What Tests Does Travelpro Put Crew™ 11 Luggage Through?

August 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Road warriors and frequent business travelers need luggage that will see them through hundreds of thousands of miles and hundreds of hours in the air. You need something that will last for years and not fail on you at the most inopportune moment.

Travelpro Crew 11 Group Photo

Travelpro Crew 11 Collection

So you may be interested in learning just how thoroughly tested the Crew™ 11 luggage collection is. Crew 11 is the sister collection to our FlightCrew™ 5 collection, which is made specifically for flight professionals. (Our founder, Bob Plath, was originally a pilot for Northwestern Airlines when he invented the Rollaboard Carry-on suitcase, so he understood what flight professionals put their bags through.)

As you would suspect, we have tested every element of Crew 11 with a series of machines developed to test the strength and durability of all our models. For example, the top and side carry handles are put through a jerk test by attaching a fully loaded bag to a machine that roughly lifts, drops, and jerks it, testing the handles as well as the screws that secure them to the bag.

Our high performance wheels are tested for mile after mile over multiple surface types to simulate road warrior usage.
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Shopping for Luggage: Lightweight Durability

August 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Using “lightweight” and “durability” in the same sentence when describing luggage may seem like an oxymoron. Duffel bags have long been lightweight; heavier hardshell case bags have been durable. And that’s the way it has always been.

Mostly.

Travelpro Crew 11 Luggage Collection

The new Travelpro Crew 11 luggage collection

When it comes to “lightweight durability,” at Travelpro®, we have built our reputation on marrying the two.

It’s simple science: The lighter the bag, the more you can put into the bag to meet the maximum allowable rate. With airlines instituting weight limits for checked baggage, and carry-ons for international travel, the empty weight of luggage matters.

It all starts with the lightweight frame, which has been subjected to (and exceeded) rigorous testing criteria. And while all of our collections have new design innovations, let’s focus on Crew™ 11, the sister collection to our FlightCrew™ 5 collection, which is used extensively by flight professionals.
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Travelpro Teams Up With Romina Arena to Celebrate Her New Book

May 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Share your travel story for a chance to win a two-piece Travelpro® luggage set!

Have you ever watched a movie like Roman Holiday, The Talented Mr. Ripley, or The Bicycle Thief, and wondered where they filmed it? The answer is “Italy,” of course. But where?

Where Did They Film That book cover by Romina ArenaIn many of these films, Italy has been the silent character that says so much. Only the streets of Rome, Florence, Palermo, and Milan can truly portray the country in a way no movie set ever could.

To showcase her country, Italian singer, Romina Arena, the “Queen of Popera,” is releasing her first book — Where Did They Film That?: Italy — as a way to show movie fans where some of their favorite movies were made, and the must-visit locations in the area, like restaurants, museums, and hotels. The book is set to be released in May 2016.

Travelpro is partnering with Arena to help celebrate her new book with the Where Did They Film That?: Italy sweepstakes. We’re giving away a 2-piece set of Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 bags to the winner — an International Carry-on Spinner and a 29″ Expandable Spinner — with an MSRP value of $1,400.
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Travelpro® and Atlantic® Luggage Go Social!

May 10, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Leading Travel Industry Brands Continue Reaching and Educating Digital Customers About the Art & Science of Travel

Travelpro® and Atlantic® Luggage, two of the most iconic luggage brands in today’s highly competitive market, have undertaken a lofty goal – to increase awareness of their brands, products and collections though a synthesis of social media strategies. Using a combination of creative blogs, reviews, promotions, and branding partnerships with films and other media outlets, Travelpro and Atlantic luggage seek to more effectively bring increased awareness and brand loyalty to their customers – frequent business travelers, family travelers and flight professionals.

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One successful example of their use of multi-media rich global platforms is the intriguing work done with international travel writer Mark Eveleigh as he used and reviewed the Travelpro® TPro ® Bold™ line during his three-month journey down the Amazon River. This ‘real life’ approach to the brands is shared throughout all of the social media sites – blogs, Facebook – which added another 1,000 followers monthly for Travelpro and 2,024 for Atlantic Luggage since February — Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, that concentrate less on advertising and more on providing information, advice, sharing ideas and encouraging people to explore the world around them.
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Travelpro Made, Mother Approved: The 2016 Mother’s Day Travelpro Gift Guide

April 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ensure Life is a Trip for your Loved Ones with Coveted and Creative Gifts

Travelpro® and Atlantic® Luggage, two of the most prestigious brands in the travel industry, are proud to present the much-anticipated 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Finding the perfect gift for your wife or mom can create anxiety every Mother’s Day, which is why Travelpro and Atlantic make your life easier with luggage selections that the special women in your life will delight in, not only on May 8th, but for years to come.

Atlantic Unite2 Collection

The Atlantic Unite2 Collection

The first two pieces featured in the Guide are the creative and value-conscious Atlantic® Unite™ 2 21″ and 25″ Spinners, available in durable black and blue fabric colors. You will be amazed by these offerings from the market leader in lightweight, affordable luggage. These Unite 2 Spinners have design innovations such as the Link2Go™ System which easily connects luggage together with Velcro straps, so you can push two pieces with one hand.

Atlantic goes the extra mile with the addition of an external USB port and integrated battery pouch in the Carry-On Spinner model, which provides convenient access to power your phone and tablet on the move. Masterfully versatile, the affordable Unite 2 collection gives you a choice of ideal gifts for family travelers who need an extra hand and electronic devices that are always available for immediate use.
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Travelpro Debuts its New FlightCrew™ 5 Luggage Collection for Travel Professionals

April 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Exclusively for Pilots and Flight Attendants, this Collection Incorporates Groundbreaking Technologies and Features

Travelpro, the leader in luggage known internationally for being pilot designed and flight crew tested, is proud to introduce its bold new FlightCrew™ 5 collection. Sure to satisfy the most discerning travel industry professionals, this luggage stands out from the crowd for its uncommon durability, creativity and functionality. Proud of its reputation for innovation, Travelpro is always listening to flight crews for ways to improve its luggage while setting the industry’s highest quality standards.

The FlightCrew 5 rollaboard has a laptop carrier as well.

The FlightCrew 5 rollaboard has a laptop carrier as well.

In keeping with its demand for exacting performance, Travelpro conducted rigorous testing on all features of this 17-piece collection to ensure a smooth ride and unmatched reliability. The testing of the main mechanical parts: the extension handle up and down cycle test, the zipper reliability test of open and close cycles and the wheel high mileage test on rough terrain were all conducted to meet the highest standards. The Travelpro® FlightCrew 5 collection was also examined for its endurance by the 70 lb drop test in below 0°F tempe ratures, fabric tensile strength test, fabric surface abrasion resistance test and water repellency test, all adding to its appeal to the durability needs of the professional traveler.
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Atlantic® Luggage Announces its “Win a Trip for Four to Yellowstone National Park Sweepstakes”

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sweepstakes runs October 1 through October 31, 2015

Boca Raton, Fla., – Oct. 1, 2015 – Atlantic® luggage, part of the Travelpro® family of brands and a market leader in affordable, lightweight luggage since 1919, is proud to announce its “Win a Trip For Four to Yellowstone National Park, Sweepstakes.”

Yellow Stone Sweepstakes GraphicIdeal for families who like to travel and have a scenic adventure, the Atlantic sweepstakes is offering the chance for a grand prize winner and three guests to win a fabulous trip to Yellowstone National Park. The winner will receive a trip certificate that includes roundtrip airfare for four (4); three (3) nights in a 3-star Cabin at Yellowstone National Park; Four (4) 1-day passes with admission to Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center attractions; $500 cash spending money; and four (4) Atlantic carry-on sized suitcases.

“Atlantic Luggage is designed to make travel easier for the entire family. Known for its affordable, durable, lightweight luggage, Atlantic has pioneered great luggage since 1919,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro and the Atlantic Luggage brands. “We are pleased to offer a grand prize winner and three guests the opportunity to visit spectacular Yellowstone National Park, the leading family fun and scenic destination.”

The Grand Prize Package includes:

  • Round-trip economy airfare for four (4)
  • Three (3) nights in a 3-star cabin at Yellowstone National Park
  • Four (4) 1-day passes with admission to Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
  • $500 cash spending money
  • Four (4) Atlantic carry-on sized suitcases

The sweepstakes begins October 1 and ends October 31h, 2015. To enter or view the official sweepstakes rules please visit: No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win.

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, from cleverly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic-branded luggage comprises superior quality and durability. Whether for business or recreation, travel is more pleasurable with Atlantic luggage, part of the Travelpro® family of products. Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and 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 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.

A Travelpro Owner Tells Us About a Narrow Escape

September 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently received this note from David Ducharme, an adventure traveler and Travelpro user. While we’ve always touted the durability and ruggedness of the Travelpro backpacks, we never envisioned this.

David Ducharme photoDavid sent us this letter telling us about a motorcycle accident he was involved in this past March.

On March 14th, I was traveling by motorcycle in Nepal, from Kathmandu to Jiri.

While riding through the Himalayas on very narrow, sandy, gravel covered roads carved onto the sides of mountains, I experienced quite a close call. Riding my Royal Enfield 500 Bullet, a taxi was attempting to pass me to my right.

Unknown to me or the taxi driver, around the blind corner was a large Tata construction truck approaching at high speed. As I drove around the corner, the truck appeared.

To my immediate right side, the taxi had two choices, drive off the cliff or swerve left and hit me. He chose to hit me. As one would expect, my Bullet and I went down hard.

My bike sustained some damage, bent engine guard, foot pegs torn off, shifter stripped… (happy to send you the picture), my left side hit the ground pretty hard. Two broken ribs and a likely concussion, I was very lucky.

One of the things that saved me was my Kuhl jacket and my Travelpro backpack. I was bruised, battered, and broken under that jacket, but the jacket didn’t rip, and I didn’t tear any of my skin off.

I am convinced that my Kuhl jacket and my Travelpro back pack saved my skin, literally. So, thank you for producing quality, durable luggage, I will remain a loyal Travelpro customer.

Sincerely, David Ducharme

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.

Luggage Testing Facility Ensures Highest Quality for Travelpro and Atlantic Brands

August 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative luggage design, Travelpro has continued to develop their state-of-the-art testing facility at their Boca Raton, Florida, headquarters to ensure the highest quality luggage for flight crews and frequent travelers.

Travelpro’s in-house testing team conducts a full range of rigorous qualification protocols across all their luggage brands. It is designed to support all the performance testing needs of their Product Design and Development process by replicating real-world usage conditions.

Platiinum Magna 2 bags“Quality and innovation are the cornerstones of the Travelpro brand and our testing facility ensures our continued commitment to providing the finest, most durable luggage worldwide,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “When we offer a comprehensive warranty on our bags, it means we’ve thoroughly tested each product to our demanding testing standards. If a bag fails even a single test, it is sent back to the factory for improvements and then tested again, until all tests are passed.”

Travelpro has continued to grow its reputation of innovation, style and durability by ensuring that its products meet or exceed testing standards throughout the product life cycle. This commitment to quality through product testing has spanned close to three decades, since the days when Northwest Airlines pilot, Robert Plath, invented the original Rollaboard luggage in 1987 and founded Travelpro.

Numerous professionally designed industry leading tests are applied to Travelpro and Atlantic branded products to guarantee state-of-the-art workmanship and quality of materials. Extension Handle Testing subjects the retractable handles to 10,000 up and down movements to verify its reliability during repeated use. The Zipper Test activates outer and interior zippers thousands of times to replicate ‘real-world’ usage over the life of the bag. The Wheel Tester thoroughly tests luggage wheels to provide a smooth and effortless roll with long-term reliability. Fabrics are tested for seam strength, resistance to wear and tear, color consistency under different lighting conditions and color stability under wet and dry conditions.

Every test given is monitored and recorded by quality verification testers. Moreover, the process doesn’t stop there. Throughout the life of a product line, Travelpro will randomly select bags for testing to ensure they continue to maintain the same level of quality over time and usage. Thanks to this focus on quality through constant testing, Travelpro luggage lasts longer, maintaining customer loyalty.

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.

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