The REI Wheely Beast 22 is a cross between a duffel bag and a carry-on. It's received an update since our last review; it no longer has duffel-bag style carry handles on the front of the bag. Overall, our testers liked this bag's simple duffel-like design and found it easy to pack and unpack. It's not able to convert into a backpack like the REI Stratocruiser 22 or the Osprey Ozone Convertible 22 but it has a solid frame and a sturdy handle.
This carry-on has organizer pockets right where you want them and, unlike a hard sided bag, you can really cram it full of clothes and it will expand a little. Our main complaint about this model is that it looks a little bit like the luggage that your teenage brother (or son) might own. It has a techy look, similar to the Ozone, but comes across as even more casual. While this piece might not be appropriate for your next business trip, it is reasonably priced and a good option if you prefer to use "outdoorsy" luggage.