Away x Resident Advisor’s Soundwave Collection Is Ready for Coachella

03.28.24 | By
Away x Resident Advisor’s Soundwave Collection Is Ready for Coachella

We sometimes play a game while waiting for our luggage to drop down the carousel chute, counting which brands of luggage pop out the most. More often than not while traveling to and from design destinations, Away’s stylish, modern polycarbonate shell suitcases are a common sight. Popular for their changing palette of colors, solid build, capacious interior, and the occasional collaboration to spice things up, Away has found a sizable following, as much an extension of travel fashion as a travel necessity.

The luggage maker’s newest release, Soundwave, sets sights on a specific demographic: music lovers who travel across borders – city, state, and beyond – to attend music festivals or to see their favorite live acts. Think Coachella pilgrims, BTS Army, Swifties, and others willing to pack up for a long weekend or longer to hear their favorites.

The Soundwave collection line up is made up of The Bigger Carry-On for $315 and the roomier The Medium for $365, the former overhead bin ready with enough capacity for a long weekend’s load of outfits and necessities, and the latter large enough for a week or two of revelry.

If you’re a completist and want to travel with a coordinated set of luggage, Away is also offering both Soundwave suitcases as a set for a $50 discount.

A matching Soundwave print Luggage Tag & Charm and The Insider Packing Cubes (Set of 4) round out the entire travel system, all wearing the same trippy neon wavy design created in partnership with the world’s largest electronic music community, Resident Advisor.

The dual side luggage tag offers both a happy and frowny face to advertise your mood while traveling.

Both hardshell suitcases feature similar lightweight, durable polycarbonate hard shells, smooth 360-degree wheels, easy-grip and extendable top handle, with an interior compression system that has helped us return from more than one vacation with more than what we arrived with, albeit in one of Away’s more standard colorways.

The Insider Packing Cubes are available in the Soundwave print and colorway as a set of 4 to maximize capacity. A set of 6 is also available, but only in green, navy, and light blue colors.

To top things off, Away asked DJs The Carry Nation (Nita Aviance and Will Automagic) to curate a playlist for jet setting: “Packing for a trip is super exciting, so we’ve curated this playlist to keep you cool while getting your looks together.”

To learn more or to purchase items from the Soundwave collection, visit

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