b'LUGGAGEFor Long, Strange TripsVersatile bags to withstand your wildest journeys BY JANNA IRONSEagle Creek Caldera Convertible International Carry-On $469Ive tested dozens of rollers, duffels, and packs over the years, and this is the first time excellence announced itself so quickly and indisputably. The Convertible combinesfunctionality, sustainability, style, and tech in a convenient, reliable roller pack that works exactly how you need it to, whether at the airport or along rug-ged back roads. During a trip to a remote outpost in the Cascades that involved trav-eling by boat and then on foot, the Conv ertibles oversize wheels rolled smoothly across an uneven dock, and the two handles made for easy hoist-ing. The100 percent recycled Cordu-ra ripstop fabric,fluorocarbon-free water- repellent coating, and storm- resistant zippers kept everything dry through sideways rain and lake water spraying into the luggage hold. The included NFC technology, which en-ables lost and found capabilities via a smartphone tracking app, gave me peace of mind in the event that my bag was misplaced during my travels.On the one-mile, poorly paved road from the boat landing to the cabin, I transformed the Convertible from an airport roller to a pack. Padded shoul-der straps, a hipbelt, and a back panel (complete with sternum buckles) unfurl from a zippered compartment hidden in the back panel. That after-noon, the bag offeredanother bonus: a zip-off daypack with a secure mesh pocket, a laptop sleeve, attachment straps for a jacket or hat, and hydra-tion-bladder compatibility. 70OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 | TRAVELSBG20_TRAVEL_GOYLuggage_rlsd_446567.indd 70 3/31/20 5:34 PM'