I just got into Las Vegas for the Affiliate Dot Com Live! event and figured I would use this time to post a quick review of my carry-on bag. The ATGO is part of the High Sierra line of adventure travel luggage. The wheeled carry-on takes advantage of every last millimeter of space inside a plane’s overhead compartment. When I first saw the bag, I thought there was no way it would fit into the overhead compartment of my Alaska Air flight.
What makes the ATGO ideal for a traveling techie is its detachable gear bag. Once you get to your destination, you just unzip the gear bag from the main bag and use it to carry all your gear to the conference floor. When attached together, the ATGO is considered one bag by the airlines. This allows you to bring an additional personal item aboard the plane. If you need a lot of room, you can combine the ATGO and personal item with a Scottevest and you’ll never to have check any luggage again!
The ATGO easily accommodates all my cloths and blogging gear with room to spare. The bag is very light and extremely easy to roll around. The inline skateboard wheels are spaced at the outer edge to create maximum interior volume and allow for stable rolling. The handle is fully adjustable and the entire bag can be converted into a backpack if you ever wanted to hit the trails. Other features include:
- Special built-in, high-density foam structure helps maintain the bag’s shape while minimizing weight.
- Padded backpack straps stow behind the main compartment’s zippered padded back panel.
- Main compartment has book-style opening, interior clothing hold-down straps and one large mesh pocket.
- Removable front gear bag with padded backpack straps, deluxe organizer, zippered accessory pocket, water bottle pocket, MP3 player headphone port and has a back strap to allow pack to slip over the extended handle of main bag.
- Tow-strap for attaching an extra bag.
- Custom ID holder hides-away in a back pocket.
- Recessed, telescoping aircraft aluminum handle system with locking mechanism.
- Kick plate between the wheel housings protects the bag from abrasion.
- SURE-GRIP handles tuck down flat when not in use.
- Reflective piping for added safety.
Depending on where you buy it, the High Sierra ATGO can set you back $300. However, most online retailers will sell it for less. At the time of this post, Amazon.com has the ATGO for less than $120. If you’re in the market for a new travel bag, give the ATGO a look. I think you’ll like it as much as I do.