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Innovative Hard Side Luggage, TORQ™ from Briggs & Riley Launches in May

Durability and Dependability Never Looked So Good

Hauppauge, NY (05/06/2013) – Buying a hardside spinner has become an easy decision for global travelers who want the latest and the best.  The much-anticipated debut of TORQ™ was worth the wait as Briggs & Riley perfected upon the existing kinds of polycarbonate hard-sided bags that have become popular with travelers.  The new line re-imagines hardside luggage with a look that is cool and contemporary, while ingeniously functional, with features like the Briggs & Riley Control Panel (patent pending) that locks contents in the main and front compartment for the ultimate protection of valuables.  “The TORQ™ hardside collection represents our dedication to innovation. Torq is quite simply the best hardside case available today, blending advanced engineering and design with the ingenious features travelers have come to rely on from our company; all backed by our unbeatable warranty.  It’s an endeavor our entire company is excited about, and the perfect collection to debut in our brand’s 20th anniversary year,” notes Richard Krulik, CEO Briggs & Riley.

Featuring Briggs & Riley’s proprietary Outsider® handle system, TORQ™ provides a flat packing surface and greater interior packing capacity.  Designed for demanding travelers who appreciate advanced engineering with innovative design, TORQ™ boasts a unique 'secret middle layer' that is flexible and forgiving — preventing it from cracking.  Every inch on the case was carefully designed and engineered to stand up to compromising conditions and the rigors of global travel.  Although the exterior is hard, the ergonomic top and side carry handles are soft to the touch and the interior is fully lined with soft high-quality nylon.  With TORQ™, Briggs & Riley is making hardside history with a look and feel that stake out new ground. This collection performs under the most extreme conditions like being heaved on and off luggage carousels and airline cargo holds.  An incredibly tough and durable bag, TORQ™ is also beautifully designed, tough and super lightweight.  TORQ™ cases are made of Makrolon™, a high-performance material that can withstand the roughest handling, and is known for its resilience and pop-back properties.

TORQ™ is the world’s only hardside collection to be protected by an unconditional lifetime warranty, with special features not found in other hardside collections on the market. The carry-on boasts a lockable hardside front compartment which is gusseted and zipperless, sitting flush with the bag when closed.  It stores a tablet device, magazines, bagged 3oz liquids or other travel essentials.  Unlike other hardside cases, TORQ™ bags have a unique 80/20 top-lid opening, opening like traditional luggage, rather than the 50/50 clamshell opening and packing limits of other hard sided options on the market. 
Understanding that no two floor or ground surfaces are alike, Briggs & Riley designed TORQ™ with an exceptionally wide, tilt-resistant wheel base and proprietary recessed spinner wheels, providing for smooth and dependable wheel motion and gliding. This allows the bag to be tilted and carried on two wheels, or glided on four.

Briggs & Riley stands behind TORQ™ with an unlimited warranty, a warranty that even covers airline damage.  With three sizes (international carry-on, medium and large spinners), TORQ™ is available in Cobalt (blue), Graphite (dark grey), and Ruby (red); the collection ranges in price from $479-$569.

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 to view all of our collections and learn about our latest products and store locations. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook; http://twitter@briggsandriley, Briggs & Riley on Facebook for announcements on specials, promotions and new products.

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