across the pond
At the beginning of the year I started sharing my space on the web with Sports Direct. So when the chance to collaborate with their sister company, Mr. Luggage came up I was very excited. A few weeks ago my first piece of luggage arrived.
Kangol is a clothing brand founded in the 1920's by Word War I veteran Jacques Spreiregan. Kangol made it's start with hats for workers and soldiers, later expanding with a brand for golfing. They were the major beret suplliers to the armed forces during World War II and today for Samuel L Jackson.
K from knitting. ANG from angora. OL from wool.
Kangol berets grew to new heights, gracing the rich and royal including, The Beatles and Princess Diana. The Kangol brand continues to make fine hats but also clothing, accessories and luggage.
The luggage arrived just in time as I had a round of trips to use it for...
The hard luggage is light weight and durable. The Kangol suitcase is available in a range of sizes, so you can find one for any length trip. It has a large main compartment with a zipped pocket, this makes nice for organizing and separating loose items. The four wheel base makes it easy to navigate through busy airports and it has two carry handles and a retractable pull handle at the top.
I chose the 30" piece of Kangol luggage as I usually pack for 4-6 days at a time. In addition to clothing and essentials, I usually tend to travel with materials for work and the hardcase luagge took it all and more. The luggage never weighed more than 45 lbs. Here is a peak inside...
With a few loose items on the left I zipped these items in the inner pocket. And like any dry cleaner's daughter, I travel with a steamer.
If you travel more than a few times a year, or suffer from any level of OCD, I want to take this time to tell you about the packing cube (pictured below on the left). For every trip, even a weekender, I use these gems to organize clothing. I usually pack two cubes, one for work and one for causual/working out. It takes some getting used to, in the beginning I was not a cube packer.
Some other travel essentials:
vinyasa scarf/blanket/vest/sleeping bag
The bronze beauty has already checked in at 6 different airports, that is 12 baggage carasousels. The hardcase barely has a scratch, all 4 wheels are still rollin' and fingers crossed it has yet to be lost.
If you've been toying the idea of hardcase luggage this is the one to start with. If you are an experienced traveler with a closet full of 3-wheeled luggage then this is the one to test your limits with.
Be sure to visit www.mrluggage.com to see what other brands and luggage they offer. A great customer service experience is waiting for you.
travel light, live light. spread the light, be the light.
Xo - S