by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2006

The Foray Leather Wheeled Duffel

Roll with it:
The Foray Leather
Wheeled Duffel

Travelers breathed a sigh of relief when small amounts of liquids and gels were allowed back on planes, letting light packers breeze through airports again. For those who put off buying new carry-ons, here are some stylish options at a range of prices.

Affordable: Office Depot ( now offers its own line of leather totes called Foray bags, including a wheeled duffel for $130. Pockets on the inside fit a PDA and a cell phone; a front-pocket organizer holds other business supplies. Slightly more pricey is the Porta-Life wheeled duffel from Sherpani ($160; The company’s line of urban, backcountry, professional and baby packs are geared to women; the duffel comes in four colors with a floral lining. Two interior and two exterior pockets help keep items organized.

Deluxe: New from backpack experts Eagle Creek ( is the sleek Velocity line of travel bags. The expandable 22-inch rolling case, which retails for $300, comes with one of the company’s popular Pack-It System folders and a removable trifold garment bag. Briggs & Riley’s Baseline Collection ( features an expandable, 22-inch wheeled bag that sports “self-healing” ballistic nylon fabric, for $395. It also comes with a removable garment bag.

Luxury: If price is no object, Louis Vuitton ( offers a line of rolling bags that includes the Pégase 50, featuring the famous monogram canvas. The suitcase retails for $1,650.