Bring This, Not That: Backpacks Versus Duffel Bags

February 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We were recently reminded of why we like being a luggage company after reading Mark Eveleigh’s post on his blog, Kitbaggers.com, extolling the virtue of kitbags (duffel bags) over backpacks.

The decision whether to carry that weight on my back for the next few months or to simply haul it on a kitbag with wheels is a no-brainer.
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Before you head for the airport next time, at least spare a thought for which sort of bag is suited to your trip. On a relatively long adventure travel jaunt, there will be relatively few incidences when a backpack is preferable. There will be countless times, however, when you’ll whisper up a prayer of thanks for the foresight that turned you into a kitbagger. From the airport to the bus, to the hostel, to the bus, to the beach, to another hostel, to another bus, to a national park a tough, well-made kitbag on heavy-duty wheels is the easiest way to transport your kit across all but the roughest of dirt tracks.

Tpro Bold Duffel, open side

Tpro Bold kitbag, er duffel bag, can open from the side or top. It lets you sort items into compartments, and gives you easy access. Plus it rolls, so you don’t have to carry it.

Kitbag is a British word for a duffel bag, and there are several styles of kitbag — er, duffel bags — that have wheels on them. They’re easy to pick up and carry when necessary, and even easier to pull along behind you, just like a regular piece of Rollaboard® luggage. Travelpro offers a wide variety of rolling duffel bag styles in the T-Pro Bold, Platinum Magna and National Geographic luggage collections.

If you’ve ever hauled a 60-pound backpack for miles through Europe, South America, or Africa, you know how hot and sweaty you can get by toting around three month’s worth of belongings on your back. But pulling your bag behind you lets you not only carry more, but you can transport said bag more easily.

Bottom Line

Backpacks are great. They’re a lot of fun, they’re great for hiking and camping, and they have a secret gypsy vagabond appeal for many of us. We even make backpacks for people to haul their laptops, tablets and paperwork. It may not be trekking the rainforest of Chiapas or the streets of Paris, but you can still feel like you’re there, even when you’re just walking to your car after work.

But when it comes down to it, if you need something rugged, tough, and built to last, a rolling duffel bag kitbag is your best bet. They’re soft, so you can overstuff them. They have plenty of compartments, so you can keep items separated by function. And they open at the top so you can easily dig out an extra shirt or your book for the plane.

Mark wrote several posts for us in 2010 after hauling some of our T-Pro Bold rolling duffel bags (kitbags) through Chiapas, Mexico and down the Amazon River. We figured if anyone knows about proper adventure travel gear, it’s bound to be Mark.

So when he said kitbags, not backpacks, we wanted to pass on his thoughts to adventure traveler within us all.

Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage to Introduce Newest Luggage Innovations at the Travel Goods Association Show, March 11- 13

February 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and the winner of the 2013 Travel Goods Association’s (TGA) New Product Innovation Award, is proud to debut its latest luggage innovations at the 2014 Travel Goods Association Show, from March 11 – 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Travelpro will introduce three new luggage collections under the Travelpro brand, including Crew 10, Maxlite 3 and Marquis. Three collections will also be launched under the Atlantic brand, Atlantic Solstice, Debut and Lumina.

The new Crew 10 collection, the next generation of the legendary Crew product line, which has long been the choice of flight crews and frequent travelers around the world, will be unveiled at the TGA Show. It is a leap forward in innovation, lightweight durability, style and effortless mobility. One of the new features is its sliding compression strap system that allows the hold down straps to be moved from side to side the entire length of the bag to effectively secure different amounts of packed items during travel. Its patent-pending MagnaTrac system with built-in magnets instantly aligns wheels to roll straight for effortless mobility. The patented PowerScope aluminum extension handle minimizes wobble and has multiple stops at 38” and 42.5”. Specifically engineered for spinner model use, the patented Contour Grip adds control and comfort when pushing the luggage, relieving tension on shoulders, arms, wrists and hands.

Maxlite 3 Group PhotoTravelpro’s Maxlite 3 brings amazing innovation to its ultra-lightweight collection of stylish 4-wheel Spinners and 2-wheel Rollaboard luggage. This handsome 12-piece collection comes with the patented Contour Grip, plus a full-bottom tray that aligns and stabilizes the wheels for durability and effortless mobility. This collection’s “intelligent” interior is ideal for packing flexibility. The full-size lid compartment zips open to keep pressed shirts and pants wrinkle free. Maxlite 3 has the look and feel of top-of-the-line luggage, without the hefty price tag. And it’s lighter than ever!

Travelpro is proud to introduce the Marquis collection, the amazingly lightweight and innovative luggage. Marquis combines lightweight design with the best of Travelpro’s ‘smart’ technologies in one innovative collection for business and leisure travelers. Straight-rolling MagnaTrac wheels, the Contour Grip and the PowerScope Extension Handle all maximize comfort and control on a trio of Spinner styles. This stylish 9-piece collection also features 2-wheel Rollaboard luggage and matching Totes. With a large selection of seven carry-on models all under seven pounds and several sizes for international travel, Marquis is the smart way to roll.

Under its Atlantic Luggage brand, Travelpro is introducing three fashionable and practical collections: Atlantic Solstice, Atlantic Debut and Atlantic Lumina.

The Atlantic Solstice collection includes a trio of hardside Dual Wheel Spinner models that roll smoother, perform better and offer more features for a great price. Available in bright, vibrant colors, the durable hard shell is stylishly textured and resistant to scratching. Solstice comes in three sizes, including a 20” expandable Carry-on and 24″ and 28” expandable Spinners, each outfitted with multiple pockets to help organize your things and make travel fun!

Atlantic Debut spinning luggage

Atlantic Luggage’s Debut line of spinning luggage

With incredible style, great value and bright colors, the new Atlantic Debut is a unique 4-piece collection that combines the very best of today’s fashion, lightweight design and protection for your possessions. Debut’s stylish case resists abrasion and is built to absorb shock during every day travel. The two-compartment design allows for greater packing flexibility and travel ease. Combine this with eye-catching color options and a 10-year limited warranty, you get the best of all worlds. Perfect for international travel, Debut features a 20” Carry-On, 25” and 28” Uprights, and a handy Rolling Tote. Available in hot pink and cool turquoise, your luggage will turn heads every time it appears on the carousel!

Also being introduced is the Atlantic Lumina collection. It not only looks different; it feels different. The Lumina collection introduces a contemporary satin look and feel to hardside luggage. Featuring a unique polyurethane finish on a sculpted hard shell, you have to touch Lumina to appreciate its rich, satin texture. Complete with a dual-wheel spinner system and expandable packing compartment, Lumina combines superior strength, looks and maneuverability with great value.

Lastly, a wide array of other cutting edge products will also be on display in the Travelpro booth. Exciting, contemporary-looking Travelpro business cases, adventure luggage and hardside models will be featured for the first time. Under the Atlantic brand, the Compass Unite collection with the patent-pending Link2Go system will be prominent. With Link2Go, you can connect luggage back to back with Velcro straps and roll two pieces with one hand, or comfortably roll four pieces at once.

For the adventure-minded traveler, there will be a complete line of attractive National Geographic Explorer business bags that are not only fashionable, but highly durable. They include various models in leather, canvas, and a unique weatherproof material. A full line of National Geographic Explorer children’s luggage, backpacks and insulated lunch totes with animal prints will also be featured.

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 list of the latest products available for purchase and the nearest retail locations.

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 worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. Travelpro was honored to receive the New Product Innovation Award from the Travel Goods Association (TGA) in March 2013 for the revolutionary Platinum Magna luggage collection.

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.

Travelpro Voted World’s Best Luggage by Premier Traveler Magazine (PRESS RELEASE)

February 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Premier Traveler Readers Voted Travelpro Platinum Magna Collection the “World’s Best Luggage” Award

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, was honored to receive the World’s Best Luggage Award for its Platinum Magna luggage collection from Premier Traveler Magazine’s reader-selected “Best of 2013 list”. Travelpro CEO, Rob Rankin, was on hand to receive the award at Premier Traveler Magazine’s festive gala event, celebrating the upper echelon of the global travel industry, held at the Sofitel Los Angeles Hotel.

Platinum Mangna 21 inch spinner

Platinum Mangna 21 inch spinner

Over 14,000 Premier Traveler subscribers were invited to vote for the Best of 2013 Awards in a survey posted on premiertravelusa.com from June 1st through September 20th, 2013. The survey consisted of open-ended questions only, with no company names given or choices provided. As a result, the luggage Premier Traveler readers favored most was Travelpro, the luggage choice of flight crews and frequent travelers and its innovative Platinum Magna collection.

“We want to thank Premier Traveler subscribers, our customers, retail partners and the media for all their complementary comments on our products,” said Scott Applebee, Travelpro’s Vice President of Marketing, after receiving the award from Premier Traveler readers. “By listening to customer feedback via social media, product reviews and observational research, we were able to identify the implicit needs of the customer that led to the development of the innovative Platinum Magna magnetic 8-wheel spinner system, which eliminates the drifting and pulling effect that is typically seen in other 4- and 8-wheel Spinner luggage.”

The Platinum Magna Collection introduces four revolutionary patent-pending features, including the MagnaTrac magnetic 8-wheel spinner system, with user removable and replaceable Spinner wheels, as well as the Duraframe framing system, the PowerScope extension handle and the Contour handle grip. The end result of these features is the luggage is easier to move, more durable, lighter weight and more comfortable to grip. The entire groundbreaking Platinum Magna collection is backed by the Travelpro “Worry-Free” lifetime warranty.

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 worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. Travelpro was honored to receive the New Product Innovation Award from the Travel Goods Association (TGA) in March 2013 for the revolutionary Platinum Magna luggage collection.

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.

About Premier Traveler

Premier Traveler was designed with its readers in mind: frequent travelers who are perpetually on-the go (both domestically and abroad), who have high expectations and a taste for luxury. With a focus on excellence in writing and response to reader requests, Premier Traveler provides valuable and relevant insights in an intelligent, energetic style. The magazine is noted for responding to its readers, by providing detailed informational surveys, insider reviews and in-depth answers to issues concerning frequent travelers.

Atlantic Luggage Introduces the Debut and Lumina Luggage Collections (PRESS RELEASE)

January 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Atlantic brand luggage, part of the Travelpro family of brands and a market leader in affordable, lightweight luggage since 1919, is pleased to launch the new Atlantic Debut and Atlantic Lumina collections, designed for the family leisure traveler.

The Atlantic Lumina group of luggage.

The Atlantic Lumina group of luggage.

“Not only are the new Atlantic Debut and Lumina collections fashionable and of great quality, but they will help make travel easier and more affordable for family travelers,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro and the Atlantic Luggage brands. “These versatile and lightweight collections have some unique features that are ideal for family travelers on the go.”

The Atlantic Lumina collection introduces a contemporary satin look and feel to hardside luggage. Featuring a unique polyurethane finish on a sculpted hard shell, you have to touch Lumina to appreciate its rich, satin texture. Complete with a dual-wheel spinner system and an expandable packing compartment, Lumina combines superior strength, looks and maneuverability with great value. Available in fashionable black, ruby red and midnight blue, the collection includes the following models: 20″ International Carry-On Spinner, 24″ Spinner and 28″ Spinner. Lumina luggage is perfect for chic travelers of all ages and is backed by a 10-year warranty.

Atlantic Debut spinning luggage

And our Atlantic Debut spinning luggage

Atlantic Luggage is also introducing the new Atlantic Debut collection. This unique four-piece collection combines the very best of today’s fashion and lightweight design. Debut’s stylish case resists abrasion and is built to absorb shock during every day travel, providing protection for your possessions. The two-compartment design allows for greater packing flexibility and ease of travel. Combine this with eye-catching pink and turquoise fabric colors; Debut is ideal for female teenagers and college students who love to travel. The Atlantic Debut collection features a 20″ Carry-On Upright, 25″ and 28″ Uprights and a handy Rolling Tote. It is covered by a 10-year warranty.

For more information, or to purchase Atlantic Luggage, please visit the Atlantic Luggage website.

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 the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products.

About Travelpro

For over 25 years, 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. Travelpro was honored to receive the New Product Innovation Award from the Travel Goods Association (TGA) in March 2013 for the revolutionary Platinum Magna luggage collection.

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.

Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage Announce their “2013 Holiday Gift Guide”

November 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The perfect holiday gift ideas for relatives and friends who love to travel

As the holiday season quickly approaches, Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage are pleased to announce the “2013 Holiday Gift Guide.” Make this holiday a memorable one with a gift for the business, leisure or adventure traveler, from the innovative Travelpro and Atlantic lines of luggage.

“Whether your family member, friend or work colleague is a frequent business traveler or they are planning for an upcoming vacation, the ’2013 Holiday Gift Guide’ for travelers offers a wide variety of luggage and briefcases that make great gifts for the holidays,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage brands.

Platinum Mangna 21 inch Expandable Spinner

Platinum Mangna 21 inch Expandable Spinner

This holiday season, Travelpro is proud to present the award-winning Platinum Magna 21″ Expandable Spinner with Suiter. The Platinum Magna line won the “New Product Innovation Award” at the “2013 Travel Goods Association Show”, thanks to Travelpro’s cutting-edge use of consumer research, from blogs, reviews, forums, Twitter and Facebook to hone-in on very specific consumer needs and wants. As a result, Platinum Magna features five new patent-pending technologies, including the unique Duraframe framing system, which lessens luggage weight significantly while providing strong protection from the impacts of travel. Moreover, Platinum Magna luggage always rolls straight with the MagnaTrac 8-wheel Spinner system that includes self-aligning magnetic wheels that eliminate the “drifting” that is common when wheeling other spinner luggage. The ease of travel makes it the ideal gift for travellers accustomed to crowded airports and busy schedules. This elegant piece of luggage is available at retail for $319.99.

Also available this holiday is the Platinum Magna Rolling Tote with Computer Sleeve. The Platinum Magna Rolling Tote is specifically designed for the modern day traveller with a built in business organizer and padded computer sleeve that fits most laptops and tablets. Both Platinum Magna items are backed by Travelpro’s “Worry-Free” lifetime warranty and are available in stylish sienna and black fabric colors. The Platinum Magna Rolling Tote is available at retail for $249.99.

Crew 9 Backpack is great for a college student or new professional.For the frequent business traveler on-the-go, the Travelpro Crew 9 Business Backpack is a smart holiday gift choice. This checkpoint-friendly backpack has four deep pockets for storing laptop computers, tablets, smart phones, cables, folders and other business essentials. Adjustable straps accommodate users of different heights. An elastic quick loop on the back of the bag allows you to attach it over the handle of your Rollaboard luggage when moving through airports. Travelpro backs the Crew 9 collection with a lifetime warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The Crew 9 Business Backpack retails for $149.99. The backpack is available in black and titanium gray.

Atlantic Luggage is also pleased to announce the Atlantic Lumina 24″ Expandable Hardside Spinner. Complete with a dual-wheeled spinner system and expandable packing compartment, the Lumina 24″ Expandable Hardside Spinner combines superior strength with 360 degrees of mobility. A unique polyurethane finish on the sculpted hardside shell creates a rich, satin texture. Lumina is perfect for this holiday’s chic traveller of all ages. Available in fashionable black, ruby and blue, the 24″ Hardside Spinner model sells at a retail price of $139.99.

This holiday, Atlantic Luggage is also announcing the introduction of the new Atlantic Debut 20″ International Carry-On Upright. Featuring the best of today’s fashion and lightweight design, Debut is available in eye catching pink and turquoise fabric colors. The International carry-on upright is perfect for female teenagers and travelling college students. The Debut 20″ Upright is available for $99.99 at retail.

Another holiday gift sure to please is the Atlantic Luggage Compass Unite 29″ Expandable Spinner. Featuring the revolutionary Link2Go system, two pieces of luggage can connect back to back with Velcro straps so you can easily roll two pieces with one hand. This makes it very convenient and efficient for families with children looking to travel this holiday and beyond. Additionally, customers can receive a $15 mail-in rebate when purchasing two Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models and a $30 mail-in rebate when purchasing three Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models. The collection is available in beautiful cobalt blue and black at an affordable price of $159.99

About Travelpro

For 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 worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. Travelpro was honored to receive the New Product Innovation Award from the Travel Goods Association (TGA) in March 2013 for the revolutionary Platinum Magna luggage collection.

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.

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 the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

UK’s First Common Use Bag Drop Saves Time at Edinburgh Airport

September 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Now more than ever before, airlines are looking for new ways to accommodate their passengers’ needs and stay ahead of the competition by coming up with new ways to provide faster, more efficient service. One of the most recent airline trends we’ve begun hearing a lot about is the DIY/self-tag options for luggage, and Edinburgh Airport has recently become the first in the UK to offer such a service.

In an effort to provide a more efficient and stress-free experience for fliers, Edinburgh Airport’s new SONIC Common Use Bag Drop technology enables passengers to print their own luggage tag, weigh their bags and send them off to the appropriate location. So far, the program seems to be living up to expectations – in fact, according to some of the articles we’ve seen, the SONIC system has cut the baggage check-in process down to under 30 seconds. The system is being run by Flybe and easyJet airlines.

Luggage Check-in

Luggage Check-in (Photo credit: Timothy Valentine – off to the beach ;-))

David Wilson, chief operating officer at Edinburgh Airport recently said in an article on FutureTravelExperience.com, “We are very excited to have introduced this ground-breaking technology to help improve our passengers’ experience when they travel with us. We know that time is of the essence when checking in and we want to make this process as quick and stress-free as possible.”

Flybe and easyJet aren’t the only UK-based airlines to hop on the DIY baggage trend. British Airways recently announced that they will begin testing on electronic bag tags in order to speed up both flight check-in and luggage drop-off times. If the Self-Tag program and other self-serve programs like it continue to be well-received, we anticipate that many other airlines will begin to roll out similar programs.

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Packing for 60 Days in a Rollaboard

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

What if we told you that you could pack for eight weeks in just one carry-on bag? Sounds crazy, right? We thought that idea was crazy too, until we saw the video below created by John Holloway, owner of a travel outfitters store and manager of PackingLight.com. In the eight-minute video — which is worth watching in its entirety — Holloway demonstrates how to pack an entire rack of clothes into a carry-on.

It’s called the bundle method, and it’s a little hard to explain, but the video explains it perfectly. The idea is that you’re creating a bundle of your clothes, softly folded together, and laid flat. Using a layering and folding (but not creasing) process, Holloway was able to pack an entire rack of clothes into one rollaboard bag, toiletries and all! And he swears that when you unpack at your hotel, your clothes will be unwrinkled. It may seem too good to be true, but Holloway makes it look effortless.

We first heard about Holloway’s packing method through Christopher Penn, an expert in technology, marketing, and social media, and a frequent traveler himself.

Penn shared a couple videos of Holloway’s on his blog and he shared that using the Holloway packing procedure, he was able to pack a week’s worth of clothes in a carry-on with almost no ironing needed when he arrived at his destination.

Packinglight.com is a great resource for more tips on — what else? — packing light. On the site you can shop for wrinkle-free clothes, purchase travel accessories, and gather even more traveling advice.

Next time you have to pack for an extended trip, watch Holloway’s video and follow the packing method. Then after you arrive at your hotel and unpack your bag, come back to this blog and let us know if it worked for you.

Do you have any other insight into packing light? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Atlantic Compass 2 25″ Bag Rated a “Best Buy” by Consumer Digest

April 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We were very excited when the prestigious Consumer Digest magazine designated our Atlantic Compass 2 25” bag as a “Best Buy” in the economy class.

Atlantic Compass 2 25 inch rolling suiter

Atlantic Compass 2 25 inch rolling suiter

A “Best Buy” product offers the best value for a given amount of money. In addition, the publication measures each product in a number of factors including ease-of-use, range of features, best styling, lowest maintenance need, best warranty, etc.

Here’s the writeup from their issue:

The Compass 2 25 is the least expensive 25-inch check-through model that we evaluated that has four wheels, which makes this model easier to maneuver than are models that have two wheels. Although this model’s polyester shell is typical among models that are in this price range, its capability to expand by 2-1/2 inches is better than that of any other economy wheeled check-through upright.

New Travelpro Platinum Magna Video

April 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We’re very proud to be able to show you the video for the new Travelpro Platinum Magna spinner bag collection. It contains several patent-pending new features and innovations, making this a smooth-rolling, comfortable-to-use, and lightweight bag.

You can find out more about our new Platinum Magna collection on our website.

Travelpro Receives First Place in Travel Goods Assocation Product Innovation Awards

March 1, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

We were very excited at Travelpro to receive some wonderful news at the Travel Goods Association trade show today: Our Platinum Magna 8-wheel Expandable Spinner received First Place in the TGA’s Product Innovation Awards.

The Platinum Magna Luggage collection at the 2013 Travel Goods Association show.

The Platinum Magna Luggage collection at the 2013 Travel Goods Association show.

This is the second year we have won an award from the TGA, taking third place last year for our Crew 9 21-inch Expandable Spinner, which was chosen for its two handle features, the PowerScope extension handle, and the Contour Grip.

This year our designers incorporated four new patent-pending technologies on the the Platinum Magna 8-wheel Expandable Spinner: the MagnaTrac, the 8-wheel Spinner system, the Duraframe framing system, the PowerScope extension handle and the Contour handle grip. The entire Platinum 8 collection is backed by the Travelpro “Worry-Free” lifetime warranty. The end result is that the bag is easier to move, more comfortable to grip, and we’ve eliminated the drifting effect typically seen in other spinner-wheel bags

We were very pleased to bring home this award, because we incorporated many of the features based on the consumer feedback we have received for each of our collections. It’s comments, tweets, Facebook status updates, and even blog comments that have helped us continually strive to make the perfect bag.

Travel Goods Association's Product Innovation Awards logoThis year, we took one step closer to it, and with your help, and thanks to the hard work and innovation of our design staff, we hope to do this again next year.

For more information on our different Travelpro bags and lines, be sure to visit the Travelpro website.

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