The Better Carry-On Bag
When it comes to judging luggage, New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey is a natural. The best knuckleballer in the game spends more than 115 days a year on the road, “living out of some kind of suitcase,” he says – dragging his bag from car to stadium to shuttle bus to plane. So he thinks about luggage. A lot. “I’ve become obsessed with gear that makes my life a little more organized,” says the pitcher. “It’s like an ongoing rebellion against the chaos that traveling creates.” We asked Dickey to test out a few carry-ons for us on the road. Click on the gallery below to see what he thought of each one.
Osprey Ozone 22
Osprey used lessons and materials from its hardcore backpacking line to create the lightest fully-featured carry-on on the market, at a scant four pounds. “I was skeptical, but the one-bar, one-handed design works,” says Dickey. “It’s more like a rolling duffel and could use more compartments. This one’s best for quick trips.”