Recently I agreed to review a suitcase that is also a backpack because I thought it would be pretty cool to have a suitcase that is also a backpack. All I would have to do was blog about the suitcase that is also a backpack and it would be mine. Magic. At first I was enamoured with my suitcase that is also a backpack…
But soon I found because the straps were flappy, one was catching under the right wheel. There was a near straptastrophe. I was devastated. I wheeled my suitcase that is also a backpack to the top of stairs and had to carry it like my regular suitcase, which I am also enamoured with – but because it makes me look important, and I am very important, not because of its utility.
It is true I could have put the straps in their strap pocket whenever I wanted to wheel the thing – but this would defeat the point of the slick ground-to-back-in-seconds joy that having a suitcase that is also a backpack is supposed to give.
I still pine for a suitcase that is also a backpack which seamlessly incorporates straps that don’t catch under wheels. It would be great for all my train journeys. But I’m not that bothered.