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eBags Mother Lode TLS Junior 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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