The the holy grail travel item I have been eyeing for years was the timeless, iconic Louis Vuitton Pégase Légère 55. Since I have been traveling more frequently than I used to, I finally felt like it was an appropriate time to invest in a quality piece of luggage. I have gone through so many carry-ons that didn’t hold up that well through wear and tear, so I’ve always known that my next one would be a big purchase.
After much research, I went with this one for the size, durability, and structure. I have already traveled with this beauty a few times and brought it on my most recent trip to Florida. I finally felt like it was the right time to provide a full review on my Louis Vuitton travel luggage and let you guys know whether it’s worth the high price tag. Read on for my honest LV Pégase Légère 55 review.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest reasons why this item is so coveted for me and many others is because of the signature look and iconic LV quality. As a long time fan of Louis Vuitton, I have always appreciated the simplicity of the classic monogram design. Everything from the shape down to the contrasting tan vachetta leather trim is well thought-out and executed. Not only that but quality workmanship is evident throughout the entire piece. If design and aesthetic is a must for your travel needs, the Louis Vuitton Pégase Légère 55 says it all.
In terms of size, the Pégase Légère 55 is 21.7 x 9.1 inches – just within the standard allowance for a carry on bag. Within the luggage, it has two zippered pockets and a large interior compartment with an additional zippered pocket. Personally, I found it can fit quite a lot when packed strategically. Given the size, it is also fairly lightweight, making it quite easy to travel with. I love that it comes with a dust bag, which is so important to me if I ever have to check it in. I’ve been lucky enough to not run into that yet.
It also comes with a padlock if you need that extra security and two spinner wheels making it easy to trot around the airport. I went with the classic monogram print, but it comes in four other patterns making this piece perfect for both guys and girls alike. If you often travel for work, I would recommend getting the Pégase luggage in the “Business” version, so you can have that extra compartment for a laptop.
The Louis Vuitton Pégase luggage was certainly a splurge item and something I took with great consideration. It might sound crazy to spend such a high dollar value on a luggage, but as I’m sure you guys know, these pieces often retain their value and end up becoming a collector’s item years down the line. Some of my most worn handbags are the monogrammed Louis Vuitton ones and they continue to increase in price year over year. Overall, I am so happy with my purchase knowing it will be something I’ll continue to get a lot of use from.