What you shove into the overhead bin is your business. But gear-hounds like us care deeply. Choosing a bag that holds all your stuff and won t get taken at the gate depends as much on personal style as the places you roam.
I m on the road every month, but rarely on an actual road. Whether outside my San Francisco apartment or in a Mexican fishing village, the ground beneath my feet is hardly ever smooth enough for a rolling bag. So I travel with this magically convertible duffel. With grab handles, a shoulder strap, and a backpack configuration, it s always easy to carry. It holds a week s worth of clothes and is tough enough for the worst punishment of all: baggage handlers.