Travel is strenuous under the best of circumstances which is why we are always on the lookout for outstanding products. I have not personally tested any of these but they were voted winners by the pros who design, manufacturer and order travel gear for us to purchase.
Here, then, are the winners of the 2013 Travel Goods Association show's Product Innovation.
Third Place (TIE)
Delsey's Helium Aero International Carry-on Expandable Trolley. The carry-on boasts a hardside exterior pocket, and is one of the few hardside collections that expands two inches, offering added packing space when needed, and also features a hardside, exterior front pocket - something previously lacking in hardside luggage. The large, easy-access pocket opens all the way to the bottom of the case and conveniently stores computers, electronics, tickets, documents, or toiletries and other items travelers may wish to retrieve during their trip, and boasts a padded sleeve. Its MSRP is $179.99.