• Allison Hills

Have bags, will travel! ✈️🚕

On our most recent trip, we decided to purchase collapsible luggage because we knew that we would need as much room as possible in our various modes of transportation. We tested three new collapsible suitcases for our trip and wanted to share the results. Let's get to it!

First up: All three of the guys used the Oakley Utility Trolley. My husband found these bags in green and blue at Nordstrom Rack for $139.97 (regular $290🙌).

Oakley Utility Trolley

Official Description: The lightweight Utility Trolley is the ideal bag for your next adventure. The U-Shape opening provides easy access for packing and ample storage for all your belongings. We added multiple exterior pockets, a hidden shoe compartment and extra padding for your gear. Built with rollers, backpack straps and a hand grip, this bag gives you multiple options for travel on the go.

Rating: Two thumbs up!! This bag had so many "hidden compartments" and we liked the idea that it could be converted into a backpack! This feature came in handy when we were walking from the train to the hotel and the road was a little too "bumpy" for the wheels.

Next up: Miss A tried out the Vera Bradley Lighten Up Foldable Rolling Duffel. To be honest, were the Oakley bag available in more colors, we probably would have stayed with that one, as I really liked the size and the price.......Alas, we cannot have 5 of the same bags....😂.

Rating: Although it was the smallest of our bags, it really worked out well for Arabelle. She had plenty of room and was able to maneuver it nicely. The material is very sturdy and the bottom storage compartment was perfect for her stinky shoes🙈

Finally, I decided to try the Vera Bradley Lighten Up Large Foldable Roller. I knew that a duffel would be too small, but didn't want to bring my hard side luggage because of the lack of flexibility.

Rating: I loved my bag! First of all, the bag is water resistant (super helpful in Ireland)! The bag only weighs 6 pounds and folds easily to fit under a bed. I think this would be the ideal bag for a cruise! Plus, you cannot miss it or mistake it for another bag on the baggage claim carousel😂! Sorry I don't have a picture of myself wheeling it.....🙈.

I really hope this review helps make life a little easier for your next adventure! What travel tips do you have to share?