Shopping for a Business Backpack: Features That Make Travel a Breeze

December 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s the one thing that unites every airport traveler, regardless of destination, purpose of your trip, or which class we fly. We all want to get through security quickly.

We take off our belts, remove our jackets and our shoes, put our change and keys in the little dishes, and pull our laptops from our bags. All of this wastes time, and we’re at risk of forgetting something and leaving it behind. (It’s also one of the compelling reasons for signing up for TSA Pre-Check.)

Travelpro Crew Executive Choice 2 Business Backpack - open

This checkpoint friendly backpack can get you through airport security with a minimum of fuss.

If you had a checkpoint-friendly backpack from our Crew™ Executive Choice™ 2 or Platinum® Magna™ 2 collections, you could be efficient with your time and protect your valuables simultaneously. Our checkpoint-friendly backpacks can be opened up and laid flat, leaving the laptop in one half and your loose items in the other, ready to be checked by security. No chance of leaving things behind or having them stolen. Just re-zip the bag shut, and you’re on your way.

Protecting yourself from identity theft is also a concern. This is where our Crew Executive Choice 2 and Platinum Magna 2 backpacks can help. Both pieces include an RFID protected pocket, which protects its contents by blocking scanners used by identity thieves, making it ideal for storing your wallet or passport.
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Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage Present the “2014 Holiday Gift Guide”

November 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Make Wishes Come True with the Gift of Quality Luggage for the Travelers in Your Life

The holiday season is right around the corner. As thoughts turn to making wishes come true for family and friends, Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage are ahead of the curve with their “2014 Holiday Gift Guide.” You can be rest assured that holiday memories will last for years to come by purchasing the ideal luggage for the business, leisure or adventure traveler in your life.

Crew Executive Choice Checkpoint-Friendly Computer Backpack

Crew Executive Choice Checkpoint-Friendly Computer Backpack

“No matter how uncompromising or discerning the person you are buying for, our 2014 Gift Guide includes items to please everyone on your list,” said Scott Applebee, vice president of marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “Our products embody the most advanced technology available today, offering amazingly durable construction, travel-tested features, impressive design and superior materials built to go the distance.”

For the traveler looking for convenience and functionality, Travelpro is proud to present the Travelpro Crew Executive Choice Checkpoint Friendly Computer Backpack. At a typical retail price of $199.99, this stylish and sophisticated item features a padded and quilted corduroy pocket for laptops up to 15.6″, plus a separate padded tablet pocket. A built-in business organizer and removable cord pouch provide efficient storage for business essentials and power cables. Added security is ensured with an RFID-blocking pocket which keeps credit cards and passports hidden to protect against loss and identity theft.

Another thoughtful gift-giving choice is the Travelpro Crew 10 19″ Business Plus Hardside Spinner at a common retail price of $249.99. Travelpro’s Crew 10 Hardside product line incorporates the most sophisticated technology and style for hardside spinner luggage in today’s market. Featuring its patented PowerScope Extension Handle and Contour Grip, this product is constructed from 100% polycarbonate material, engineered to withstand high impact handling and the rigors of long distance travel, while still being lightweight. A built-in business organizer and padded laptop/tablet sleeve are located in the front pocket for easy access to business essentials during travel.

Atlantic Solstice Collection group photo

Atlantic Solstice Collection

For those on your list who like to express their own unique style, you can’t go wrong with the purchase of the Atlantic Solstice 20″Expandable Carry-on Hardside Spinner for around $99.99 at retail. This carry-on includes dual-wheel spinner wheels for a smooth roll in any direction, a built-in TSA lock for added security and 2″ of expansion to maximize space and packing flexibility. Available in bright, vibrant colors, the durable hard shell is stylishly textured and resistant to scratching. The 20″ expandable carry-on is outfitted with multiple pockets to help organize your things and make travel fun. In keeping with the brand’s reputation for quality, Atlantic Solstice comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

Bring on the holiday fun kids! The National Geographic Explorer Lunch Bags, Totes and Kid’s Hardside Luggage are featured in our 2014 Gift Giving Guide. The lunch bags and totes come with stunning National Geographic photo images of a leopard and shark for the lunch bags and flowers and a tropical scene for the totes. The Kid’s Hardside rolling luggage is 16″ high and is made of 100% ABS material with PC film. It features a single tube extension handle with multiple stops, a low profile top carry handle, high‐performance inline skate wheels and two-compartment design for easy packing.

National Geographic Explorer Double Gusset Brief

National Geographic Explorer Double Gusset Brief

Around the world or around the block, the National Geographic Explorer Cape Town Collection Double Gusset Briefcase at $79.99 brings together vintage styling with abundant storage and durable canvas fabric that’s perfect for today’s traveller. Features include a removable padded sleeve which holds laptops up to 15.6″, a spacious main compartment ideal for storage of a tablet, file folders and power cords. The outer pocket business organizer holds pens, business cards and a phone, while the interior rear zippered pocket ensures smaller items won’t get lost. The padded and adjustable shoulder strap, made of sturdy cotton webbing, provide extra cushioned comfort.

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 at @Travelprointl.

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

Are Backpacks Becoming More Appropriate for the Workplace?

September 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you walk down the street in any major city as the workday is ending, you’ll notice one major trend: backpacks and messenger bags have become a popular replacement for the briefcase. What started as a Gen Y trend has been adopted by professionals of all ages. If you’re still holding onto your hard briefcase (literally), here are four reasons why it’s time to let go and pick up a backpack or messenger bag instead.

1. Better for city commuters

Crew 9 Backpack is great for a college student or new professional.Backpacks, messenger bags and business briefs are a better option for those who get to work by train, bus, or on foot. When you don’t have a car to tote things around in, and you need to fit a number of items into your bag, a hard briefcase can’t hold a laptop, lunch, gym clothes, etc. as easily as a backpack or messenger bag can.

2. Less cumbersome

Let’s face it, a boxy briefcase isn’t the easiest thing to carry. They’re clunky, cumbersome and make it that much more difficult to juggle your smartphone, coffee and morning paper. A backpack or messenger bag can free your hands to send out emails, juggle whatever your boss throws at you, or earn brownie points by holding the door open for colleagues.

3. More fashionable

Overall, workplace attire has become more casual in the last decade (good riddance to the power suit!). Unless you’re in a position that requires more formal attire (lawyer, CEO, etc.) you’ve probably noticed that the vast majority of your colleagues have stopped carrying briefcases in favor of backpacks and messenger bags. As more and more Gen Y employees enter the workforce, this trend will continue to grow.

4. More comfortable

Many people find backpacks to be a more comfortable alternative to briefcases and laptop bags due to the fact that weight is spread over the entire back as opposed to one side of the body. For those who frequently suffer from shoulder pain or experience hand discomfort when carrying a briefcase, a backpack may be a better option.

Many professionals are hesitant to switch over from a briefcase or laptop bag because they fear they’ll look too unprofessional or juvenile carrying one. The truth is, professionals of all levels can pull off a backpack or messenger bag – it’s all about selecting the right style and design.

While younger professionals or those who work in an extremely casual environment can pull off most styles, many professionals should opt for a more structured, well-made design, such as TravelPro’s Business Backpack or Messenger Brief.

Travelpro Introduces Crew 8: The Frequent Travelers’ Luggage of Choice

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard® luggage and a leader in innovative, high quality luggage design introduces the Crew™ 8 collection, its most versatile and efficient collection to date. From its design origin with airline pilots and flight crews, this stylish 11-piece collection combines lightweight durable luggage with checkpoint friendly business cases all in one matching collection. It was designed specifically for the frequent business and leisure traveler with performance features that work smartly together to make every aspect of the trip easier.

The Crew 8 collection sets a new standard of excellence for the luggage industry. Its innovative performance and utility features ease the frustrations of traveling, from packing and unpacking to check-in and airport security. “The Crew 8 collection has some very unique models, including a wide-body carry-on, an international size carry-on with a built-in business organizer and computer sleeve and a checkpoint friendly business case and backpack, all designed to meet the needs of frequent travelers”, said Scott Applebee Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro.

The Crew 8 collection has unique features for every traveler’s need, including totes, carry- on and check-through luggage, a carry-on garment bag, and a check-point friendly computer briefcase and backpack. Originally designed to meet the heavy travel demands of professional flight crews, the Crew 8 collection is built to last. The wheels on each piece of the collection are tested for over 30 miles and the handle system is tested over 15,000 cycles for optimal performance. Each product is made with micro-ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard™ fabric protection, ergonomic zipper pulls and removable, sealed, waterproof ball-bearing wheels to ensure the smoothest of rolls and long-lasting durability.

In addition to the myriad of features that provide strength and durability, the Crew 8 Collection was designed for convenience and efficiency. Each 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. Its new extension handle system accommodates users of different heights stopping at 38” and 43”, and is strong enough to support a tote or case. The Honeycomb Frame provides durable and lightweight construction, and its removable suiter system and extra-wide tie-down straps minimize wrinkling during travel. The four-point stability system prevents tipping when luggage is expanded. Other features include a hidden ID holder which holds a standard size business card, 2 1⁄2” expansion capability for additional packing room, and a detachable Add- A-Bag strap for hands-free carrying of extra bags, which allows totes, cases and backpacks to be carried on the front of the bag for easy on the go traveling.

The Crew 8 collection is available in black and spruce fabric colors. The entire line includes the following options: Deluxe Tote, Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase, Business Backpack, Rolling Business Tote , 20” Wide Body Expandable Rollaboard, 20” Expandable Business Rollaboard, 22” Expandable Rollaboard Suiter, 24” Expandable Rollaboard Suiter, 26” Expandable Rollaboard Suiter, 28” Expandable Rollaboard Suiter, and a Rolling Garment bag (Carry-on). This collection is built to last and comes with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

About Travelpro

For over two decades, Travelpro 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. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested.

Please visit Travelpro at for a complete list of the latest products and retail locations.