LiteGear may sound like a new entrant in the travel bag space, but it is actually the same company that used to make Rick Steve’s bags before it the line was shut down. Under their new name, you may find a lot of similarities between many of their bags with the old ones but they also have a few entirely new designs as well. They had good success with a combination backpack/shoulder bag, so they tweaked it a bit and came up with another hybrid called the LiteGear Rolling Mobile Pro Backpack, which is a combination backpack and rolling bag.
This bag is designed to multitask while being lightweight and easy to take with you, as in you can use it either has a personal item carry on when you travel or as an everyday work bag. In addition to having separate pockets to carry each of your gadgets and other work items, you can also add on separate “apps” to carry your lunch, flashlight, travel accessories, etc.
It is sized to fit under airline seats, but as always, with the ever changing airline guidelines for carry on luggage, you should check with each airline to make sure that this bag will be allowed as a personal item. Even if it doesn’t fit under a seat, it will definitely fit in the overhead bin and you can always use it as your work bag when you’re not traveling.
You can get this bag straight from the LiteGear website, or you can continue reading for an in depth look into its features.
Features of the LiteGear Rolling Mobile Pro Backpack
When you want to roll the bag instead of carrying it on your back, pack up the straps and pull out the telescopic handle which also has its own compartment opening from the top to stow away. You can raise the handle to one of two heights and lock it in. The pack can be rolled on two inline skate wheels that are housed in sealed ball bearings.
There is an extra way to carry this bag and that’s by its top padded carry handle.
A small vertical single zipped pocket lies directly in front of that for keeping small last minute items that you need quick access to.
There is an elastic top mesh pocket on one side of the bag for a water bottle.
A small RFID blocking pocket provides security for credit cards and your passport, so identity thefts won’t happen.
If you want more choice, we have reviewed some more good gadget backpacks, although those don’t come with wheels. If you’re looking for wheeled underseater options with less emphasis on gadget space and more suited for clothes and accessories, we review some of those too.
A Demo of the LiteGear Rolling Mobile Pro