Roam Luggage Lets You Customize Everything Down to the Stitching.
We've all been there. After strategically packing a week's worth of things into a carry-on, you're forced to check it at the gate-and once you're finally at the baggage carousel, you realize half your flight has the same sleek, impossible-to-spot, navy suitcase. Not ideal. While we don't have a solution for the first problem, we do have one for the latter. Enter Roam, a new company launching today that hails itself has the first fully customizable luggage brand.Read full article
Here's more proof that we're living in the golden age of suitcases.
A few years ago, if you wanted a well-made suitcase that could survive years of travel, you would have to drop upwards of $600 on luxury brands like RIMOWA or Tumi. But now, direct-to-consumer startups like Away and Raden are selling similar quality luggage at a third of the price. Today, a new brand called ROAM joins their ranks. It's the brainchild of Charlie Clifford, who founded Tumi in 1975 and served as its CEO. He joined forces with Larry Lein, Tumi's EVP, to launch a startup that makes high-end suitcases with plenty of modern twists…Read full article
Fodor's Expert Luggage Reviews: The Jaunt by ROAM
From the get-go, the ROAM's "The Jaunt" carry-on feels superlight-almost suspiciously so at 5.8 pounds empty. But flimsy it is not-I returned home with barely a ding in its polycarbonate shell, no small feat for a suitcase that rode 6 planes, a bullet train, and probably 50 subways. Public transportation is the way to travel in Korea, but it comes with sidewalk bumps, moving escalators, and general interaction with the public en masse. The ROAM case came away from bellboys, taxi drivers, and flight attendants without a scratch…Read full article
This New Custom Handmade Luggage Is #TravelGoals
Spotting your suitcase among dozens of look-a-likes on the airport carousel is increasingly becoming a thing of the past, thanks to travel companies offering design-minded luggage collections that stand out from the unremarkable. The latest in the lineup, ROAM, puts the reins in your hands, offering sleek suitcases with customizable features. To start, the company's site allows you to choose one of four models, from carry-on to large checked size. Then the real fun begins…Read full article
These (Very Stylish) Carry-Ons Make Traveling So Much Easier
If you like a bag you can have some fun with, look to Roam. You can customize the detail colors on any one of its five shaped bags, making for a bag that's just yours.Read full article
Today in Gear: Better Bike Tires, a Smart New Travel Bag and More.
I've been using a ROAM carry-on for recent travels, and I'm quite satisfied. The case is super lightweight but flexible, and the interior compartments feature maxed-out dimensions and pockets for all manner of clothing and gear. I went with a rather loud blue-with-orange-details look, so mine certainly stands out in a crowd, and I've received many a compliment. It may be a function of its weight savings, but the handles, when not fully extended, do tend to wobble slightly. But overall, it's a great case that rolls smoothly and does the trick for a short jaunt…Read full article
This New Luxury Luggage Brand Lets You Design the Suitcase of Your Dreams
While there's no shortage of smart and stylish suitcases in the skies these days, one thing missing from the luxury luggage market has been a brand that allows customers to design a suitcase online-think Nike's robust customization suite, but for luggage-and have it delivered right to their door. Today, that changes with the launch of ROAM, the first fully customizable, direct-to-consumer luggage brand. Of course, the company's ability to innovate makes sense given its creators: Charlie Clifford, founder of beloved luggage brand Tumi, and Larry Lein, Tumi's former executive vice president…Read full article
43 Great Gifts to Get Your Dad
A Modern Suitcase: Dads love efficiency. This sleek, very lightweight (5.8 lbs) carry-on is exactly that.Read full article
ROAM Boasts Smart Customization of Its Polycarbonate Shell
In an effort to produce a lineup of more diversified designs for travel cases, ROAM launched its first online personalized luggage service that offers a "level of made-to-order [customization] previously unseen" in the industry. Consumers are invited to style their ROAM polycarbonate shells to match their personalities and preferences through a wide selection of shell body colors, wheel caps, stitching, zippers, pulls, bindings, carrying handles and telescoping handle rods. Taking the service of personalized luggage one step further, ROAM offers a monogram patch as well…Read full article
14 'Things We Want' This Week: Supercars, Award-Winning Booze, Pocket Knives And More!
ROAM launched this week, the first-ever premium luggage brand that's customizable and operates direct-to-consumer to save you (the purchaser) money. These luggage pieces are comparable to pieces on the market that retail for 2x what ROAM costs: Starting at $350, ROAM suitcases are comparable or superior in quality to products from leading premium brands that cost $645 or more, and are available in four sizes - a traditional carry-on, a wide-body carry-on, medium check-in and large check-in…Read full article
Over 90 gifts that dad will love this Father's Day
This June, spoil the man in your life that has always been your biggest supporter, wisest mentor and favorite jokester -- dad!...Read full article
The Weekly Covet: Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts
This just-launched luggage brand lets you completely customize everything-from the shell and the wheels, to the handle and even the zipper pulls. I love the idea of customizing a carry-on as a Mother's Day gift. It adds a personal touch to an otherwise ordinary present…Read full article
This New Line of Customizable Luggage Offers Over 1 Million Color Combinations.
We've long been fans of Tumi's iconic luggage, but you pay handsomely for the privilege of owning it. Now, several of the company's top brass have gone rogue to launch their own affordable premium luggage brand. The result is ROAM the most customizable luggage on the market…Read full article
ROAM Introduces First Online Customizable Luggage
Founded by two former Tumi executives, ROAM launches as the first luggage brand introducing a level of made-to-order, online personalization previously unseen, allowing travelers to customize their luggage so they never get lost amongst the procession of me-too designs popping out onto the airport carousel…Read full article
This Customizable, High-Strength Luggage Brand Was Founded by Former Tumi Execs
Like winter coats on a New York City subway train, it seems that 99 percent of rolling suitcases are all black everything. No matter if they're nylon or poly, cheap or sturdy, the blend-in colorway is completely ubiquitous on luggage. ROAM, a luggage brand that launched today, was founded, among many others, by a couple Tumi veterans - folks who absolutely know their way around the suitcase world. The main hook here is that each case - four sizes, from carry-on to "large check" - features a boatload of customizable components…p> Read full article
This Custom Luggage Co. Offers More Than 1 Million Color Combinations
With smart-luggage maker Bluesmart announcing they'll be shutting down - you can credit/blame recent TSA restrictions on non-removable batteries for that fiasco - travelers may want to turn their attention to ROAM, a new direct-to-consumer line of hardshell luggage that promises near-infinite customization at exceedingly affordable prices...Read full article
For Smart Luggage, the End Is Nigh
When you consider that we went from flip phone to iPhone in just 20 years, it's pretty remarkable how slowly travel technology has progressed. It took more than 80 years to get from checkbook-thick paper tickets you could actually lose (the horror!) to confirmation codes; more than 100 to go from steamer trunk to Rollaboard suitcase and another 17 for Samsonite to get the bright idea to add two more wheels to it and invent the spinner. These disruptive technologies can take a while to take root (seriously, how the hell did it take so long for someone to put wheels on a bag?), but when they emerge, they really can change travel forever. "Smart luggage"-that is, a bag that can charge your phone, tell you where it is at all times, or even weigh itself-is quickly proving to not be one of those technologies…Read full article