Having family, and a new granddaughter living several thousand miles away means we do a lot of air travel. Of the many pieces of luggage I own, my favorite pieces are value priced luggage, made by Embark, sold through Target stores.
I picked up their twenty inch carry on Perennial Upright suitcase and matching bag for less than one hundred dollars! Some single rolling backpacks cost more than the price of these two bags combined.
When shopping for luggage, I not only look for value, but I look for functionality and how stylish the luggage is. I get very tired of looking for my suitcase at the airport when it seems that 80% of flyers have luggage that looks the same. I will not get my bags confused with anyone else’s bags now, because these Perennial bags are designed with flowers in the colors army green, aqua, taupe and royal blue. They are very attractive!
The 20″ Perennial Embark Upright has many nice features found on more expensive brands. The outside of the bag has two zippered compartments in the front and a compartment in the back for securing an ID tag in case the luggage is lost. The outside pockets are perfect for storing tickets, boarding passes, or even a book for reading on the airplane.
The zipper pulls are long oval shaped silver tabs that are very vogue, and the bag not only has a handy lock in place hard plastic handle for pulling it along on the two solid wheels, but it also has a nice strap handle that assists in lifting it up.
This bag features a solid and firm steel frame. It is made of polyester, with the edges of the bag containing a nice thick padding to protect your belongings. It appears to be easy to care for too, just wipe it if anything spills. Looking inside the 20″ Embark Perennial Upright Bag, we see two straps for securing clothing, a zippered pocket, and two pockets for packing shoes. This upright weighs 6.3 pounds.
The matching Embark Perennial Overnight Bag is the perfect size for sliding under the seat in front of you when flying. There are two zippered pockets on the outside, as well as a sleeve on the back that allows you to slide it over the long handle on the upright when walking through the airport.
Inside of the smaller bag is one zippered compartment. There are two types of handles, the strap handle is inside of the bag and can be snapped onto the sides of the bag so you can carry it over the shoulder if so desired. The overnight bag weighs 2.2 pounds.
Both of these bags are great for travel. The bright flowered design means they are easy to identify at the airport, and they are very stylish and functional as well as being affordable. My only complaint is that they have a strong plastic smell that needed to be aired out before I placed my clothing into them. I would prefer leather, but it isn’t in my budget right now, and leather luggage is much harder to find.
If you are looking for versatile, value priced luggage that is backed with a five year warranty, check out the Embark line sold at Target stores.