My grandad voyaged the globe with a sturdy leather

first_imgMy grandad voyaged the globe with a sturdy leather trunk. It was heavy, angular and big enough to port a human in. It still survives (back then, things were made to last) but its days of globetrotting are done; today such trunks are found only in antique shops and hipster living rooms.Over the last 20 years or so, suitcases have lost weight, sprouted wheels and telescopic handles, and adopted lighter, stronger, composite casing, but it’s been a while since anything really exciting has happened in the world of luggage. Until Trunkster appeared.Read more: 7 best hand-luggage bags reviewed. Powerstation: charge your gadgetsIn a world waving goodbye to paper, our electronic gadgets are making travel much slicker. But they’re only as good as their battery life. No power on your mobile could mean no boarding pass or, heaven forbid, no posting that selfie and no updating your Faceboook status with the ‘I’m at the airport about to fly somewhere nice and you’re at work’ post. Trunkster solves that problem by featuring an integrated, removable USB charging port and cable so you’ll never go hungry for volts again. Unless you forget to charge your Trunkster of course. Weighing in: built-in digital scaleMy grandad didn’t have to worry too much about travelling with hand-luggage only or excess baggage charges. But for today’s flyers, every kilogram counts. Being over the weight limit, or having to check in a bag at all can make the difference of £40 or more. The nifty digital scale built into the handle of the Trunkster ensures you always know the weight of your gear, thus avoiding any nasty surprises to your wallet when it comes to check-in. Related9 luggage accessories for the most organised packing everOrganise your bags like a pro and pack light with these smart, space-saving luggage accessories. From packing cubes to travel wallets, these handy gadgets will make sorting out your luggage a lot easier, and could save you money on excess baggage fees. So go on and get organised!Best luggage reviewed: 8 suitcases tested to destructionWe review eight suitcases in our punishing ‘tough test’ to separate the genuine hard shells from the softies.What’s the best hand luggage bag?With more and more airlines charging for checked bags, it’s worth travelling light to save money. We’ve got tips from all the frequent flyers at Skyscanner, as well as globe-trotting travel bloggers, so escape baggage fees and go hand luggage only with these top cabin bags.center_img Track it: GPS enabledLost luggage could become a historic term for Trunkster owners. The case comes with GPS technology that allows you to track it anywhere in the world with GSM coverage, no subscription necessary.The best of the restOn top of Trunkster’s pioneering features, it also claims the standard ‘hard case’ credentials; tough polypropylene construction, omi-directional wheels, TSA lock, compression panels, robust full-width handle, plus it’s water resistant, drop resistant, and impact resistant. (But can it handle having a car dropped on it? Watch ‘Suitcase Must Die’ our ultimate suitcase test). On top of that – the cool matt-black exterior looks pretty sexy too.Watch the video below:tps:// FAQHow much does a Trunkster cost?$325 (£219) for a carry-on size.$350 (£236) for check-in size.What sizes does the Trunkster come in?Currently two sizes are on offer: carry on and check-in size.When and where can I get a Trunkster?Trunkster is not available yet, but you can pre-order now. You’ll have to wait till autumn 2015 to actually get your hands on one though.More: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Invented by two lifelong travellers and funded on Kickstarter (they needed $50,000, they got $1.3M) this futuristic luggage design will likely spawn a whole new generation of ‘smart cases’ – and here at Skyscanner HQ, we’re really quite excited about that.Goodbye zips: hello rollerdoorGoing zipperless is nothing new – my grandad’s trunk used brass clasps and leather straps – but the Trunkster pioneers a further innovation; the use of a sliding roller door (like those you might find on a garage) instead of a zip. This has the advantage that you can access your stuff much more easily and quickly, without the need to fold open the case.Read more: 15 best packing tipslast_img

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