Ted Stedman

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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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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-...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

JanSport All Terra 30" Cargo Hold - Luggage: Reviews

MOST WEATHERPROOFWhile I was stranded at Denver International Airport during the blizzard of '06, this 4,600-cubic-inch hauler sat for over an hour in a slushy puddle. But my stuff stayed dry, thanks...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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-...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010

Eagle Creek Velocity 25" Upright - Luggage: Reviews

TOWN AND COUNTRYOn a quick trip to Vegas, this bag pulled double duty during a long weekend of outdoor adventure coupled with deluxe digs. Despite its brawny skid plate and oversize hollow wheels,...

Ted Stedman
Nov 1, 2010