The Eco Recycled Luggage collection is designed for the socially conscious women who lives to travel and loves the journey. The Sherpani Meridian FL is an Earth friendly bag made of 67% recycled nylon, recycled aluminum, and non-toxic dyes. With Sherpani's clean, feminine design and signature floral lining, you'll look stylish while being environmentally friendly wherever your travels take you.
PROS: Happened to find one of these for my daughter minus the floral print at a super-low price, but this is such a good bag it's hard to quibble on value. Solidly built, tons of pockets, nicely separated sections. Drop-bottom duffel style and expansion means it holds a lot more than it seems, though you can't carry on when expanded (or sometimes even if not; see below). Eco-friendly aspect is a plus. Just wish they made it (or the 25" version) with "male" or at least unisex styling.
CONS: Sherpani's claim on linear inches is correct, but the actual dimensions are 23" x 13" x 9.5"--which places it 1/2 inch ABOVE the 45" standard limit for carry-ons. The main handles (which close via a snap that tends to open) only add to the "perceived" dimensions, so whether the airline accepts it depends on who's doing the measuring. (Recent trip: Yes on the outbound flight, no on the return--but the airline checked the bag for free.) Height vs width is unusual for a carry-on--the bag seems very tall--so that may throw the airlines off.