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When I chose my American Tourister luggage in all white, I was hesitant. I’d always wanted white luggage, but I was worried it wouldn’t stay looking fresh for long. With its maiden voyage being the island of Palawan in the Philippines, I had to accept pretty early on that it was going to get trashed.
At one point I had the large suitcase dragged across an orange dirt road in torrential rain and then attempt to be strapped onto a scooter. When that failed it got strapped to the outside of a tricycle (a half car half scooter contraption that looks like it’s straight out of Mad Max). I like to keep all my things perfect – but this I just had to let go. By the end of the trip there was so much dirt on it, I was scared I was going to get stopped by customs. But when I got home, I wiped it down with one of sugar soap wipes (those things are the best) and every single mark came off it and it is literally as good as new. I’m so happy I didn’t go for the safe black suitcase option.
When I get back home to my apartment in Sydney, I usually unpack straightaway and then put my suitcases in storage. I’m pretty OCD with my apartment looking perfect and clutter-free, so the only time you’ll see luggage around is when I’m packing. But that all changed when I got my American Tourister pieces. Without realising it, I actually stated leaving the white suitcases out in-between trips. I would never keep any of my other suitcases out, but the clean white lines of my ‘Bon Air’ set work perfectly with the aesthetic of my apartment and remind me that my next trip is only just around the corner.
I was gifted this suitcase, but was under no obligation to write a post like this – I was just that happy and surprised with how it held up despite the rough handling ✌🏽️
- Cameras: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (on loan from Canon Australia), Canon EOS 70D (my personal camera) and the GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition (on loan from GoPro Australia).
- Lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (on loan from Canon Australia) and Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.