The Tech-Friendly Carry On


These days taking a trip usually requires lugging along so many gadgets your suitcase can look like the stockroom at Best Buy. And being able to tote all that tech safely and in an organized fashion is for our money the mark of a good piece of luggage. In that regard, it’s hard to top the ECBC Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag. A rolling carry-on dressed in Ballistic Nylon, the star of this 22″x14″x9″ bag is its front electronics pocket. There are dedicated compartments for a laptop, tablet, phone, and all the necessary cords. Plus the laptop and tablet pockets each comes with a removable soft insert that keeps smaller-sized devices as snug and secure. There’s even a portable battery built into the bag that will help you juice your gadgets on the go.

But the best feature is the simplest one: When all these items are loaded you simply zip open the TSA-compliant compartment and lay it on the conveyor belt without having to take your laptop out of the bag when you go through security. Beyond that the main zippered compartment fits all the essentials for a long weekend, while a third area has a small hanger clip that folds out and will keep suits, dress shirts, and pants wrinkle-free. Other small details are equally well designed with the serious traveler in mind, including a zippered water bottle holder and a quick-access ticket or ID pocket. The Sparrow actually makes flying a bit more pleasant again – until, of course, your flight is delayed. [$399;]

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