It’s hard not to obsess over Paravel’s travel bags. If you’re not familiar with the brand, it’s the one behind the cult-favorite fold-up bag that even Oprah and Kourtney Kardashian swear by. And as of today, you can shop Paravel’s brand-new collection of hardsided carry-on luggage, which we’re sure will quickly become a travel essential.
The Aviator suitcase comes in two sizes: the Carry-On and the Carry-On Plus. The Carry On will work best for most international flights, but if most of your travel is in the States, then go with the Plus, which will give you more room to pack but still fit in the majority of overhead bins on domestic flights. The interior on both models includes a compression board that’s helpful when you overpack, plus a removable accessories pouch. Compared to most carry-on luggage, these styles are super lightweight, and they include 360-degree frictionless carbon steel bearing wheels that seamlessly roll from gate to gate.
Like the nylon fold-up collection, which is now made from recycled plastic water bottles, the new suitcases are also crafted with sustainability in mind: They have a recycled polycarbonate shell, recycled zippers, and lining made from even more recycled plastic water bottles. But the best part about these suitcases might be their design, which nods to vintage luggage. They resemble those old-fashioned trunks you might see in early Hollywood films, yet they have a modern, sophisticated touch.
If you’re looking to trade in your traditional black carry-on, you can shop the Aviator suitcase in six colors that coordinate with Paravel’s other bags. While not over-the-top in design, these sophisticated suitcases will be a quick spot when searching for your bags on the luggage carousel — at least until other frequent fliers learn about them. Be the first to get Paravel's newest collection by shopping both sizes below.
Paravel Aviator Carry-On and Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus
Paravel Aviator Luggage Credit: Courtesy of Paravel
To buy: tourparavel.com, $255
To buy: tourparavel.com, $275