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Patagonia Shuttle Duffel - Luggage: Reviews

Patagonia Shuttle Duffel - Luggage: Reviews

LOVES ABUSEThe Shuttle's DWR-coated, heavy-duty nylon fabric is virtually impervious to weather. On a Colorado road trip, I overloaded it with 70 pounds of hike 'n' bike gear, lashed its D-rings to...

Eagle Creek Cross Roads 22 - Luggage: Reviews

Eagle Creek Cross Roads 22 - Luggage: Reviews

Your wish—sturdy backpack, civilized wheelie, suitcase-style interior—is this bag's command. The versatility of this carry-on-compliant hybrid was welcome during a couple of weeks of Greek-...

The North Face Doubletrack 21 - Luggage: Reviews

The North Face Doubletrack 21 - Luggage: Reviews

OFF-ROAD WARRIORHow comfortable is the Doubletrack as a backpack? With a 25-pound load jammed in the single, 1,950-cubic-inch main compartment, it felt so comfortable I wanted to ditch my flight and...

REI Tour Travel Pack - Luggage: Reviews

REI Tour Travel Pack - Luggage: Reviews

Employing handle or shoulder strap, the Tour totes as a mild-mannered side satchel, easily stowing in overhead bins. But where planes and trains stop, this travel chameleon gets going. Deploy the...

Osprey Vector 22 - Luggage: Reviews

Osprey Vector 22 - Luggage: Reviews

COMPACT AND DURABLEAt six pounds and change, this agile carry-on is the choice for fast-and-light travel. Its 2,800 cubic inches carried enough for a week in Mexico, where my giddyup included planes...

Kiva 36

Kiva 36

Take it on the road with this ingenious 8,064-cubic-inch rolling duffel, which mounts on rooftop racks. The Rack Lash cruised like any good wheelie, and when late arrivals meant trudging along...

Osprey Waypoint 80 - Luggage: Reviews

Osprey Waypoint 80 - Luggage: Reviews

TOP TREKKING TAKE-ALONGThe load-compression scheme on this 5,100-cubic-inch convertible hauler progressively cinches your stuff, trash-compactor style. The Waypoint's cushy handle and hidden...

Kelty Vienna - Luggage: Reviews

Kelty Vienna - Luggage: Reviews

Always in a hurry? As with many carry-ons, stashing this ten-inch-deep roller in overhead bins is fast and simple. Unlike with many, extracting it is just as quick: A strategically placed bottom...

Timberland Treeline Wapack 22

Timberland Treeline Wapack 22"- Luggage: Reviews

VERSATILE CARRY-ONPacked tight and smart, this trim 1,831-cubic-inch carry-on had just enough real estate for a weeklong jaunt in Trinidad. While I was scouting hotels in Port-of-Spain, the Wapack's...

Patagonia Weathershed - Luggage: Reviews

Patagonia Weathershed - Luggage: Reviews

Rainforest explorers and Weather Channel illiterates, take note: The aptly named WeatherShed defies the elements. It's roofed with a rubbery topside fabric, sealed with a water-resistant zipper, and...

High Sierra AT3 32

High Sierra AT3 32

This world beater survived a 20-bag squashfest trucking over 13,000-foot passes in Bhutan, never blowing a seam or busting an axle. The kicker? Back home, we marveled that fragile, wooden treasures...

Osprey Meridian 22 - Luggage: Reviews

Osprey Meridian 22 - Luggage: Reviews

Wheel it, shoulder it, sit on it, kick it—Osprey's Meridian 22 adeptly adjusts to any adventure and absorbs every road-inflicted insult. It relieves you of attachment anxiety, since it's carry-...

Eagle Creek: Switchback Max ES 25 - Luggage: Reviews

Eagle Creek: Switchback Max ES 25 - Luggage: Reviews

Here's a cleanly designed multitasker with the right goods for road tripping, globe-trotting, or anything in between. Trundle this 2005 Gear of the Year fave up to the reception desk at the W Hotel...

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