If you are a global traveler, then you know all too well the importance of keeping time and having a solid, reliable luggage set to get you from terminal to terminal and back home again. For more than a century, Victorinox has been known for their iconic design backed by quality, function, and innovation and there simply is no other company out there today that can provide you with some of the best travel gear currently in the market.
You wouldn’t be mistaken for thinking you have heard of this brand before, in fact, for more than 130 years, Victorinox has made everything from pocket knives to watches to fragrances but one thing has always remained constant – when it comes to their luggage, they make it their purpose to ensure that their products meet the highest quality standards with design partners being carefully chosen and standards of service being stringently enforced. It is because of their commitment to making quality products that they also promote sustainability – should something be damaged on your luggage, they will repair it wherever possible, thus avoiding the waste of more raw materials.
Their new Connex collection is a different breed for Victorinox, with a stronger focus on style and purpose than their previous lines. We were given the opportunity to try two offerings from this line and we will start with the classy Global Hard side Carry On. With its bright exterior available in four different colors, this thing is not just pretty but functional too! The beautiful polycarbonate build features a spacious 34L capacity with a roomy main compartment that can expand a massive 4cm if need be. Also included is a brilliant integrated multi-tool inspired by the Swiss Army Knife that includes USB port, SIM card replacement tool, ID tag and pen which is very handy. Better yet, zipping around the airport is a breeze with its unique 8-wheel design that offers complete 360-degree movability in any direction. The icing on the cake is that all of this comes in at under 3kg (empty); so not only is this great as an airline carry-on but is also perfect for those weekends away at the cottage!
Their Medium Hard Side Case features a spacious 71L capacity for everything else you can’t take in your carry-on but also features two of our favorite new features: a brilliantly space optimized and compartmentalized inner and super-quiet and silent Lisof tires meaning you can travel effortlessly over any surface in stealth like efficiency. This offering, too, includes the multitool and the ability to expand the case an extra 4cm but features even more color options to truly make it yours. We are big fans of the Spring Spirit colorway which will guarantee no one takes your luggage by mistake (in a good way).
Now, having great luggage is reassuring but getting to the airport on time is crucial and that is where the Victorinox Field Force watch comes into play. The striking stainless-steel design complete with a generous 42mm scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal watch face is the kind of watch that tells others you mean business. The stainless-steel contrasts superbly with the all black dial complete with familiar red second hands, a Swiss Army inspired Knife-shaped counterweight and a red cross and shield on the dial. Its also perfect for those holiday adventures with its 10 ATM/100 M/330 FT of water resistance and Super-LumiNova®-enhanced display allowing you to tell the time day or night with ease.
The Connex luggage and Field Force watch have quickly become our go to travel accessories when traveling the world with what we do. These products are not only undeniably reliable and backed by an exceptional warranty, they also look great and are robust enough for whatever adventure you throw at them.
BUY your Field Force Watch here – Victorinox Swiss Army 241849 Fieldforce Men’s Watch 42mm Stainless Steel
BUY your Connex here – Victorinox Connex Frequent Flyer Carry-on Hardside Case, Falcon