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Rise Gear Luggage Review and Giveaway

Rise Gear Luggage Review and Giveaway


Rise Gear luggage maximizes efficiency for people on the go. This efficient suitcase has collapsible shelves that fit inside each bag and can be conveniently hung up at your destination. It’s like traveling with a suitcase containing a built-in closet.

I  travel often and have always disliked getting to a hotel and having to constantly dig around my suitcase for everything. The clothes always get wrinkled, and in the end my dirty clothes get mixed up with my clean clothes, a huge pet peeve of mine.

The concept of the Rise Luggage bags peeked my interest from the start.  I was provided with the RISE Slider Carry-on Bag with Collapsible Shelves to review and I have to say, it has made packing for my trips much more enjoyable!

Photo courtesy of Rise Gear


The suitcase comes with plenty of storage space.  It has two zipper side pockets on either side.  The outside pocket is padded and can hold a  15” laptop, keeping it safe during your travels.  The suitcase measures 22′ height by 14′ width and 9′ depth.  It weights 10 pounds, or 4.5 kgs. The wheels roll smoothly (I hate when my luggage makes that clicking sound!) and the strong metal telescoping extension handle makes it easy to maneuver on any surface.  They even throw in interchangeable unique colour cards to add your own personal flare to your bag.



The History Behind the Rise Gear 

While in college, Lee Henshaw, like many of us, was traveling so often that he found himself living out of a duffle bag. Sick of having to constantly dig through a messy bag of wrinkled clothes, he set out to develop a solution that would solve this problem.

After teaching himself how to sew, the prototype featuring a built-in shelving system and hamper to separate laundry from clean clothes was born. Lee along with his brother, Sean, are revolutionizing the travel industry with their solutions for modern travelers.


How it Works

The RISE slider fits inside the suitcase with its collapsible shelving system.  The slider shelving unit is detachable from the bag, and is equipped with two hanger hooks that allow you to easily hang it up in a closet.   If there’s no room in your closet you can easily hang it over a door way.   The collapsible shelving system has 3 shelves and a bottom compartment to be used as a laundry compartment.


RISE Gear compartments


Keep Organized with the RISER Shelves

Here’s a crash course on the most efficient way to use your new favorite travel bag: the expanding RISER shelves keep you organized, since they’re deployable, you can lift them right out of your bag and hang it a closet or a door.




When you get to the hotel room, simply pull the shelve out from your suitcase and hang it in your closet.  All your clothes are neatly laid out for you and ready to go!


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The top shelf has a zipper compartment where you can store two pair of shoes, or your toiletries.   I used it for shoes, and when I arrived at the hotel, I left my shoes sitting on top of it.




The first shelf is divided into two pockets.  One of the pockets can easily fit a couple pairs of socks either folded or rolled.   The other pocket can be used for underwear or bras.


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The middle shelf can be used for shirts and can easily store (five to seven) shirts. You can fold them or roll them-by-side.  I piled mine on top of each other.   The bottom shelf can accommodate either pants or sweaters.


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No more looking for places to store your dirty laundry, or throwing your clothes on the floor.  The bottom compartment is a laundry bag.  You can put your dirty clothes in the bag at the bottom and keep them separated from your clean clothes.  That way when your ready to wash them when you get home, you know where everything is.

Since everything stays in your RISE gear during your trip, simply lower the shelves back into your suitcase and you’re all done!  Make sure to check out all the different styles of bags they have to offer in their collection.

I’m giving away a FREE RISE Gear Jumper bag, which is a great weekend bag.

To take part in the competition, it’s simple:

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Entries will be accepted until until July 7th 2016, 12:00 p.m. noon EST.  The winner will be selected randomly and notified via email after the contest ends on the same day.  GOOD LUCK!!

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This contest is now closed. The winner have been contacted by email. 

Disclosure:  I was provided with a Rise gear suitcase for this review, but all opinions here are my own.  

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Tyneisha
    June 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Hi! I’ve just subscribed and I shared this post on G+ here:

    This is my first time hearing about Rise but let me tell you- I am drooling over this organization system. Every time we travel, everyone’s things end up getting mixed with everyone else’s and it’s just a total mess. I think the Rise gear would help out alot, especially with 3 young kids. Love the history behind the company too! Thanks for the chance; so glad to have found your review!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      I just returned from a trip and used the collapsable shelving unit to store all my clothes, and love it. All I had to do was hang the shelving unit and I was ready to go.

  2. Rob Taylor
    June 30, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I not a fan of anything other than my hiking pack (which looks really classy when I have to unroll slacks from it), but this luggage looks kind of awesome, especially as I start to do more professional trips.

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      This bag is perfect for the business traveler on the go.

  3. Manjulika Pramod
    June 30, 2016 at 11:04 am

    This luggage bag looks great. I always things sorted out differently but in a normal suitcase, they all get mixed up and wrinkled. The most selling idea is where you can simply pull the shelve out from your suitcase and hang it in your closet.

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      The shelve is wonderful because when your done with your trip you just unhook it and it folds back into your suitcase.

  4. Sonja
    June 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Done!! We travel with our small 3.5 pound dog and was just thinking how convenient it would be for him to have his own “shelf”.

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 30, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      I never thought about using one of the shelfs for my dog’s stuff, but that would definitely be useful as well.

  5. Robert F Sobon
    July 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I saw these a couple months ago and I would love to win one. Shared via email and on Twitter! (@cardsnwine)

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks for sharing, and good luck! They are wonderful bags.

    July 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Great review, this looks SUPER handy to have around for those that do a lot of traveling! I’m taking flight lessons, myself. I can see where this would make things much easier!

    Here’s my link,
    And here’s hoping for good luck in the drawing! 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      If you’re going to be on the go flying around, this is the perfect bag for that. It makes a great weekend bag.

  7. LeAnna Brown
    July 2, 2016 at 3:33 am

    I’ve recently started using packing cubes and LOVE how much more organized it makes me (no more tossing clothes everywhere all over the room trying to find that one pair of socks!) So I could see how this would be a great suitcase!!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      This bag comes in very handy when you’re trying to find your socks. Just keep them all in one of the slots, and you’re done.

  8. Matt
    July 2, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Now that luggage would come in handy for my trip to SE Asia! Especially for staying at hostels, this would be useful, I guess! Just entered the game. :))

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      You will love traveling around Asia with this bag. Once you get to the hostels, just hang it and your done.

  9. Toni | 2 Aussie Travellers
    July 2, 2016 at 5:49 am

    What a great idea. Looks like it would be a great organiser and a time saver when you get to your next destination.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      It definitely saves you a lot of time not having to unpack when you get to your destination.

  10. Grey World Nomads
    July 2, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Finally somebody figured out how to organize a bag properly! The Rise Gear Jumper bag would be a great present for frequent travelers, too.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      I think it’s a great invention, and it certainly makes it easy for travelers on the go all the time.

  11. Heather Widmer
    July 2, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I love the design of this luggage! What a perfect way to stay organized while on the go and avoid mixing dirty and clean clothes together. Thanks for such a detailed review, I will certainly consider Rise Gear when making my next luggage purchase.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      I just used it on my last trip, and not having to put my clothes away in drawers was a huge factor for me.

  12. Rob
    July 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Very cool suit case. It would be great when packing only a carry on, I wish I had something like this when I was talking business trips every couple of weeks, it would have made life a lot easier.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      This would be an ideal carry-on bag for business travelers on the go. When you get to your room, you just hang the shelving organizer in the closet and you’re good to go.

  13. mark wyld
    July 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I think this luggage looks really good for weekend getaways and light packing. Thr fact that it hangs in the closet is great for space and tidiness when travelling.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      It keeps all your clothes separated and neatly stored in the organizer.

  14. Sara | Belly Rumbles
    July 3, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Such a fantastic idea and a great piece of luggage to add to the arsenal. Quite a clever concept isn’t it. I’m going to have to check out their range to see what they offer for carry on, for times you don’t want to check luggage.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      I have the suitcase and it’s the perfect size. It fits on the plane in the overhead compartment, and is easy to travel with.

  15. Meg Jerrard
    July 4, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Sounds like just the bag I need – I think I have seen this on the news as this year’s top genuis new travel designs. Love it!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

      It was a fantastic invention, and very useful for those of us that are always traveling.

  16. Joanna
    July 4, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I think it’s a brilliant idea for a luggage. Shame the giveaway is not open worldwide, I would have loved to take part in it. It’s one of the best practical travel bags I have ever seen.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 4, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      I wish it was open worldwide too, but they aren’t shipping outside of the U.S. yet.

  17. Christina
    July 4, 2016 at 10:57 am

    This bag sounds like it can cut down on the unpacking / packing time I need to do when I get to the hotel. I also like how it keeps everything organized so I don’t have to search through my entire suitcase.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 4, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      It does cut down on the time it takes to pack and unpack when you arrive at the hotel, and keeps everything all organized.

  18. Stefan Ekström
    July 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Great idea! 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      It is a great idea, and a very useful suitcase to use when traveling.

  19. Carly Moore
    July 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Whaaaaaaaaaaat!! This is crazy. I’ve never seen any luggage like this before. Super useful for staying organized!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      When I first saw it advertised I was intrigued with it and wanted one right away.

  20. Millie Chavez
    July 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    This bag looks amazing specially if you travel a lot and like to keep everything organized.

    Thank you kindly for this opportunity!


    • Carmen Edelson
      July 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Every one of my friends who I’ve shown the bag too, love it! They all want to get one now. 🙂

  21. dana
    September 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I love the idea of this luggage especially since my husband books us in various hotels during our trips, even if we are staying in the same city. (He likes to get a different POV hotel wise.) This means I rarely get to UNpack! This would solve that issue. Thanks

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 5, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      I like how you can just put all your clothes in the organizer, hang it up when you arrive, and drop it back into the suitcase when you’re done.

  22. Stevie De Young
    October 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I received the Rise suitcase for Christmas last year and I finally used it for a work training trip which would turn into a Chicago trip over the weekend. A week’s worth of clothes and shoes and beauty products fit perfectly in the bag without overstuffing and I was able to check it in at the airport with no problems. What I did find I had issues with were the wheels. The wheels weren’t sturdy enough to hold the weight of the frame of the suitcase along with what I had packed and they inevitably started bowing out, causing my back to scrape on the ground. I now have a hole in my bag, which I plan on getting fixed, but only if the company has more sturdy wheels I can buy (still waiting for their reply on this). If not, the bag is getting trashed and I’m going back to using my Samsonite.

    • Carmen Edelson
      October 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Sorry to hear that you had issues with the wheels. I’m sure the company will do the right thing and replace your suitcase.

  23. Carolyn Bukovich
    December 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    My son will be studying abroad next semester and I wondered if you thought that any of the bags would be large enough for him. Any suggestions? I would really appreciate your input!


    • Carmen Edelson
      December 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      I hope he has a wonderful time! Studying abroad is a great experience. I would choose one size above a carry-on!

  24. Thomas Madinson
    May 22, 2018 at 1:56 am

    This luggage bag is great. I need this luggage bag for my next travel. But i have a one question how much i carry and how much price to getting this luggage bag?

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      The Rise Gear Jumper bag is $99! Great value 🙂

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