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SLICK AND UTILITARIAN
Fully 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. This carry-on-legal, 3,200-cube convertible provided all and more during five days in Belize. Sliding the surprisingly svelte main bag—compressed via four straps—into overhead bins was no sweat, and necessities were at hand in the day bag’s assorted sleeves. Plus, with punchy-looking characters slinking around Belize airports, a loop lock served to tether my swag, so it was easy to relax during cocktail hour. 6.9 lbs; swissarmy.com