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Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight

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Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight

Martha Bakerjian

The Bottom Line

The Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight is a well-made sturdy bag that is well-balanced and handles easily. It's good for travel on both trains and airplanes but it exceeds the carry on size limit on some airlines such as RyanAir. Although the size is small, the interior is laid out efficiently making it easy to pack and a good choice for small bags. The Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight is a high quality piece of luggage that comes with a lifetime warranty.

Pros

  • Outstanding balance
  • Easy to manuever
  • Efficient interior and exterior layout
  • Life time warranty

Cons

  • Exceeds carry-on limits for some European Airlines

Description

  • Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight is a high quality bag that rolls and handles easily.
  • Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight has an outside handle making the interior flat and easy to pack.
  • Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight has space efficient features that make it easy to organize and use in small rooms.

Guide Review - Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight

I used the Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight for extensive traveling in Italy, using it in a variety of situations. Although the description says it's good for 2-3 days of travel, I was actually able to pack 5 days worth of clothing, including one pair of shoes and toiletries. It was easier to pack than other rolling carry-ons I've seen because the outside handle leaves a flat surface on the bottom. The two top pockets and snap-on toiletry bag come in handy for small items and are especially useful when you're staying in a very small space and not able to unpack the suitcase.

There are also three small pockets on the outside. On the front there's one pocket that's a good size for a train ticket or boarding pass and a larger one that can carry books or documents or even a few small clothing items. Then there's a cleverly hidden tiny pocket on the back between the handles, good for a camera or cell phone. It's also easy to attach another bag.

The 20" Carry-on Superlight was easy to take on European trains and most airplanes but exceeded the carry on limit on RyanAir. It was easy to walk with it and it stood up by itself without ever tipping.

This carry-on is not the lightest available but is the lightest in its class compared to other high quality bags. I've used lighter bags that have poor balance, making them difficult to roll or stand. This one is sturdy and well-balanced. It even goes over curbs without losing its balance and stands up packed without falling over. I was amazed at how easily it handled.

I'm very happy with the Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight and found it to be a good bag for Italy travel. I'd definitely recommend this luggage.

Luggage Video - Briggs and Riley 20" Carry-On Superlight

Note: Briggs and Riley has a large selection of high-quality luggage in all sizes and styles, all with a lifetime warranty.

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