Solo New York’s Downtown Travel Collection is a new collection designed for the busy traveller looking for a weekend escape.

Based on the success of the brand’s Duane Hybrid backpack/briefcase, Solo New York has expanded the Downtown Collection to include a collection of five travel-ready bags, including three new duffels, a backpack and an accessory kit. The collection was designed in collaboration with professional skateboarder Dave Bachinsky, founder of ShapeThree, a project that uses recycled skateboard decks to create handmade designs. 

Bachinsky crafted two custom ShapeThree handles for the Travel Collection roller duffels, and with them he traveled throughout London for a skate competition. Bachinsky is the latest Solo Creator, a series profiling aspirational individuals. 

The $119.99 The 49L Leroy duffel meets carry-on requirements for most major airlines and features two front zippered pockets, a separate sho/laundry compartment, push-button telescoping handle system, and easy-glide wheels.

The $99.99 the Grand Travel backpack features a TSA checkpoint-friendly design, fully padded 15.6-inch laptop compartment, large, 30L capacity main compartment, front quick pocket and side mesh pockets, a back panel that slides over luggage handles, multiple carry handles, padded back and back straps, and compression straps in the main compartment for tighter packing.

The $129.99 49L Avenue C roller duffel features a front zippered pocket, removable and adjustable shoulder strap, push-button telescoping handle system, and easy glide wheels. 

The $79.99 54L Highline duffel comes ready to roll with a fully padded 15.6-inch  laptop pocket, front zippered pocket, separate shoe/laundry compartment, and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap.

Designed to keep the loose ends organized and fit into any carry on, the $19.99 Liberty Accessory Kit features a zippered main compartment with organization and a front pocket for easy access items.

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