Luggage is one of those items that I always think shouldn’t cost as much as it does. After all, it’s just a bag, essentially — right?
It feels like in the last few years, luggage has become an item where style matters, instead of just a functional item. That’s probably due to the slick designs and marketing from brands making hip hardshell luggage like AWAY and Steamline. But I’m not a particularly stylish person, so I really don’t care what my luggage looks like — which is probably why I never want to pay what seems like unnecessary mark-ups to have a piece of “name brand” luggage.