Travel is one of those topics where it’s hard to tell fact from fiction. We thought now would be a good time to weigh in on some of the most common travel misconceptions that have been circulating lately. After all, being an informed traveler allows you to pack better, travel more efficiently, and pick the right luggage. So, with this in mind, let’s take a look at the four misconceptions you need to know before taking your next trip.
If it’s a good size for one airline it’s good for another.
Little know fact: when it comes to flying domestically, although the universally accepted carry-on dimensions are 22" x 14" x 9", this doesn't mean that your carry-on bag is guaranteed a space on board the flight. Some airlines’ overhead bins don’t fit these storage dimensions and you may be asked to check your bag, though at no additional cost. Some airlines may measure to include wheels, while others may measure the dimensions of the bag itself. If you’re truly looking to ensure a bag is carry-on make sure to check your service’s carry-on restrictions on their website, or stick with a bag that will fit under your seat to play it safe. When it comes down to it though, try not to fear the idea of a kind flight attendant taking your bag, stowing it, and having it turn up at baggage claim. After all, there is a plus to not having to swim through a sea of other flyers, trying to load your bag in an already tight compartment.
The Rimowa Salsa Deluxe International Carry-On must live up to its reputation in order to be the first luggage featured on our staff pick series. The Rimowa Salsa Deluxe collection is known for their down-to-business luggage that can be summed up in two words: streamlined luxury. Here’s the lowdown on what Kaehler Luggage's assistant store manager, Kaitlin, says makes the Rimowa Salsa Deluxe worthy of this week’s staff pick.
From Florence Italy, Bric’s Luggage has been a world leader in quality luggage production for over 60 years. Founder, Mario Briccola began Bric’s with a family investment and a small shop of workers hand-crafting their first orders. The small company care and quality is still alive in Bric’s although it may not come from a quaint workshop in Florence anymore. The company has held onto their original values as it transcends into the second generation of Briccola leadership. The original attention to design and classic feel is very much still alive in Bric’s luggage. The sophisticated appearance of Bric’s has only spiked the company’s popularity over time. With a wide range of materials and designs, Bric’s uses the best quality products to make sleek, sophisticated luggage. The Bric’s collections carry a range of classic styles, but also includes new materials to complement a range of travelers.
Their suede Life collection features pieces with a lightweight frame and leather accents in an array of colors and sizes. It is perfect for the traveler looking for durability, style and ease. With its spinner wheels, this collection can take you through the airport without any strain or struggle.
Life 21" carry on spinnerBric's Safari collection exemplifies modern luxury. Made with a cotton and PVC blend, these bags are both durable and elegant. The collection contains spinners, duffel bags, tote bags, briefcases, and toiletry cases to complete any luggage repertoire!
Safari 21" rolling duffel
The new Bellagio collection exemplifies Bric's core philosophy: creative, elegant, exceptional travel bags that have all the function and modern amenities demanded by today's traveler. The iconic silhouettes have been redesigned using new, ultralight, durable materials to make this collection the perfect harmony of form and function.
Bellagio 30" spinner
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Want to see more? Shop Bric's in stores and online!
The wallet is a crucial part of our existence. It stores our identity, contains all of our bank information, and holds a plethora of loyalty points from all our favorite shopping destinations. We would all like to think that our wallets are lean, mean, and ready to go whenever we need them. But for most of us, stepping up to the cash register means fumbling around for five minutes trying to find that one card we so desperately need.
The truth is that most of our wallets pretty much look like this:
So why is that?
Well, for starters, we humans really like to hang on to things. Do you really need that receipt from 1992? Still want to hang on to that loyalty card from that store you went to once while visiting friends in Massachusetts that only happens to be located in that state? Why all the coins? Are you going to pay for your next purchase entirely in pennies?
There are other factors beyond our control or recognition that also create fat wallets. For instance, separating your credit or loyalty cards between card slots creates an inefficient use of space. You should really group your cards to reduce the amount of leather and air between them, allowing for maximum crammage.
We have a solution!
Introducing a fairly new addition to the Kaehler family: Bellroy wallets! Their philosophy on wallet design incorporates several space saving principles:
Less is more. Bellroy attempts to minimize the amount of sections and pockets, as additional leather just adds to the weight and thickness of the wallet before you even have the chance to put anything in it.
Easy access. The placement of the pockets in Bellroy's wallets allows for maximum storage but also ease of use. Many of their wallets come with pull tabs, helping the user to access things quickly and efficiently.
Wallets according to preference. Do you like to fold your bills or do you prefer to lay them flat instead? Bellroy designs their wallets according to your bill folding and card storing preferences, so you can get a wallet that suits you, instead of having to bend to the will of your wallet!
Do you like to fold your bills? Here's a helpful selection (thanks to their website) of wallets for you!
Do you prefer to lay your bills flat? Here are some of your choices!Originally founded as an outfitter for the stampede of gold rushers in 1897, Filson has been crafting bags, blankets, clothing, and other outdoor accessories with a rugged aesthetic for over 100 years. Filson bags are made with the finest, most durable materials like cotton twill, tin cloth, waxed canvas, and bridle leather of the highest quality. To this day, all of their merchandise is made in Seattle with extreme care and precision.Filson creates their laptop bags, canvas briefcases, canvas duffel bags, tote bags, luggage, and backpacks with utility in mind. For example, the famous Filson Field Bag features an easy-access, full-width open rear pocket and two open side pockets, double bottom to stand up to extra-heavy loads, and two expandable front pockets. It is also water repellent and has a handy brass key clip on the inside.Filson’s Padded Computer Bag is another standout item in the impressive collection of bags. Constructed of industrial weight Rugged Twill, this bag is built to carry a lot of weight. It's loaded with handy day-in, day-out features including full width open pockets on each side and end pockets for small, frequently accessed items. Inside are four roomy full-length sections (even one for large laptops), tall enough to hold a standard writing pad vertically. The easy-access zippered front compartment has plenty of slots and pockets for a cell phone, pens, laptop accessories and tools. Like the Field Bag, this computer carrier also has a double bottom and is water repellent.For the city-dweller, the Tin Cloth Backpack is a perfect companion. Crafted with heavyweight, durable Tin Cloth, this backpack has a traditional open top with a single large compartment and fits snugly with a leather drawcord. A side-zip opening gives quick access when the bag is buckled. The padded back helps with heavy loads and, like all other Filson bags, is also water repellent.In addition to smaller carrying bags, Filson also makes rolling luggage and it is nothing short of reliable. The wheeled carry-on features a two-way brass zipper with leather pulls and storm flap with double leather buckle closure. It also has an exterior front zippered pocket, exterior rear open pocket, exterior open utility pocket. Two heavy-duty sled runners and 2 ball bearing roller blade wheels allow for excellent mobility. It also has two interior elastic straps with snap tabs to secure packed items.Because Filson takes such pride in their wares, they offer a limited lifetime warranty on their products. Check out the full selection online or in any Kaehler store and support a great American made product!