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- 100% Polycarbonate
- Fabric lining
- Zipper closure
- 21" high
- 14" wide
- Simple as that® lifetime warranty even covers airline damage.
- Strong and lightweight carry-on featuring 360-degree double spinner wheels with durable steel components
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Torq International Carry-On Spinner
Exclusively by Briggs & Riley
Experience polycarbonate perfected with the Torq International Carry-On Spinner. The durability of hardside luggage with the versatility of a traditional suitcase, this carry-on features a lockable front compartment for easy access to a tablet and other quick-access travel essentials. Perfect for a 1-3 day trip.
3-layer, 100% virgin Makrolon polycarbonate material is high-strength, lightweight, and provides elasticity and resiliency.
- Aircraft-grade aluminum telescoping handle system with 3 stop heights and ergonomic Outsider handle grip.
- Molded side feet protect and keep bag clean when placed on side.
- Intergraded molded grab points for versatile handling.
- Perfect for a 1-4 day trip.
80/20 Lid Opening
Allows bag to be packed like a traditional suitcase, offering convenient, easy packing on a luggage rack. Flexible retaining wall perfectly guides packing process. YKK RC zippers for smooth, self-repairing zipper action; ergonomic, lockable double zipper pulls with gunmetal finish.
Briggs & Riley Control Panel
Integrated TSA friendly combination lock secures contents in main and front compartments. Outsider handle provides wrinkle-free flat packing interior and greater packing space. Molded soft-touch top and side carry handles for comfortable gripping and carrying.
Wide Wheel Base
Exceptionally wide, tilt-resistant wheel base for maximum stability. Recessed double spinner wheels for lower center of gravity and effortless 360 degree navigation; steel components for added durability.
Hardside Front Pocket
Simple one-touch operation unlocks hinged front pocket. Textured hardside material resists scratching. Gusseted, zipperless design sits flush with bag when closed, allowing an easy fit into the overhead compartment. Padded lid slip pocket fits an iPad or tablet in or out of its case. Also perfect for storing magazines, bagged 3 oz. liquids, and other essentials.
The Torq Collection
The Torq collection is polycarbonate perfected. Durable, lightweight, intelligently engineered and stylishly designed. Hardside luggage with a lifetime guarantee that even covers airlines damage.
Experience polycarbonate perfected with the torq international carry-on spinner, the durability of hardsided luggage with the versatility of a traditional suitcase, this carry-on features a lockable front compartment for easy access to a tablet and other quick-access travel essentials, perfect for a 1-3 day trip, lifetime warranty
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 9.4 x 21.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00CHSN59G
- Item model number: QU121SP-32
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 23, 2013
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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hard shell bags have the following advantages:
1) incredibly light
2) 4 wheels that make moving the bag easy
and the following disadvantages
1) no outside pockets for your liquids or other items to make going through security easy
2) fixed size, so no "cramming" more stuff in there
3) opens up in 50/50 mode, making laying on a hotel luggage stand to unpack pretty awkward.
The Torq does the best job at addressing these issues. Rimowa makes a "Hybrid bag" that has a solution to the outside pocket problem, but this bag is very expensive and doesn't look like a traditional hardshell.
The Torq has a fantastic outside locking pocket big enough for your liquids and a laptop and book. It's as light as the Rimowa with similar interior volume. The Torq also opens up in the more traditional 80/20 mode like a soft bag, making it easier to open and pack/unpack in a hotel. The Torq is also much cheaper than the Rimowa and carries a lifetime warranty, where Rimowa only carries a 5 year warranty.
This bag carries all the bells and whistles of the highest end Rimowa polycarbonate bag at a fraction of the price, with better features and a better warranty.
Some comparison points:
1. The finish on the new Torq is beautiful, and while I have no doubt it is prone to scuffing, my guess is that for a carry-on, most of that will be on the user, not baggage handlers.
2. B&R have built their external handle channel smartly into the shell of the Torq, and it works well, while still preserving the "no channels inside your packing area" approach. The Baseline of course has external handle channels.
3. Both cases have robust wheels, though the Torq seems slightly lower profile. Both glide easily over smooth surfaces; neither requires much effort over carpet. The Baseline gives up very little interior space to the wheels, the Torq more so.
4. With my TravelPro rollaboard, I am able to slip my briefcase handle over the bag handle. I have never been able to do that with any B&R bag, and these two are no different.
5. The integrated fold-up garment bag in the Baseline is a real winner. I can take the garment bag out of my TravelPro and fit it inside the Torq, but I don't think I should have to do that. My big fear is that the wrinkling in the Torq will be more severe, due to the smaller width available for suits. Here is the solution that seems to make sense: ditch the garment bag. A garment bag in a rollaboard borders on superfluous. I have a separate garment bag that I use in the soft-sided luggage I have in my car for structure. But the rollaboard already has the structure, and realistically, garment bags don't actually protect your suits/dresses from wrinkles very much. Another thing I found in test-packing: skip double-breasted suits. They have more fabric and take up more space.
Granted, this solution may not work for everyone, but in order to use this bag to carry suits, you're going to have to find a way to make some extra space. Getting rid of the garment bag altogether works, and two single-breasted suits can be carefully folded into place in the upper compartment. BTW, I am 6'2", with size 12 dress shoes. That stuff takes up room.
6. Locking zippers up top are an excellent feature. Nothing like them on the Baseline.
7. The outside pocket on the Torq is very clever. I don't think it is flimsy, so much as it is lightweight & flexible. It can indeed hold, and is padded for, a laptop/iPad, and so long as your toiletries are packed appropriately, they will fit there, too. Coincidentally, the toiletry bag from my TravelPro fits well, while the latest I bought from Lewis & Clark is a bit chunky. However, the travel case for my Phillips Sonicare toothbrush fits easily at the bottom of the exterior pocket.
8. The luggage tag holder on the Baseline seems better implemented. I like the pull-out-snap-back feature on the Baseline.
In my ideal world, B&R would make the Torq in a domestic carry-on size, because that difference in size spells the difference for carrying suits in a carry-on plus enough changes in other clothing to enable a real 3-½ day business trip. Nonetheless, here is what I was able to pack in the Torq:
2 single-breasted suits
i pair men's oxford dress shoes 
3 dress shirts
3 changes of underwear
3 pairs of socks
1 pair of Keene canvas sandals to serve casual/athletic, go-get-espresso-at-6am-shoes
1 casual shirt
1 pair gym trunks
iPad mini & cables
After letting that sit for 8 hours, I unpacked everything, and the folded suits were no more wrinkled than if they had been in a garment holder. I wasn't supremely careful at packing, so I suspect I could do a bit better here, or at least make it less of a compression job. I may try some of my Eagle Creek organizer packs to see if they help or not.
P.S. Does anyone know what the purpose is of the mesh zip pocket on the upper compartment? I mean, obviously, it is a pocket, but for anything in particular? Any specific use case the designer had in mind? For me, it is just fabric & hardware taking up space. I wish the luggage makers actually gave you a suggested use booklet, because you know each of there features had some thought in mind.
P.P.S. For me, I am still trying to decide whether to keep the Torq, Baseline, or both. I still plan to buy the two larger Torq bags for my girlfriend and me for longer leisure trips where checking a bag is less of an inconvenience. Craftsmanship and design are excellent. I really like this bag. But it's not perfect; no bag is. Still, I am now leaning toward keeping the Torq and returning the Baseline.
Overall, it performed well. It rolled through the airport with ease and I love the compact size. It also doesn't hurt that I love the red color. Yes, it's pricey but I love the Briggs and Riley warranty. This is now my favorite carry on.
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