The Dagne Dover “Dakota” backpack in large has been my go-to for several years. My whole family loves it so much, my husband often borrows mine and our kid got one to be her school backpack.
I succumbed to social media marketing and bought a Hulken. And I don't regret it at all. This is my go-to for photoshoots. It's lightweight, can roll beside you, and is extremely versatile.
The Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45 is the most brilliantly designed bag I've ever used. Paired with packing cubes, you can fit (along with your carry-on Dakota backpack) a whole European vacation in it.
The Delsey Helium spinner has been with me on over a dozen flights. The large compartment fits four packing cubes as well as a few things laid flat on top, providing plenty of room for several days worth of outfits
These packing cubes from Travelwise have done our family well for years. The varying sizes help them fit like Tetris into your suitcase or weekender bag.
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