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Skyroll on Wheels review


Got a joke for you.  A man checks a piece of luggage at the airport, gets on the plane, arrives at his destination, and find out his luggage is lost.  Funny?  I don’t think so.  It’s actually one of the worst feelings in the world.  You’ve taken the time to discernly, carefully and strategically pack all of your necessary clothing, accessories and toilettries to last you for your stay away from home, only to find out that you’ll soon be equipped with NOTHING!

Star Rating:
Cost: $199-$249
Where to Buy: Skyroll.com, Mens Warehouse

Sound familiar?  It’s happned to me 7 times in my life.  You’d think by the 2nd, and most certainly the third time, that I would have learned my lesson.  No, I decided to make it a lucky “7”. Anyway, now I never check bags, rather, I try to stuff everything I possibly can into a bag that’s going to fit in an overhead bin.  And let’s say I have a suit I need to take……forget about it.  Suits won’t survive in a bag that requires you to fold it into a traditional bag.  It will look like complete crap when you unpack it.

I’ve said nothing about the somewhat recent institution of luggage fees.  While the airlines are at it, why don’t they start charging us for the airplane air we breath.  That’d be good for a $40 pop-per person. I swear, bag fees chap my hide.  When you think about it, you’re almost flying another person with your bag charges.  I mean, what do the airlines want us to do?  Is this really the way to make up for their sinking profits. 

Skyroll, makers of business class travel luggage, just added an addition to their Skyroll family, the Skyroll on wheels. SkyRoll on Wheels combines the roll-up garment bag of their original SkyRoll with a wheeled suitcase- 2 suitcases in one.  And you can store it in an overhead bin.

SkyRoll works like a standard carry-on suitcase, except large clothes are placed in a separate garment bag and wrapped around the outside of the suitcase. The suitcase and garment bag are designed to be used together, but can also be used as separate pieces of luggage as well. When you pack your stuff, you first unclip the 3 ending clips unroll the garment bag. 

Then you unclip the 2 starting clips to detach the garment bag from the suitcase. Pack the suitcase and garment bag separately before rolling them up. Unzip the garment bag and fold open to load suits or other hanging clothing. After loading the garment bag, zip it up and place ties, or small items into the mesh pockets on the inside of the garment bag.  Very organized.

Once packed, clip it, roll it, and allign the Velcro strip to help keep the garment bag in place.  Three suits can be loaded into the garment bag.

The top compartment of the bag is for your little goodies you might need on the plane. You can access this without any unclipping or unzipping for items you may need to access while traveling. It’s nice to have  this accessable pocket to keep you liquids in, especially if security needs to inspect them before you get on the plane. You can also use it for your toiletry kit.  Skyroll includes a free Skyroll custom toiletry kit.

The garment bag measures 20.5 x 48 inches. The suitcase measures 22.5 x 12 x 7 inches. (The wheels add about 1″ to the suitcase height).  With a typically loaded garment bag wrapped around the suitcase the final dimensions are 22.5 x 14 x 9 and should fit into most overhead bins.  It weighs nine pounds empty, seven pounds if you don’t use the garment bag.

I’ll have to say it was a real treat to travel with the Skyroll.  I felt free as a bird…weightless, hands-free and it looks sharp too…..like you really know how to travel.  Skyroll thought a lot about the design and manufacture of this bag, and included little things like the mesh pockets, the top compartment, and the overall design of the garment bag meets suitcase theme.  Additionally, the garment bag fits so tightly around the suitcase that it really looks like one bag, not a hodge-podge of velcro-attaching compartments.

The Skyroll is also tough too, made of sturdy nylon.  The zippers are quality-made, and the whole thing feels extremely durable.  The Skyroll on Wheels retails for $249.99, but you can find it at Mens Warehouse for around $200. 

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David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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