SOURCE: Briggs & Riley

Briggs & Riley

August 02, 2012 08:30 ET

To Roll or Not to Roll

Briggs and Riley New Rolling Convertible Backpack Grabs Hybrid Audience

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - To roll or not to roll, that is the age-old question facing the modern traveler. Fortunately, Briggs & Riley has the answer: do both. It's not only possible but convenient, comfortable, and cool to have the latest hybrid bag from Briggs & Riley. Customers get the benefits of a rolling bag and a backpack all in one with the introduction of the BRX Exchange Rolling Backpack. With capacity of a 19" rolling carry-on and versatility of a backpack, like everything Briggs & Riley makes, the BRX Exchange Rolling Backpack grew out of a near obsession with making travel as easy, pleasant and as stress free as possible. The BRX Collection from Briggs & Riley features rugged and sporty style for travelers on the move who want light-weight, durable, luggage for their adventures. The new Exchange Rolling Backpack will be available in Amber, Slate and Lava for $350, beginning spring 2013.

As experienced travelers know, there are times on virtually every trip when you just can't roll with it -- your luggage that is. For those who travel frequently, it's the jarring moment when the paved 21st century thoroughfare you're strolling suddenly stops and leaves you facing a muddy dirt path to finish your journey on; or it's in the charming medieval towns and villages of Europe where asphalt gives way to cobblestone.

With the BRX Exchange Rolling Backpack, travelers can effortlessly navigate through changing circumstances. Suddenly realize you need both hands free to steer a stroller and corral a wayward toddler? No problem -- you have a backpack whose wheels are ingeniously hidden. The zip-down back panel conceals the wheels and keeps dirt and moisture off your back and provides access to the padded backpack harness with waist straps and lumbar support panel. An adjustable sternum strap keeps the backpack straps from sliding off and reduces strain on arms, neck and shoulders. The unique zippered and Velcro® opening allows you to access the bag from the top in backpack mode, while completely opening flat for packing like a traditional suitcase. Padded pockets cradle a laptop and an iPad®. There's more room inside than seems possible for a bag that fits perfectly in the overhead bin.

About Briggs & Riley Travelware

Briggs & Riley Travelware is known for innovation and design excellence. Having invented the first wheeled luggage and the outside handle system, Briggs & Riley takes credit for many firsts in the industry and consistently re-designs to meet every traveler's need. Briggs & Riley's 2010 introduction of the new BRX Adventure collection immediately won Gear of the Year Awards from National Geographic Traveler and Men's Journal. The company's wide variety of check-point friendly and high performance luggage and business cases remain light weight while keeping critical functions and features that frequent travelers rely on. The maximum durability and superb value of pieces come with Briggs & Riley's best-in-the-industry Simple as that® lifetime performance guarantee, a guarantee that even covers damage caused by an airline. Visit to view all of our collections and learn about our latest products and store locations. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook; http://twitter@briggsandriley, Briggs & Riley on Facebook for announcements on specials, promotions and new products.

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