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Introduction

Travelling has become a part of life. Some travel to learn new things or to see new sights, and some travel due to their work, family, and economic needs. 

As it is done frequently, people do give attention to their travelling needs and do not choose to compromise on anything related to them.

One of the travelling needs is ideal travel luggage or carry-ons, and there are multiple dilemmas with substandard baggage.

Cracked zippers, poor telescoping handles, and uneven wheels, which usually stick or fall off, are some of the difficulties you may face if you are carrying bad luggage.

In this upcoming blog, we are going to review one such DTC brand that offers luxury travel bags that will make your journey much easier.

And that is Monos, the DTC brand which offers elite and leisure check-in luggage, and its motive is to make people travel mindfully.

Monos is not only limited to selling luggage it also offers a variety of travel accessories such as carry-ons, duffle bags, and backpacks.

Let’s know some more about this DTC brand.

Monos: The Overview of Brand

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Monos Brand Image

Monos is a Canadian brand and was launched in 2018. It was established by Victor Tam, who is currently holding the position of CEO and Co-Founder of Monos.

The name Monos is inspired by the Japanese notion Mono no aware, which means “an empathy towards things.

It specialises in manufacturing check-in luggage with the finest design and quality and is accessible to anyone who wants to travel mindfully.

Their followers on Instagram and Facebook are 288k and 13k, respectively.

Monos also offers a variety of travel adornments like carry-ons, duffle bags, and backpacks that are durable and sustainable.

Pros

  • Offers a well-designed premium suitcase which looks classy and simple.
  • Their carry-ons are aesthetically tough and long-lasting as well.
  • It is made with the highest quality parts and materials, which are sourced from all over the world.
  • They put forward luxury luggage that is accessible by all, which means it is within the reach of the average person as well.
  • Their products are climate-neutral certified.
  • It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Cons

  • The scratches are noticeable gradually.
  • For international buyers ( Outside North America ) Paypal is mandatory.

Detailed Information About Monos (Overview)

Monos Travelling Bag
Monos Travelling Bag

Check out some detailed information about this amazing DTC brand. 

  • Monos luggage is designed and manufactured in Vancouver, Canada, but they claim that they are made for the world and are fully vegan, carrying a climate-neutral certificate.
  • This DTC brand is environmentally as well as planet-friendly as their products are made long-lasting to reduce the waste on our planet, they are fully vegan and devoid of any animal-derived material, and they also opt for recyclable and reusable packaging.
  • Their luggage is thoughtfully created and consists of all the attributes a frequent traveller look for which are the luggage design, quality and cost. And Monos maintains all three.
  • Monos sells its products directly to the customer without any middleman to cut the extra markups, thus making it accessible to all.
  • They believe that their products need not be flashy and loud to get attention. Instead, it is their simplicity, classic and premium quality which will stand out in the world.

Monos: What are the Varieties the Brand Offers?

Monos Products
Monos Products

Monos travel-friendly adornments are not only limited to luggage, but they have a variety of carry-ons, duffel bags, backpacks, luggage covers, cleaned UVC sterilizers, Kiyo UVC bottles, and many more.

These travel accessories are made with prime quality parts and materials that are derived from all over the world. 

Also, if any components sourced do not meet the standards, they are replaced by the parts made by the industry experts.

Their factory partners have the utmost level of expertise and craftsmanship.

Monos luggage cases are constructed with German Makrolon polycarbonate, which is an aerospace-grade material that is difficult to break and lightweight. These cases are resilient and flexible.

Let us review some of the best products Monos offer :

Monos Luggage Reviews

Here are some of the best Monos Luggage Reviews. Some of the best Luggage cases Monos offers are :

Monos: Carry-On Luggage Review

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Monos Carry-on luggage is a great travel partner, suitable for the overhead compartments of almost every flight.

It is made with an indestructible polycarbonate material and carries a well-built telescopic handle, a lock which is TSA approved, eco-leather, wheels which do not squeak, and elite materials.

Waterproof, squeak-free 360° Hinomoto Lisof wheels, shaded collegial zippers, and mushy 350D anti-microbial interior fabric is some of its details.

Its exterior and interior measurements are 22″ 14″ 9″ and 20″ 13.5″, respectively. It weighs 7.01 lb with a 39.9 ltr volume.

It is available in a variety of colours, including Desert Taupe, Rose Quartz, Olive Green, Blue Haze, Ocean Blue, Storm Gray, Stellar White, and Midnight Black.

Also available in multiple sizes: Carry on plus, Carry on pro, Carry on pro plus, and many more. 

The cost of carry-on luggage is $225 and can also be paid in 4 interest-free payments of $56.25.

10/10 would recommend

to summarize: i put this bag through its paces for a week and it came out unscathed on the other end. i’ve been recommending it to anyone who will listen!

i brought this bag on a 1wk trip. in it i packed two sweaters, four tees, toiletry bag, pair of sneakers, pair of boots, pair of jeans, pjs, sweatpants, cardigan, a week worth of dog food & treats for two dogs, two gifts, way more socks & underwear than any normal human needs for a week, laptop charger, phone chargers & wireless mouse. the compression pad really came in handy- i was a little worried about the zippers as i tried to zip it up but they held up and again through security after my dog food was flagged. I also traveled with my dogs and put their carrier on top of the bag- another probably 17-20lbs. Usually this caused my Samsonite to start to tip, but the Monos handled it much better! no tipping and relatively easy navigation.

it also sustained a 10min drag though NYC- construction, puddles, sidewalks, potholes. on my way home i had to check it – i did get a little worried then, cause i knew light colored bag + checking it = recipe for destruction. it definitely did come out scuffed to hell, but a quick wipe with the magic eraser removed even the darkest of scuffs and it was back to normal! i’d recommend this bag to anyone!

Monos: Check-In Large Luggage Review

Check-In Large Luggage
Check-In Luggage
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This Monos Check-In Luggage is ideal for when you plan to pack extra for you and your family for a long trip. In this case, you will only need to bring one Check-In large bag.

It comes with two shoe bags, a vegan leather luggage tag, and an antimicrobial laundry bag.

It has double Y-shaped compression straps and divider, a telescopic handle with 4 height settings which can be easily adjusted, 360° squeak-free wheels, and a water-resistant German polycarbonate hard shell.

Its exterior and interior measurements are 30″ × 21″ × 11″ and  28″ × 20.5″ respectively. It weighs10.58 lb with 99.2 ltr volume.

This Monos Check-In is priced at $320 and can also be paid in 4 interest-free payments of $80.

First and foremost, I purchased my first hard shell luggage 2 years ago and the company provided a 10 year warranty. On the first flight, the wheel area cracked and the company refused to replace it or refund me. I was beyond annoyed and decided to do my research when purchasing another luggage. I was initially going to avoid a hard shell until I stumbled on MONO. I read the reviews, watched the stress test video and looked over the warranty. After carefully considering other brands, I felt that MONO not only exude integrity, I really felt like they took pride in there products. I made my purchase with confidence and chose the light taupe colour for easy identification on the luggage belt. The only concern I had with this purchase was the fact it didn’t have an extension option but that concern easily disappeared. I fit the same amount of items in this luggage with ease. The zipper was so easy to use and I had no issues closing the suitcase up. In 5 weeks, I took my luggage on 9 flights and dragged it through the rain forest and on a boat. This luggage was so easy to drag and swivel on different terrains. The luggage is obviously scuffed up but I don’t care and have yet to try and wipe it clean. I am very satisfied with my purchase!

A Happy and Satisfied Consumer who rated 5 Stars.

Monos: Hybrid Carry-On Plus Luggage Review

Hybrid Carry-On Plus Luggage
Hybrid Carry-On Plus Luggage
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Meet the Hybrid Carry-On Plus, which is the classiest of all. This unbreakable, light and resilient case is called the hybrid because it has been made by combining the prime features of aluminium and polycarbonate luggage.

It carries a zipperless aluminium frame, colour-coordinated components, anodized aluminium corner guards, sound-free wheels, TSA-approved locks, and a strong telescopic handle.

Its interior and exterior dimensions are 21″ × 13.9″ and 23″ × 15″ × 9.5″ respectively and have 43l volume with 9.25lb weight.

Comes in 3 colours Champagne, Obsidian and  Silver.

You can buy your luxurious Hybrid Carry-On for $345 which can also be paid in 4 interest-free payments of $86.25.

“I bought the larger carry on in black and it’s a sleek, stylish, good looking suitcase. It rolls smoothly and spins easily, the handle is solid and you can pack quite a lot in there if you use it well. I recently just used it for a 9-day fall/winter trip to Vancouver/Banff during which I did do laundry once. It fit in the Air Canada & Westjet overhead bins, even though it didn’t fit in the Westjet sizer. It’s however not perfect. The compression panel has to be flipped upwards (as opposed to sideways for the Away luggage) which isn’t what I would’ve done had I designed the suitcase. When you’re opening your suitcase in a hotel, you’ll typically only have space sideways and not upwards and it becomes annoying to rummage around your suitcase to find things, since you might have to hold the pad with one hand. I also think it would’ve been a plus if that panel could be removable. It’s a small detail, but when you constantly have to use your suitcase, it makes a difference. “

Jessica R

Monos Bags

Monos offers an impeccable variety of bags made of prime-quality fabric. These bags are perfect for regular travellers and students.

 Monos bags are further categorised into Metro backpacks, Metro duffels, Metro folio kits, and Metro slings. Let’s get to know them one by one.

Monos: Metro Backpack Review

Metro Backpack
Metro Backpack
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The Metro Backpack is the most suitable bag for those who travel every day and can serve multiple purposes. Made of water-resistant nylon and braided with ultra-micro fibre vegan leather, it turns out to be a perfect everyday travel companion.

This sleek profile bag can be straightened out fully as it has full-length zippers and has all the necessary pockets to carry all your essentials.

Inside the bag, there is a separate space for keeping your 15″ laptop, and a tiny hidden back pocket with a magnetic snap which can carry your phone, passport, wallet, or small valuables.

It has a separate stretchy and waterproof compartment for your shoes, water bottle, and gym clothes.

It also includes adjustable shoulder straps, a top carry handle, a zippered pouch and a mesh pocket.

One of the eye-catching features of the Metro Backpack is its Metro Classic Kit featuring QuickSnapTM, which is detachable, i.e., snaps on and off. It is made with the same fibre and has zippered pockets with a semi-transparent window.

The price of this Metro Backpack is $195.

“This backpack is beautiful, first and foremost. Second, it’s incredibly functional. I like how it opens like a clamshell (no more digging for things at the bottom of your bag) and all of the compartments make organizing really efficient. I use the front removable case for my cords and other electronics and it has a great keychain in there as well. I also like the separate laptop compartment. I like not having to open my entire bag to grab it, especially in cafes, and it will be super useful for going through airport security as well. Time will tell how the finish of the vegan leather holds up with more use.”

Candice M.

Monos: Metro Folio Kit Review

Metro Folio Kit
Metro Folio Kit
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This Metro Folio kit can be a multi-purpose accessory to your Metro backpack and Metro duffel, being built more rigid, wider and flatter. 

It can perform different functions, such as a wallet/passport folio or an e-reader/tablet kit. It is designed by QuickSnap, which means it can snap on and off the backpack.

This kit is made with waterproof ultra-micro fibre vegan leather and weighs 0.77lb.

It has a holder in the middle to hold a pen or stylus, with an elastic for holding pencils, pens, and cords. It also has pockets for credit/debit cards, cash, business cards, coins or small items like a passport, banknotes, boarding pass, small tablet or e-reader etc.

This Metro Folio kit is priced at $55.

“Purchased this because the exterior pouch that comes on the shoulder bag is too big and gets in the way. Wish the bag didn’t have a pouch at all. It gets stuck on things, under airplane seats, etc. I would just take it off altogether but then you can see the clasps and that doesn’t look good. This folio is smaller and more streamlined so I hope it works out better. It’s a little heavy though and I don’t like that it adds unnecessary weight to my bag. Just wish they would make a more streamlined bag without the pouch. My husband has the backpack and feels the same.”

Kimberly A.

Monos: Metro Sling Review

Metro Sling
Metro Sling
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The Metro Sling is a cross-body bag that is compact and multi-functional, constructed with water-repellent nylon and vegan leather.

It has a keychain carabiner and interior pockets to keep your essentials in order. It also has a secret pocket at the back to keep your wallet, phone, or passport secure and accessible.

This sling bag can be worn across your body or you can also sling it over one shoulder.

One of the fascinating features of this bag is that its interior lining fibre is made with recycled plastic bottles.

Some other details are that it has an adjustable strap with a buckle and the bag is scratch-resistant. The cost of this sling bag is $70.

” Prior to finding the monos sling, I’d been on the (surprisingly challenging) hunt for a simple sling to carry my daily necessities around in. I’ve found that the majority of slings on the market are either too big, too small, or too flashy. I found monos, I liked what I saw, I placed my order, and I crossed my fingers. And success! I received my sling and I love it. It is exactly what I was looking for. It’s a great size (not too big and not to small) and has a clean and well-structured finish. The zipper glides smoothly without hitch and the strap is adjustable so you can shorten it or expand it as you wish. I use it almost every day. Definitely worth the purchase. “

jacqueline h

Monos Clothing

The DTC Brand Monos are not only limited to travel accessories, but they also offer classic and comfortable wardrobe essentials.

They have limited yet impeccable clothing varieties, and some of the best are given below:

Monos: Kyoto Long Sleeve Review

Kyoto Long Sleeve
Kyoto Long Sleeve

Kyoto Long Sleeve is essentially unisex loungewear, or more specifically, a gender-neutral sweatshirt with a round neckline. It has a relaxed fit with dropped shoulders and elastic cuffs.

This gender-neutral sweatshirt is made with soft and breathable cotton and it weighs very little to keep you cool, comfy, and cosy at the same time.

You can also opt to pair it with Kyoto pants to take your comfort to the next level. 

It is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, being STANDARD 100 certified by OEKO-TEX®.

Hand wash or machine wash in cold water but avoid bleaching and dry flat.

Available in three colours Black, Navy, and Mist with the size of your choice.

You can have this Kyoto Long sleeve for $95.

Monos: Sevilla Top Review

Sevilla Top
Sevilla Top

The Monos Sevilla Top can be a great fit for you as well as your clothing collection. It is comfortable yet elegant.

This top has short sleeves and can be worn from both sides, giving two looks in one garment. It has a V-neck on one side and a high neck on the other.

It is constructed with 28% cotton, 66% bamboo rayon, and 6% spandex. It is also OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified due to its natural softness and comfort.

This Monos Sevilla is available in three colours: black, cream, and cypress green, and the price of this comfy yet trendy top is $95.

Monos: Sevilla Pants Review

Sevilla Pants
Sevilla Pants

The Monos Sevilla Pants are a great pair with your Sevilla top. These pants have a similar look to maxi skirts as they are A-line flared and have a wide leg outline. 

They are part of the everyday collection of  Monos clothing.

These pants are made with breathable and soft cotton, which makes them ultra-comfortable. It is constructed with cotton, bamboo, and spandex.

It comes in black, cream, and cypress green, and you select your preferred size.

These pants can be washed by hand or machine, to avoid bleaching them.

The cost of these  Monos Sevilla Pants is $100.

How to Order Monos Products?

All these Monos products are manufactured in small batches by local seamstresses in Vancouver, BC, and if you are planning to get them and you belong to the US or Canada, you will be given free shipping and you will also be given 100 days to try them.

To get yours you just need to follow the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official website of Monos, which is https://monos.com/.
  2. In the top section of the home page, select the heading “shop’ from the menu.
  3. Select your preferred category, be it luggage, bags, clothing and accessories.
  4. After reading the description and features, choose the colour and size of your selected product.
  5. On the checkout page, fill in the necessary information along with the payment details.
  6. After placing the order, you will receive your product in the mentioned time period.

Monos Luggage Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

Monos enjoys an exceptional rating and reviews on its official website. Be it Monos Luggage or the Clothing, Customers are happy with all the products it offers. A few of the best and most appreciable reviews it got are given below:

“This thing is beautiful. Even the cardboard box and cloth bag it came in are beautiful. I can’t believe how many zippered compartments there are for various things. Everything is high quality. The outer pocket is a no-brainer to me, spend the extra money on it if you can especially if you travel with a computer; it lightens the load off your shoulders while traveling (which makes a huge difference if you have any reasons – medical or not – that make carrying heavy backpacks or duffel bags difficult). The combination lock was easy to change. So I guess anyone reading this far down would wonder why 4 stars and not 5. It’s because while the color is pretty, it does not look like the website. The website Olive looks like a deep Olive with a metallic sheen. The actual Olive is plastic army man green, which is fine, I’ll keep it. I was torn between Olive and Terracotta and now I’m left wondering if I made the wrong choice. But I’m not going through the effort to send it back and then what if I don’t love the Terracotta? Anyway, lovely product! Check out the competitors’ carry-ons with outer pockets and see how different they look than Monos. Now I need to buy the compression bags and I’ll be set to travel when we can roam this earth again. Those of us who are essential hospital workers are relying on you to trust our suggestions to please stay home, wear masks when out, and don’t congregate with others; you’ll help COVID disappear so we can travel soon!’

Jacqueline O.

Monos is no joke! The quality of my check-in luggage is serious quality. I utilize check-in luggage a lot. I have travelled around on a 6 country tour previously when my luggage wheels broke on country #2. I instantly became “that obnoxious American” with the noisy check-in bag who was lost all the time. From that experience, I knew I had to get a higher and better quality luggage set. I got a check in peace from monos and I do not regret it in the slightest! one of the best decisions I’ve made! I know with this new luggage I will never be put in a similar situation like that ever again. Not only is this design WAY more high end than Away and just stunning overall, it has the quality to boot! Now I will still be a lost American roaming around with gorgeous high-quality luggage.

Tiffany L.

“As an obsessive product researcher I’ve looked at many packing cubes. This is the only one I’ve found so far that ticks all of the boxes. Material, construction and design are all top-notch. LOVE the fact that the sides will stay and hold shape up even when empty. The look is very sleek and modern; no ugly logos or designs. The ONLY thing I would request is that Monos add the ability to purchase cubes individually. I would love to get a few more large cubes but don’t want to have a bunch of extra little ones.

Nicole C.

Is Monos Worth It?

After analyzing all the products Monos is offering and their ratings, we can definitely trust and rely on this brand, and yes, it is unconditionally worth it.

One of the main reasons a customer will opt for this brand is that they use eco-friendly and animal cruelty-free raw materials to manufacture their products.

Monos products are not only attractive, but also well-designed, tough, and long-lasting; despite the fact that they do not believe in making their products loud and flashy, they still look simple and classy.

And the icing on the cake is it comes with a 100-day guarantee. If you do not like it, you can return it as well.

Our verdict on Monos

If you have read this far, you must have understood that we totally recommend purchasing from this DTC brand. After considering all the reviews and ratings, our verdict on Monos is completely positive.

Everyone craves attention, and if you choose these products with stylish exteriors and chic colours, you are definitely going to draw attention wherever you carry them.

When it comes to the price, Monos will always be prioritized. Being devoid of any middlemen, they sell their product directly to the consumer, bypassing any markup.

Monos is also loved because of its reliable customer service and limited lifetime warranty.

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