Pack It Up

Come fall, everyone is on the go.

Whether you’re sending a child overseas for a semester abroad, finally scheduling that romantic getaway with your spouse, or looking to upgrade your look from corporate to creative, here are the travel goods to get you going.

We turned to the experts at Kaehler Luggage & Travel Goods for advice on how to pack it up. With nearly a century of travel accessory experience, this North Shore family-owned business can get you outfitted right. Visit one of their six locations, including Winnetka and Highland Park, for more travel accessories and great advice for all your travel needs.

Travel Abroad

Even the most seasoned of world travelers can be a target for thieves abroad. Protect your goods from a strap slasher with this high-tech backpack that features wires meshed in nylon for the extreme in travel security. And for added protection against identification theft, don’t forget your RFID (radio frequency identification device) blocking wallet or passport pouch.

PacSafe backpack


The passport pouch is still the simple and affordable go-to for anyone looking to keep passports, cash and the indispensable EuroPass safe and secure. For the rest of his gear, look for a backpack/duffel with wheels that eases the treck from train station to hostel.

Lewis & Clark waist stash

Frequent Flyer

With luggage fees and weight limits costing travelers hundreds every flight, look no further than this line of lightweight, hard-sided luggage. Made of polycarbonate and weighing in at 8 pounds or less, these cases offer the extreme in flexibility, durability and convenience – not to mention ease with four wheels and vibrant colors easy to pick out on the carousel.

Rimova Salsa Air


If you’re want to spend less on luggage and more on your trip, Kaehler offers this line of hard siders for comparable lightness and durability.

Antler Camden Town

The Weekend Getaway

Not only do you deserve time away, but do it in style. Pairing the design talents of Missoni with leather trim and waterproof PVC, this bag is the perfect chic carryall to load in the car or stow overhead.

Bric Missoni duffel

Lightweight and durable, this packable duffel is the perfect bag for a travel tournament weekend. Or fold it up and take it abroad to carry home all your newfound treasures.

Osprey transporter 46

Family Vacation

Whether you’re off to the beach or mountains, sailing or skiing, chances are you can never pack enough. And chances are, having space to compartmentalize can make packing a breeze. Available in brown, it lets you get away from the crowd.

Tumi Alpha split-bottom duffel

For the eco-conscious, hip teenager with too much stuff, look no further than this plaid packer made 100 percent from recycled plastic bottles.

Dakine split roller large

Tech Traveler

Ditch the brown briefcase. Pairing style and tech-friendly function, these computer bags take you from Metra mundane to runway style.

For her, nothing is chicer than a computer bag modeled after the infamous Kelly bag. And for him, why not add some rugged relaxation to that stiff collar.

Knomo Rubi Briefcase

Filson Briefcase computer bag


Just the bag to haul your laptop and books from dorm to library and back again.

STM Scout sm laptop

Expert traveler

Leseepoucht’s face it, it’s time to ditch the Ziploc bag and upgrade your carry-ons.

Travelling light see pouch