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June 07, 2007

Dual-Access Rolling Bag

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All bags and suitcases should offer this feature.

So obvious once you see it, you wonder what took 'em so long.

From the website:

    Dual-Access Rolling Computer Case

    Get access to your laptop with the Dual-Access Rolling Computer Case tucked under the seat in front of you.

    No more pulling out and unzipping the entire case to get to your laptop!

    This thoughtfully designed bag by U.S. Luggage protects your laptop in its removable, padded 15" x 10" x 2-3/4" computer sleeve and provides two-way access to the computer compartment — through the zippered entrance at the top of the bag AND from a handy exterior zippered side entry pocket.

    Features include a zip-down front organizer panel for cell phone, pens and business cards; overnighter compartment with compression straps and large mesh accessory pocket; and in-line skate wheels.

    In black "Ballistic-look" [whatever that means].

    Includes padded shoulder strap.

    16½ x 14½ x 7½".

    8 lbs.

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$95.

In black leather, $139.

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Also, here are a few more links with slightly affordable prices on the "nylon" version:

Amazon - US$67
http://www.amazon.com/Luggage-Dual-Access-Rolling-Computer-Case/dp/B000282JBS

The Human Solution - US$65
http://thehumansolution.com/usluggageb64.html

eBags - $US56
http://www.ebags.com/us_luggage_solo/ballistic_nylon_dual_access_rolling_computer_overnighter/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=10483

Most of these retailers also have the leather version at similarly discounted prices.

Posted by: Sean P. Harrington | Jun 7, 2007 11:35:23 AM

I've had one of these for about three years now, and it's been great. The smaller laptop bag is great for both protecting the computer and giving it a "grab and go" approach if all I need is just the computer.

The main compartment is roomy enough for the charger, some headphones, a CD holder, and an extra external peripheral like a USB hard drive or in my case (no pun intended), a TASCAM US-122 USB sound box for mobile sound recording.

My only complaint is that for my HP Pavilion zd8000 with the 17" widescreen LCD, it doesn't fit completely in the smaller bag, leaving about 1" of one side sticking out. The model I have has two center velcro tabs (about 6" wide), so the two corners of the laptop that stick out can get scuffed when I'm using the smaller bag only.

Other than that, this (I feel) is a very good product, and I'm glad I found a link to it so I can order a few replacements to keep on hand as the ones I use wear out.

Posted by: Sean P. Harrington | Jun 7, 2007 11:27:46 AM

"I think there's something in the air at airports that makes people stupid"

Yeah, it's called the exhalations of the TSA employees and their managers who devised the policies travelers have to put up with

Posted by: Horatio | Jun 7, 2007 11:24:57 AM

My general travel rule: If you have to roll your luggage, you're either a wimp or have too much crap.

Like things aren't crowded enough without everyone dragging a trailer behind them and then having to do the Unstack-Collapse-Fumble-into-the-X-ray-or-Overhead dance while the line clogs up. And even though this has a handy hatch for the laptop, chances are most owners of this bag will still need to be reminded to take the computer out at the security checkpoint, further mucking things up. I think there's something in the air at airports that makes people stupid.

Posted by: Al Christensen | Jun 7, 2007 9:41:20 AM

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