Whether you’re headed to the beach or to the mountains for spring break, you’ll want to be sure that you not only have the proper luggage for transporting your snowboard, skis, paddleboard or whatever other equipment you’re bringing, but you’ll want to be sure that you have luggage that is the appropriate size for packing your clothing, outerwear and toiletries, as well as a carry-on for extra gear you might want to bring.
While picking out the perfect travel bag can be overwhelming, we’ve simplified it a bit for you by giving you some basics when it comes to picking out the best spring break luggage along with listing some of our favorite travel bags.
Large roller bags
If you’re taking a long trip or packing several layers and outerwear options, you’ll need a large suitcase that will be able to hold everything. Roller bags are ideal for flying and long walks through airports. We carry a large number of roller luggage from brands such as Dakine and Eagle Creek that make traveling with a large load easier. Here are a few options:
Perfect for longer trips or cold-weather destinations where multiple layers are required, this Dakine Split Roller 110L suitcase is a safe option for storing anything. It features a split-level design for easy packing and organization as well as mesh dividers to keep items separated. There are also exterior pockets that make it easy to store and access smaller items during your spring break ventures.
This Eagle Creek bag is another great option for more extensive travel and heavier loads. Made with water-resistant Bi-Tech fabric, this roller duffel will keep your items dry in any conditions that come your way. The main compartment features lockable zippers and is large enough to fit plenty of clothing and outerwear options. This bag can be rolled as well as carried with the padded shoulder strap.
Small roller bags
Maybe your spring break is taking you somewhere warm or on a shorter getaway, or perhaps you just need an extra carry-on for storing more gear. In that case, a smaller roller bag is a nice option when flying. We have small roller luggage from brands such as Oakley and Eagle Creek. Here are a couple of our options:
This Oakley roller suitcase is a smaller option for travel, making it great for lighter packing and fewer layers. It features a telescoping handle, a split-opening main compartment and a smaller front pocket for stashing extra items. This bag is designed with a PU-coated ripstop along with a hard-shell bottom, making it a durable option for storing in the overhead compartment or throwing in the trunk as you venture off.
Another great spring break option for when you’re traveling light or need a spare bag is this small Eagle Creek suitcase. The main compartment includes a sleeve for safely storing your tablet, laptop or other electronics and also has an expansion zipper that allows it more carrying capacity. This bag even has a strap for clipping other small bags on so that you can travel with everything more easily.
Great for weekend getaways, road trips and flights near or far, duffel bags are a versatile option and come in a variety of sizes. We have a selection of duffel bag luggage from brands such as Mountain Hardwear and Chamonix. Check out some of these options that we carry:
It’s hard to go wrong when traveling with this Mountain Hardwear duffel bag. It is designed with OutDry® construction, making its large main completely waterproof and ready for any conditions you might find yourself in over your spring break traveling. It also features a comfortable shoulder strap as well as loops on both sides for when you need to carry heavier loads.
Durable and water-resistant, this Chamonix duffel bag is a great option for packing a few changes of clothes along with other gear with its large main compartment and smaller exterior pockets. It can be carried over the shoulder or with the two handles. This is a great option for shorter overnight trips or using as a bag to simply store additional gear.
Finally, traveling can be a challenge if you don’t have a reliable backpack with you to keep your gear safe and make transportation easier. We have a wide selection of backpacks—from hiking backpacks to school backpacks and everything in between from brands such as Dakine and Nixon. Here are a couple of options depending on your backpack needs:
This Dakine backpack is versatile and a great pick for almost any occasion, whether venturing to the mountain or to the coffee shop. It features straps for carrying your skis and snowboard and has a safety whistle and plenty of pockets for snow tools and additional gear. It is also hydration compatible, making it a must-have for taking on adventures. When you want to take it easy, though, this backpack also has a laptop sleeve and works great for casual outings.
Another great option for your spring break trip is this Nixon backpack. Perfect for more casual outings and travel, this day pack has a laptop compartment and plenty of pockets for smaller accessories. It works great for carry-on items and taking out on day trips to the beach or hitting the trails.