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With summer just out of reach and the promise of long weekends by the beach on the horizon, it’s safe to say we’re all re-evaluating our travel essentials right about now. Inevitably, this audit likely involves dragging your massive suitcase out of the attic or up from the basement to see if it’s still fit to fly. Rarely do many of us have room to store bulky luggage nearby (like say, in a closet or under our beds), and this especially holds true if your home or apartment is a bit snug on space to begin with.
The storage difficulty often associated with a piece of luggage is almost as much of a pain as the act of packing itself. There’s just no way around it: Luggage is tough to hide away, and most pieces, especially those with hard sides, can end up taking up precious square footage when not in use — which is, frankly, more often than they’re actually in use. Luckily, there’s a new industry disrupter poised to help solve all that: Rollink.
Recently launched in the U.S. and partnering with Macy’s, Rollink’s Flex Vega suitcase combines all the functions of a full-size suitcase into a collapsible body just 2 inches in thickness. The key lies in the brand’s innovative hybrid design, which teams a hard polycarbonate shell with a durable fabric panel to reduce the suitcase’s size by 75 percent when not in use. You’ll finally be able to store your bag at the ready under your bed or at the top of your closet without sacrificing tons of precious storage space.
Available in a slew of trendy hues (including aqua, blush, and emerald), the Flex Vega suitcase comes in three sizes geared toward your exact travel needs: Cabin and Cabin Plus, both of which are TSA standard-sized carry-ons, plus a medium checked style. Each version weighs less than 8 pounds and boasts thoughtful design mainstays, like a telescoping handle, silent coated wheels for smooth gliding to your gate, and a quick-access side pocket where you can stash your passport or phone charger at the ready. Plus, with prices starting at just $164.99, you can even snag an extra piece for all those souvenirs you’ll inevitably come home with.