Ted Alan Stedman

Mountainsmith Covert LX - Luggage: Reviews

BOMBER VAGABONDWhat looks like a techy backpack splits into a 1,340-cube daypack and a 4,400-cube main hauler, carried as shoulder or side bag. In Iquitos, Peru, it all behaved like a comfortable 40-...

Eagle Creek Twist 65L - Carry-On Bage: Reviews

Off-RoaderAfter 18,000 air miles and transits to mucky Thai elephant camps, this agile 3,965-cube convertible sustained only negligible knicks. The drop door's main compartment easily assimilates ten...

Osprey SpaceStation 100 - Luggage: Reviews

MULTISPORT MAWThis rolling expedition duffel could eat two pony kegs. I dumped loads of gear into the 6,100-cube behemoth for kayaking and glacier tromping in Alaska and still had plenty of room....

JanSport 22

ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE MINIMALISTThis 3,150-cube carry-on's built like a wolverine: compact, rugged, and toothy—colossal five-inch wheels bite into most any surface and prevent payload rollovers....

Victorinox 22

SLICK AND UTILITARIANFully rotating handle for ergonomic towing; adjustable, ventilated, zip-away backpack suspension for off-road jaunts; detachable day bag with shoulder strap for town tours? Check...

REI Wheely Beast - Duffel Bag : Reviews

1. Remarkable for its smart blend of features, capacity, ergonomics, and durability, this 9.9-pound duffel hits the sweet spot for most travelers. Its shell—420- and 630-denier nylon, with 1,680...

Big Agnes Stagecoach Duffel - Duffel Bag : Reviews

From Big Agnes's outdoor-inspired travel line comes the redesigned Stagecoach, a virtual amphibian and, of the bags tested, hands-down the best hauler in the muck, slush, and rain. The 3,300-cube...

Timbuk2 Suitcase - Luggage : Reviews

Leave it to messenger monarch Timbuk2 to devise an ingenious shoulder-bag-cum-suitcase. I toted this 1,521-cube carry-on for a month in the Philippines, where it functioned as my ad hoc office while...

Eagle Creek Swerve 32 - Rolling Luggage : Reviews

Long, trim, well-built, and without an ounce of excess flab, the Swerve manages large loads elegantly. Inside is 5,800 cubic inches of uninterrupted space, which was more than enough to cram all my...

Case Logic 29

Smart organization, cush protection, lightweight but durable construction, agile road manners, and a mod aesthetic—this one's a greatest-hits compilation. We love its over-and-under footlocker...

Victorinox CH-97 Upright 28

Slick PackaholicScads of apparel, triathlon gear, souvenirs for the family...this wide-body, 6,447-cube roller rocked for weekend warrioring. A shiny vinyl sheath gives this tank a clean urban...

Osprey Sojourn 25

Explosive underwear, full-body scans, luggage fees? Welcome to the friendly skies. To subdue some of travel's travails, shop smart for luggage; no one wants a finicky travel companion. With airlines...

Dakine Split Convertible - Luggage: Reviews

DOUBLE-DUTY HAULERMountaineering boots, crampons, ice ax, backpack, and so much more gear for a climb on Mexico's El Pico de Orizaba were gobbled up by this simple yet ingenious two-for-one luggage...

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