Great news, global citizens of the world: The Away Luggage Black Friday sale 2021 is here. When the brand set up shop in 2015, the thought of a sale of any kind would’ve seemed preposterous. The upscale hardshell design, the glowing early reviews, the forgiving lifetime warranty program—all of it made the brand’s four-wheeled carry-ons a step-up investment for anyone with Rimowa tastes on a lesser budget. Its wares were an immediate hit.
In the six years since, Away has genuinely disrupted (sorry) the luggage industry. And then, last year, Away was the one being disrupted. The Verge published a lengthy investigation detailing a toxic work environment within the company, and then Covid-19 wrecked everyone’s travel plans—and luggage sales. So last September, the company responded with its first ever promotion. And it wasn’t some measly 10-percent-off sale, either: it was a genuinely massive one. Some items were available for half their starting prices.
Post-vaccine, the dream of travel feels a whole lot closer to a reality. So it’s not surprising that the second ever Away Black Friday luggage sale is slightly more modest than the first. While nothing is half off this time around, a bunch of the company’s suitcases, daypacks, tote bags, and accessories are discounted up to 40% starting today through the 29th. And frankly, considering that we would buy (and have bought!) Away luggage at full price, we’ll gladly take any discount we can get. Spend a little now in anticipation of your trip next month and you’ll get the double benefit of a vacation and some shiny new luggage to flaunt in the overhead compartment.
The Best Carry-on Suitcases from the Away Luggage Sale
We think the best Away suitcase is its smallest hard-shelled offering, the Carry-On. (The discount applies to the purple, red, yellow, teal, classic blue, and cream/olive colors.)
If you’re in the market for something heftier—and you’re okay with the fact that, despite the name, it might not always be carry-on-able—opt for the Bigger Carry-on. (The discount applies to the purple, red, teal, classic blue, and amex colors.)
Looking for a new softside spinner? Away’s Expendable Carry-On boasts all the product specs you’ve come to expect from its hero model, sans the hardshell exterior. (The discount applies to the black, navy, asphalt, green, and purple colors.)
The Best Daypacks from the Away Luggage Sale
Away’s backpack isn’t included in the current promotion, but if you prefer to travel without back sweat (we hear you), the brand’s tote bags might be of interest. Both the tall Longitude and the wide Latitude are made from a hearty, smooth leather and come with a small detachable zip pocket for anything you need fast access to. Both are 40% in the black, buff, navy, pine, and ruby colors.
Away’s Everyday is a bit smaller than some of the weekenders we recommend, and a little too big for everyday carrying. But if that neither-here-nor-there size works for you, good news: the blush and black versions are also 40% off.