Stands out in on-the-fly convenience, spaciousness, and durability.
A celebrated backpack maker gets into the travel game
Where carry-ons are concerned, thin is in, and you’ll do well to avoid the wide-body rollers that can be cumbersome on smaller planes. If you’re looking for a larger bag to check, look for a balance of durability and weight: every pound off the bag means another pound of stuff you can squeeze in and still meet the 50-pound rule.
Patagonia Black Hole 60L duffel.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L.