Here’s a way to meet one-bag limits, while really traveling with two bags (shhh). Eagle Creek’s lightweight Morphus bag integrates a wheeled bag with a zip-off backpack that can be used attached or separately. The wheeled main bag has a sturdy polycarbonate back shell, a protective skid plate and bumpers, lockable double zippers and safety reflective accents. The backpack has zip-away padded back straps, a detachable shoulder strap, and grab handles, as well multiple internal and external pockets and slots, a roomy mesh back panel, and locking double zippers. Both bags have compression straps for minimizing bulk and safeguarding contents. The Morphus is available in a 30-inch check-through model or a 22-inch wheel-aboard size.
Eagle Creek Morphus 30 is $470; Morphus 22 is $395 at www.eaglecreek.com.