Travel Tech 101- Let your Luggage Rise

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Have you ever wanted to take your closet with you when heading on vacation? I know that I am a culprit of this but of course we have to be ruthless when packing our essential items. I was recently introduced to the innovative designs of Rise Gear, an upcoming company that make it easy to pack on the go yet remain organized.

By utilizing the built-in shelving system, instead of a messy bag you now have a clean and organized hanging suitcase for convenience.

History of Rise Gear

As an innovative designer dating back to his college days, Lee Renshaw lived out of a suitcase while making constant trips to and from school.

We have all struggled to find that perfect bag to make traveling easier, however Lee went a step further and made a suitcase functional as well as efficient and effective for everyday travelers.

Rise Gear Roller Luggage

The Roller – Rising above the Rest

We recently started using the Roller which is a perfect travel companion for your weekend getaways – perfect for the ‘Weekend Warriors’ that we are right! The essential component of the Roller alongside the built-in shelving system are 2 sturdy hooks that will transform your luggage into a hanging suitcase.

Rise Gear Roller Luggage

Built-In shelves makes packing a breeze. There are 3 shelves that expand from within the bag allowing you to organize and stay organized throughout your journey.

Not only does the shelving system give Rise Gear a competitive advantage with such a unique product design, the additional large compartment at the bottom allows for laundry to be stored or larger items to fit. Outside sections also provide easy storage without having to open the main compartment.

I honestly believe that these innovative functions make the Roller bag a must-have for all travelers. This 15 X 24″ bag allows for all the storage that you would need when traveling the world. It is larger than your regular carry-on bag which may be a slight disadvantage as it seems to be a little over the TSA compliant dimensions, but given the organization and storage this far outweighs the negatives.

 “It is the ultimate Rise travel companion. The Roller will revolutionize the way you travel!”

Weighing in at 9 pounds it is consistent with other leading brands in luggage. Rise Gear does a fantastic job of making functional products, yet developing a unique design that will encourage people to try them out.

How many times have we all been in a hotel and our suitcase is an utter mess? The Roller is a game changer in this market and it could be yours for $159.00 which may seem to be a little pricy but remember you get what you pay for.


  • Shelving System
  • Roller Wheels
  • Reinforced Zippers
  • Strong Handle for Pulling
  • Rubberized Steel Hooks


  • Slightly too big for a carry-on for most airlines


Just to give you an idea of what I was able to fit into this bag in order to conduct our test, and there was still plenty of space for additional items should you require them:

8 Pairs of socks
6 T-Shirts
2 Sweater
4 Pants
1 Pair of shoes
Toiletry Kit / Makeup Bag / Curling Iron in external pockets
Travel documents, including passport
Travel accessories, including cell phone, charger, keys

Kudos to Rise Gear for thinking about travelers when designing this product because the cost of the Roller bag is completely justified in order to experience the most convenient bag on the market.

The Roller bag also ensures that all your items don’t shift in transit and are easily organized for the entirety of your trip. If you are seeking different options and colors, Rise Gear has several that could fit any style for any kind of traveler so I highly recommend checking out their selection of products.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: A Brit & A Southerner was not financially compensated for this post. We received a free sample from Rise Gear for consideration of review purposes only. This is solely our personal opinion/experience*

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Heather Boothman
Heather Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born and in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Heather has always been a fond traveler but was only able to start fulfilling her dreams of traveling the world when she met her husband, Chris in 2008. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Heather at [email protected]


  1. This sounds a great idea especially when you are touring and changing hotels a lot. Would love to try it out. Do you know if it is available in the UK? Real shame that it is too bag for mist flights though.

  2. Sounds like a perfect solution for those who don’t mind carrying a lit of luggage. Just a shame it’s too large as a carry on item since within Europe nowadays most people travel with carry-on only due to the high rates for the check in luggage. This totally shows that packing can be fun (am at it tonight…grrr) and that you can travel in convenience. Thanks for letting us know such a possibility exists!

  3. Love the design of this bag.
    Very innovative and useful.
    I always try to exploit my packing at the best, trying to use the luggage room in the most possible efficient way, and this kind of bag would surely provide an excellent hack.

  4. I love to shelving aspect- sounds like a much easier way to find what your are looking for when it comes times to unpack! Too bad it doesn’t quite hit the carry on standards but still sounds like a great find!

  5. This is a good idea! I’m terrible at organizing and by the time I get to my destination and settle into my hotel room, my luggage is a mess. Too bad about it being too big for a carry on or else that could be a huge benefit.

  6. Umh… I have travelled so much that I am super organised when it comes to packing. I am still a big fan of the backpack, but this may be a good idea for weekend trips (which i hardly take, since i alwasy save for longer ones, but hey you never know!)

  7. This is a very interesting concept! It looks so nice and organized–I would love to get one! Only problem is that it might be too large for a carry-on; I always try to pack in a small carry-on no matter how long our trip is. I still might have to put it on my list though–it does look really great and I am a crazy person about organization 🙂

  8. This looks awesome! Looks perfect for someone who just NEEDS to be organized. I really like the concept, but I do find backpacks so much easier in that you just throw it on your back and don’t need to worry about stairs, crowds, rough terrain, etc.

  9. Looks like a great bag for road trips! As you mentioned, if it is slightly too large to fit in an overhead, I probably wouldn’t fly with it, then, since I don’t like checking luggage.

  10. Brilliant idea. Only thing stopping me from buying one is that it’s too big for carry-on. Do you have one for that yet?


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"A really innovative design that makes this product stand out in terms of organization and efficiency" - HeatherTravel Tech 101- Let your Luggage Rise