Name: Pelican ProGear U140 Urban Elite Tablet Backpack
What it is: a carry-on backpack with a built-in crush-proof, watertight case for a tablet, including a push-button latch. A front pouch easily stows ID and small valuables, while the midsection holds a laptop as large as 15 inches. The backpack has a padded back with a zippered storage cavity hidden in its lumbar padding. The bottle pocket can be zipped up when not in use. The bag measures 191/2 inches high and 131/2 inches wide; it weighs less than 7 pounds.
The good: This backpack was my favorite piece of luggage on a trip around Australia, where I was constantly on the go, schlepping my
The bad: A waist strap would help ensure that my hips are carrying most of the load rather than my back.