THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL SOLUTION – Briggs & Riley Introduces the Innovative – Hard Sided Luggage That SHRINKS to Fit 25% More of Your Clothes

Available June 1st, 2016!

HAUPPAGE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Briggs & Riley, world-renowned brand of premium luggage known for
performance and industry-leading lifetime warranty, announces another
major design breakthrough: the first hard-sided luggage that expands and
compresses to original size. This allows for high-capacity packing
inside popular hard-sided luggage, which are lightweight, durable and
warrantied for life. The new Sympatico CX collection will
allow travelers to expand their hard-side cases up to 25%, then compress
back down to original size. This is a major win for hard-side case
devotees, whose previous expansion options in hard-side cases were
limited to flimsy zippers.

Briggs & Riley’s 2012 introduction of CX
compression/expansion technology was quickly met with industry and
consumer praise. Having initially launched CX within their
flagship ballistic nylon collection; aptly named Baseline®, luggage
featuring CX technology have been among Briggs & Riley’s
top-selling bags globally. It was a logical decision to introduce this
feature in the brand’s hottest selling hard-side collection, Sympatico™.

CEO Richard Krulik said, “We are thrilled to bring innovations to market
that allow us to meet the needs of travelers (wanting to pack in more
and still have bags be smaller) and the trends (hard-sided bag recent
popularity),” said Richard Krulik, CEO of Briggs & Riley. “We take our
time to carefully engineer bags that help consumers navigate the journey
and protect their belongings in a stylish, durable bag that will always
perform based on our reality engineering,” Krulik continued.

By combining two of the most sought after-innovations: compression
technology and lightweight, hard-sided durability, the new Sympatico CX
spinners deliver on the expectations of discerning travelers. Available
in stores July 2016, the new Sympatico CX collection, made
with 100% virgin Makrolon® polycarbonate will be available in
three sizes: 21”, 27” 30”, and three colors Black, Marine Blue and
Burgundy. Classic, travel-savvy colors which coordinate seamlessly with
soft companion pieces for stylish and effortless journeys.

Each bag in the Sympatico collection features an elegant blue lining,
with contrasting cream stitching and pockets. In addition to the
proprietary expansion-compression system, Sympatico CX spinners feature,
YKK® self-repairing zippers, SmartLink® system to attach one
hard sided bag to another for easy transport, multiple handle extension
settings to accommodate different heights, TSA friendly built-in
combination lock, adjustable garment panels to keep clothing neat and
wrinkle free, double spinner wheels for the smoothest ride – steel
components for extra durability and long rolling life (steel instead of
aluminum pins make it twice as durable), and Briggs & Riley’s signature
Outsider® handle, no bars inside of your bag gives a flat
packing interior.

About Briggs & Riley Travelware

Briggs & Riley is the premier international brand of luggage and
business cases whose fanatical customer base speaks loudly in the
two-way dialogue that embodies the company’s mantra – Engineered for
Reality, Guaranteed for Life. Briggs & Riley’s main focus is making sure
travelers are equipped with a durable product and a dependable
relationship required for today’s travel realities. Owned by US Luggage
LLC, a privately owned and operated family company, with headquarters on
Long Island, New York, Briggs & Riley and its parent company are
acclaimed for innovation, performance and service, and specifically for
backing every bag they make with an unconditional lifetime performance
warranty; the only one of its kind in the industry. Briggs & Riley
collections can be found in North America, the UK, Japan and China at
more than 600 fine specialty retailers, select e-tailers, select
high-end department stores and online at www.briggs-riley.com.

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