The Best Luggage and Carry Ons for Your Trip

Spring Break will be here soon and I know that many of you have planned to fly to warm destinations.  The airlines have very strict weight restrictions on bags, so packing is tricky.  I remember back to when Jason and I were first married and we got our first set of hard case luggage.  It was awesome because nothing would get damaged inside.  But with most airlines now having a 50 pound weight restriction, that luggage just doesn’t fit the bill anymore as the suitcase itself weighs about 10 to 15 pounds.

We now prefer soft, rolling bags that on their own weigh very little.  When we travel as a family, each child is responsible to deal with their own bag!

Sierra Trading Post and both carry many brands of soft, rolling bags at discount prices.  We especially like the ones from Oakley and DaKine.  I have ordered from both companies and have been super happy with the product and quick delivery times.  Both companies do offer shipping to Canada. offers free shipping on orders over $50 to the US.

This large DaKine split roller bag is available at Sierra Trading Post.

Berkeley has a bag very similar to this DaKine one. This bag is available for $124.59

This bag is available for $131.96.

DAKINE Wheeled 90L Duffel Bag - Women's

Laurel has this Oakley rolling bag. You'd be amazed at what she can all fit into it!

This Oakley Women’s Miss Thing Roller Luggage is available for $195 at

My go to bag for on the plane is one that I bought at Lululemon a couple of years ago.  Their current Flow and Go Tote is similar and not only works for the gym but for travel too.  Lots of pockets and zippers work great for boarding passes, passports and your phone.  We love that it can be worn messenger style.  It will hold your wallet, all of your travel documents, magazines, iPad, snacks and a bottle of water!  You’ll be good to go!  And Lululemon offers free shipping in Canada and the US and if you live in the Lower Mainland, you usually get your package within 1 to 2 days!

Lululemon Flow and Go Tote $128




















I also really love this Mosey Life Weekender Tote available on I recently put an order in and I received it to my door in two days! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!  They offer free shipping on orders over $100, but do expect to pay duties.

Mosey Life Weekender Tote $152, available in 5 colours.




















When travelling, it’s key to have light weight luggage and a great carry on bag that’s super functional!

  • Brenda Warkentin

    Just read some of your posts on sugarplum sisters for the first time last week and love your practical traveling tips. Our family is prepping for our “planes, trains and automobiles” summer vacation and looking for an upgrade on our kids’ luggage (one piece allowed only by dad:) So we will check out some of these you posted. I also purchased the Flow and Go Lululemon tote (in black – most practical for traveling) on the weekend for my carry-on piece. Simple, stylish and big enough to carry all my stuff!

    • Thanks for reading, Brenda!! I saw your post on Wanderlust the other day and think i may need to check that store out:)

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