Travelpro Launches Executive Pro “Checkpoint Friendly” Computer Briefcase Collection [PRESS RELEASE]

June 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard® luggage and leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, introduces its new “Checkpoint Friendly” Computer Briefcase Collection, Executive Pro. The Executive Pro briefcase collection brings sophistication and functionality to the frequent business traveler. With this expansive 9-piece collection of briefcases, whether rolling or non-rolling, a backpack and a combination Rollaboard Luggage Brief to choose from, business travelers can expect lightweight, stylish, durable and Checkpoint Friendly briefs that simplify airline travel, especially when going through airport security.

Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase

Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase

“With this new collection, our goal was to make it a little bit easier to speed through the security line at the airport,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro. “The extremely lightweight Executive Pro collection is designed with features which allow the traveler to simply unzip the back of the computer briefcase or backpack and pass it through the X-ray machine without having to remove your laptop.”

The collection includes a host of innovative features a busy executive needs on the road. Key features include: rugged polyester fabric with DuraGuard™ coating that make it stain and abrasion resistance for greater durability; extremely lightweight, the Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief weighs less than 2 ½ lbs; the telescoping handle height adjusts to 41” on the rolling pieces providing comfort for taller travelers; a deluxe business organizer with pockets for business cards, pens and pencils, computer accessories, CD’s, and keys; an adjustable, non-slip cushioned shoulder strap on non-rolling cases for added comfort; quick-loop on the back of the cases for easy attachment to companion luggage; roomy interior pockets that store power cords, chargers, electronic media and smart phones; and a padded laptop sleeve designed to fit most 17” laptops.

The Executive Pro collection includes the Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief, Slim Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief, Executive Rolling Brief, Checkpoint Friendly Computer Backpack, Deluxe Rolling Computer Brief, 18” Business Plus Rollaboard, Ladies City Tote, Ladies Rolling Brief and the Messenger Brief.

Travelpro’s new Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefs and Computer Backpack take away the hassle of having to reach for the laptop and put it in a separate bin from all other belongings and then having to put it back in the bag at the end of the checkpoint. Travelpro backs the Executive Pro™ collection with a limited lifetime warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.

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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.

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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.

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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 ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Expandable Rolling Computer Brief

July 17, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

You need a brief that acts as a companion when you travel. The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Expandable Rolling Computer Brief has it all. This luxurious case makes traveling stress free and painless.

This Travelpro Deluxe Expandable Rolling Computer Brief is 9″ W by 18″ L by 13″ H.  Holding most 17″ laptop in its dual access computer sleeve, this briefcase makes traveling effortless.

For a briefcase that is friendly to your jet lag, the Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Expandable Rolling Computer Brief can slip on to your companion luggage using the quick loop on the back for easy transporting.  Ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating for protection, a top carry handle, bottom foot with handle grip for carrying, a hidden water bottle holder, a deluxe business organizer, and file folders for your standard and legal files come included. This briefcase has it all. 

If you need additional space, this bag expands to provide you with more packing capacity.  A full length bottom foot provides stability whether this bag is expanded or not.

The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Expandable Rolling Computer Brief commonly retails for $209.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at  to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Executive Rolling Brief

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the sophisticated traveler, Travelpro offers the Executive Rolling Brief. When getting down to business, why not have a brief that will always roll by your side? The Executive Rolling Brief is equipped with ball bearing wheels for easy movement.

This Travelpro Executive Rolling Brief is 8″ W by 16″ L by 13″ H. Holding most 15″ laptops in it’s dual access computer sleeve, you will be more than surprised with all that is included in this brief.  A deluxe business organizer will hold all your accessories from pens to laptop cables.

The classy Executive Rolling Brief comes styled with black nickel finish, plus exceptional Ballistic nylon fabric with Duraguard coating for extra protection.

Because all executives have too much paperwork, the Rolling Brief features a file folder for standard and legal file folders. Also, if the rolling gets old, you also have the option to grip your brief by its top carry handle.

The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Executive Rolling Brief commonly retails for $189.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at  to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Computer Backpack

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re a pack it and go kind of person, the Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Computer Backpack is right down your alley. The computer backpack is convenient and suitable for all types of travelers.

This Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Computer Backpack is 9″ W by 17.5″ L by 13″ H. The 3.7-pound backpack feels as light as the shirt off your back and stores most 17″ laptops in its computer compartment. 

More than just the usual run of the mill backpack, the Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Computer Backpack is styled with black nickel-finish hardware, includes a deluxe business organizer for accessories, file storage capability and Ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating for extra protection.

The Computer Backpack has a hidden compartment for a water bottle and bottom feet for toughness. This pack also gives travelers an at ease feeling by providing locking zippers for extra security.

The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Computer Backpack commonly retails for $145.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at  to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro ExecutiveFirst 18″ BusinessPlus Rollaboard®

July 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Since R&R is a necessity during travel, the Travelpro ExecutiveFirst 18″ BusinessPlus Rollaboard® almost does all your traveling for you. Your black nickel hardware finished Rollaboard comes entirely equipped with everything you could want out of a brief, plus Ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating for extra protection, to avoid those nasty stains and dirt smears.

This Travelpro ExecutiveFirst 18″ BusinessPlus Rollaboard® is 9″ W by 14″ L by 18″ H. The 18″ BusinessPlus Rollaboard® conveniently has a protective removable CompuGuard that fits most 17″ laptops.  The removable CompuGuard also fits into the front pocket of the rollaboard in case you don’t want to carry it separately.

Ball bearing wheels will keep you moving along easily to your destination.  If you need lifting your brief to be even easier, there is a top carry handle and a bottom handle grip for convienance.

This rollaboard will hold anything from a nights worth of clothing to additional binders for presentations along with your files, accessories and laptop.  With a concealed compartment for a beverage and file folders for your standard and legal files, the 18″ BusinessPlus Rollaboard® has it all.

The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst 18″ BusinessPlus Rollaboard® retails for $219.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at  to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro ExecutiveFirst CompuGuard

July 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Those who like having the best of both worlds, the Travelpro ExecutiveFirst CompuGuard is just for you. A lightweight bag of just 2.6 pounds with exceptional durability, you can now have it all.

This Travelpro ExecutiveFirst CompuGuard is 4″ W by 12″ L by 15.5″ H. Weighing the equivalent of the retro Fannie pack, you can take your CompuGuard anywhere.  In case you need to work on the road, you can simply unzip your CompuGuard and work on your laptop without removing it from the bag. 

You can now have a stylish and secure bag without emptying the piggy bank. The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst CompuGuard holds most 15″ laptops and has locking zippers for additional security. It also includes honeycomb support for lightweight durability.

With bottom feet for lasting durability and distinguishing stylish accents, the CompuGuard will give you that extra edge on other travelers.

The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst CompuGuard commonly retails for $99.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at  to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Computer Brief

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sleek and stylish, the Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Computer Brief is a designer bag with exceptional durability. Our deluxe brief is styled with black nickel-finish hardware, not just for looks, but protection as well. The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Computer Brief is for those who want to look and feel good about what you wear across your shoulders.

This Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Computer Brief is 9″ W by 19″ L by 13″ H. This light brief is easy to transport and stores most 17″ laptops.

For even easier transporting, the deluxe computer brief can be slip on to your companion luggage using the quick loop strap on the back. The only thing easier than strolling through the airport is sitting back and enjoying the flight.

Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Computer Brief has Ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating and locking zippers for extra protection and security.

The Travelpro ExecutiveFirst Deluxe Computer Brief commonly retails for $159.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at  to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

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