- Value: 20/20
- Functionality: 17/20
- Quality/Ease of Use: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Capacity: 18/20
- TOTAL: 94/100
As someone who has near-constant anxiety about…nearly everything, I’m very lucky that I’m a fairly chill traveler. Long overnight flight? I’ll download an extra book. Connection through Zurich? I’ve always wanted a Swiss stamp on my passport. Turbulence? Literally nothing I can do about it.
Still, after a two-plus year travel hiatus thanks to COVID, I felt a little jittery about getting back out there. And yet, instead of easing myself back into planes, trains and automobiles, I booked a 15-day trip to six different cities in three different countries. (I’ve never claimed to be rational.)
Though I was a little bit nervous about taking a big trip for the first time since the world…you know…one thing I didn’t have to worry about was my luggage situation, and that’s largely thanks to the Beis Weekender Bag (with an assist from my beloved Away The Medium).
I first learned about Beis on—where else?—TikTok, where the brand has received millions of likes on its minimalist, aesthetically pleasing packing-related videos. In the market for a non-wheeled carry-on, I read tons of reviews and decided to give The Weekender a try. At a reasonable $108, I figured hey, even if I hate it after this trip, it’s not going to do too much damage on the old wallet.
Seven airports later, I am obsessed.