Herschel Heritage Hardshell Luggage — Built for a Lifetime of Travel

Sharael Kolberg
4 min readJul 8

The new Herschel Heritage Hardshell luggage is a stylish and durable travel companion that combines functionality with a classic design. With its sleek appearance and robust construction, this luggage offers a reliable solution for the modern traveler.

“We’ve travelled all over the world, so we know the importance of having quality products for every journey,” says Jamie Cormack, co-founder and managing director of Herschel. “Our new luggage is designed for modern travelers and is built to stand the test of time.”

One of the standout features of the Herschel Heritage Hardshell luggage is its durability. The hardshell exterior is made from the brand’s 100% polycarbonate EcoSystemTM Hardshell, made from 70% recycled road barricade material that effectively protects your belongings from impacts and rough handling during transit. This is particularly important when checking in the luggage, as it ensures that your items remain intact and undamaged throughout the journey. The hardshell also offers resistance to scratches and scuffs, maintaining the luggage’s aesthetic appeal even after multiple trips. Built for a lifetime of travel, every piece is performance-tested with weighted drop tests and cycle tests for the wheels, trolley handle and zippers.

For enhanced convenience, the Herschel Heritage Hardshell luggage incorporates a split design with storage features that make packing and unpacking effortless. Easily organize your belongings, separating clean clothes from dirty laundry or segregating different types of items. The zippered mesh divider ensures that your belongings are well-organized and easily accessible when needed. Moreover, the luggage includes a zippered accessory pocket on the interior for storing smaller items like toiletries or electronics.

Maneuverability is a key aspect when choosing luggage, and the Herschel Heritage Hardshell luggage delivers in this regard. The four multi-directional silent-rolling inset Hinomoto spinner wheels provide smooth and effortless movement, allowing you to navigate busy airports or city streets with ease. The telescopic handle is adjustable to different heights, catering to users of various heights. The handle also features a comfortable grip, ensuring that you can maneuver the luggage comfortably without straining your hand.

In terms of security, this luggage offers peace of mind. The dual TSA-approved combination locks allow you to secure your belongings and provide added protection against theft. You can rest assured that your items are safe and secure throughout your travels.

Another notable aspect of the Herschel Heritage Hardshell luggage is its attention to detail in design. The luggage features Herschel’s signature striped fabric liner, which adds a touch of sophistication to the interior. The exterior is sleek and minimalistic, with a matte finish. Each piece is finished with Herschel Supply’s signature diamond detail-a nod to the brand’s popular range of Herschel Heritage bags. These small design elements elevate the luggage’s overall aesthetic, making it stand out from other options on the market.

The medium-sized design of this luggage strikes a perfect balance between spaciousness and portability. With a capacity of around 65 liters, it provides ample room for packing clothing, shoes, and other travel essentials. The interior features a large main compartment with compression straps that keep your belongings secure and prevent them from shifting during transit. Additionally, the fully lined interior adds a touch of elegance to the overall design.

Designed to pair seamlessly with Herschel’s range of bags and travel accessories, the new luggage is also backed by the brand’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Herschel Heritage Hardshell Luggage is introduced in five colors: Black, Ash Rose, Gargoyle, Bluestone and Safety Yellow. The collection is offered in two carry-on sizes and two standard sizes: Carry On, Large Carry On, Medium and Large. Prices range from $250 to $350. You can purchase Herschel Supply’s new range of luggage on herschel.com and select retail partners.

Images courtesy of Herschel Supply.

Disclosure: Product was provided by the Herschel Supply in order to do my review, but all opinions are my own.

Sharael Kolberg

Travel Writer (Sharael.com), Founder of FamilyTravelChannel.com, Breast Cancer Survivor, Mom.