The OW is awkward to carry becuase the huge wheel gets in the way. Imagine holding your board with you arm stretched out 2 feet away from you body…now try to walk.
What I didn’t like about the onewheel is mostly the stopping and getting off part. You have to lift your heel off the front sensor pad, the board will turn off after a second or two and you essentially fall back and slam the rear on the ground. Other way of getting off is stop, stay balanced, then hop off, the OW will either roll forward or backward a bit then fall down, or it would just fall over. It’s a fun ride as long as you don’t plan to get off. For an actual commute, a skateboard is much better.
I think it’s a good idea to add a handle to your board. Also wearing a glove really helps with carrying your board. Find the perfect balance and the board will be effortless to carry. Mall grab is not easy with a longboard