Travelpro® Maxlite® 4 Collection Offers the Pinnacle of Comfort and Convenience for Savvy Travelers

January 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lighter and more durable than ever, this extensive line features 11 uniquely lightweight and durable pieces

Lighter and stronger than ever, the Travelpro® Maxlite® 4 Collection allows you to travel with more comfort and convenience than you could ever imagine. This extensive collection features 11 singularly lightweight and durable pieces, including Spinners and Rollaboard® models, which have the look and quality of much more expensive luggage. Packed with innovations like tapered expansion for added stability, the Contour Grip on Spinners for more comfort, and stylish accents throughout, Maxlite 4 makes travel a pleasure, rather than a hassle. Plus every piece is tested to our most demanding standards and backed by our reassuring Lifetime Warranty.

Travelpro Maxlite 4 Collection

Travelpro Maxlite 4 Collection

The Maxlite collection includes a H2O Guard that protects the interior lining from moisture while the DuraGuard® exterior coating features stain and abrasion resistance for greater durability. The 4-wheel 360-degree Spinner wheels are easy to navigate through any airport, providing maximum maneuverability and a smooth glide in every direction.

“Originally developed by a pilot, Travelpro luggage has all the qualities flight crews and frequent travelers look for: amazingly durable construction, travel-tested features, premium fabrics, innovative design and quality materials built to go the distance,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “Maxlite 4 is our lightest weight collection, but not at the expense of durable construction.”

Other welcome extras include a Patented Contour Grip with rubberized touch points which give you greater comfort and control when pushing Spinner luggage. Plus you get a telescoping handle that adds length and strength, with stops at 38″ and extra-tall 42.5″ to ensure a comfortable roll for users of different heights.

An airline-grade aluminum extension handle with grooved tubes add strength and stability to support a tote or case. High performance ball-bearing inline wheels on the Rollaboard models are built for high-mileage travel, tested to the same standards as those on our more expensive collections.

On Spinner models, there is an innovative, full-bottom tray which aligns and stabilizes the wheels for enhanced durability and effortless maneuverability. Crash-guard wheel housings, a skid guard and molded corner guards provide protection over the long haul.

Thoughtful touches abound, such as an exterior ticket pocket on carry-ons which allow for quick and easy access to documents and accessories. Cushioned top and side carry handles provide convenient and comfortable handholds, which you will appreciate after a long day of travel.

Seasoned travelers will enjoy the roomy main compartment that has tapered expansion capability of up to 2″ on select models, maximizing packing flexibility while keeping the center of gravity low. The line also features an “intelligent” interior with a full-size lid compartment that zips open to keep pressed shirts and pants wrinkle free. The zippered side mesh pocket is ideal for storing bulky power cables, chargers, other portable electronics, or socks and belts, while adjustable hold-down straps keep contents in place during travel.

The Maxlite 4 Collection consists of a Soft Tote, Bi-Fold Garment Bag, Rolling Tote, 22″ and 26″ Expandable Rollaboards, 21″, 25″ and 29″ Expandable Spinners, Rolling Carry-On Garment Bag, International Carry-on Spinner and an International Carry-on Rollaboard. All pieces are available in your choice of ocean mist blue, black and purple fabric colors.

About Travelpro

For over 25 years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard® wheeled luggage, Travelpro® has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers on every continent. The company is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations.

Among other honors received, in 2015, The Wirecutter, a cutting-edge source known for promoting the ‘best gadgets and gear for people who quickly want to know what to get’ tested 31 bags over the last three years and determined that the Travelpro® Platinum® Magna™ 2 22″ Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is the best carry-on bag on the market. The Travelpro® Crew™ 10 22″ Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter received the 2nd place award.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @Travelprointl.

Travelpro Introduces Its ‘Back to School Essentials’

September 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One-Of-A-Kind Lunch Totes, Backpacks and Duffels Make Fall Fun for Students

Students won’t mind returning to school this fall once they are outfitted with Travelpro’s Back to School Essentials, consisting of cool backpacks, lunch totes, messenger bags and duffels from the T-Pro Bold and National Geographic Explorer lines. Kids and teens will attend classes in style with these uniquely crafted pieces that help them stand out from the crowd, providing comfort and ease as they travel from home to school and all the activities in between.

National Geographic Explorer Lunch ToteAlways ‘first in class’ are the National Geographic Explorer Lunch Totes, that are emblazoned with stunning photo images from the iconic magazine. Made of durable polyester with an insulated lining to keep food cool, the totes have an adjustable shoulder strap and carry handle for boys and a fixed strap for girls. There is also an extra roomy inside compartment on the girl’s tote. The lunch bags go the extra mile with a mesh water-bottle pocket and removable lining on the boy’s bag and outside zippered pockets for both boys and girls. Kids will enjoy choosing between Leopard, Shark, Beach and Flower designs.

The National Geographic Explorer theme continues with backpacks, duffels and messenger bags from the savvy and smart Cape Town Collection. Around the world or around the block, it brings together vintage styling with abundant storage and durable canvas fabrics that are perfect for today’s students. The Daypack features a padded sleeve which holds laptops up to 15.6″ and a spacious main compartment ideal for the storage of a tablet, file folders and power cords. Padded and adjustable shoulder straps provide extra cushioned comfort. Available in khaki and navy, these school essentials have an outer pocket organizer for pens and other educational supplies, while interior zippered pockets ensure smaller items won’t get lost.

National Geographic Cape Town duffelThe 21″ Carry-on Duffel ensures smooth travel for your children via an over-sized main compartment with a rear zippered pocket perfect for holding clothing, toiletries, electronics and more. A padded and adjustable shoulder strap, made of sturdy cotton webbing, gives them back and shoulder relief just as multiple exterior pockets provide easy access to needed items. With a heat-embossed map lining, capturing the spirit of National Geographic, the duffel also has cushioned carry handles for ease of travel.

When adventure calls, the National Geographic Explorer Cape Town Collection Messenger Bag is up for the job. Available in khaki and navy, it has many of the features of the duffel bag plus a flapover design with antique buckle closures that keeps contents secure. Its versatility makes it perfect for the high school or college student on the go.

Tpro Bold 2 Group Photo

Tpro Bold 2 line of bags

As with all Travelpro products – and especially for students on the go — the T-Pro Bold 2.0 collection is ready to travel anywhere, over rough terrain or city streets. Amazingly durable, lightweight and versatile, this 9-piece set is perfect for kids of all ages with a sense of adventure. Loaded with extras, creature comforts and flexible packing options, this sporty line is Travelpro’s next generation of action luggage.

The T-Pro Bold 2.0 Backpack has an ‘intelligent’ interior for today’s student, including padded laptop and tablet pockets, an organizer for pens, pencils, keys and other small items and a spacious open cavity for books and papers. On the outside are a series of quick access pockets for electronics and other essentials. The 26″ Drop-Bottom Rolling Duffel is ideal for packing flexibility, with a zippered divider panel that allows for two separate packing spaces or, if opened, one large main compartment.

“As the originator of Rollaboard luggage, Travelpro has always been a leader in the travel industry for people of all ages,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “The items featured in our 2015 “Back to School Essentials’ make the grade in every sense of the phrase – from great warranties to exceptional versatility and style.”

About Travelpro

For over 25 years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers on every continent. The company is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations. Travelpro was honored to once again be voted as the “World’s Best Luggage” by Premier Traveler Magazine in 2014.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @Travelprointl.

Travel Gear to Get Your College Student

August 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If your son or daughter is heading off/back to college this fall, you’ve likely spent the last few months in full-on preparation mode stocking up on everything from dorm décor to economy-size packages of Ramen noodles.

Before you send your college-bound kid packing, make sure they have a sturdy bag to last throughout their college years… unless you’re OK with the whole “garbage bag as luggage” deal. They’ll need something they can haul around for a trip home, for travel overseas, Spring Break, or even a weekend away.

Assuming you’re not, here are four great travel gear options for your college student:

Messenger bag

Crew 9 Backpack is great for a college student or new professional.Great for: All years
Messenger bags are a hot item right now. Not only are they trendy, but they’re also quite versatile in both form and function. A good messenger bag can do the job of a backpack and laptop bag — and because they’re also popular for young professionals, this style of bag can be used well past your student’s college years.

Backpack

Great for: All years
Backpacks will never go out of style, but a cheap backpack can (and will) go out of commission. Instead of buying a new backpack for your college student every year, invest in a well-made one that will hold up from the first day of college through graduation day. Many well-made backpacks have some pretty neat features, such as iPod earphone ports and padded compartments to keep laptops or tablets safe. Plus we’re seeing these enter the workforce as more college grads continue to carry them, so we think backpacks may be the new business luggage du jour one day.

20″ Rollaboard

26 inch Tpro Bold Rolling DuffelGreat for: Seniors
Your son or daughter’s senior year in college will quite possibly be one of the busiest years of their life. On top of endless schoolwork, many students spend the last few months of their college career traveling to job interviews in other cities. A nice rolling bag will come in handy for them as they transition from student to young professional. The Travelpro 20″ Rollaboard features a padded pocket for a laptop or tablet and an efficient business organizer. A roomy compartment for clothing and personal belongings make this a great option for both trips to job interviews as well as long-awaited weekend trips home.

30″ Rolling Duffel

Great for: Freshmen
As we all know, dorm rooms are small and storage space is limited, so your new student will need luggage that can play double-duty. Rolling duffel bags are a great option for this reason. These bags are versatile and transition easily from a casual duffel bag for weekend trips home or camping excursions, to sturdy rolling luggage for spring break vacations. A sturdy rolling duffel bag is an essential item that your college freshman will be able to use all the way through their senior year.

While these bags are great options for college-bound kids, they work well for travelers of all ages. After all, why should your kids have all the fun?! Now that your son or daughter is packing up and leaving, you may want to do some traveling of your own…

Travel Trends for 2012 and Beyond: Adventure and Mission Travel

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Business travel will always be business travel; families will never stop going to Disneyland and Disney World; exotic beach locales will continue to be popular among those looking to get away.

But we’re seeing a surge of popularity among a different kind of travel, and we owe that surge to the burgeoning Generation Yers who’s graduating from college, entering the workforce and starting to spend their discretionary income on travel.

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Bamboo and ferns in Peruvian rainforest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These are people who have gone through their education expecting to find jobs after graduation that will help them make the world a better place. They want all aspects of their lives to be more meaningful than those of generations before them, and that includes the trips they take in their spare time. They don’t just want fun trips. They want their vacations to mean something to them, and even to the world, or their corner of it.

Adventure Travel

If our 20-somethings have taken a job where they’re commuting by car or train to work every day, working in a corporate setting, dealing with the bureaucracy that their parents before them did, grinding it out…when they get to vacation, they’re really looking for an experience.

So they may pack up and head for somewhere exotic, but not in the way traditional travelers do. They’re looking for active experiences — from hiking and biking to riding in helicopters and ziplining — that will help them see the world in a new ways that literally take their breath away. It could be a trip down the Amazon, taking a motorcycle trip through Australia, or hiking in South Africa.

Mission Travel

This generation is one that’s very affected by the state of the world around them. Living in America, it can be difficult to feel like it’s possible to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of those suffering in places beyond our borders.

On vacation, the last thing these travelers want is to feel like they’re on a guilt trip, escaping to the lap of luxury while people and natural life around the world suffer. So other travelers (Generation Y and beyond) may choose to pursue mission trips, using their time away from work to help those who are less fortunate, to build something that will help others. They may be building houses in Mexico, caring for orphans in Haiti, or helping NGOs in Africa provide healthcare. But they’re off doing something to help people live better lives.

Chances are, these travelers are packing lighter, but they expect to come home with so much more under their belts than a few souvenirs.

Baggage Check: A Look at the Latest and Greatest Luggage Innovations

October 11, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

It’s been 24 years since Robert Plath, a Northwest Airlines 747 pilot and founder of Travelpro, slapped a set of wheels and an extension handle on a suitcase and changed travel forever. Rolling luggage satisfied a need travelers didn’t know they had. Few inventions have changed the travel landscape like Plath’s Original Rollaboard®. However, today’s manufacturers continue to turn the heads of luggage shoppers with smart and useful innovations.

Checkpoint friendly luggage from Travelpro

Checkpoint-friendly briefcase

Checkpoint-Friendly Designs

In the wake of post-9/11 security, checkpoint-friendly luggage designs allow travelers to keep their laptops (and tablets, like the iPad) in their bags while going through security checkpoints. These checkpoint-friendly bags have either a separate fold-down section or a standalone protective sleeve that is easily inspected. With all of these designs, moving through security is now a breeze. Checkpoint-friendly designs can be found in business cases and backpacks.

Lighter Everything without Sacrificing Durability

Figuring out how to lighten lightweight bags and maintain durability is what keeps luggage engineers very busy today. With airlines lowering weight allowances, super lightweight bags allow travelers to pack more without incurring penalties. So lighter bags can save you money, but they most hold up over the long run. The key components that’ll lighten the load in your bag: honeycomb framing, durable EVA foam for stiffness and sleek contours, telescoping aluminum handles and nylon fabric.

Business Organizers

Easy access to business stuff inside the bag has become an essential feature for business travelers on the go. Pens, business cards, keys, CDs, computer accessories, folder and books pouches, a laptop and iPad can be stashed for easy storage and retrieval in today’s typical business organizer. Interior accessory pockets can be used for bulky electronic gear and assorted cables as well. The most popular bags featuring business organizers are backpacks, smaller uprights or carry-ons, business cases and totes.

Duffels with Drop-Bottoms and Zippered End-Compartments

Drop-bottom designs have added a whole new dimension to packing a duffel. Using a zippered divider, this innovative feature allows you to pack in smaller compartments, thus preventing clothes from bunching and wrinkling. Many duffels also add small zipped compartments at the ends of the bag for shoes, cables and last-minute items. Again, this feature prevents your things from moving around in a big duffel.

Widebody 20-inch Carry-On

Shorter and wider than traditional carry-ons, the 20-inch Widebody bag is roomy yet still fits easily into overhead bins. They give you the added capacity of a 22-inch bag while still falling into the carry-on category. Because of its slim width, the 4-wheeled Widebody Spinner bag can be easily pushed forward up an aisle, without catching on seats or passenger elbows.
Lightweight, durable and innovative luggage is the hallmark of Travelpro, founded by pilot Robert Plath. Today flight crews and pilots of over 80 airlines use Travelpro products. Visit www.travelpro.com to view Travelpro’s many collections.

What’s The One Thing You Could Not Travel Without?

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Is there one thing that you absolutely could not travel without? In a perfect world — at least our world — everyone’s answer would be Travelpro luggage. Ah, but the world isn’t perfect, and opinions do vary. (But we’re sticking with our answer.)

Many travelers wouldn’t last a day without their laptops. More and more of us depend on our PCs to organize both our business and personal lives, and we require continuous access to the Internet.

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Such devotion works to Travelpro’s advantage, since we offer a wide range of durable luggage, each designed to safely transport these precious laptops. Platinum 7 and Crew 8 Business Plus Rollaboards are especially popular, as are our “Checkpoint Friendly” Computer Briefcases.

Both the Platinum 7 and Crew 8 models feature padded laptop pockets that provide protection and easy access during security screening. And, Travelpro’s “Checkpoint Friendly” briefcases and backpacks allow you to pass through security without the hassle of removing your laptop.

Another item most travelers couldn’t do without is their “smart phone.” In fact, many business people use iPhones, Blackberrys and Androids in lieu of their laptops on short trips. These phones provide Internet and email access as well as GPS navigation, photography & video capabilities, and thousands of other “apps.”

Austin House, a division of Travelpro and leading brand of great travel accessories, offers a number of accessory items that many people find indispensable. For example, the Austin House Travel Scale with Built-in Tape Measure enables travelers to redistribute belongings before reaching the airport, avoiding both overweight baggage fees and unnecessary frustration at the counter.

Another popular accessory is a set of Pressure-Less Earplanes. These specially designed ear plugs relieve air pressure during take-offs and landings. They’re recommended for cold and allergy sufferers, travelers with sinus conditions and those sensitive to air pressure changes.

Other leading Austin House items include the Flash Drive Combo Lock which protects personal and business information while traveling , the Universal Adapter Plug which is compatible with electrical outlets in more than 160 countries, and the Inflatable Neck Pillow which supports the neck and relieves tension during long commutes.

For most of us, there are a number of things that we can’t travel without, and many of them come from Travelpro and Austin House.

Ways To Get Through Security Checkpoints Faster

May 24, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

With the increasing popularity of carry-on bags — both due to their convenience and the fees airlines now charge for checked bags — the passenger screening process has become very time consuming.

TSA Checkpoint - Orlando, FL

Therefore, it’s more important than ever to prepare properly. Here are several proven ways to get through security checkpoints quickly:

  • Make sure you comply with the TSA’s “3-1-1” rule, which allows travelers to carry-on one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag containing 3.4 ounce (100 ml) bottles of the gels and liquids. Simply place the quart-sized bag in the screening bin which airport security X-rays. If you don’t use a 3-1-1 bag to separate your liquids, you risk having security personnel hand-inspect your carry-on which wastes time and could result in some items being confiscated.
  • Always use a Travelpro “Checkpoint Friendly” computer case when traveling with a laptop. Instead of having to handle your computer before and after scanning, you simply unzip the back of the case, lay it flat on the conveyer, zip up the case once it’s passed through the scanner, and proceed to your gate. These highly engineered cases feature a padded sleeve compartment which accommodates most 17″ laptops and — though they hold it during the X-ray process — they meet the Transportation Security Administration’s regulations regarding computers not being in direct contact with other objects while being scanned.
  • Pack all metal objects (watch, cell phone, loose change, etc.) in your Travelpro rollaboard, which eliminates your need to handle them at the security checkpoint.
  • Be sure to pack light, so you minimize the amount of luggage you must pass through security.
  • Always wear “slip on” shoes. Nothing slows you down more than having to untie and retie your shoes while being jostled by fellow travelers.
  • Survey the gate check lines, and avoid getting behind groups likely to take excessive time getting through the checkpoint (mothers traveling with small children, for example).
  • If you’re traveling with children, make sure they’re dressed and packed properly. A few minutes of pre-trip planning can eliminate lengthy checkpoint delays.

Long security lines are undoubtedly here to stay. But by following these simple guidelines, you can reduce your time at airport checkpoints by 25% or more.

Photo credit: mrkathika (Flickr)

How Travelpro Tests Its Luggage

April 26, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

We at Travelpro recognize that the purchase of rolling luggage from our Platinum® 7 collection is not something you take lightly. It can be a considerable investment that you want to make sure is sound. That’s why our Platinum 7 “Worry Free” Warranty reads:

The Travelpro® Worry Free Warranty guarantees your Platinum 7 luggage is free from defects in materials and workmanship, and also covers repairs of damage caused by the mishandling of a common carrier for the life of the bag.

Imagine that, a lifetime guarantee that you won’t have to pay for damage caused by airline baggage handlers.

A manufacturer would have to be extremely confident in both the materials used in and testing performed on its Rollaboards in order to offer such a warranty. Whether it’s the Platinum 7 collection or any of our other lines, Travelpro is confident about the durability of its luggage.

We test all materials and components to the highest industry standards. Our ergonomic, telescoping handle system is tested over 15,000 open/close cycles to ensure durability and stability. Travelpro’s removable, sealed, ball-bearing, in-line wheels are tested for 30 miles to ensure rolling smoothness year after year.

All Platinum 7 bags are constructed with 2000 Denier Ballistic nylon fabric that features a stain and abrasion resistant DuraGuard™ coating that is thoroughly tested for water repellency, color fading and seam strength. The Platinum 7 polypropylene honeycomb framing system provides exceptional durability while reducing the overall weight of the bag.

All luggage in the Platinum 7 collection feature self-repairing nylon coil zipper systems that ensure flawless operation and provide consistent closures. The main zipper undergoes a wear resistance test that includes 7,500 open/close cycles. The luggage also includes rubber skid guards, molded wheel housings and corner guards to protect against damage.

In short, Travelpro’s design team focuses on product durability all through the development and testing process. We recognize that any manufacturer can offer a bag that doesn’t weigh much. The challenge is to provide a lightweight bag that stands up to the rigors that a bag goes through in its lifecycle.

Have we succeeded? Could we offer a lifetime warranty on our products if they weren’t extremely durable?

Travelpro Luggage – 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As the Holiday season approaches, Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House are pleased to announce the “2010 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers.” Make this a memorable holiday season with a gift from their superb and unique lines of luggage and travel accessories.

“Whether your friend or family member is a frequent business traveler or they are planning for an upcoming vacation, the “2010 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers” offers a wide variety of luggage and travel accessories that make great gifts for the holidays.” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro®, Atlantic® Luggage, and Austin House™ brands.

For the frequent business traveler, the Crew™ 8 Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief combines sophistication and functionality for the perfect holiday gift. The Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief reduces the hassles of security checkpoints, allowing travelers to simply unzip the back of the computer briefcase and pass the bag through the X-ray machine. There is no need to remove the computer. Another great gift choice from the stylish and durable Crew 8 Collection is the 20” Wide Body Expandable Rollaboard®, designed for convenience and efficiency while travelling. This Rollaboard model contains easily accessible, large front pockets for last-minute items, a number of internal pockets for organization, and a hidden security pocket for the storage of valuables.

For the adventure traveler, the compact, durable, and ultra-portable TPro® Bold™ 30” Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel from Travelpro is the ideal gift. Whether travelling through city streets or rugged terrain, TPro Bold will make travel smooth and easy for your friend or family member’s next journey.

Austin House, a leading brand of travel accessories, features a variety of practical and cost effective items that are ideal for loved ones who are always on-the-go. The “2010 Holiday Travel Gift Guide for Travelers” includes the Austin House Flash Drive Combo Lock, which will keep your personal and business information protected while travelling. The Austin House Dual Voltage Kettle will allow your friends or family members to have their morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate wherever they are.

The Holiday Travel Guide also provides a number of stylish and useful gifts for the special woman in your life. Surprise her with the recently released Atlantic Ultra® Lite 22” Upright, a perfect gift constructed with an exceptionally lightweight honeycomb frame. Weighing just 6.5 pounds, the Atlantic Ultra Lite 22” Carry-On can be easily lifted into and out of cars and airplane overhead bins. Another great gift option for women is the AtlanticTM Insulated Lunch Totes, a fashionable collection of totes at very affordable price points. The insulation helps preserve food products for a longer period of time.

The Austin House Purse Hanger is also a must-have gift for the stylish woman. This elegant hanger can be placed on nearby tables or desks to hang your purse, keeping them safe, clean and conveniently close-by. Another gift, that will please any lady in your life, is the stunning, faux Croco collection, which includes a compact jewelry case, travel wallet and passport cover. The multi-compartment jewelry case gives you the ability to protect your rings, necklaces and even, bangles; the travel wallet has multiple interior dividers that can be used to separate currencies, docs and receipts; the compatible passport cover completes the collection.

Whether packing up for school or for their next family trip, Travelpro International offers the ECKO Unltd.® backpacks in a variety of unique styles that make great holiday gifts for the “fashionista” student. Each backpack includes features for student’s added comfort and ease, with padded carry handles and contoured, adjustable straps. They also include special pouches with external headphone ports that hold most MP3 players. The “2010 Holiday Travel Gift Guide” includes the new and funky ECKM105 Power Backpack, featuring hot graphic art designs on black material; the ECKM107 Mir with the signature ECKO logo art on green with black and red hot accents; the Mercenary, designed with the ECKO logo in green with sharp white accents, and the ECKO411 Tooth Invader with the signature ECKO logo on bold blue and black.

About Austin House™
Austin House™ started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Please visit Austin House at www.austinhouse.com for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic® Brand Luggage
Since 1919, the Atlantic® brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit Atlantic Luggage at www.atlanticluggage.com for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro
For over two decades, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travellers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard® wheeled luggage, Travelpro® has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”

Please visit Travelpro at www.travelpro.com for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.
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