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Make light of packing in more ways than one!

We’ve trawled the shops to bring you our favourite eco-friendly and stylish carry-on luggage options.

One of the most exciting parts of a trip to Bawah Reserve is the thrilling seaplane arrival. But like all small aircraft, there are limits on how much our seaplanes can carry. Travellers to Bawah can bring 15 kilograms of luggage per person. But don’t panic; island life requires little more than a sarong and swimsuit. And the limit actually makes packing a cinch, especially if you choose your luggage carefully. 

Here's our top five:

 

1) Samsonite Eco-Nu Wheeled Underseater Carry-On

Lightweight, eco-friendly and available in an array of fab colours, the Eco-Nu collection
boasts construction made from Recyclex™ polyester fabric. Created using 100% recycled
PET bottles, Recyclex fabric is durable, flexible and environmentally responsible – all things
we love at Bawah. It’s great for overnight business trips or weekend travel and small enough
to fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment of most planes.

Samsonie Eco Luggage

 

Weight: 5.29 pounds
Size: 18 x 14 x 8 inches
Price: US$240
Colours : Raspberry, Pacific Blue/Navy, Granite/Midnight Black

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2) Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled Duffel Bag 40L

The smallest in the Black Hole® duffel collection from Patagonia, this lightweight bag is
eco-friendly, has durable wheels and is small enough to be carried onto airplanes. Made with
100% recycled body fabric, lining and webbing, this bag is outfitted with multiple pockets for
smart packing, making it an all-around winner.

Patagonia Luggage

Weight: 7 pounds
Size: 21.6 x 14 x 9.5 inches
Price: $299
Colours: Navy, Camp Green or Black

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3) Backpack by Stella McCartney for Adidas

If you’re a tight packer and love the idea of hands-free travel, then look no further than this
convenient bag by Stella McCartney. It’s made of faux leather and accented with animal
prints, which is what gives it Stella’s signature touch. The sleek bag is where function meets
form, and it has plenty of room and zipper pockets for all your essentials. Made with recycled
materials, the backpack can be used daily or saved for longer remote holidays to tropical
islands like ours.

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Weight: Unknown
Size: 27 x 40 x 16 centimeters
Price: £129 GBP
Colour: Light Brown
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4) Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus

With a durable recycled polycarbonate exterior, this double spinner has wheels with carbon
steel bearings, an aircraft-grade recycled aluminium handle and wrapped steel handles. The
exterior has a scuff-hiding textured finish, and the inside sports smart interior pockets and a
removable accessories pouch. You can pack everything you need for a Bawah trip – and then
some.

Paravel 3

 

Weight : 8.5 pounds
Size: 22.7 x 14.7 x 9.6 inches
Price: US$275
Colours: Derby Black, Scuba Navy, Boxcar Red

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5) ReActive Foldable Rolling Duffel Bag by Vera Bradley

We simply love this bag. It combines an upright roller bag with the simplicity of an over-the-
shoulder duffel. When not in use, it folds flat for easy storage. The ReActive material is made
from recycled plastic water bottles (25 go into every duffel!) making it a smart choice for you
and the environment. Lightweight and water-repellent, the bag has a zip-around base
compartment for shoes and worn clothes. 

Vera 2

 


Weight: 5.6 pounds
Size: 21 x 13 x 10 inches with 8.5 inch drop strap
Price: $178
Colours: Black, Cloud Floral, Sunny Garden

SHOP NOW

 

Now what to put in your bag? Follow our smart holiday packing guide to make packing a
breeze.

 


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