Doug Dyment is a travel and packing expert who runs OneBag.com, a website dedicated to promoting "The Art and Science of Traveling Light." Dyment's site is not so much a blog, but more a "reference guide that is forever being revised," loaded up with frequent-traveler tips on what to pack, how to pack it, and what to pack it in.
On that latter note, Montana-based luggage company Red Oxx (which started out rigging military parachutes) realized Dyment's experience was a good source of potential design knowledge. The resultant collaboration has yielded two carry-on bags, the business-traveler-targeted Air Boss and Sky Train models.The bags have exterior features like heavy-duty hardware--D-rings, snaphooks, quick-release military-style strap-locks and the like--alongside durable but ergonomic touches like knotted cords on the zipper pulls. The interiors feature compressions straps to get those loads smaller and a thoughtful touch we love: Bright red fabric lining, making it easier to see what's inside your bag as it now stands out against the background color.