Monday, October 17, 2011



words/images Judith Ecochard

BRIGGS & RILEY's Outsider® handle system---with the handle cleverly constructed outside the bag...for more packing room just one of the great features of their BRX Adventure travel luggage collection.

OTHERS--- the amazingly light weight of each hauler, materials like high performance tough fabrics used just so= 420D ripstop and packcloth nylon--- that resist abrasion...technical grade hardware, and cushy handles that are sturdy.

New for Spring 2012 is the brick red LAVA color...


multiple grab handles with moisture wicking mesh lining

The seven piece BRX Collection-that also comes in this pretty OCEAN blue---is made for versatility---as in this new convertible duffel (26 inch $160) that easily converts into a roomy backpack ---via padded backstraps that tuck away...

roll down pack panel...backstraps emerge

Tapered zip expansion too

Straps zipped in for a clean back

PLUS: external buckler system on the BRX pieces allows for very quick connection---for checking in just one

Going solo-Commuter upright-20 inch $140

THULE: is gaining cred as a luggage company over the bike racks these days...

The Spring 2012 pieces greatly expand this handsome series of luggage, and what's called MacBook® Solutions...sold in APPLE stores and online---specifically designed for 13, 15, and 17 inch MacBook Pros, MacBook Air-11 and 13 inchers, and of course the iPad.

Our top pick is this Thule Crossover™ Sling Pack (below-for 15" MackBook Pro®) and Backpack-for a 17" MacBook Pro padded compartment and an iPad sleeve-with aluminum hardware and water resistant fabrics... 

Bold red-Thule Crossover™ Sling Pack for 15" MacBook Pro®, lightweight, asymmetrical side pockets-easy access 

heat molded SafeZone™crushproof compartment, fleece lined too

Crossover™ Backpack for 17" MacBook Pro® + iPad®

Padded laptop sleeve

lots of interior zipped pockets

ATTACH´E-FITS 13 OR 15 INCH MACBOOK OR MACBOOK PRO PLUS AN IPAD/top handles, removable shoulder
strap, clamshell design

Semi-rigid construction, protective par excellence-inside 


Thule Sleeve -semi-rigid high density construction for 13-15 inch MacBook®s

Urban sleek---Thule Sleeve for MacBookR Air®

stitch free-heat welded seams and additional fold at at the entry point-nylex lined interior, semi-rigid EVA foam construction

Rolling Duffles with oversized wheels, SafeZone™ compartment, inside compression straps, aluminum hardware,  telescoping handles, Duffels- handsome water resistant fabric-big enough all our gear and stuff we end up buying too. 

Lightweight and durable---features  molded polypropylene back to absorb impact of rugged travel