By Angie Jaime
So if you haven’t gone luggage shopping lately, you probably aren’t aware that the state of baggage is pretty grim. Not unlike this year’s election, you basically have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
On the one hand, you have your sleek and chic models, typically hard case affairs with mid-century modern revival designs that scream, “I paid a whole lot for this!” and leave your gadgets’ fate to the Airport Gods. On the other, you’ve got your sturdy, endlessly-pocketed carry-alls that, though pretty ugly, got you through that backpacking sesh across Southeast Asia. There has got to be a better way.
So Incase (the company behind iPhone cases, iPad cases, and cases for just about any iProduct you can name) is moving to bridge the form vs. function gap. Their newly released EO Travel Collection is a major step in the right direction. Each of their bags, from the casual Duffel to the heftier Hardshell Roller are light, expandable, and feature padded compartments to keep those laptops safe and sound. Plus, their sleek gray exteriors and neon green wheels are trés cool. The one downside: their sizes are only compatible with Apple products, so PC folks, keep that in mind.
Angie Jaime is a writer at Orbitz. When she’s not hopping from airport to airport, she calls ORD her home hub.