Gear

Carried Away

You're not ready to chase powder halfway across the country until your carry-on is safely stowed in the... You know the drill. Our favorites for any kind of travel.

Osprey Transporter Wheeled Duffle 40

Osprey Transporter
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The redesigned Transporter duffel is meant to carry heavy loads in all types of conditions. Even the smallest version, the 40L, makes the most of its compact size, maintaining a duffel shape attached to an aluminum frame. Strong wheels provide extra mobility and convenience when you overstuff it. [$240, osprey.com]

Transpack Boot Slinger Pro

Transpack Boot Slinger Pro
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The Boot Slinger Pro is a side-loading boot bag designed for powder chasers who always adhere to the golden rule of ski travel. At 33L it’s carry-on size, and while the boots take up most of the main pocket, savvy packers can utilize the surrounding space—including a mesh goggle pouch and a laptop sleeve. [$180, transpack.net]

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover
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The versatile Mission Rover offers three carry methods—suitcase, shoulder, or backpack, and has separate laptop, shoe, and clothing compartments to keep things organized. Its clamshell opening makes for easy access, and with 45L capacity, you won’t have to wrangle it into the overhead bin. [$185, mysteryranch.com]

Eagle Creek Global Companion Travel Pack 40

Eagle Creek Global Companion
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This sturdy travel backpack offers comfort and convenience, with nine smartly placed pockets to organize everything you need. A butterfly zipper allows the backpack to open like a suitcase, making it easy to pack. Secondary compartments let you keep dirty stuff separate, or provide extra space for gear. [$159, eaglecreek.com]

The North Face Rolling Thunder Wheeled Duffel 22

The North Face Rolling Thunder
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The Rolling Thunder duffel comes in three sizes, but the lightweight 22-inch version fits nicely in the overhead bin. The tough frame opens up to a spacious interior, plus large exterior pockets keep things organized. It’s also water-resistant and made from TNF’s Base Camp material, so it’s ready to be abused. [$269, thenorthface.com]

Thule Subterra Luggage 22

Thule Subterra
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This rolling duffel comes in carry-on and larger sizes. We love the carry-on, which unzips into two separate bags: a small roller and a duffel. A polycarbonate back panel and durable exterior keeps your items safe, and oversized wheels can manage all types of terrain—the kind you might find at mountain resorts. [$320, thule.com]