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01/20/2011
 
Adventure-Proof Electronics with Two New BRX bags from Briggs & Riley
 

New size, high performance bags designed around iPad, Kindle, Nook, maps and small personal belonging

Hauppauge, N.Y. (January 20, 2011) -- For everyone who has emailed a picture from the top of the mountain they just climbed or the adventurer who reads a kindle in a canoe, Briggs & Riley Travelware has upgraded its new and widely acclaimed BRX collection with two innovative new bags for modern electronics and fluid life. Sized for mobility and contoured for comfort, the innovative Excursion Messenger and Excursion Field Bag outperform other bags with protective and smart designs for your devices and your day. Both high-performance styles offer water-resistant top and side protection other bags don’t, anti-scratch construction and closures, and an ingenious interior lift strap that means the end of having to reach down into a “cave” for your digital device. Lightweight and practically indestructible, the bags are carefully constructed to take today’s travelers from the boardroom to the Baja Peninsula without scratching a screen and are guaranteed for life.

The small-scale Excursion Field Bag envelops an iPad, Kindle and most Netbooks, concealing the device securely for transport and weighs just over one pound. When it comes time to access your digital device, a clever pull system lifts the top into the palm of your hand for an easy retrieval. A front pocket carries business cards, accessories and a power cord. And the whole unit is protected with a proprietary tear- and snag-resistant weave of high-tech materials that leave moisture and debris in the wild.

The larger Excursion Messenger cushions laptops up to 15.6 inches and weighs less than the lightest portable computer. Unlike other messenger style bags, its traditional topside handle is balanced to the whole unit for stability, virtually eliminating chances of embarrassing spillovers while the soft adjustable strap contours the neck and body keeping the bag comfortably tucked in tight.

Like the Excursion Backpack and other stylish yet rugged bags in the BRX collection, the Excursion Messenger and Excursion Field Bag are much more than a simple iPad case or laptop bag modified to contain a computing device. They include an organizing system so you can pack and retrieve your notes, personal effects and equipment intelligently.

“We’re making life in the wired world a little easier by bringing our 17 years of designing award-winning, innovative bags to this new category,” said Tim McGuire, General Manager - Outdoor/Adventure Travel for Briggs & Riley.

Both new pieces were specially designed for travelers who understand that thanks to technology today, you can climb the career ladder while climbing a mountain, trade while you trek or surf while you snowboard. All it takes is a sense of adventure, Wi-Fi, and of course, the right bag. Available in May 2011, the Excursion Field Bag and Excursion Messenger will retail for $80 and $110 respectively.

The entire BRX collection from Briggs & Riley is available in Ocean, Amber and Slate, and is priced from $40 - $320. BRX is available online at www.brigg-riley.com, as well as outdoor retailers, specialty retailers, and select fine department stores nationwide.

About Briggs & Riley Travelware

Briggs & Riley Travelware is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its consumers by fulfilling all of their travel needs. The company’s wide variety of innovative, high-quality luggage and business cases match smart design and exclusive features, with maximum durability and superb value. Briggs & Riley backs all of its products with the best-in-the-industry Simple as that® lifetime performance guarantee, a guarantee that even covers damage caused by an airline. Visit briggs-riley.com to view all of our collections and learn about our latest products and store locations. For announcements on specials, promotions and new products, follow us on Twitter and Facebook