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Gear: This carry-on bag keeps things compact

Gear: This carry-on bag keeps things compact
The Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag not only lets you pack a lot of gear but also has a battery charger (at right) that keeps your electronics ready to go. (ECBC Bags)

How do I love the Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag? Let me count the ways.

It cleverly compartmentalizes hanging clothes, electronics and other essentials for maximum access and minimum hassle going through airport security checkpoints.

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The coolest feature is the big front zippered flap section for electronics, which flips out flat on the X-ray conveyor belt so you don't have to unpack your devices for inspection. The flap has dedicated padded pockets for a laptop (up to 15 inches) and a tablet, with modular foam spacers to secure smaller laptops and mini tablets.

A roomy mesh pouch holds cables and the like, and includes a slim 4500 mAh rechargeable battery power pack for recharging on the go. Hanging clothes go in the middle zippered section, which has wrinkle-resisting fold-over flaps and compression straps, a top-notch metal hanger-securing mechanism, and two corner zippered mesh pockets for socks, etc.

That still leaves the big open main zippered section for the rest of your clothing. Did we mention the big zippered "magazine" pocket on the front of the bag, the zippered fold-out water-bottle holder on the side, the two padded grab handles and the zip-away retractable pull handle?

The ballistic nylon bag in black or gray is 22 by 14 by 9 inches, generally carry-on compatible. Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag in black or gray costs $399.99.

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