Magazine article Black Enterprise

Ready, Pack, Go: Product Recommendations for the Executive Road Warrior

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Ready, Pack, Go: Product Recommendations for the Executive Road Warrior

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LONG SECURITY LINES, PACKING RESTRICTIONS, and limits on luggage all contribute to travel frustrations of frequent fliers. But how and what you pack can help manage some of the stresses of flying, says Evelyn Negron, store manager for Innovation Luggage's Upper West Side location in New York City. The following are her recommendations for products that can enhance your travel experiences.

The Carry-on

Tumi Alpha Frequent Traveler is a domestic carry-on--22 inches high, 14 inches wide and 9 inches deep (not including handles or wheels). The Continental by Tumi, designed for international travel, is 20 inches high, 15 3/4 inches wide. "It's popular because it gives the same capacity as a domestic carry-on," Negron says. Front pockets can fit a 12-inch computer.

A tip for getting the most from your carry-on: "Choose bags that are square," suggests Negron. "Try to avoid bags with rounded edges, because you're going to lose packing capacity."

Other recommendations:

Swiss Army's Victorinox NXT 5.0 Mobilizer: "This product is roughly $200 less than Tumi and has a front pocket that can store a 17-inch computer."

Samsonite Black Label Cosmolite: A hard case from Samsonite's premier line. "It's not the hard case our parents owned. This is extremely light and durable."

Rimowa Salsa Business Multiwheel: "This is also a hard case on four wheels but is made from polycarbonate, which makes it extremely strong and flexible, but also very light. …

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