Like its underseat sibling that I tested out recently, the Rolling Mobile Pro Lite Gear Bag offers generous storage and an impressive composition. It is small enough to fit underneath an airplane seat or into the bag sizers used at the airport. Like other Lite Gear bags, it is produced using recycled materials including plastic. Even so, the bag does not feel any different than another bag, and its exterior is both durable and soft to the touch.
If you choose to wear this bag like a backpack, you will notice a padded air-mesh back to keep it comfortable while you walk. In hot weather, this breathable cushion also makes it less likely for your back to get all sweaty if you are wearing this over the shoulder. The same comfortable air mesh material is used on the harness and shoulder strap. The top handle is padded so that if you carry the bag it is not too uncomfortable.
If you choose to roll it like a suitcase, it can quickly convert from a backpack with just a few modifications. A retractable handle pulls up easily so you can drag this behind you. The heavy-duty wheels are great for rolling this bag with ease whether on carpet or a smooth floor surface, and even when it is worn as a backpack, you don’t feel them protruding. The shoulder straps conveniently tuck away so that they do not drag on the floor or get snagged on something.
There are plenty of storage pockets for you to keep things like keys, coins, pens, and passports separated. A side pocket is ideal for storing a bottle of water. The RFID security pocket is ideal for storing your wallet or cell phone since it protects your personal data from roving thieves. This is becoming increasingly important as personal information can be swiped from your wallet without even touching it. The RFID technology helps to protect private information when you travel.
Like any good business travel bag these days, there is a dedicated compartment that is padded to safely store a laptop or tablet. This keeps it free from dents or dings when you travel, even if you tend to overstuff your bag! There are also additional pockets where you can store a smart phone or tablet. Internal file pockets help you keep paperwork and documents separated and neat.
When empty, the bag weighs under four pounds, which is impressive for a bag that includes a handle and wheel plus so many pockets. The bag’s design and appearance look professional, and you won’t look out of place carrying this into a business meeting or if you were just using it as a bag to head to the gym. I found that the interior of the bag was spacious and really holds a lot of stuff.
What really impresses me with Lite Gear bags (besides the eco-friendly focus) is that they offer a satisfaction guarantee that is rather simple. If there is ever a problem with the bag, you can email the company so that they can repair or replace the bag. There are no complicated forms or receipts that you have to mail in, which tells me something about the faith they have in the durability of their own products.
The Rolling Mobile Pro Lite Gear Bag retails for $129 on the Lite Gear website or other online retailers. It comes in a variety of colors including purple, blue, and black. This is a great gift for frequent road warriors or those that like having the flexibility to switch between a backpack and rolling bag with ease.