Rolling Mobile Pro Underseater by LiteGear

Frequent fliers know the value of a good carry-on bag. One that fits easily into airline sizing boxes, one that fits into the overhead bin or underneath the seat freely, and one that looks nice and is designed with flexibility and purpose. That’s why the Rolling Mobile Pro Underseater bag by LiteGear is such a winner in my book.

For starters, there is an RFID blocking pocket inside that allows you to put items you want to protect like credit cards and mobile phones. I was shocked to learn that thieves can capture data from your wallet just by walking by you and then physically replicate your credit card so that they can spend purchases using your money in person.

The outside looks attractive, almost like a backpack. In fact, it is one. You can conceal the straps if using it as a rolling bag or pull out the straps and wear the entire thing on your back. In the front organizer area, there is a pocket with space for a water bottle and a padded air-mesh harness to keep you from getting too hot when wearing it like a backpack.

If you want to carry the bag like a briefcase, there is a padded top handle that makes it more comfortable when it is especially happy. If you want to roll the bag like a trolley, there is a telescoping handle that pulls out in two positions depending upon how tall you are. Inside the bag, there are padded pockets for you to store things like laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Paperwork fits easily into file pockets. There are other small pockets to store things like keys, coins, passport, pens, and even device chargers, which can you keep separate so that they do not tangle with other things in your bag.

What I found particularly interesting is that the bag even comes with a separate lunch bag in case you want to look professionally coordinated when taking snacks to work. The bag is made of recycled polyester, but it does not have an annoying sheen to it. Instead, it looks like your standard backpack, and I liked that it came in a color like deep blue that is not super common. This assured me that someone would not quickly grab it by mistake from the overhead bin or the back of an airport hotel shuttle.

I did not experience issues with the backpack straps although other users have commented that it can easily become loose or tear. This might be important to consider if you plan to use this exclusively as a backpack.

Personally, I think this is a really clever bag for frequent travelers of all ages because of its versatility of use and plethora of pockets for storing things. Typically, I find that some bags do one thing really well, but not another, and I really appreciate all the uses that this bag can serve depending upon whatever your need is for a particular trip. You won’t find many bags like it.

I didn’t have the chance to check and see if the bag was waterproof, but I assume that the polyester exterior does a decent job of keeping water from entering the bag unless it becomes entirely drenched.

If you’re looking for a great holiday gift for the road warrior in your life, I highly recommend this bag as a great option for a variety of traveling needs. The Rolling Mobile Pro Underseater by LiteGear retails for $129 and comes in both black and blue on the LiteGear website or on Amazon. For a bag with so many uses, the price tag is not completely overdone.

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Ramsey Qubein is a travel journalist who has visited 154 countries covering the hotel and airline industry from every corner of the globe. His work appears in travel publications and outlets including Travel+Leisure, Business Traveller, Airways, Singapore Airlines’ Silver Kris, US Airways magazine, Northstar Travel Media, Yahoo Travel, and BBC. He serves as the National Hotels Travel Examiner and writes for numerous blogs and web sites. He travels more than 350,000 miles a year and is highly recognized as an expert in loyalty programs, business travel and the luxury travel segment. You can follow him on Twitter at DailyTravelTips or at his website www.RamseyQ.com.
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