Monos vs Away
Discover why more and more travellers are choosing Monos over the Away luggage through this side-by-side comparison.
“Just get the Monos.”
– Gear Patrol
“Monos owns my heart. AMAZING OVERALL QUALITY: product quality, customer support quality, brand quality!”
Pauline O., AL
Luggage designed to stand apart
Monos (left) is committed to creating premium luggage with no compromises. See the up-close comparison photos.
Monos’ high-grade aluminum handle is custom-designed with a 45-degree angle for stability and four adjustable heights. Away only has two fixed options, which are often too high or too short.
Away's rough exterior resembles industrial sandpaper, unlike Monos’ refined matte finish, which features subtle graining, creating a smooth appearance from a distance.
Away's suitcase stitching is exposed at the spine, while Monos' luggage uses a protected approach to avoid damage and fraying, making it more long-lasting.
Monos attaches its industrial-grade straps to the wheels and handle with screws for a secure fit, as opposed to Away's which attaches its straps to the inner shell using glue.
Leave the built-in USB charger behind
Unlike Away, the Monos doesn't come with a built-in USB charger. Here’s why these battery chargers are a thing of the past:
You are required to purchase and carry your own USB cable. It's more convenient to carry a portable charger that does include a cord, in a separate bag.
Batteries begin to deteriorate and decrease in performance before 1 year. Brands should instead invest in high-quality components and materials that last a lifetime.
Federal Aviation Administration and airline policies are subject to change. Airlines require the removal of the built-in USB charger before boarding for safety reasons.
what customers are saying
The Monos Carry-On gained international recognition after its launch in 2019 with an A' Design Award, and was later exhibited at the MOOD Museum of Design in Como, Italy.
“Travel startup Monos makes some of the best carry-on suitcases we've tried.”
“All right, we’ll say it: these suitcases have sex appeal.”
“A sense of perfectionism that one could say is almost Apple-esque.”
“A Japanese-inspired design with construction and materials that improve upon Away’s polycarbonate luggage.”
“This is the most spacious and convenient hardside suitcase I’ve ever had.”