Away carry-on bags aren’t bomb-proof.

The brand’s signature hard-shell checked and carry-on suitcases are made from high-quality polycarbonate and are designed to withstand the wear and tear of travel. It is lightweight yet strong. Away also created a custom scratch-resistant texture on their shells, which can help the suitcase maintain its appearance even after frequent use.

The smooth-rolling 360-degree spinner wheels are designed to stand up to impacts and long-term use. However, my Away bag is definitely not my first pick if I’ll be traveling over cobblestone streets in Europe. The wheels just feel a bit too light and cheap for use on really rough surfaces.

Every Away bag does come with a pretty solid limited lifetime warranty, which is a testament to their confidence in the durability and longevity of their products. It’s nice to know that if your suitcase shows up at the baggage claim damaged, Away will cover repairs.

Value

If you’re shopping for new luggage, price is going to be an important factor in your decision. You want to make sure you get a suitcase that delivers the best bang for your buck.

Away was specifically started to offer the same quality and features you see in luxury-level luggage, just at a more attainable price. Companies like RIMOWA and Briggs & Riley have been offering polycarbonate suitcases since the early 2000’s, but you have to pay an arm and leg for them. Away luggage uses the same material, same manufacturing methods, and similar features, but their luggage is half the cost.

Until recently, I’d say that Away was the best option for a high-value modern suitcase, but now other brands have stepped into the market.

Monos is another brand that started a few years later than Away and makes a very similar product. Everything between these two brands is very comparable (Monos even has some advantages in organization and quality testing), but Monos is significantly cheaper. For example, the Monos Carry-On Pro (which has an external pocket) is less expensive than the more basic Away Carry-On.

So, does Away offer good value? Yes, but it isn’t the best anymore.

If you don’t need the absolute best luggage and want to save some more money, you can check out our list of the best affordable luggage.

Away Luggage Dimensions & Specifications

Away’s core collection is available in 5 different sizes. This includes The Daily Carry-On, The Carry-On, The Bigger Carry-On, The Medium, and The Large.

Several of the models are also available in a “flex” size. For example, you can purchase The Away Carry-On Flex. This means that the suitcase can be expanded using an exterior zipper to accommodate more items when needed. This is a great feature that adds a lot of versatility if you need bigger carry-on luggage for some trips but not others. I often wish I had gotten the Away Carry-On Flex rather than my standard Away Carry-On luggage.

I love that Away offers multiple sizes for their carry-on suitcases. One thing to be aware of with the Away Bigger Carry-On is that this larger carry-on luggage is oversized for international size restrictions and may not fit in the overhead bin on some global flights. This is only a good carry-on option for domestic flights in the US.

The Away Daily Carry-On is probably one of my favorite Away suitcase offerings. It is one of the only hardside personal-item-sized rolling suitcases on the market, and it packs in a ton of great features. Designed to fit in overhead bins or under the seat in front of you, this little case is perfect for short, minimal trips or just keeping your essentials handy.

Away Luggage Features

When doing a luggage review, I want to find elements that enhance the use of the luggage. These could be unique storage or packing systems, different handles, and straps, or any creative solutions the manufacturer adds to the product.

Smooth-Rolling Wheels

Away Luggage Rolling WheelsAway’s 360-degree spinner wheels are a key feature of the brand’s checked and carry-on luggage. They are designed to provide a smooth and quiet rolling experience, and can rotate in any direction.

If you’re coming from more basic luggage brands, you’ll immediately notice the difference with the Away suitcase wheels. They feel very premium compared to the flimsy plastic wheels you’ll find on cheaper luggage and deliver a smooth ride. However, if you’ve tried other high-end suitcases, you may be a bit disappointed. These wheels just aren’t as quiet and smooth as some competitors, and they don’t feel nearly as sturdy.

Will they do the job? Absolutely. However, I’d be a bit hesitant taking my Away Carry-On bag anywhere with really rough surfaces like cobblestone or brick streets.

Compression System

Away’s interior compression system allows you to pack more efficiently and with less effort. It consists of a folding divider with a set of straps that can be tightened to compress the contents of the suitcase.

By compressing your clothes and other items, this system holds them securely in place and helps create more space in your suitcase, allowing you to pack more efficiently. This was especially helpful when I was packing bulky items like sweaters or jackets, which tend to take up a lot of room.

I found the Away compression straps in my carry-on bag very easy to use. I simply packed my items in the suitcase as I normally would, then covered them with the interior divider and used the straps to compress the contents.

It’s really nothing extraordinary, but it works.

Removable Laundry Bag

Away Luggage Laundry BagThe Away removable laundry bag is a special feature of Away’s larger suitcases (checked luggage bags). This removable laundry bag is a convenient way to keep your damp or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your packed items.

The laundry bag is basically a removable pouch that attaches to the interior of the suitcase. It’s made from a water-resistant material to prevent any moisture or odor from spreading to other items in your luggage. It’s perfect for holding any dirty or damp clothes, such as bathing suits or workout clothes.

Built-In Battery

The built-in removable battery pack is probably my favorite feature of the Away Carry-On bags. The battery pack is built directly into the Away Carry-On and can be accessed through a convenient external USB port.

With this feature, you can easily charge your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices while on the go. It has enough capacity to fully charge a phone several times. I can’t tell you how much more convenient this is than hunting for an open outlet in the airport. I love being able to plug in my phone no matter where I am.

It’s worth noting that this feature is available only on the Away Carry-On luggage and the Bigger Carry-On luggage models.

The removable battery pack is designed to comply with all major airline policies and is TSA-approved for carry-on use. You can take it with you on your travels without any concerns about security or restrictions.

In the case that you decide to check your Away carry-on, the battery pack can be removed. The system is very easy—it comes out by simply clicking the eject button.

Exterior Pocket

Away Luggage Exterior PocketIf you’re looking for a carry-on luggage model that has an exterior pocket, you’ll want to go for the aptly named the Away Carry-On With Pocket.

This carry-on suitcase includes an exterior zippered compartment to provide additional storage space for anyone who needs quick access to essential items during their journey. The pocket is located on the front of the suitcase and is secured with a durable zipper. I’m a huge fan of external pockets on carry-on luggage, so this is a big win in my book. Unfortunately, you do have to pay quite a bit more for it over the standard carry-on.

There is a padded sleeve for a laptop or tablet, which can hold a device up to 15 inches in size. This pocket is lined with a soft, protective material that helps to keep your device safe and secure during transit. Be aware that the external pocket doesn’t have a protective hard shell, so you’ll want to take just a bit more care when stuffing your carry-on into tight overhead bins.

In addition to the laptop sleeve, the Away Carry-On With Pocket also has a range of smaller compartments for storing items like phones, chargers, passports, boarding passes, and other travel essentials.

Away Luggage Accessories

If you’re interested in adding more functionality and style to your travel gear, Away has an assortment of accessories that can help you optimize your travel experience. Here are the top accessories to complement any Away suitcase:

1

Packing Cubes

Away Insider Packing Cubes

One of their most popular accessories are the Away packing cubes, which come in sets of four or six, and are designed to fit perfectly inside their carry-on and checked suitcases.

The sets include cubes of different sizes. This is important since you’ll want different options for your pants vs. your socks.

They are designed with a mesh panel on top, making it easy to identify the contents inside without having to unpack or open everything. This is great for when you’re in a hurry or don’t want to disrupt the rest of your packed items.

The biggest advantage of the packing cubes is their compatibility with Away’s carry-on and checked suitcases. The cubes are designed to fill an Away suitcase and work with their compression straps, so you can really maximize your packing space. They can also be stored flat when not in use, which is a great space-saving feature.

Although packing cubes are not necessary for everyone, they definitely make the packing process more convenient and less stressful for me.

  • Pros & Cons
  • The Away packing cubes fit perfectly inside their suitcases, making packing more efficient and convenient..
  • The set includes cubes of different sizes, allowing you to organize your items according to category and pack them more efficiently..
  • The mesh panel on top of the cubes makes it easy to identify the contents inside without having to unpack everything..
  • They can be stored flat when not in use, saving you storage space.
  • The packing cubes are an additional expense that not everyone may find necessary..
  • The sets of four or six may not be enough for those who require more organization and packing options.
2

Garment Sleeve

Away Centerfold Garment Sleeve

Another accessory offered by Away is the carry-on garment sleeve, which you can use to store and transport formal wear or other delicate clothing items.

Made with water-resistant nylon, this garment sleeve is perfect for protecting  suits, dresses, or any other hanging clothes that you want to keep wrinkle-free. If you’re traveling with a suit, this is a perfect addition to any men’s luggage. The material also feels durable and well-made, giving me confidence that my clothes will be safe and protected during transit.

One of the things I appreciate about the garment bag is its ability to clip inside The Bigger Carry-On luggage. This is a game-changer for those of us who like to keep our luggage organized and tidy. No more struggling with multiple bags or having to carry an additional garment bag. Now I just wish I had gotten the Bigger Carry-On.

The organizational details of the bag also help keep everything in its place, with tiered loops that can fit multiple hangers and two zippered pockets for storing accessories or jewelry.

Another feature I love about this garment sleeve is its internal structure. It helps to keep clothes secure and wrinkle-free during transit. The bag opens vertically, making it easy to pack and access my clothes without having to dig through layers of clothing.

The metal hook on top also comes in handy for easily hanging the bag up upon arrival.

  • Pros & Cons
  • The garment bag is perfect for storing and transporting formal wear or other delicate clothing items..
  • Made with water-resistant fabric, the garment sleeve helps protect clothes from spills and moisture during transit..
  • The garment bag is well-made and feels durable, providing confidence that clothes will be safe during transit..
  • The bag clips inside The Bigger Carry-On bag, making it easy to keep luggage organized and tidy..
  • Features tiered loops that can fit multiple hangers, as well as two zippered pockets for storing accessories or jewelry..
  • The internal structure of the bag helps keep clothes secure and wrinkle-free during transit.
  • The bag may not be large enough for certain types of formal wear, like certain dresses..
  • The bag is specifically designed to clip inside The Bigger Carry-On suitcase, limiting its compatibility with other bags.
3

Shoe Cube

Away Shoe Cube

If you’re like me, packing shoes can be a bit of a challenge when traveling. That’s why I was excited to try out the Away Shoe Cubes.

Like the packing cubes and garment bag, the shoe cubes are also made from water-resistant synthetic fabric.

One of the features I appreciate about the shoe cubes is the collapsible divider, which allows you to store and separate multiple pairs of shoes. This makes it easy to keep your shoes organized, clean, and easy to access when you need them. The handle is also a nice touch, making it easy to carry or hang the cubes when needed.

I’ve just used a plastic bag for years, and this is a huge upgrade overall!

The last thing worth noting is that the shoe cubes can be stored flat when not in use. Although, I find myself using the storage bag in my closet at home, even when not traveling.

  • Pros & Cons
  • Are perfect for keeping shoes organized and clean during travel..
  • The collapsible divider allows you to store and separate multiple pairs of shoes, making it easy to keep your shoes organized and easy to access..
  • The handle is a useful addition, making it easy to carry or hang the cubes when needed..
  • Can be stored flat when not in use..
  • Fits conveniently in carry-on luggage
  • May not fit all types of shoes, especially larger sizes or bulkier styles..
  • May take up space in your luggage, reducing the amount of space available for other items..
  • The Away model may not provide as much protection as a hard-sided shoe case or other more heavy-duty options.
4

Toiletry Bag

Away Small Toiletry Bag

The Away Toiletry Bag is a small zippered case that exhibits Away’s functional design and attention to detail. It has an array of features that make it perfect for keeping your toiletries organized on the go.

One of the features I appreciate about the Away Small Toiletry Bag is its exterior zip pocket. This is great for storing grab-and-go items, making them easily accessible during your travels.

The water-resistant body and coated wipeable interior make this bag easy to clean in case of any spills.

Inside the bag, there are two separate transparent and mesh interior pockets, perfect for keeping your products organized and easy to access. The clamshell opening also makes it easy to pack and access your essentials quickly and efficiently.

While this is the small version of the toiletry bag, it still has plenty of space for most of my travel-sized toiletries. It’s also lightweight, which is important when you’re trying to keep your luggage weight down.

It’s worth noting that Away also sells a larger version and a hanging version of this toiletry case. These are great if you travel frequently or needs a bit more space for your toiletries.

  • Pros & Cons
  • The exterior zip pocket is convenient for storing frequently used items..
  • Water-resistant nylon body and coated interior make it easy to clean and prevent leaks..
  • The transparent and mesh interior pockets help keep toiletries organized and easy to find..
  • The clamshell opening makes packing and accessing toiletries efficient..
  • The small size is still spacious enough for most travel-sized toiletries..
  • Other options are available for those who need more space or prefer to hang their toiletries.
  • The small size may not be sufficient for those who need to pack larger toiletries or multiple products..
  • The zipper may be prone to breaking or jamming if overpacked.

Where to Buy Away Luggage

If you’re interested in buying an Away bag after reading this review, purchasing from Away’s website is the easiest and most direct way to buy their luggage. Their suitcases can be purchased directly from their website.

Away offers free shipping on all orders within the United States, as well as free returns within 100 days of purchase.

While Away is primarily an online store but they do have retail locations in major cities around the US and UK. If you happen to be in a large city like New York or London, it can be fun to pop into the store and get a feel for the luggage in person. You can check out the full list of their physical locations on their website.

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Away Luggage Alternatives

Away has become a popular suitcase brand in recent years, but there are several alternative options available if you’re looking for similar products. This Away Luggage review wouldn’t be complete without comparing an Away bag to other brand offerings.

The top brands I would recommend looking into for an alternative to an Away bag are Monos, July, and Samsonite.

Away vs. Monos

Monos offers a range of hardside suitcases that are very comparable to Away. While Away suitcases are great, Monos outperforms them in almost every way. Monos luggage is tougher, has better internal organization, and even costs less across the board. If you want to learn more, you can read our full Monos luggage review.

Both brands’ suitcases are remarkably similar in the features they offer. Both have interior organization systems with folding dividers and compression straps, well-engineered spinner wheels, an integrated TSA-approved combination lock, sturdy aluminum handles, and a limited lifetime warranty. Both use high-quality materials such as polycarbonate for the hardshell exterior of their suitcases, but Monos also uses aircraft-grade aluminum reinforcement for added strength.

All in all, I think you’ll be much better off with a suitcase from Monos than an Away bag. Monos puts their suitcases through some ridiculous durability testing, and the difference really shows in the quality. If you want a suitcase that will last forever, Monos is a better choice than Away’s carry-on suitcases.

One place where Away stands out is with their Flex models. Both Monos and Away offer a variety of sizes including standard or bigger carry-on, but only Away offers a full range of suitcases with a zipper for expanding the suitcase for a bit more packing space. If you want the absolute best versatility, the Away Carry-On Flex is the way to go.

Read our full comparison of Monos vs Away.

BROWSE MONOS

Away vs. July

In terms of design, Away and July bags have a similar look but there are some subtle differences between them as well. For instance, Away suitcases are ribbed while July suitcases are less textured and have a smooth exterior with one dividing line. Additionally, July luggage has a wider range of color options available and a little bit of a sporty feel, while Away offers a minimalist subdued color pallet.

Both Away and July bags come with several convenient features such as built-in USB chargers and TSA-approved locks.

One feature that sets July apart is personalization. When you purchase a bag from July, you can request a custom personalization printed on your carry-on or checked bag. This could be your name or a fun word to be printed on your bag. The personalization will always make it easy to find your bag on the baggage carousel.

When it comes to cost, Away’s products are slightly cheaper than those from July, though the Away Carry-On Flex adds some cost.

I also like that Away has more size options than July for their checked and carry-on suitcases. You can choose a standard or bigger carry-on or opt for expandability in any size.

In my eyes, there’s no clear winner when it comes to comparing Away and July luggage – it depends on your individual needs and preferences. You can learn more by reading our full July vs Away comparison.

BROWSE JULY LUGGAGE

Away vs. Samsonite

Away and Samsonite are two popular luggage brands with distinct differences in price, design, and features.

Samsonite is a well-established brand that has been around for over 100 years, while Away is a newer brand that has gained popularity in recent years.

Samsonite tends to be more affordable than Away. Samsonite offers a wide range of luggage at different price points, including budget-friendly options. In contrast, Away’s luggage tends to be more expensive, with prices starting around $300 for their most basic carry-on suitcase.

Design-wise, both brands offer a range of options, but their aesthetics are very different. Samsonite’s designs tend to be more traditional and conservative, with a focus on durability and functionality.

Away’s designs are more modern and stylish, with a focus on minimalism and practicality. Away’s luggage features hard-shell exteriors in a range of colors, while Samsonite offers both hard and soft-shell exteriors and comes in more old-school styles and colors.

Overall, Samsonite luggage is a good option for those looking for affordable, traditional luggage with a focus on durability. Away is a good option for those looking for stylish, modern luggage with unique features to make travel more convenient.

BROWSE SAMSONITE

Away Luggage FAQs

Is Away checked luggage worth it?

Away checked luggage is stylish and well-built, but Monos offers more durable and functional cases overall.

Do Away suitcases break easily?

Away suitcases are made of durable polycarbonate and hold up well over time.

Which is better, Samsonite or Away?

Samsonite is a good option if you are looking for affordable, traditional luggage with a focus on durability. Away is a good option if you are looking for stylish, modern luggage with unique features to make travel more convenient.

Why do people love Away luggage?

The main reason is design. People love Away luggage because it’s stylish and modern. Plus it has convenient features like built-in USB chargers and internal compression, and a hard shell exterior for extra protection.

What is the difference between Monos and Away luggage?

Monos luggage goes through more intensive quality testing and is more durable.

About the Author

Jeremy Scott Foster

Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure-junkie, gear expert and travel photographer based in Southern California. Previously nomadic, he’s been to ~50 countries and loves spending time outdoors. You can usually find him on the trail, on the road, jumping from bridges or hustling on his laptop working to produce the best travel and outdoors content today.
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