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, and beefy bumper guards and kick plate are meant for rough stuff. A ten-day tour of Spain and several ski-trip sorties later, this 12-pound brute is still in showroom condition.
2. With space split between a detachable, 3,000-cubic-inch duffel and a water-resistant, 3,050-cube main bin, it's easy to separate fresh from foul. Topside, collapsible dividers and two zip pockets divvy sport-specific and après clothing. Beneath, the main eats up boots, collapsible poles, etc.all of it always accessible via a drop-down door. And you can wash the interior.
3. Big knobby wheels and a two-position handle system ensured high clearance and precise steering on Madrid's streets and gravel park paths. And on several quick weekend detours with only the essentials aboard, the removable duffel carried like a shoulder bag and had ample space remaining for too many bulky souvenirs and a couple of bottles of local hooch.