Photo: Scott Draper

Thule RoundTrip Pro


$600, Thule.com
The draw: Integrated work stand

The coolest part of this semi-soft bag is its ability to turn into a work stand, making assembly and disassembly much easier—especially when arriving at your destination. It comes with Ikea-like illustrated instructions on how to pack it, and two nylon wheel bags are including to avoid any frame bumping in transit. It unzipped the easiest of all the bags, but a shoulder strap would be a nice addition for encountering any stairs.

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