Ted Alan Stedman

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...

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...

Burton Wheelie Sub - Rolling Luggage: Reviews

Gearhead EnablerBulky equipment disappeared in this 8,769-cubic-inch dump bin. The over-under design means there are two cargo holds sporting Burton's stretchy zippers, which invite overstuffing....

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...

eBags Mother Lode TLS Junior 25

Recon ArtistBrawny and balanced, the TLS is a 4,976-cubic-inch beefcake that shuns bling for practicality—perfect for a Thailand traverse where rain, muck, and brusque Bangkok cabbies failed to...

Eagle Creek Take 2 ORV Trunk 28 - Luggage: Reviews

1. If there's parity in reincarnation, this two-in-one trunk will be reborn as a tank. It easily passes dress code at luxe hotels, but its 420- and 1,680-denier fabrics, brawny wheels and housings,...

Patagonia MLC - Luggage: Reviews

EVERYTHING AT HANDThe 2,610-cube Maximum Legal Carry-On is overly tough, with 1,680-denier ballistics nylon and a DWR finish. It multitasks as a shoulder bag, soft-sided suitcase, or convertible...

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...

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