What it is: A flexible neoprene luggage cover that comes in numerous designs capable of making that old beat-up luggage of yours look not only new but designer cool. Or slip it over that otherwise nondescript bag so you know the instant you see it on the baggage carousel that it's yours.
How it works: Very simply, the sheath slides over your bag, from carry-on size to standard-size suitcases.
The good: Old luggage will look new again. You could even make mismatched pieces look like twins. The washable covering also would tend to discourage otherwise curious hands when you're not paying attention. This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" products, and as the producer expands the designs available, I think it will become even more popular. For example, the currently unavailable Ohio State University design opens up a world of possibilities for school logos. The Coverlugg already has been a hit at travel-gear shows.
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The bad: My one hesitation is for checked bags. Knowing how caring and gentle baggage handlers are, I could see them grabbing a bag by the Coverlugg and denuding the suitcase in one toss. Maybe future product development might include a little Velcro-fastening help. Cost: Small $30, large $35 Available from: coverlugg.com