Held up at security while they frisk the granny with a 4 oz tube of hand cream? Waiting 15 minutes behind that couple who can't figure out how to work computerized check-in? Forced to squat on crusty carpet because throngs of delayed passengers are crowding the gate? Travel can be so exhausting—and there's never a place to plop down and take a load off when you really need one. Until now. Swany Walkin' Bags ($145) were designed by a Polio survivor who needed luggage that was easily maneuverable and could support his weight. This four-wheeled bag is designed to roll next to you rather than being dragged behind you, and to move easily in all directions. But the best part? You can sit on it. It has a lightweight, honeycomb construction that's designed to support up to 300 pounds.
If you don't want to perch atop your bag, they have a Smart Cart collection ($169) with a flip-down seat. Both bags are lightweight and Teflon-coated to repel stains and water, and fit handily in your overhead bin, so no matter where you are, you can kindly take your seat.
Get the Walkin' Bag at magellans.com
Find the Smart Cart at amazon.com