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Travel 2021 | 2 min read

As travel ramps up again, it may be hard to decide where to jet off to first. To help, Preferred Hotels & Resorts is offering VESSEL customers Elite Member Status in its I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty program. As the world’s independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels and Resorts operates through more than 750 hotels and resorts across 85 countries and counting. From international destinations like Spain and Dubai, to domestic locations like New Orleans and Florida, planning the perfect getaway has never been easier. 

As an Elite Member, you can enjoy a number of travel benefits. These include: a unique welcome amenity, enhanced internet service, early check-in and late check-out, complimentary room upgrades, and more. Not only will you have all the benefits available to Insider and Explorer members, you’ll receive exclusive deals with partner brands like VESSEL Bags. Plus, Elite members earn 50% more account points to use towards free night stays. 

Enroll today and discover the perfect vacation destinations.  

The benefits don’t stop there-- iPrefer Members will receive 15% off all VESSEL merchandise.* 

Use this exclusive discount to prepare for your next trip. Shop VESSEL’s collection of rolling luggages, duffel bags, laptop backpacks, and other essential travel accessories

*This discount is applicable to stock items only. Not applicable to full-custom items. 

Continue reading to find the Best Travel Bags for Your Next Trip

1. Signature 2.0 Plus Backpack with Antimicrobial Liner

First up, is one of the best travel backpacks for men and women-- the Signature 2.0 Plus with Antimicrobial Liner. This luxe laptop backpack offers a minimalist design with a faux leather outer and YKK zippers. These high-quality materials provide a finish that is fade- and water-resistant, easy-to-clean, and durable enough to protect your valuables from spills and rainy days.

[Signature 2.0 Plus with Antimicrobial Liner in Track Black]

The Signature 2.0 Plus with Antimicrobial Liner is recommended for travelers that need to maximize their carry-on bag. It has enough space for a laptop, daily essentials, and of course, travel gear. In the main compartment, you can store: toiletries, a change of clothes, camera gear, notebooks, and more. With two, mesh interior pockets, you can snugly pack water bottles, slim containers, or umbrellas in a secured, upright position. There are also two expandable, air-mesh pockets and two velour-lined pockets that are ideal for keeping your wallet, sunglasses, and other small valuables, safe and scratch-free. 

The Signature 2.0 Plus with Antimicrobial Liner showcases a convenient, 180-degree opening that reveals: 1 padded laptop sleeve, 1 padded compartment for an Ipad or power bank, and 2 slip pockets for small gadgets. This ample storage is intended to protect your laptop, tablet(s), and other tech. With this convenient, 180-degree opening, you can easily pack, unpack, and scan the backpack through airport x-rays. Exterior storage like a zippered front pocket and bottom shoe compartment provides easy access to important items on-the-go.

Of course, comfort is key when it comes to the best laptop travel backpacks, which is why the Signature 2.0 Plus with Antimicrobial Liner is designed with padded shoulder straps and a breathable, mesh back panel. These crucial features promote airflow and offer ample back support. This laptop backpack is truly a great multipurpose style that is ideal for work, business travel, and more. 

Water-bottle holders: Yes - internal

Maximum laptop size: 16-inch Macbook Pro

TSA-approved 

Shop Different Colors: Pebbled Grey, Track Black | See more details here

[If you’re looking for different exterior finishes, Fendi, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton make excellent canvas and genuine leather options.]

2. Signature 2.0 Garment Duffel | Hottest Color for Summer: Pebbled Grey

For anyone that often travels with suits, dresses, coats, or expensive clothing, a garment duffle bag is the best travel bag. This style offers an easy and efficient way to transport attire, and is highly recommended for those that travel for work or attend formal events. When unzipped, it lays flat like a traditional garment bag--when fully zipped, a duffel bag is created! 

[Summer 2021 Hottest Color: Grey Pebbled]

It’s tough to beat the premium feel of the Signature 2.0 Garment Duffel from VESSEL. It’s crafted with durable vegan leather that comes in 5 unique colorway and texture combinations. The interior is lined with a silky, branded nylon to add a touch of luxury that also protects valuable items. This premium garment bag provides a wrinkle-free solution that comfortably fits up to three items in the garment compartment and features a hanger hook that secures clothing in place. Other interior organization includes: three multiple zipper pockets for small items and two elastic pockets that are ideal for shoe storage. When the duffel is formed, you can stack even more apparel, shoes, and toiletry bags.

The Signature 2.0 Garment Duffel features a trolley sleeve and removable shoulder strap, so you switch up your carry depending on what is most comfortable. Carry this 2-in-1 bag by hand, shoulder, or wheel it around on your favorite rolling luggage

Water-bottle holders: No

Maximum laptop size: All laptops

Shop Different Colors: Navy/Black, Black Pebbled, Grey Pebbled | Or find on Amazon

3. Skyline Lux Tote Bag | Hottest Color for Summer: Natural

A travel bag that will always be on trend, is the classic women’s tote bag. A luggage tote bag like the Skyline Lux Tote bag in Natural offers versatile style that effortlessly transitions from day to night. With a luxurious crosshatch texture and rich, cream colorway, this travel tote bag offers a refreshing look for summer.

One of the most notable features of the Skyline Lux Tote bag is its carrying capacity. Stash your favorite toiletries, in-flight entertainment, an extra layer, and still have room for snacks! This travel tote features an interior zip pocket for small essentials and a microfiber-lined valuables pocket for sunglasses, readers, or jewelry. This carry-on bag is perfect for a day trip and everyday use. 

Water-bottle holders: Yes - internal 

Maximum laptop size: 15-inch Macbook Pro

TSA-approved 

Shop Different Colors: Natural, Maroon, Black 

For slouchy, oversized tote bag options, check out Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Chanel.

4. Skyline Sling | Hottest Colors for Summer: Black and Grey

[Featured: Skyline Sling in Black

When you’re venturing around a new city, you’ll want to keep your hands free to snap loads of scenic photos or enjoy a local treat. A crossbody bag is the perfect solution! This style of travel bag allows you to store daily essentials close to your person, in a convenient, hands-free way. 

The Skyline Sling is a lightweight, weather-resistant crossbody backpack that is crafted with durable, weather-resistant VSL Nylon. This crossbody bag features a main compartment, front zippered pocket, and hidden side pocket to ensure that all necessities are available for your adventure. 

Important items like a wallet, cell phone, and keys can be securely stored in the main compartment. All items that need to be quickly-accessed can find a home in the front pocket. For anything else that needs to stay close to your person, it can be safely tucked away in the hidden side pocket.

Water-bottle holders: No

Maximum laptop size: -- 

TSA-approved 

Shop Different Colors: Black, Navy, Grey

For other crossbody and belt bag options, check out Loewe, Versace, and Prada.

 5. Skyline Lux Duffel | Hottest Colors for Summer: Crosshatch Black and Crosshatch Natural

[Featured: Skyline Lux Duffel in Crosshatch Black]

A travel bag trend that is here to stay, is the classic duffel bag. One of the most popular for Summer 2021 is the Skyline Lux Duffel. This elegant travel bag is crafted with premium, crosshatch-embossed vegan leather; antimicrobial lining, metal trims, and YKK zippers for a luxurious look and feel. Not only does this duffel bag look high-end, it is designed to be durable, weather-resistant, and easy-to-clean too. From weekend getaways and tropical vacations, to gym sessions and tennis practice, the Skyline Lux Duffel offers an ideal balance of style and functionality. 

The large, main compartment provides impressive storage that accommodates enough clothing, toiletries, cosmetics, and more, for weekend trips. With two, internal slip pockets and two zippered pockets (one of which is lined with microfiber), it is easy to organize and keep track of small items. When you need a little extra packing space for long trips, you can unhook the side S-hooks to expand the Skyline Lux Duffel

Pro Travel Tip: Use travel organizers to compartmentalize outfits of types of apparel. 

If it’s crucial to have a spare pair of shoes on your trips, the Skyline Lux Duffel features a dedicated footwear compartment that can be accessed from the exterior. This comes in handy for making sure that dirty shoes don’t soil clean clothes and valuables. In the front, right pocket, you can secure your keys to the handy key-clip and toss in your wallet and passport for quick access. The front, left pocket is microfiber-lined to provide a safe spot for your sunglasses, readers, watches, and other valuables. 

To provide the ultimate carrying experience, the Skyline Lux Duffel showcases top handles and a detachable shoulder strap. You can swap between carrying the duffel bag by hand, or use it as a shoulder bag. The versatility and functionality of this duffle bag makes it the perfect go-to lifestyle and travel bag.

Water-bottle holders: No

Maximum laptop size: Any

TSA-approved 

Shop Different Colors: Black, Maroon, Natural 

6. Golf Travel Case

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Garment Duffel with Antimicrobial Liner + Signature 2.0 Backpack with Antimicrobial Liner in Track Black + Golf Travel Case

For the golfer that’s looking to take his game on the road, a reliable golf club travel case is a must-have. Whether you use a cart bag, stand bag, or staff bag, this soft-sided golf travel cover from VESSEL can easily store all of your golf gear. It’s crafted with heavy-duty, tear-resistant, 1680D Ballistic Nylon and weather-resistant materials to offer the durability and extra protection needed for air travel. With features like: integrated line skate wheels, compression straps, and multiple leather grab handles, this golf travel cover makes transporting and handling your gear effortless. This deluxe carry bag is lightweight yet durable enough to ensure your lucky putter, favorite golf shoes, and other golf essentials remain unscathed throughout your travels.

7. Signature 2.0 Luggage

[Featured: Signature 2.0 Luggage in Neomint

The Signature 2.0 Luggage is perfect for travelers that need a convenient and efficient way to transport their items. This carry-on luggage is compact enough to comfortably fit into overhead bins on planes and trains, but spacious enough to fit 1-2 weeks worth of clothing. 

For travelers that need to give their back and shoulders a break, the Signature 2.0 Luggage makes it easy to transport luggage without exerting much effort. To optimize portability, this luggage is equipped with 360-degree wheels to ensure efficient mobility through airports, train stations, and public spaces. The Signature 2.0 has a front zip pocket that reveals a padded laptop compartment to safely store tech. With quick-access to laptops, tablets, and other electronics, travelers can easily work on-the-go. There are additional front slip pockets for chargers, power banks, and other small items. A well-loved feature is the velour-lined pocket that is excellent for protecting sunglasses, jewelry, watches, and other valuables. The main compartment is spacious enough to fit 1-2 weeks worth of clothing, a toiletry bag, and a shoe bag. Travelers can maximize their packing space with packing cubes  to keep items sorted.

Top Pick: The Signature 2.0 Luggage pick is the Neomint colorway. This pop of color is a fresh option for Summer 2021. Travelers can easily spot their spinner luggage on baggage claim--minimizing the chances of grabbing the wrong luggage. Purchasing a light-colored luggage might seem intimidating, but this men’s and women’s luggage is crafted with a specially-treated vegan leather known as microsuede synthetic leather. This material is very low-maintenance, easy-to-clean, durable, and weather-resistant. Any dirt or debris can be quickly wiped away with a damp cloth.

8. Tennis Bag Backpack

One of the most popular travel bags for tennis players is the Baseline Tennis racket backpack. Tennis backpacks offer a laid-back, casual feel that is perfect on and off the court. While the exterior looks like a typical backpack, it is equipped with functional bag features to make tennis days effortless.

[Featured:  Baseline Tennis Backpack in Black Tech + Vessel Stretch Fitted Hat in White]

The Baseline Tennis Backpack showcases a thermal-lined, padded racquet compartment that holds 1-2 tennis racquets. This lining protects racquet strings and heads from becoming misshapen as weather and air pressure change--making it ideal for tennis players that travel with their gear. 

The Baseline Tennis Backpack features a large, main compartment that is perfect for holding extra apparel, strings, grips, and everything you need for a comfortable flight. This luxury tennis backpack is also equipped with a ventilated shoe compartment to separate spare shoes from clean clothing, towels, and gear. Additional storage includes a front-zip compartment that is ideal for smaller items; and dual, magnetic pockets that comfortably store reusable water bottles or tennis balls. 

Comfort is key when shopping for the best tennis bags. which is why the Baseline Tennis Backpack is designed with padded shoulder straps and a compression-molded back panel. These ergonomic backpack straps evenly distribute weight and provide support to the back, spine, and shoulders, for the ultimate carrying experience. 

[Shop the Baseline Tennis Backpack]

Tennis racquet backpacks are great for avid players and travelers alike. Whether you dedicate your storage to tennis gear, toiletries, or neck pillow, all essential tennis and travel essentials can be comfortably transported. This multifunctional style is great for players that need a quality bag that seamlessly transitions from the tennis court to work, to weekend getaway.