As far as telescoping-handled rolling suitcases go, Castelli's Rolling Travel Bag has all the standard mobility and storage features covered. Its material resists water and stains, it has multiple handles for all angles of carrying and hefting, and the two main compartments are further divided into sub-compartments to keep your base layers separate from your casual clothes and bibs.
Castelli finishes the bag with a few welcome details that help you get from home to all manner of exotic start lines with your kit intact, including a fleece-lined compartment for your head unit and skid plates and a reinforced bottom for armor while bouncing over curbs and supporting oversized carry-ons after being stowed. As an afterthought, Castelli also opts for low-density, low-noise wheels, which means your passage won't interfere with the dozens of hands-free cellphone conversations from the people waiting in line at the chain cinnamon roll restaurants in the terminal.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this a few months back and have used it when traveling by car. I really like the design. There is a nice sized compartment that can be open by zipper separately from the main storage area. It is great for storing a toiletries kit. Both sides on the inside have zippered nets which is handier than I anticipated. Helps keeps things in their place and can be flipped either way when opening without spilling everything out. I have been taking it on business trips (as well as cycling adventures) because of the way it keeps everything organized. There is a handle on the top of it which actually comes in quite handy when lifting it into the car. Even the spot for an ID tag is well placed. Of course, it has a subtle, but very cool, Castello branding as well. It seems a bit pricey, but I lucked out and found it on sale one week here at Competitive Cyclist. I have to say, however, that it is worth it even if you have to pay list.