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7 Travel Bags & Luggage Bags You’ll Need For Your Next Vacation Now That Tourism Is Back in Full Swing

Travel bags for your next trip away from home

After almost two years of bans and stringent border restrictions, you can now dust off your travel bags and go on an out-of-town vacation.

If your bags have deteriorated already, or you’re a first-time wanderer looking for what luggage to get, check out this compilation for our recommendations.

1. Herschel Little America – versatile overnight bag

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Herschel Little America in black
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Herschel Little America (P6,490, ~USD123.97) is actually for mountaineering but has become a favorite among travelers and students. It fits items for a 1-2 days trip but is also trendy enough to be a daily pack at school.

You’ll also appreciate its padded and contoured back straps that ease the pressure on your shoulders and back. The Little America comes in various designs that will complement your style. While its drawstring closure and magnetically fastened straps seal your belongings and protect it from the drizzles.

Get the Herschel Little America here.

2. American Tourister Curio – spinner hard-case luggage

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American Tourister Curio

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Two-wheeled travel bags get hard to maneuver when filled, but with the American Tourister Curio (P8,350, ~USD159.50), you’ll glide effortlessly across the airport to your plane seat in a breeze. This is due to it having a double wheel system that allows you to pull the bag in any direction.

The Curio has cross ribbons with a click-on buckle and mesh pockets for organizing clothes and other items. It also has a TSA-approved combination lock and a rigid shell, securing your belongings inside. This luggage is around 21.65 inches tall and often used as a carry-on. And don’t forget to check with your airlines for luggage size restrictions.

Get the American Tourister Curio here.

3. North Face Base Camp Duffel – rugged adventure bag

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North Face Base Camp Duffel medium

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The weather resistance of the North Face Base Camp Duffel (P7,990, ~USD152.62) will suit trips where you stay outside for extended periods. And that’s because the material can easily withstand rain or mud, keeping all your belongings dry.

Plus, it’s easy to clean since it’s not absorbent, so all you’ll need to do is wipe it off. This duffel bag also has a D-shape zipper opening allowing you to place large items in and out without fussing around a small space. It’s convertible as well, so you can either carry it on your back or hold it by your side. This North Face duffel is perfect for weekends at adventure parks and campsites.

Get the North Face Base Camp Duffel here.

4. MANGO Leather-Effect Travel Bag – duffle bag for business-vacation trips

MANGO Leather-Effect Travel Bag

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The MANGO Leather-Effect Travel Bag (P5,995, ~USD114.51) exudes classiness that will complete your jet-setting workation look. It’s faux leather, which requires less maintenance than actual leather while still having the same look and feel.

It has a sizable inner compartment and four outer pockets that’ll fit clothes and small items for a weekend trip. This travel bag also has a long adjustable strap, so you can carry it cross-body or use the two shorter hand straps for the quintessential duffle look.

Get the MANGO Leather-Effect Travel Bag here.

5. Rimowa Classic Cabin – luxury aluminum carry-on

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Rimowa Classic cabin

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If you want luggage that will last and provides premium quality, get the Rimowa Classic Cabin (P78,558, ~USD1,500). This light and sturdy aluminum suitcase allows you to bring more since the bag itself won’t add much to the final weight of your carry-on.

You get five years of warranty, responsive after-sales service, and an iconic minimalist design for a premium price. And now you don’t have to order it from overseas since Rimowa opened stores in Makati and Mandaluyong.

Get the Rimowa Classic Cabin from their retail stores:
RIMOWA Power Plant
R-1 Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Dr, Makati

RIMOWA Greenbelt 3
G/F Unit 13 Greenbelt, 3 Esperanza St, Makati

RIMOWA Shangri-la
Level 1, Adora Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, EDSA, Mandaluyong

6. Fjallraven Kanken – quick-drying compact backpack

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Fjallraven Kanken
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Being water-resistant and quick-drying, the Fjallraven Kanken (P5,295, ~USD101.14) is a good backpacking choice during the rainy season. It’s made of vinylon fabric that stretches a little so you can fit more despite its small form factor.

Additionally, it has a zip that opens the entire main compartment so you can pack your things more easily and take them out without any hassle. The Kanken is ideal for an overnight getaway due to its 16L capacity

Get the Fjallraven Kanken here.

7. American Tourister Sens – soft-side travel bags

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American Tourister Sens set
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If you’re going overseas for extended periods, consider getting the American Tourister Sens set for P15,435 (~USD294.81). You’ll get one 20-inch carry-on and two check-in bags, that come in 25-inch and 31-inch sizes. All the luggage in this set have double spinning wheels for easy maneuvering and expanding zippers so you can fit more clothes in.

All travel bags in this set also come with TSA locks and multi-pockets for accessing smaller items. This trio of travel bags is undoubtedly a bang for your buck since you get three high-quality luggage bags for one price.

Get the American Tourister Sens here.

Travel bags and luggage you can buy in the Philippines

One of the exciting parts of going on a journey is packing your travel bags, so don’t compromise on the luggage you use.

And always remember to get the appropriate backpack, duffle, or trolly for the kind of vacation you’re on for a worry-free trip.

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Cover image adapted from: American Tourister Philippines, Kimpoy Feliciano