The Best Carry-On Luggage For computers or clothes, innovative suitcases to keep by your side.
By Bob Parks

(Business 2.0) – SOLID PROTECTION

Your laptop's safe in the Targus PR700. Pillows surround your computer in a cushion of air, and shock-absorbing wheels minimize vibrations. Multiple pockets--right down to a retractable sleeve for an airline ticket and ID--keep you organized. $150; www.targus.com.

DESIGN-MINDED

Grab the double-jointed, moves-with-you handle of the Victorinox Triax 22 and you'll know you have a well-engineered piece of luggage. The Triax easily holds a suit and your overnight essentials, and two convenient levers allow you to expand it. A treated Kevlar/nylon skin is nearly stain- and bulletproof. $499; www.swissarmytravelgear.com.

ROLLS ANYWHERE

Thanks to a second set of wheels oriented to its profile side, Samsonite's Silhouette 8 SideRoller Carry-On makes an easy trip down the narrow aisle of a 737. The multinight bag also breezes through security, courtesy of see-through mesh dividers. $320; www.samsonite.com. -- BOB PARKS