Away Luggage Gets a Futuristic New Look: Unbreakable Aluminum

Mar 16, 2018

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

It’s no secret that frequent fliers have a thing for smart-looking luggage; it’s an extension of who they are, of course. In the case of Away, the two-year-old direct-to-consumer company launched with a Carry-On that soon became an essential of stylish (and budget-conscious) jet-setters everywhere who favored Away’s clean design and friendly price points. Today, the company introduced the Aluminum Edition in four sizes; the exterior shell is made of anodized aluminum (currently in silver with a brushed finish) which is unbreakable — ideal for travels who like to look good and travel hard.  

Said Away in a press release: “Over time the surface will start to show the marks of your time together; these dents, scuffs, and scrapes are a record of your travel history— the more you travel, the more stories you (and your suitcase) will have to tell.”

Away’s Carry-Ons have an (ejectable battery) for easy charging, and all sizes have TSA-approved locks, self-positioning handles, reinforced corners, Hinomoto wheels and a pocketed interior with a compression pad for extra packing space. The suitcases are priced under $600 — The Carry-On: Aluminum Edition $475; The Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition $495; The Medium: Aluminum Edition $575; The Large: Aluminum Edition $595 — and are available starting today, March 15, 2018. All products come with a 100-day trial period, so dubious travelers can test-drive the product before fully committing. 

Not only is Away rolling out two more luggage launches later this month — details to follow — but they’re expanding into the lifestyle space even further with a digital magazine and podcast. No doubt, Away’s founders (two former execs from Warby Parker) are keeping busy (in-between seeing the world). 

2018 TPG Award Winner: Mid-Tier Card of the Year
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.