Want to know something surprising? In the last year I've gone on not one, but two business trips. Yes, me, the girl who used to live out of a backpack and thought air-conditioned hostel dorms were luxurious.

In addition to the odd business trip, this summer I traveled a lot. But despite my frequent weekend trips, I was still lugging around the same ramshackle carry-on I'd owned since I was a teenager. (A suitcase I had to buy because Delta PERMANENTLY lost my luggage while en route to South America. Yeah, let's not go into that.)

Anyway, it recently occurred to me that I was in need of an upgrade. So when InCase, the company that makes both my favorite Macbook sleeve and iPhone armband, asked me to review their EO Hardshell Roller carry-on, it was an easy yes. I mean just look at this beauty.

Traveling in Style: A Review of the Incase Hardshell Roller

Traveling in Style: A Review of the Incase Hardshell Roller

After taking the Hardshell Roller to Telluride, Chicago and San Francisco, I can safely say I adore it. Not only do I love the design and neon accents, I love how light and easy to maneuver it is.

And as I often struggle to stay organized, I like that the interior has lots of pockets as well as a huge laptop sleeve. Traveling in Style: A Review of the Incase Hardshell Roller

Favorite Features:

  • The padded laptop sleeve that can fit up to a 17” MacBook Pro
  • Th expandable main compartment that allows for 35% more space
  • The hardshell front panel that keeps valuables and electronics safe
  • It's well within the TSA carry-on baggage size restrictions
  • The butterfly design opens flat, making it easier to go through security (see below)

Traveling in Style: A Review of the Incase Hardshell Roller

Seriously, every suitcase should open flat- it makes both security and packing such a breeze.

Overall I've been very impressed with both the design and functionality of the suitcase. My only qualm is that the polycarbonate shell scratches easily. But if that's something you're concerned about I'd go for the very similar EO Roller which doesn't have a hard shell.

Traveling in Style: A Review of the Incase Hardshell Roller

Traveling in Style: A Review of the Incase Hardshell Roller

All in all if you're a frequent traveler who appreciates beautiful design as well as excellent functionality, I'd highly recommend the EO Hardshell Roller. And overall I'm just a huge fan of InCase- with their products it seems no detail is too small- they think of everything.

What kind of carry-on do you guys use? Would you want to try out the InCase?

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InCase provided me with an EO Hardshell Roller for the purpose of this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is an American travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Uganda. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Colorado. She's been to forty countries but somehow still gets lost in her home town. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour magazine.
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