The Wirecutter and Robert King (he's logged a million miles with United) have named their top gear picks. Best non-roller carry-on? The Tri-Star --
"We have a full review forthcoming, but after interviewing frequent flyers and researching customer and professional reviews, we like the $280 Tom Bihn Tri-Star for its 1050 denier ballistic nylon exterior, YKK water-repellent zippers, and design touches like an exterior pocket with webbing to hold a water bottle. One Bag One World and The Next Web love it, too. Our travel expert, Rob King, also uses one. He told us, “Tri-Star is the go-to for up to four days on the road."
Read the full guide to traveling well (business or pleasure) over at The Wirecutter.