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This 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. During a rain-racked week in Chiapas, Mexico, the water-resistant boot bin sequestered dank footwear while the muck-shirking polyurethane exterior was easy to wipe off. Inside, uncomplicated dual zipper compartments are a stash-and-dash packer’s dream: Just open, cram, zip, and compress with the straps. Exterior accoutrements—water-bottle holder, easy-access pocket, and daisy chain—give this little brute added capacity without feeling cluttered. 8.3 lbs; jansport.com