Good luggage doesn't have to cost a fortune. The Hideo Feather Carry-On Trolley ($190) is a fine example, with a lightweight, water-repellent nylon exterior, three outer zippered pockets, three mesh interior pockets, a zipper closure, and adjustable straps to hold everything in place. We recommend sticking with the green or red models, lest you need to adorn it in garish muti-colored straps to keep it standing out in the wilds that are baggage claim.
The large majority of us already carry around an alarm in our pockets — it's called a phone — but there are times when you might not want to drain your juice all night just so you can wake in the morning. The Wenger Traveler Pocket Alarm ($250) is a stylish, albeit expensive, solution, featuring a rugged brushed stainless steel case, luminous hands, numerals, and markers, date display, an integrated retractable stand, a second time zone indicator, an included silicone pouch, and... oh yeah, an alarm.
We've seen carbon fiber used in a myriad of different products over the years, but this might be the first time we've seen it employed in a flexible piece of luggage. The Carbon Fiber Airstream Duffle Bag ($285) is made from waterproof carbon fiber sailcloth, giving it a glossy, textured look, that's complemented by three gusseted zippered pockets, a lockable, wide mouth dual zipper main opening, an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, and a padded handle wrap. You won't have any trouble finding this one at the baggage claim, but you might make the guy rocking the gold-plated Samsonite a little jealous.