Travel Products - Briggs and Riley Luggage
Apr 25, 12, 7:20 pm
Trying to decide what model of B&R to purchase, Transcend vs Baseline. I travel 125,000 - 150,000 miles a year. Am wondering if anybody out there can help in me decide. I know they have a "no questions asked" lifetime GTD, but still want to know which model is the most durable.
Any help would be great.
Apr 25, 12, 7:34 pm
I recently purchased a 27" Baseline. It has been on 8 trips so far and doesn't look like it has been through the mess that is baggage...... I really like it.
Apr 25, 12, 8:12 pm
Do you find the 27" a good size or perhaps a little big? I am also debating on 24" or 27". With the 27", if you do not pack it full do you find all your clothes end up pushing to the bottom of the bag like a lot of bigger bags do?
Apr 25, 12, 8:26 pm
It has a really good strap in for the clothes so if the bag isn't full they are held in place really well. It's kind of a "netting" that covers the clothes.
I thought it would be too big but when I go I am gone for at least 10 days and I am a woman who overpacks generally...... LOL LOL But of course summer clothes are lighter so the bag doesn't get as full so this netting holds clothes in solid.
Apr 25, 12, 8:30 pm
Did you look at the Transcend model as well before purchasing or did you already know what you wanted?
Apr 25, 12, 8:35 pm
I am not a person who travels with a lot of suits so the Transcend I really wasn't interested in as the suit rack takes up valuable packing space for me. lol lol The Baseline has a removable bit so I don't have to deal with the suit rack.
Ocn Vw 1K
Apr 25, 12, 10:11 pm
bruinzfan, welcome to FlyerTalk. For more discussion, let's seek the help of readers of the Travel Products forum and I'll move this thread there. Ocn Vw 1K, Moderator, TravelBuzz.
Apr 25, 12, 10:30 pm
Baseline has square shape while Transcend has rounded corners which can impact packing volume
I also don't like how the handles on the Transcend stick out ... One more thing to get caught
Apr 26, 12, 11:05 am
I'm a Transcend user, but bought my pieces before they redesigned. A couple things led me to pick the Transcend over the Baseline:
* Transcend was (is?) lighter than the Baseline
* Color choices -- I didn't want boring black
Apr 27, 12, 4:56 pm
Baseline every time. Baseline more durable. Looks nicer while being durable. To me Transcend looks like a lot of other luggage out there. But then most of my travel is business. But B & R really do stand up to their guarantee of free repairs (you just take care of shipping). In that area they do what Tumi used to do.