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Taking the Alpha Out of Beta

Testing the Tumi Alpha 2, Concourse-Style

Can a piece of luggage have a successor? Tumi, the venerable brand practically synonymous with domestic airports, believes it can with the release of the Alpha 2. The carry-on/check-in sequel incorporates a slew of improvements -- ranging from overdue to practically invisible -- in the gangbusters popular flagship line. Across its 30 improvements, the Alpha 2 boasts an impressive 14 patents. To test its mettle, we made our way to the Alpha 2’s arena: airports.

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Getting attached to GORUCK's Weekend Bag

Tested: Trekking Across Cuba with the GORUCK GR2

On my first night with the GORUCK GR2 ($395) we slept together in a bus station -- and we’ve been going steady since. Specifically, after a flight from Cancun to Havana and midnight bus from Havana to Santa Clara, in the geographical center of Cuba, I looped a carabiner through the side webbing of the GR2, clipped it to my jacket’s pit vents, rested my head gently against her rugged 1000D cordura, and knocked off for six hours in a metal row chair.

Rolling up, rolling out

eBags Exo Hardside Spinner Carry-on

While we love a good weekender or duffle, there are times where several days worth of gear necessitate a hard side carryon with wheels. The thing is, a great hard side case (like those from Tumi or Rimowa) don't come cheap. Enter

Smooth and Ready

Tumi Tegra-Lite

Travel enough and you come to appreciate the advantages of hard-shell luggage. Their no-nonsense design, impact-resistance and durability go hand-in-hand with the frequent traveler routine. The problem is, hard-shell cases often weigh more than their soft-shelled counterparts. Tumi aims to

Noel Nomad

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Traveler

The person who coined the phrase "getting there is half the fun", clearly never had to travel by air, train, bus, or car during the holiday season. No amount of planning can ever guarantee a smooth journey, but having the "right

Have Bag. Will Sustain.

F. Rock Bags

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We like our gear custom whenever possible, and if it can have a low impact on the environment, even better. That's why F.Rock Custom Carryalls have caught our eye. Conceived, designed, and constructed in Boston, each bag is made

A Bag with Taste For Trips in Haste

Earsdon Weekend Bag

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Made of 100% cotton canvas and accented by leather strapping and antique brass metalwork, the Earsdon Weekend Bag is a great looking option for spur of the moment trips. Available in classic barley shown above or a more striking Watermelon shown

So Your Stuff Can Travel First Class Too

Paul Smith Ltd Edition Westbourne Holdall Bag

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Sampsonite, Victorianox, and Tumi, may dominate the luggage market thanks to their practical design and wide swath of retailers, but in our opinion there's something to be said for packing with style. As part of Paul Smith's limited edition Westbourne collection,

Tumi T3 Ducati Carry-On Duffel

Tumi T3 DuffelThe Tumi+Ducati Collection is an award winning line from Tumi that rocks out high-performance Ducati inspired design sculpted in Tumi’s exclusive, abrasion- and stain-resistant Hybrix fabric.
The T3 Carry-On Duffel has easy-to-pack duffel styling in a convenient carry-on size. It includes