Considering how unpredictable and truly awful air travel can be these days it's wise to be prepared for just about everything, which's why Travelteq's new Active carry-on may very well become your favorite travel companion.
Resembling most traditional overhead compartment-ready rollers, it plays some serious defense against everything from overzealous baggage handlers and fellow passengers to bumpy terrain and brutal weather. It's all thanks to a PVC-coated waterproof outer shell and six-inch silent off-road wheels, which roll just as easily through sand and dirt as they do through an airport terminal.
And to keep your stuff nice and tidy, it's rocking interior mesh pockets, straps to fix or secure a suit and shirts, compartments for both a tablet and laptop, and even a dedicated toiletries pouch. Wheels up!
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He hasn't checked a bag since 2007.