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— Urban Transport

Noomad transforms bicycle into three-wheeled cargo bike

By - August 20, 2013 18 Pictures
The Noomad, from Spanish outfit Polo De Innovacion Garaia, is designed to transform a traditional bicycle into a stable, three-wheeled workhorse equipped for hauling groceries, luggage, babies and more. The Noomad is essentially a simple metal panel connected to dual 18- or 20-inch wheels that swap in for your front bicycle wheel. To ensure a nimbler ride, the Noomad's wheels are connected to a tilting system that allows the rider to lean through corners. Read More
— Urban Transport

Freefold garment transport system goes up for pre-order

By - August 9, 2013 6 Pictures
Anti-crease campaigner Tony Higson has finally reached the end of his product development journey, and is now getting ready to release the Freefold garment transport system. Designed to help ensure a snappy business suit stays sharp while on the move, the foam former has been treated to a new textured feel, has been made lighter and now comes with a roll-top waterproof dry bag. Read More
— Electronics

British Airways set to bring luggage tags into the 21st century

By - July 3, 2013 3 Pictures
Most people would probably agree that air travel still has plenty of room for improvement, particularly when it comes to actually checking in and getting on the plane. For its part, British Airways is now taking steps to speed up the whole process on its end and is even testing a digital alternative to the traditional paper luggage tag. The airline recently produced an electronic luggage tag that travelers can update themselves with a smartphone and re-use over and over. Read More
— Good Thinking

Modular luggage and backpacks adjust to trips of all types

By - April 25, 2013 22 Pictures
No matter how many different suitcases, backpacks, carry-ons, purses, man-satchels and such that you own, you can still find yourself lugging the wrong type of bag and thinking "man, I need some new luggage." A number of manufacturers are attempting to make your jet-setting a little easier by designing modular luggage pieces that can grow, shrink and shift shapes to suit a variety of situations. This new generation of modular luggage should make everything from overnighters to multi-year pilgrimages a little easier for travelers of all types and stripes. Read More
— Bicycles

Wingman bag keeps bike commuters' work clothes neat and wrinkle-free

By - February 11, 2013 9 Pictures
Bicycle commuting is one of those things that sounds like a universally great idea up until you actually try it. Nothing will start the day off on the wrong foot like showing up 20 minutes late (you may not be in as good of shape as you thought), dripping in sweat and pothole water. But, hey, at least you get to brag about being green. The Henty Wingman aims to make the practice of bicycle commuting as great as the concept, by keeping your suit dry, free from sweat and road grit, and looking like it just popped out of the dry cleaning plastic. Read More
— Aircraft

Micro Luggage lets travelers scoot through the airport

By - December 5, 2012 5 Pictures
The Micro Luggage from Swiss company Micro Mobility is designed to help with that last minute dash to the boarding gate. Either that or it will attract the attention of airport security so that you miss your flight all together – provided they can catch you. Either way, the luggage, which combines a wheeled suitcase with a micro scooter, is sure to turn heads in the departure lounge. Read More
— Electronics

Hop! suitcase automatically follows its user

By - October 10, 2012 6 Pictures
As any frequent flyer knows, hauling around a passport, carry-on luggage and suitcase while navigating through an airport can be a real hassle, and the situation is made worse if the traveler in question has any physical health issues. Madrid-based designer Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez has come up with an ingenious solution to this issue: a smart carry-on suitcase named Hop! which follows the traveler around automatically. Read More
— Urban Transport

Freefold luggage system aims to make garment bags obsolete

By - October 3, 2012 11 Pictures
If you're the kind of businessman who travels cheek to cheek with commuters on the metro or subway – or who cycles to work – then you'll know that by the time you change into your once-pristine suit at the office, it can look more like a "before" image from a steam iron commercial than something fit to impress the boss. Tony Higson's crusade against creases started with Suit Commute, and is now about to enter the next phase with Freefold. Read More

Rise & Hang duffel bag transforms into a hanging set of shelves

While traveling is generally a lot of fun, digging through your packed clothes to find a particular item can definitely be a hassle. The Rise & Hang duffel bag offers an alternative – it features built-in collapsible soft shelves that pull up out of it while it’s hanging in your hotel room closet, keeping your clothes organized and accessible. Read More
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