Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage Announce Their ‘2015 Holiday Gift Guide’

November 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Show How Much You Care for the Travelers on Your List by Selecting their Favorite Gifts

As families and friends prepare for the upcoming holidays, let us make it easier on you by offering the penultimate resource – the 2015 Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage Gift Guide for this year’s holiday season. As thoughts turn to seeking out great presents for loved ones, these premium brands will ensure wishes come true for all those travelers on your list.

The possibilities, like your plans for the New Year, are endless. The only question is ‘where to start?’

“No matter how uncompromising or discerning the person you are buying for, our 2015 Gift Guide has items to please everyone on your list,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro and Atlantic brands. “Our products embody the most advanced technology available today, combining style and functionality that is sure to impress.”

Surprise the frequent traveler in your life with a couple gifts from the Travelpro Holiday Gift Guide

Surprise the frequent traveler in your life with a couple gifts from the Travelpro Holiday Gift Guide

This Gift Guide includes products that offer distinctly durable construction, travel-tested features, impressive design and superior materials built to go the distance. We can start with the Atlantic Ultra Lite 3 29″ Expandable Spinner, which is perfect for families looking for lightweight luggage at an affordable price. Made with a water-repellent polyester fabric and high-mileage wheels like our more expensive luggage, this attractive spinner is built to please. Featuring expansion capabilities for extra packing, this model of the Atlantic Ultra Lite 3 line comes with a 10-year warranty.

The Atlantic Ultra Lite Hardside 21″ Expandable Spinner features expansion capabilities for extra packing, high-mileage dual Spinner wheels and the strength of a protective hard shell for families on the go. A stylishly textured finish resists scratching over the long haul. This piece includes 360 degree spinner wheels which roll effortlessly in any direction, a retractable aluminum-grade extension handle with multiple stops for users of different heights, and protective wheel housings for crash protection.

The T-Pro Bold™ 2.0 by Travelpro 26″ Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel is another item sure to bring smiles to your gift recipients. This piece is superior in packing flexibility, with a zippered divider panel that allows for two separate packing spaces or, if opened, one large main compartment. Made of water repellant fabric with a coating for greater stain and abrasion resistance, this luggage has durable crash protection, high performance ball-bearing wheels and a strong telescoping handle system with stops at 38″ and an extra-tall 42″ to ensure a comfortable roll for users of different heights.

Travelpro redefines premium travel with the Platinum Magna™ 2 21″ Expandable Spinner. Handsomely crafted with superior fabrics and genuine leather accents, this ultra-durable model represents the pinnacle of fashion, intelligent functionality, and design innovation. With patented Magna Trac™ Dual Spinner wheels, the wheels always roll straight with minimal effort. Backed by Travelpro’s Worry-Free Lifetime Warranty, the Platinum Magna 2 21″ Spinner is the ideal carry-on model for the serious traveler on your holiday shopping list.

Another thoughtful gift-giving choice is the Travelpro Maxlite 19″ Business-Plus Carry-on Hardside. This product incorporates the most sophisticated technology and style for hardside spinner luggage in today’s market. Constructed from 100% polycarbonate material, this hard-working carry-on is engineered to withstand high impact handling and the rigors of long distance travel, while still being lightweight. Another extra is a builtin business organizer and padded laptop/tablet sleeve located in the front pocket for easy access to business essentials during travel.

For the business traveler looking for convenience and functionality, the Travelpro Crew™ Executive Choice™ Checkpoint Friendly Computer Backpack is an excellent gift choice. This 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.

Inspired by the blockbuster films and designed for children ages 3 through 11 years old, the Universal Hardside Collections spotlight the iconic visuals from Minions and Jurassic World, combining fun with modern travel features. Made out of strong ABS hardside material with PC film, the 3 pieces in each collection offer a retractable handle system with multiple stops to accommodate children of different heights. A low profile top carry handle makes them simple to pick up, while inline skate wheels allow children to easily take care of their own luggage. In addition, parents will like the two compartment design with interior zippered divider panels and elasticized hold down straps for packing capacity and flexibility. The Minions and Jurassic World Hardside Collections are backed by a three year product 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 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.

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.

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?

Hot Luggage Trend: The Emerging Business Backpack

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This post originally appeared as an article in South African Airlines’ inflight magazine.

The backpack has come a long way, from backcountry hiking and now to the boardroom. Today’s no-nonsense business exec is toting an updated business backpack, tricked out with a padded compartment for laptops and designed to accommodate the mobile business traveler.

Compact, super lightweight and uber functional, the business backpack is loaded with features to ease the stress of travel – and even lower the cost. With many flying execs using a rolling upright as a carry-on bag, the business backpack is seen as a versatile “second” bag that flies for free.

The bags are not just for the younger set either. They’re finding broad popularity, as daily bags and multipurpose bags, for everything from business meetings to outdoor and urban adventures. Unlike traditional brief cases, these bags are not all work and no play.

High-tech lifestyle

As execs everywhere carry more electronic gear, business backpacks are ideal for the always-connected lifestyle. With intelligently-designed pockets and an incredibly practical layout, the roomy main compartment lets you store cables, adapters, discs, files, music players and electronic tablets in a highly manageable bag.

Of course, most business backpacks come equipped with a padded sleeve or compartment to store laptops and notebooks. The best of the breed are Checkpoint Friendly. That means you can open the bag and slide it through airport security without removing the laptop. Another innovative format lets you “side load” your computer into the bag for quick and easy access. Either way, moving through security is a breeze.

Cool new features

Today’s all-purpose business backpacks also come with cool nooks and crannies to handle an array of travel stuff.

A hidden iPod® earphone port allows you to listen to music while hiding electronics. Shoulder straps feature cell phone (or media) pockets, so your phone rings in the front strap and is easy to reach. Built-in eyeglass straps hold eyewear. Dangling over-sized key holders double as bottle openers.

Some new backpacks even come with a moisture-insulated beverage/food pocket to keep drinks cool and sandwiches hot for the next flight.

All the conveniences

To accommodate business travelers, business backpacks make it very easy to organize business essentials inside the bag. Look for a deluxe business organizer. By zipping open a large front pocket, you can store and find any accessory you need quickly — pens, business cards, keys, CDs, computer accessories. To complement the organizer, exterior accessory pockets can be used for bulky electronic gear, shoes or even an umbrella.

Business backpacks easily piggyback on rolling luggage. Elastic loops slip over the luggage handle to ensure a secure ride. But if you want to wear the backpack, wide shoulder straps are usually padded with non-slip neoprene for added comfort.

A staple for all backpacks is the water bottle pocket. Some are now hidden behind a zipper and double for storage of medications or personal items.

Built for long haul

Business backpacks are built from high-tech materials that ensure exceptional durability in a lightweight design. Tough ballistic nylon fabric with a water-resistant coating offers protection against moisture damage, stains and tearing. Also, large, ergonomic zippers and nylon coil zipper pulls ensure effortless opening and closing over the long haul.

Today’s business backpack is a synergy of intelligent design and lifestyle needs, a hallmark of Travelpro, one the leading brands of durable, lightweight, quality luggage. Today more than 500,000 pilots and flight attendants use Travelpro products, day in and day out. You can view Travelpro’s many rolling luggage and business backpacks on our website.

What are you carrying? If you’re a mobile worker, are you using a backpack or carrying a briefcase or satchel? Let us hear from you in the comments section.

Top Five Features Of A Public Speaker’s Bag

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Psychologists tell us the fear of public speaking is one of our most common anxieties. Many people experience a “fight or flight” response that causes shaking, shortness of breath, an increased heart rate and a quivering voice.

If you’ve ever tried to navigate a crowded airport loaded down with everything you need for a speaking engagement, you understand this anxiety. Getting to your flight becomes a major fight. Travelpro offers a wide range of Rollaboard® luggage that meets the unique travel needs of public speakers:

  • Laptop Storage and Protection – Many Travelpro® models feature a padded, dual access computer compartment that protects your laptop while enabling you to retrieve it quickly. Most of our cases accommodate up to 17″ laptops, and some of our bags, like the Crew 8 Computer Brief, are “Checkpoint Friendly.” Imagine breezing through airport security by simply unzipping the back of your bag, laying it flat on the conveyer, zipping up the bag once it’s passed through the X-ray machine, and proceeding to your gate. Hopefully, you won’t be rendered speechless.
  • Crew 8 Wide Body rolling suitcase

  • Lightweight, Durable Design – Our luggage features a lightweight Honeycomb Framing system that accommodates heavy loads, and are constructed with a ballistic nylon fabric that is extremely durable. For example, the Crew 8 20” Expandable Wide Body Rollaboard weighs under 9 pounds, and, the ExecutiveFirst Expandable Rolling Computer Brief weighs 9.4 pounds. Yes, each can hold up to 40 pounds of content and easily fit into overhead bins.
  • Accessible Business Organizer – The key to effective public speaking is staying organized. Travelpro Rollaboards feature an intelligently-designed Business Organizer in the front pocket which allows quick access to flash drives, power cords, business cards, pens, pencils and other small items. Plus, a front ticket pocket holds important travel documents, and can be used to store trip receipts.
  • Extensive Storage Capacity – Many Travelpro Rollaboards are carry-on size, but have extensive storage space. Thus, you can carry on handouts, a projector and a change of clothing instead of packing them in checked luggage (and having to pay checked bag fees and endure potential bag retrieval delays).
  • Intelligent Ergonomics – Travelpro’s rolling luggage features a telescoping handle system which extends up to 43″ for taller travelers, and removable, sealed, in-line skate wheels for smooth rolling. All models come with high-tensile-strength zipper pulls that ensure effortless opening and closing.

Travelpro Rollaboards will take the anxiety out of getting to your speaking engagement. All you have to do is relax and talk.

Travelpro Crew 8 Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase

June 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

You’re constantly on the go, so you need a checkpoint friendly briefcase that won’t slow you down. The Travelpro Crew 8 Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase is the perfect companion. This case allows you to breathe easier while passing through security, especially when you’re rushing to your next flight.

The Crew 8 Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase is 5” W by 16.75” L by 12.5” H, and requires no work during checkpoint security. The case is super light weight at only 3.1 pounds and has several smaller compartments for storing.

What makes this bag so great for you techy travelers is by simply unzipping the case, you can run your laptop through the conveyor without removing it, and risk damaging one of your most expensive travel items.

It has a convenient business organizer and file storage, and a ticket pocket that provides quick access to your wallet, passport, MP3 player, keys and airline tickets. It also has a side zippered water bottle pocket, and an adjustable, rubber padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying.

The Crew 8 Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase typically retails for $129.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Top Five Features Of An Executive Briefcase

June 15, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

You can tell a lot about a business person by his or her briefcase.

While most successful executives’ briefcases are lightweight, accessible and easy to transport, their less successful competitors’ briefcases are often heavy, cluttered and a nightmare at airline security checkpoints.

So, what five features do successful business people insist on when buying an executive briefcase?

Easy Access to All Business Essentials: Whether you’re making a major presentation, or simply preparing for a meeting in your hotel room, your briefcase should serve as your business organizer. Travelpro’s Executivefirst™ briefcases enable you to retrieve your laptop quickly through its dual access computer compartment that also provides protection from potential travel damage.

Spacious and Organized: Most of our cases accommodate up to 17″ laptops, and feature an intelligently-designed Business Organizer in the front pocket which allows quick access to business travel essentials. In addition, a front ticket pocket holds important travel documents, while a zippered mesh pocket is provided for water bottles or last minute items. Interior storage includes intelligently design pockets for electronic essentials as well as a file organizers for paper files and magazines.

Checkpoint Friendly Design: Imagine breezing through airport security by simply unzipping the back of your computer case, laying the case flat on the conveyer, zipping up the case once it’s passed through the X-ray machine, and proceeding to your gate. This “Checkpoint Friendly” design is available on certain Executivefirst models.

Strong and Stable Framing System: Our polypropylene Honeycomb Framing system features lightweight, durable construction for easy carrying over long or short travel. While the framing system helps keep each case standing securely upright, skid guards protect against scuffing and other damage.

Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: All Executivefirst briefcases are made with lightweight, Duraguard-coated nylon fabric which is exceptionally durable and stain resistant. The rolling cases also feature ergonomically telescoping handle systems which extend to 41″ for taller travelers, and high-tensile-strength zipper pulls to ensure effortless opening and closing.

It’s Easy to Carry and Transport: Convenient “quick loops” enable cases to be hooked to the extension handle of companion rolling luggage for easy transport. And our cases feature an extra wide, removable, non-slip neoprene shoulder strap designed to hang comfortably and adjust easily. It is standard on all non-rolling models.

Travelpro’s Executivefirst™ briefcases are designed very carefully with the highest quality materials. We know successful executives won’t stand for anything less.

The Benefits Of Checkpoint Friendly Luggage

June 3, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

When you think of an airport security checkpoint, what words come to mind? Inconvenient, cumbersome, hectic? Absolutely. Friendly? Probably not.

That’s because you don’t have a checkpoint friendly briefcase.

Imagine breezing through airport security by simply unzipping the back of your computer case, laying the case flat on the conveyor, zipping up the case once it’s passed through the X-ray machine, and proceeding to your gate. No removing your laptop from its bag. No risk of dropping your laptop, or scrambling to put it back while other travelers wait for you to finish.

That’s the advantage of Travelpro’s Checkpoint Friendly computer briefcases. Our bags also feature a padded sleeve compartment for extra protection that accommodates most 17″ laptops.

Thus, you not only avoid the hassles of removing your computer from its case, but the dangers, as well. In the hustle and bustle of crowded security lines, your unprotected laptop is very vulnerable. You not only risk the cost of replacing a damaged computer but, lacking access to your files, the prospect of a very unproductive business trip.

The fact is, airline checkpoint complexity is likely here to stay. So, after placing your shoes, coats, metal objects, carry-on suitcase, briefcase and liquids, gels and aerosols (packed into 1 quart clear plastic zip-top bag) on the conveyor belt, wouldn’t it be nice not to have to unpack, handle, and repack your laptop?

Of course it would.

When you combine this convenience with the other features Travelpro’s Checkpoint Friendly computer cases offer — lightweight, durable construction, a business organizer, accessory pockets; file storage, an easily accessible ticket pocket, and an adjustable, padded shoulder strap — airline travel just got a whole lot easier.

And, that’s what drives us. The essence of Travelpro is making travel easier.

Whether you’re a businessman working the phone to close a major deal, or a young mother shepherding her toddlers through the airport maze, we’re committed to simplifying travel.

You might say we’re traveler friendly.