Some things in life are just fate, and when it comes to travel, I very much believe in fate. It was only last week I tweeted about being sad all my 2013 travel plans had come to an end when low and behold, something landed on my doorstep that worsened my itchy feet even MORE. The object in question is this gorgeous white Juno Antler suitcase that makes me throw all my belongings into it and jet off into the sunset for good. (I probably could you know, it’s big enough).
Fate dealt me another funny card when an invite landed in my inbox for a blogger trip to Kerala in India next year. A perfect excuse to test out my new new suitcase I thought. Whilst I haven’t had chance to use it yet, these are just a few reasons why I LOVE my new suitcase.
1. Its white!
OK I know what you’re thinking. White isn’t the most practical colour for a suitcase. But don’t get all mumsy on me – not everything in life needs to scream practicality. People attach all sorts of bizarre objects to their luggage on the airport baggage carousels. There’s a pretty high chance my case will be the ONLY white one in the crowd, meaning I no longer have to wrestle 50 year old men for a generic black wheelie suitcase they so adamantly think is theirs. Fabulous! Plus – it means a greater level of security and peace of mind. (see, there is method to my madness)
2. It has curves
We all know curves are IN, and this suitcase is certainly rockin’ what it’s momma gave it. The hard outer shell has a unique curved design on either side which is bang on trend. Great for all you fashionistas out there.
3. It moves like Jagger
Well it doesn’t actually, but it has those handy rotational wheels that means you can turn the case 360 degrees. Great for when you’re attempting the London underground slalom or landing in a busy airport. I can’t wait to take it out for a spin!
4. It has a built in padlock for security
Alright then, enough of the aesthetics. As well as being damn good-looking, I like that this suitcase has a built in padlock. I’m forever loosing the mini keys for my padlocks when I lock up my suitcases and now I’ll be safe in the knowledge that I can enjoy keyless travels. One less thing to worry about!
5. It comes with a 10 year warranty
Retailing at £129, it’s not the cheapest bit of luggage on the market, but it has a 10-year warranty! This means I will have this fully functioning suitcase from now until I’m 33 years old (wow that makes me feel old). I’ve had my fair share of bad quality suitcases over the years and they always end up breaking when you need them most e.g en route to the airport, during your travels, just before a romantic ‘Love Actually’ airport reunion – you get the picture.
6. It’s made by Antler
To top it all off, this suitcase is made by the luxury luggage company Antler. Their brand name is a hallmark of quality in itself and I’ve always coveted their luggage products. Now I am the proud owner of one, I can’t to take it on my travels with me. Plus, it’s a great excuse for me to book a nice long trip away. Hawaii anyone?
What do you think of my new travel companion? Are you thinking of getting one for yourself? Comment in the box below and let me know what you think of the product!
Suitcase supplied complimentary by Antler for a product review blog post. The product featured is the Medium Antler Juno suitcase in white which came on the market in October 2013.