With vaccinations on the rise, the prospect of actually traveling again is one more and more people seem to be considering. Whether you’re taking a trip or just returning to the city you escaped early on in the pandemic, you may be in the market for some fresh luggage to take with you. L.L.Bean’s duffels and rolling suitcases have each been recommended to us for their sturdiness and style. This extremely practical (extra-large) rolling duffel combines the best features of both of those types of bags, so needless to say our antennae went up this morning when we spotted it on sale for 35 percent off. The bag’s 120-liter main compartment is way bigger than the 40-liter ones found in your average carry-on, so you can easily pack two weeks’ worth of clothing inside. (At this size, though, you’ll probably have to check the bag if flying.) It also has handy pockets inside and out for stashing and organizing smaller essentials, and is made with a water-repellent, abrasion-resistant exterior that should keep both the bag and any possessions within looking good as new. Conveniently, its design means the bag can be carried any number of ways: Like most duffels, it has a top handle and a padded shoulder strap; like most rolling luggage, it also has a suitcase handle you can use to pull or push it along. And when you’re not moving, the brand says the rolling duffel has been designed to stand upright on its own — which is certainly not something that can be said of every two-wheeled bag.
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