by Stephen Garner

Rimowa has launched the new “Essential Sleeve Compact.” Built for daily urban commuting or 1 to 2-day trips, the new compact case is crafted to provide travelers with the freedom to determine its use. Remove its interior accordion and integrated compression straps to transform the lightweight business case into a compact carry-on suitcase making it the ideal companion of modern travelers, professionals, and beyond.

A familiar and beloved Rimowa shape, the new compact case revisits the popular brand favorite. The new design offers a more streamlined approach to compact, practical luggage. It features enhanced functionalities like a stage-free telescopic handle and smart solutions such as integrated elastic compression straps and snaps that are safe on fabrics.

Part of the Essential Sleeve collection, this compact polycarbonate suitcase is designed to fit in most train and airplane luggage compartments. The case features an easy-access front compartment for convenience, ideal for 13-inch laptops, tablets, and flat-pack essentials like documents and files. Inside, a larger padded compartment accommodates larger computers up to 16 inches.

The Rimowa Essential Sleeve Compact, which retails for $780, is now available in the United States in stores and online at rimowa.com.