When two people you care about decide to spend the rest of their lives together, you find a way to help them celebrate, even if it means going across the country for the weekend. This is exactly what Lauren and I decided to do, in order to help our dear friends Captain and Clark celebrate their nuptials. We booked our flights, packed our bags, and prepared the countdown the wedding weekend in Washington.
But what did we bring for such a short trip, one that would include both city and rural adventures, along with a wedding? Here’s what I brought, how I packed it, and the new bag that made my life a whole lot easier.
My Packing List:
Green dress for the wedding
Skinny black pants
White tank top
Black tank top
Short-sleeved beige sweater
Off-white hooded leather jacket
Shoes & Accessories:
The Bag: Revo Radius
For the longest time, I have been looking for the perfect hard-side carry-on piece, and as soon as the Radius arrived on my doorstep, I knew I had finally found it. Ultra-lightweight with a sleek look and design, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test, and my first opportunity to use it was the trip to Washington.
What I love: The 360º spinner wheels made navigating the airports in both New York and Seattle a piece of cake. I also loved the sleek appearance, as well as how light-weight the bag was, making it easy for me to put in the overhead compartment. I’m short, and with other bags I’ve always needed help, but this bag gave me complete independence. I also loved that the bag essentially had two compartments, making it ideal for separating clean and dirty clothes throughout the trip. Finally, the built in lock system eliminated the need for a separate lock, again making my life easier, because while I often use a lock on my bag, I almost always wind up losing it mid-way through a trip. This bag has everything I would need, all conveniently wrapped up in one piece.
What I’d change: There’s nothing I’d change, but I did have to get used to switching to a hard-side bag. I didn’t realize how much I would miss exterior pockets. Once I got used to the idea, I actually preferred the smooth exterior, one that didn’t get caught while placing it in the overhead compartment, but it definitely took some time to adjust to.
Verdict: This is officially my new favorite piece of luggage, ideal for a quick weekend trip. It’s easy to maneuver, spacious, and stylish; everything I’d want in a carry-on bag.
A special thanks to Revo for sending over the Radius bag for me to test out. As always, my opinions are my own.