Lighthouse II Soft Wheeled Bag: Lands' End took thetraditional duffel, added in-line skate wheels, and came up withsomething much more manageable. Comes in three sizes, and includesall the usual Lands' End touches - a couple of roomy exteriorpockets, durable Cordura fabric, and handles that fasten togetheron the off chance you'll actually want to carry the thing. $119 for23-inch medium; www.landsend.com

Samsonite 7 Series: We especially liked Samsonite's new 7Series, a line of cases and carry-ons designed to make it easierfor security personnel to check contents without wrinkling yourcarefully folded gear or upsetting your gadget organization. TheInstant View Professional Carry-On is a combo computer case andovernight bag that features a separate, expandable packingcompartment and a computer sleeve. Front pockets carry accessoriesfor person and machine. $200; www.samsonite.com

Patagonia Burrito Suiter: Hot or mild? One road warriorentrant mentioned this spicy little bag by name, and swore he neverleaves home without it. The sturdy Burrito folds into thirds, andits multiple pockets organize travel books, ties, and toiletries.Internal straps compress contents to their minimal volume, and themain compartment has lockable sliders. It also comes with thecom-pany's "human curve" shoulder strap, and is the onlynon-rolling bag to make this list. $191; www.patagonia.com

Travelpro Majestic: Made from DuPont Teflon 3360D TuffGuardballistic nylon, Majestic claims to have the toughest skin on themarket. We like the non-protruding wheels (which don't get caughtwhen you're squeezing it into the overhead), its smooth lockinghandle, the expandable main compartment, and little extras like alaundry bag and shoe pockets. $595 for the 24-inch rollaboardsuiter; www.travelpro.com