Briggs & Riley BRX Travel Gear
I really love to travel. I love to see new places, explore, and learn. Traveling gets a little tricky when you have kids, because you have them you have to think about, and you can’t just pick up an go. That definitely doesn’t stop our family from seeing new places, traveling a bit and camping. I’ve never had my own set of luggage, but it’s something I’ve often though about. My husband’s luggage is old, heavy, and I don’t care for it. I pack my clothes in it when we go places, and I let him take care of the rest. In the last few weeks, I became acquainted with Briggs & Riley. After my experience with just one piece of their luggage, I wonder why I didn’t know about this line before, and I’m looking forward to buying my next piece already. Briggs & Riley has a new adventure travel line out, called the BRX line. After looking at the BRX products online, it’s easy to say that I was impressed at the specifications and the lifetime warranty. I did a search to see who in the area carried the line. I thought that maybe some of the outdoor stores that we go in to might, but the only option I came up with was Shapiro Luggage, a general luggage retailer in a mall close to me. Before even going into the store, I called to make sure they had the line. The girl on the other end of the line knew exactly what I was talking about and said that they most definitely carried the line.
The trip to get our new luggage involved the entire family. Hubby, two little boys and myself. As soon as we walked through the doors, I noticed the BRX line, as it was right by the register, towards the front of the store, and advertised in a way that stood out. Of course I was looking for it, but it would have automatically been one of the lines I would have been drawn to anyways because of how it was displayed and where it was located in the store. As I began looking at the line, the woman who I had talked to on the phone approached me and asked if I was the one who called about the line. She then proceeded to give me a “tour” of the luggage. She told me that she owns two pieces herself and has told me the number of places she’s already taken the luggage. It was incredibly helpful to have someone helping me that actually owns pieces from the line. She was enthusiastic and very knowledgable. After she showed us all of the cool features, and answered all of our questions, she gave us some space to make a decision and discuss what we liked and didn’t like. We decided on the rolling duffel, which I think was a good choice.
I already have my eye on another piece in the collection that we will hopefully be adding soon. We toted our new purchase down the mall with confidence that it was going to be a great suitcase. Once I got it home, I explored more of the options and created an overview video that you can watch below. I’ll go over some of the specs, more about our experience, and I’ll show you just how much you can fit in this lightweight adventure luggage.
As I mentioned in the video above, hubby took the rolling duffel camping with the boys. They had a great time, made a lot of memories, and were able to use the new bag. I was inquisitive to him when I got home. He said it worked fantastic, the duffel handle was great for a camping trip, and it met their needs and expectations. See this happy face? It was a great trip.
The BRX line is well thought out and very well made. I love how compact this is for storage as well. In each side of the duffel, there is a harder part that folds down into the bottom, making the rolling duffel compact for storage. You can see from this side view just how compact it is.
Overall, I am really pleased with the BRX line, and will definitely be adding to it soon. I an happy with Shapiro Luggage and would definitely shop there again, especially with the sales associate that was there at the time. I think when buying anything, it helps if the person trying to sell it has experience with the product. I know as a consumer I am much more likely to buy it when someone is able to give personal experience on why they did or didn’t like it. So if you are in the market for luggage, are very active, and want something with a lifetime guarantee, be sure to check out the new Briggs & Riley BRX Adventure Travel Gear.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions remain 100% my own.