- Flexible Retaining Wall perfectly guides packing process
- EZ Hook™ Suiter On Inside Lid holds 1 suit or garment or 1-3 shirts and cinches them securely in place
- Mesh Lid Pocket stores travel essentials
- Molded Compression Panel keeps clothing flat, minimizing wrinkling and prevents contents from shifting in transit
- 3-layer, 100% Virgin Makrolon® Polycarbonate material is high-strength, lightweight
- Aircraft-grade Aluminum Telescoping Handle System with 3 stop heights and ergonomic Outsider® handle grip
- Integrated Molded Grab Points for versatile handling
- Molded Soft-Touch Top Carry Handle for comfortable gripping and carrying
- Outsider® Handle Provides Wrinkle-Free flat packing interior and greater packing space
- Soft-Touch Molded ID Tag conceals personal information
- YKK® RC Zippers for smooth, self-repairing zipper action; ergonomic, lockable double zipper pulls with gunmetal finish
- Recessed Double Spinner Wheels for lower center of gravity and effortless 360° navigation; steel components for added durability
|Zipper||YKK® RC zippers for smooth, self-repairing zipper action; ergonomic, lockable double zipper pulls with gunmetal finish|
|Fabric||3-layer, 100% virgin Makrolon® polycarbonate material is high-strength, lightweight, and provides elasticity and resiliency|
|Capacity||2238.5 cu. in. / 36.7 liters|
|Case Dimensions||21.5" x 15.5" x 9" / 54.6 x 39.4 x 22.9 cm|
|Outside Expanded Depth||9" / 22.9 cm|
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I have the Medium TORQ spinner, and the original Carry-on TORQ spinner with the front panel. I didn't like the front panel on the original one, because it's a great idea, but nothing I put in it fit, and it took too much room away from the inside of the suit case. The new case is wider, and has more internal room because it doesn't have the front panel. On the down side, the old one had a cool zip pocket on the bottom between the extension handles. I found this useful. The new one is perfectly flat on the bottom, which has its advantages. There are no side pockets. There is no size handle, because that would take up extra room, so it is top handle only. The top zip compartment is bigger than the old version. The new version didn't come with a strap to attach it to the bigger suitcase. It's very lightweight. Both nest nicely in the Medium size, if you put them in upside down, and unzip the top panel of the Medium size.
By BWeaves, on 4/20/2015
I can fit my clothes/gear for 10 day trip into this bag with room to spare. Love the spinner wheels in the airport. Love the spinner wheels on this bag - nimble and durable. Great job design. This is my 3rd B&R bag and I am a customer for life. Special shout out to B&R warranty department. Had a problem with last bag and they upgraded me to this and was very accommodating and helpful, completely satisfied.
By Delta Diamond , on 4/20/2015
Good Build - Questionable Design
I haven't traveled with it yet, but can see that the build is better than average (but so is the price). When I pay close to $500 for a carry on, I expect good construction AND good design. I try to never check-in a bag so wise use of volume is important to me.
The Torq wastes enough volume for 3 pairs of underwear and 5 pairs of socks by gluing in foam slabs in all the spaces beside the telescopic handle channels! If you rip them out, they leave a sticky residue and the liner is too tight to follow the contours anyway. The consumer's dirty fix is to rip out the foam, cut a slit in the liner and sew in an extension piece. B&R is bragging "flat packing". Don't people know how to pack? If "flat" is really that important to them, then instead of adding foam, they should have molded the case to be flat inside, then add pockets on the exterior indents. At least that would be useful and more conducive to efficiently designed high-end luggage.
Also, along the same theme of precious volume, the molded handles are totally unnecessary and rob the interior of 2 more pairs of socks. That's a total of 7 pairs of socks and 3 pairs of underwear that the inefficient design has consumed.
Generally, the lining is too taught and makes it almost necessary to use the panel on the lid, even if you don't want to. I have found fixed interior pockets, panels, and sacks to typically be useless and end up creating more inconvenience than they solve.
Lastly, wheeling the Torq around in the airport is fine whether you're using 2 wheels or all four, but when you get outdoors, the Torq's clearance on 2 wheels is about half an inch. You can do your own math on that, but when transferring to airports, train, or bus stations, I can see it won't be long before the lower edge of the case is damaged. There is a fix for this, but it lies entirely in the hands of B&R and their wheel manufacturer.
I travel internationally frequently and usually with just a carry-on. It took some trial and error, but I've learned what and how to pack for long trips. It upsets me to see design flaws that really shouldn't exist, and oddly, these flaws are more often found in the higher priced luggage.
I think the build is good and that's why I bought the Torq, but it took a lot of effort make that decision. I neither recommend or not recommend it to you or anyone since that's a decision you have to make, but I will tick "Recommended" because it's a requirement. Get past what I've pointed out and you'll likely be happy with it.
By Traveler, on 4/20/2015
Great Carry-on. Can't believe I paid this much!
If you had told me I'd ever pay this much for a carry-on, I would have said you were crazy. But I've been traveling enough lately that I'd developed a definite case of Spinner-envy. The more I looked at spinners, the better and better this carry-on looked. Light, sturdy, maneuverable, compact wheels, great warranty. But it didn't look like it held enough. I finally gave it a try when the shop owner said I could take it home & test pack it, and return it if I didn't like it. Well, this thing holds WAY more than it looks like, and more than my previous larger carry-on did. I took it on a week-long trip, and was very impressed with how much it holds & how easy it is to roll around, get in & out of the overhead bins, etc. The 80-20 split also makes it easy to pack & unpack, and to live out of if necessary. Needless to say, it did not go back to the shop. I wish it wasn't quite so expensive, but I guess not enough to not buy it.
By have camera, on 4/20/2015
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