Explore Hardside Expandable Luggage

Our Sympatico Collection ensures that the modern global traveler never has to choose between hardshell luggage and compression luggage. Discover the groundbreaking design of our hardside expandable luggage and choose a bag you love with the perfect combination of space, elegance, and sturdy construction.

It starts with our CX® Compression-Expansion system. With a patented press, your Sympatico luggage expands by up to 25% to provide maximum interior space for clothes, gear, souvenirs, and more. Close your luggage and press down, and like magic, your suitcase compresses back to its original size — whether that’s a compact 21-inch carry-on or a jumbo 30-inch for a whole wardrobe. 

Size and packing space don’t tell the whole story. The Sympatico Collection also brings the famously durable Briggs & Riley construction to the world of expandable luggage with our three-layer Makrolon® polycarbonate material. Lighter, tougher, and more flexible than any polycarbonate that’s come before, our polyshell luggage also makes our smooth hardside luggage remarkably easy to clean — so you’ll never again need to fear a leaky shaving kit or a rainy travel day.

Briggs & Riley Sympatico Collection

Make Some Room

  • Our exclusive CX® compression system adds up to 25% more packing space in your Sympatico case with the press of a button.

Created for Endurance

  • With a durable multi-layered polycarbonate shell and sturdy spinner wheels, our Sympatico cases are built to withstand life on the road, so you can focus on enjoying yourself.

Keep it Personal

  • Monogram any Sympatico piece with three initials for no additional charge.

Protected for Life

  • We stand behind every Briggs & Riley travel bag with our exclusive Simple As That® lifetime guarantee: complete protection against defects and damage, now and forever.