For the chronic over-packer
Briggs & Riley has just introduced a collection that is perfect for travelers who always need a little more room in their suitcase. The new Baseline CX styles allow for up to 34% more packing capacity.
Using compression technology (as opposed to the more common zipper expansion), travelers can expand the luggage without altering its original size. This solves the problem of travelers who tend to over-stuff their carry-ons, only to worry later on if the bag will fit in the overhead bin.
While packing, you expand the interior of the bag by pulling up the handles on each side. Load up the bag with all your stuff, and once it's closed, you just push it down and the bag compresses.
If you're planning to go on a long trip and need to pack more than your carry-on can handle, you can take along the checkable Baseline CX. The medium expandable Spinner is just 24 inches high, so it will not take so much space in a small hotel room.
Other noteworthy features: mesh garment panels that prevent items from shifting; garment folder, with roll bar to prevent wrinkling; large front pocket for extra items; TSA-approved lock included.
Good to know: Briggs & Riley's Baseline CX collection isn't cheap. The commuter carry-on is $479, and the medium expandable Spinner is $569. The company, however, has a no-strings-attached lifetime guarantee. If the bag is ever broken or damaged, even if it was caused by an airline, Briggs & Riley will repair it free of charge.
Get the Briggs & Riley Baseline Medium Expandable Spinner on Amazon for $569