Travel companion: NaSaDen

It hasn’t taken me very long to figure out that a huge part of traveling smart is traveling with the right luggage. Now I know this sounds like a advertisement, and maybe it is, but if you guys have followed me long enough, you’ll know I only support and post about brands I feel passionately about and have tried out extensively.

Earlier this spring, before my New York trip, I started asking around and reading blogs about luggage. My past few trips had been a pain in the rear because of badly designed luggage. During our first month long trip back in 2016 to the UK, one of our biggest regrets was packing a) with one HUGE suitcase to cut down on the quantities of luggage we had and b) with luggage that was hard to lug around because of bad design in the straps, wheels, or overall build.

During my research I stumbled upon a small brand called NaSaDen (you’ll find them on Instagram here: http://www.instagram.com/nasaden_story or on their website https://www.nasaden.de/). Don’t let the bad grammar on their site scare you off, I blame bad translation to English. They’re perfectly wonderful and smartly built.

I ordered a 22″ spinner carry-on and a Schiffer tote off Amazon (see link below and for a 40% discount through December 11, 2018). The carry-on is the Schloss Sanssouci Series in Dolfin Titanium Gold and the Schiffer bag is Khaki Blue.

Here’s how the carry-on and tote arrived. Pretty impressed with the packaging, I like that you can store the luggage with the protective fabric case. 

Processed with VSCO with c9 preset
It didn’t arrive with cat hair on it, I promise. 

Processed with VSCO with c9 preset

Processed with VSCO with c9 preset
Schiffer tote. You could use it for anything. I’ve been using it for our toiletries (see more photos below).
Processed with VSCO with c9 preset
It shows up with a purple interior (I didn’t know what to expect from the photos online). I actually like it more than I thought I would.
Processed with VSCO with c9 preset
Schiffer tote slides onto the carry-on handle.  The carry-on is the Schloss Sanssouci Series – Dolfin Titanium Gold and the Schiffer Bag is Khaki Blue. 
Processed with VSCO with c6 preset
Davey fits. Keep in mind he’s an abnormally large (very large) cat.

So, one of my biggest complaints about luggage research was the lack of really good photos on most sites. I wanted to see the interior, but had to search quite a bit to find images. I believe, from what I saw, most NaSaDen interiors are purple (although I could be wrong, depending on the size and model you get). But, at the end of the day, I didn’t really care as long as it had plenty of room and laundry compartments, easy to wheel and carry, and most importantly was extremely durable.

The zippers are sturdy, the wheels are sturdy, the entire case is top notch. I wasn’t expecting it to be better than my Samsonite luggage I’ve used for years (as well as a more recent underseater spinner as well), but it definitely is.

I took the carry-on for a month long trip to Scotland this past month. It’s been up and down stairs, through the dirt, through cobblestones and rough streets, been over-packed, and the wheels and zipper haven’t skipped a beat.

The handles are comfortable, and it’s extremely lightweight, so lugging it up airport stairs hasn’t been difficult at all (when you’re petite, this becomes important). The extendable handle stays put better than other luggage and it’s easy to put away for those fun airport moments where everyone has to go up the stairs during boarding and de-boarding and no one behind you wants to wait for you to put your handle down so you can carry it. I hate airports. I hate airport behavior. This bag makes it easier.

My favorite feature, surprisingly, is the way the luggage zipper tabs lock neatly into place. It’s the simple things, apparently. It has TSA approved locks as well, although I didn’t use them.

Processed with VSCO with c9 preset

So, I have no complaints with this luggage. Except maybe that I want more in all sizes and so does my boyfriend.

Also note: we have a Kenneth Cole large spinner checked baggage similar to this carry-on. I can strongly say that the NaSaDen is a better piece of luggage in every way than both the Samsonite and Kenneth Cole.

40% OFF: If you follow this link, you’ll receive 40% off until December 11th!!! https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/AUR0I0MLQU1HG
If the promo code doesn’t automatically apply, use 40LZZNZL
*Full disclosure: I’ll get a small compensation if you order through my link.

Here’s some other photos from our last few journeys.

Processed with VSCO with c9 presetProcessed with VSCO with 6 presetProcessed with VSCO with 8 presetProcessed with VSCO with 8 preset

Processed with VSCO with c9 preset
Also good protection for my harddrive 🙂
Processed with VSCO with c9 preset
Several jackets, sweaters, 2 pairs of pants, leggings, AND my rain boots (on the other side, not shown), plus so much more, all in one little carry-on.
Processed with VSCO with f2 preset
Schiffer tote with all our toiletries. 

Processed with VSCO with c9 presetProcessed with VSCO with c6 presetProcessed with VSCO with c9 presetProcessed with VSCO with c9 presetProcessed with VSCO with c9 presetProcessed with VSCO with c9 presetProcessed with VSCO with c9 preset

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s