Some bags have been around the world, and it shows. These well-worn cases—sourced from the PopSci network—bear the scuffs and dings of adventures logged since the luggage first left the store. Start your own globe-trotting with a brand-new one, and its lifetime warranty will help it last from a gap year all the way through an Alaskan retirement cruise.
Zero Halliburton Polycarbonate Spinner
This 7.9-pound (minus stickers) case has logged more than 250,000 miles. The 21-inch-tall, 9-inch-deep body meets global carry-on standards, and two TSA-approved locks snap it shut instead of snag-prone zippers. Sam Kaplan
Timbuk2 Copilot Roller
The tight weave of this 7.6-pounder’s nylon exterior may show the scars of many trips Down Under, but it won’t rip. Inside, a rubbery neoprene lining protects souvenirs, and an expandable pocket sequesters those dirty socks. Sam Kaplan
Filson Field Bag
Wax treatments over the course of 11 years made this satchel supple and water-resistant; they’ve also turned the cotton twill a darker brown than an off-the-shelf carry-all. Under the heft of cameras, the leather straps softened but are still sturdy. Sam Kaplan
This article was originally published in the Spring 2019 Transportation issue of Popular Science.