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    This Hand Luggage Is The Perfect Gift For Father's Day And No, I'm Not Kidding

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    Look, I know what you're thinking. Luggage as a gift? This year?


    On the contrary, Lily.

    Just because borders have closed all around us, does not mean that your father/partner/brother need stay cooped up in the house this Father's Day weekend.


    And let's be honest — it would probably benefit the people around him, too, if he wasn't house-bound.

    So, this year, I have decided to gift my travel-loving, adventure-seeking husband ~hope~. Otherwise known as July carry-on luggage.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    It's just so pretty.

    Like everyone else in the state (or world), my husband and I have been lamenting the end of international trips for the foreseeable future.


    Me, waving goodbye to our semi-annual trip to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand as winter comes and goes.

    However, we are of the fortunate lot to still have a world of adventure a stone's throw away from our home.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    So, I surprised him with news of a weekend in the fields of Perisher (child-free!), along with this most attractive and functional of custom carry-ons, to replace his ratty, old luggage.

    Heads up: The single most time-consuming part of the process of getting your custom carry-on is colour-selection.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, July

    There are nine body colours, five font styles, 19 font colours and three places (top, side and back) for you to put your personalised monogram on. After playing around with the sample-generator for much longer than my lunch break, I ultimately went with this neutral sand colour and shades of green in the 'block' font.

    This stylish carry-on has been designed with a crush-proof German shell and aluminium bumpers (aka will withstand all the drops).

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, July

    And that's not all to love about the exterior of this bad boy. That multi-stop, telescopic handle stops wherever you want it to — never be too tall or too short to drag your luggage around again. And those wheels rotate 360°, moving quietly and smoothly over every surface.

    I asked my husband his favourite part of his new luggage and he said, hands down, the ejectable battery by the handle.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This ejectable phone charger is approved for flying across all major airlines.

    Promising review: "I love the portable charger feature. Nothing is more annoying than waiting for a flight and your phone is dead. The capacity is great, too, so I don't need to recharge it often."

    —Ed Summerhays, my baby daddy

    Other details to love include its 46L in volume — designed to fit the absolute maximum amount that you are allowed inside a plane's cabin.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    The case comes with a hidden, odour-proof laundry bag and side pocket to keep your dirty gear from your clean lot. A complimentary, detachable laptop pocket keeps electronics safe, while a strong, elasticised Y-strap holds everything in place. Not to mention, everything is stain-resistant! Hot tip: July also sells packing cells, to keep everything even more organised.

    Lastly, July luggage has an integrated TSA lock, meaning you'll never have to worry about losing your luggage keys again.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Though, if like me, you are not capable of packing light and have a bunch more luggage to take with you, this Father's Day, July is gifting a leather orbitkey, with which to handsomely store keys.

    Buy the July carry-on now — with complimentary personalisation (RRP $65) and leather orbitkey (RRP $45) — for $295.


    Fathers, all over Australia, rejoicing in their new-found freedom.

    Right now, in some Australian states, it’s important to stay home and avoid non-essential trips. We hope you’ll find our content entertaining, inspiring or useful for a future trip. For all other states, we still encourage you to practise social distancing and, if you feel sick, stay home and help to keep yourself and others safe.