The state of the world being what it is, we all could use more than a few minutes to unplug outdoors. (Or, as Twitter would say, "go touch some grass.") When you're ready to put the laptop down, take a deep breath, and get outside for an extended time, Away's latest collection is ready for you to pack.
Away has expanded its luggage lineup to include "F.A.R—For All Routes," a collection of duffle bags, backpacks, totes, and packing cubes built for outdoor travel. It's a tougher assortment than the hard-shell, millennial pink roller bags you've carried through every airport security line since 2016, but one you can still use after the trip ends.
On the surface, this collection is a modern update to the utility gear you need for trips involving nature and "nature." F.A.R's nine silhouettes are made in water-and-abrasion-resistant fabric to last through years of travel and unpredictable weather. While the pieces are durable, they won't weigh you down: the recycled fabric in each is surprisingly lightweight. Multiple external straps can shift larger bags from over your shoulder or hands-free, as a backpack, and back; internal compression straps and pockets ensure you can carry everything you need along with you.
The durable approach and spacious, multi-way designs may seem to be best styled with a gorpcore jacket, hiking boots, and a scenic vista. But there are everyday, and city-centric, ways to repurpose each piece. The tote bag can carry beach towels one day and groceries the next; all those pouches can re-organize a bottomless work bag in the same way they tackle a stuffed suitcase.
And if the furthest you're trekking is to a Hamptons AirBnb or home for the weekend? This is luggage that can handle all the elements, jostling for space in the overhead compartment included.
Away's F.A.R collection is available now on awaytravel.com and in Away's brick-and-mortar stores.