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Gear + gadgets: Wheel-aboard with bonuses

LAMove Mobile Closet
LAMove Mobile Closet

No need to choose between a wheel-aboard bag with one big open compartment or multiple organizational sections. The LAMove Mobile Closet provides both options in one ingenuous system. You don’t even need to unpack the bag at your destination. Just unzip and hang via its sturdy hook.

An internal “wall” of built-in cantilevered shelves, pockets and pouches keeps contents organized and accessible. The “shelves,” which open out with the release of a strap, are great for folded shirts, pants or pajamas. Two large molded pockets with magnetic flap closures are good choices for undergarments and tee shirts; a long wide molded zippered compartment holds one or more pairs of shoes (depending on size and style).

A spacious water-resistant toiletries section zips off, as does a tri-fold jewelry/valuables pouch, and behind those are two zippered pockets for scarves or other accessories. Behind the organizational “wall” is a full-length hanging-garment space, with a brass hanger ring and elastic cross- straps for keeping dresses or suits in place.

The entire organizational “wall” can be unzipped from the hard shell bag, folded in half, zipped closed and carried separately via dual sewn-in padded carry handles. That frees up the wheeled shell, empty except for any hanging clothes, for more stuff — say new purchases.

The LAMove Mobile Closet has 4 spinner wheels and a telescoping aluminum handle, and measures a carry-on-size 21 inches by 14.5 inches by 9 inches deep. The system is super classy, with silky linings, leather detailing, brass accents — and a price tag to match.

LAMove Mobile Closet in black or gray is $645 at www.laclosetdesign.com.

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