About.com’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Luggage Brand

Readers' Choice Award 2011 Walkin'Bag


Walkin’Bag Win About.com’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Luggage Brand


New York, March 16 – Walkin’Bag, doubling as a cane and chair, has been selected as the Best Luggage Brand  at the About.com 2011 Readers' Choice Award.

Developed by CEO Etsuo Miyoshi, a polio survivor, the bag comes with a curved “lean-on” handle, acting like a gliding handrail that supports up to 250 pounds and a built-in-seat that supports up to 300 pounds.  The products were selected by their readers who voted on five finalists, Briggs & Riley, Tumi, Samsonite, Victorinox Swiss and Swany Walkin’Bag.

Pinola, About.com Guide said, “The Walkin’Bag is made to be leaned on, literally. It comes with a fold-out seat for the ultimate in restful traveling. Walkin’Bag was the fan favorite among About.com readers, earning it the title of Best Luggage Brand for 2011.”

Mr. Miyoshi said he suffered with aches and pains in his back and legs for years.  “Who knew a bag could make all the difference?  As a polio survivor, I needed a bag I could lean on and sit on, so I invented Walkin'Bag and I knew others would benefit from it.”

The About Group, part of The New York Times Company, received thousands of nominations from their readers for their favorite luggage brands and 5 finalists were chosen. Readers voted for the one winner. Final votes were as follows:

  1. Walkin’Bag                    5,371 votes
  2. Victorinox Swiss Army   4,385 votes
  3. Brigs & Riley                  1,357 votes
  4. Samsonite                          69 votes
  5. Tumi                                  52 votes


Ballistic JetCart with seatJetCart, Readers' Choice Award

Price: $170
22'' x 12'' x 8'', 6.8 lbs
Curved “lean on it” handle
Flip-down seat holding up to 300 pounds
Four Swivel-Glide wheels
Carry-on, fits under most airline seats
15.4’’ laptop computer pocket

Ballistic nylon fabric

About Walkin’Bag

Walkin’Bag, a division of Swany America, has been in business since 1996, when CEO Etsuo Miyoshi, a polio survivor, took a chance on a developing a bag with “lean on” capability.