Travel: Rise Gear Luggage

Travel: Rise Gear Luggage

Rise Gear asked me to review their Glider 2.0 rolling carry-on that doubles as a backpack. The luggage also included collapsible shelves, taking the hassle out of unpacking. So I took the bag on a road trip to Palm Springs. Check out my experience below.

Rise Gear luggage has a different take on travel. They create rugged, versatile travel pieces. I tried out the Glider 2.0 rolling carry-on with backpack straps and removable, collapsible shelving. The Riser shelving insert can also be purchased separately if you want one for your current suitcase.

This bag could handle a lot of different journeys. It has wheels, it can be worn on my back, and it has a rugged exterior that won't be sensitive to some heavy use.

I had to try the backpack straps, so I attached them to my back and took a stroll through the desert. I could see the backpack option being great for a photographer – who is carrying photography equipment onto a plane, rolling out of the airport, and then needs to use the backpack feature to carry the equipment to a photshoot.

Check out this video that explains how the luggage works.

When I settled into my Airbnb in Palm Springs, I pulled my collapsible shelving out accordion-style. And settling into my room was a breeze. No shuffling through folded clothes, everything was already organized on shelves, the way I had packed it.


This luggage will be a useful addition to my collection. I am sure I will use it on a long-distance voyages where I need something rugged. I will say the bag is a bit weighty when empty, but I am sure that is part of why it's so sturdy.

Thanks Rise Gear for letting me try out this carry-on!

One last shot of the bag in the beautiful Palm Springs desert...