Saturday, February 26, 2011

BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE: ADVENTURE PROOF BAGS


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

Last season----we previewed Briggs & Riley’s incredibly lightweight, durable and stylish B R X Luggage collection----designed for rugged journeys …



Or more mundane jaunts where interior size (courtesy of the patented Outsider® Handle), water resistant/rip stop fabric exteriors, and low profile wheels that go the distance on a variety of terrain…are welcome givens















































































AND not features of other brands.
Excursion Messenger Bag















We didn’t realize just how much a difference in a hauler makes--- till we demo-ed the Explore 20 Wide Body Upright ($290) ---a carry-on bag that miraculously held all of the stuff we shoved into it---with tough YKK® zips, and an engaged zip expansion for 18% more room---seriously put to the test.

FYI: Strong-armed, on board lift-up help for the overhead luggage compartments not included.












































































WHAT’S NEW

Available in the standard match-up three Briggs& Riley BRX colors---Ocean (blue) Amber (mustard beige), or Slate (deep gray)…









































































This luggage line adds two new 21st century sizes for global trekkers with electronics---which is of course practically everyone over the age of 9 months.

Shipping in May 2011, the innovative Excursion Messenger ($110) and Excursion Field Bags ($80) both boast a clever lift system for easy access to whatever digital gadget one is hauling around. This is a terrific…

































Sized for either laptops (+15.6 inch laptop) or smaller screens like iPads, Kindles etc…secure, padded compartments keep the goods safely transported too.

We also like the orange  interior that lines the outer compartments--- that organize the modern life of biz cards, tickets, etc with a lot more visibility. Smart.








Other details…

Padded shoulder strap (adjustable) that contours the body/neck for a close fit.





































The Excursion Messenger has a topside handle placed just so ---so contents are balanced, eliminating spillovers




























AND MEANINGFULLY: Best - in- the- industry "SIMPLE AS THAT" lifetime warranty.


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