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Briggs & Riley Enhances Baseline Collection with Seven High Performance, Lighter-Weight Wheeled Bags

New 20' Expandable Wide-Body Upright ideal carry-on for global road warrior

Hauppauge, N.Y. June 8, 2009- Briggs & Riley Travelware, a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage, expands its popular Baseline Collection with seven new bags that are up to 30% lighter while maintaining maximum durability and functionality expected in a Briggs & Riley bag. Most notable in the collection is the 9.8lb 20-inch Carry-On Expandable Wide-Body Upright featuring a shorter and wider design with nearly 10% more packing capacity than the company’s 22 inch Carry-On Expandable Upright.

'With airlines continuing to impose baggage fees, the frequent traveler demands a high-functioning carry-on that is lightweight and long-lasting,' said Jim Lahren, vice president of marketing at Briggs & Riley. 'The 20 inch Wide-Body Upright is particularly ideal for a road warrior as it meets most airline requirements as a carry-on for domestic and international travel, with ample room inside to pack full-sized shirts side-by-side without worrying about wrinkles.'

Inherent to the Briggs & Riley brand, the new additions to the Baseline Collection ensure thoughtful design of all features to enhance the travel experience. The Outsider™ Handle System ensures a perfectly flat packing area and greater room inside the luggage so garments do not get wrinkled. Both the SpeedThru™ Security Pocket and the Outsider™ Pocket provide quick storage and retrieval of personal and essential travel items, like wallet, travel documents and mobile electronics, while going through airport security. The Smartlink™ system securely attaches a second bag for easy transport. The Sheer Strength™ hybrid frame is lightweight and provides flexibility, durability and shape retention to the luggage. Both the zip-around and One-Touch™ expansion system increases packing capacity up to 30%.

The Baseline Collection is available in black, chocolate brown and olive. All Briggs & Riley luggage have a lifetime performance guarantee that even covers airline damage.

The new Baseline wheeled upright additions include:

18 inch Carry-On Expandable Upright (U418X)- MSRP $299.00

20 inch Carry-On Expandable Wide-Body Upright (U420XW)- MSRP $369.00

21 inch Carry-On Expandable Upright (U421X)- MSRP $359.00

21 inch One-Touch™ CarryOn Expandable Upright (U421LX)- MSRP $399.00

24 inch Expandable Upright (U524X)- MSRP $399.00

27 inch Expandable Upright (U527X)- MSRP $459.00

27 inch One-Touch™ Expandable Upright (U527LX)- MSRP $459.00

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