Nendo, a design house out of Japan, has created a new hybrid polycarbonate-fabric suitcase for Fabbrica Pelleterie Milano (an upcoming Italian brand) called the Kame (so named for it’s resemblance to a “tortoise,” the Japanese translation of the word) that might just make us change our position about soft-sided carry on luggage. What you trade in protection for the top of the suitcase being made of fabric, Kame more than makes up in convenience. It opens like the standard suitcase from the side for packing, but also from the top for easy access to the contents–and the lid rolls like an iPad cover to open in tight spaces. It has a built in cable lock for those quick moments you need to leave the bag unattended. The rear section of the bag with the pockets even comes out to be hung like a toiletry bag in the bathroom. It will be available soon from FPM in four colors (white, blue, orange and green).