SWISSGEAR 101: What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Have you ever wondered what kind of traveler you are?

Whether you’re on a wanderlust journey, an avid business jetsetter, or planning an annual family vacation, finalizing travel plans take a mix of preparation and the right luggage. Some people prefer to wait until a few days before they takeoff to their destination while others opt to pack weeks in advanced with their checklists in full swing. Whatever category you fit in when it comes to planning is up to your schedule and personal organization skills, but the type of traveler you are dictates the gear you need to bring along.

With a bevy of modern backpacks and luggage, Swissgear offers a variety of gear for you to curate a personalized travel collection. Pair a ScanSmart backpack with a deluxe hardside carry-on spinner that compliments one another in functionality and durability or mix and match checked luggage with carry-on luggage or duffels for a family affair. Finding practical travel gear can be a challenge, so choosing the right gear is always the first step when prepping for your next adventure.

Road Warrior:

This niche traveler often finds themselves commuting coast-to-coast to attend business seminars, meetings, and presentations. The gear they gravitate toward is rugged, clever, and functional, so they can seamlessly head from the office straight to the airport. The driver of their fast-paced lifestyle is a travel backpack that doubles as an everyday companion. With the Swissgear 5709 Scansmart Laptop Backpack, on-the-go road warriors can stash up to a 15” laptop and tablet inside a designated TSA-friendly tech compartment. The hallmarks of this pack include a spacious interior, a front organizer pocket, and various accessory pockets to store water bottles, glasses, and a smartphone. A scratch-resistant front panel, reinforced grab handle, and comfortable shoulder straps add to its hardcore utility.

When it comes to luggage, refined and straight-to-the-point carry-on and checked luggage may be their preference. An all-black sleek case, the Swissgear 7811 24” Expandable Spinner Luggage perfectly fits that profile. Featuring two easy-to-reach front pockets, its organized design also integrates four 360-degree spinner wheels, a locking telescopic handle, interior organizer pockets, and handy side and top grab handles. Pack valuable documents, files, and enough essentials to get from Monday to Friday inside its ample main compartment.

No business trip is complete without a versatile carry-on bag. The Swissgear 6590 20” Geneva Garment Upright Carry On Wheeled Luggage was sculpted to handle the specifics of a work trip with an interior hanging garment bag to keep suits, blouses, and pants wrinkle free. Other interior accessory pockets, a built-in wet bag, and durable inline wheels allow this carry-on to maneuver effortlessly from Point A to Point B.

Casual Traveler:

Causal travelers define themselves as someone who takes occasional domestic and/or international trips for recreational purposes. This traveler likes to take a no-fuss approach to their trips and rely on multi-functional travel gear to trek through the airport and sightsee in the city. For this explorer, stylish and contemporary gear is their go-to. With the ability to easily scan devices through TSA scanners, the Swissgear 1900 Scansmart Laptop Backpack is a bestseller that boasts tech-friendly functionality. This multi-purpose pack is useful throughout any journey, thanks to rugged materials and a plethora of pockets to organize everything from small travel toiletries to a 17” laptop. Ergonomic shoulder sleeves, a steel reinforced grab handle, and side compression straps elevate this pack as a comfortable travel and commuting accomplice.

Since casual travelers aren’t constantly on the road, the luggage they choose last for years as well as meet the demands of modern travel. That’s exactly what the Swissgear 7366 Expandable 3PC Hardside Spinner Luggage Set was designed for. Crafted from durable ABS material, this unique luggage features a split-case silhouette with a large side zip pocket, elastic tie-down straps, and TSA-locking zippers. Spinner wheels and a telescopic locking handle provide a smooth glide through the airport and city while an expandable compartment and a cup-holder located on the carry-on allot space for any extra knickknacks picked up along the way.

Bold and Adventurous:

This vicarious traveler has chosen to peel away from grind culture to bask in limitless adventures around the world. Their dwellings could be anywhere from an off-the-grid hostel to a colonial-style bed and breakfast in the heart of Madrid. The Swissgear 2700 USB ScanSmart Backpack entails all the things this explorer will need to get through daytime and nighttime excursions. Built with an interior LED light, a dedicated TSA Scansmart compartment for your 15” laptop and tablet, and a variety of pockets for essentials, this rugged pack can transport your devices and must-haves from the airport to a new city and beyond. A durable grab handle and comfortable mesh padded shoulder straps allow carrying versatility while an add-a-bag attaches to luggage for hands-free mobility.

Since wanderlust travelers are constantly on the road, the luggage they choose last for years as well as meet the demands of modern excursions. With a durable, innovative design, the Swissgear 7272 Energie Expandable 3PC Hardside Spinner Luggage Set features a luxe monochrome design with locking zippers, sturdy grab handles, and sleek 360-degree spinner wheels. The carry-on luggage includes a USB charging port to keep devices fully charged wherever geographical region this traveler arrives at.

Family Traveler:

One can argue family vacations take more planning than solo adventures. With kids—and sometimes pets—in tow, parents need plenty of space and convenient gear to keep track of everyone’s things. The Swissgear 5358 USB ScanSmart Laptop backpack is a classic bag known for its smart functionality and spacious design. Built with a ScanSmart technology and an integrated USB port, parents can easily scan their 15” laptop and tablet at TSA checkpoints and charge up devices during a layover. An organizer pocket hold toiletries, snacks, passports and other small supplies while a bottom shoe compartment doubles as a laundry bag. Plus, its versatile design can be carried three ways: as a backpack via ergonomic shoulder straps and a sternum strap, as a tote with a top steel reinforced grab handle, or attached to your carry-on luggage via an add-a-bag strap.

A luggage set for the entire family must meet functionality and budget requirements set by parents. Costing less than $300, the Swissgear 6283 Expandable 3PC Spinner Luggage Set will give parents a bang for their buck. With an array of colors to choose from, this set embeds quality construction along with inner and outer organizer pockets to stash clothes, toiletries, and travel documents. Propped on four spinner wheels, this collection seamlessly glides through hotels, airports, and the streets, thanks to four 360-degree spinner wheels and top and side grab handles.

Minimalist Traveler:

A minimalist traveler prefers to fit their belongings in one or two multi-functional bags. It’s all about less being more for these conscious explorers who are more concerned more about an carrying only the valuables rather than an excess of clothes and jewelry. Upgrading an iconic design, this Swissgear 1900 Travel Laptop Backpack combines the mobility of a backpack with the organization of luggage. This two-in-one pack includes a clever split-case interior with a large zip pocket on one side and adjustable clothing straps on the other. This bag is roomy enough to hold up to a week’s worth of travel gear. A separate 17” laptop compartment and stowaway shoulder straps quickly transform it into a travel briefcase.

With a similar design, the Swissgear 6067 Getaway 2.0 Big Backpack also incorporates the style cues of luggage into a backpack profile. Its split-case silhouette features multiple interior pockets for clothes and shoes and an RFID-protected 15” laptop compartment that keeps your personal info protected as you travel. Its versatile structure includes detachable shoulder straps, side and top handles, and a trolley strap that attaches to your carry-on handle.

Honing a minimalist style, the Swissgear 7651 20″ Getaway Carry On Luggage has just the right amount of pockets, including interior pockets to hold a tablet and 13” laptop. Propped on durable, inline wheels, this carry-on glides smoothly through the streets or airport while an exterior compartment and side water bottle pocket provide easy-to-reach access to essentials. Able to fit up to three days’ worth of clothes, this low-profile bag is perfect for those looking to minimize their travel belongings but maximize on space.

Author: Joseph Daniels