My mom bought my brother and I a Briggs and Riley suitcase for Christmas a couple years back, and it’s legit the best suitcase ever. Some people believe that luggage brand Briggs & Riley is the best for frequent travelers. However, is this really true? I am going to list out the pros and cons, and also why it is considered the best suitcase brand.
For reference, I have a carry on but this is like a powerhouse of a carry on. Despite being a phenomenal packer, I have packed enough for a week or more in this carry on. With tons of room and a light weight design this by far has been the best bag I have ever owned.
On a website called CleverJourney they listed out the Best Luggage Brands including Briggs & Riley, TravelPro, Samsonite, Tumi and more. They ranked each brand in 8 categories including reviews, airline compatibility, weight and price. In their ranking the popular brands known for its modern and sleek designs like Tumi and TravelPro ranked in only 3rd and 4th place. But, Briggs & Riley ranked number 1.
When it came down to it out of a score of 100, Briggs & Riley ranked at 81 which is the highest overall score. Some of its highlighted features are its durability, value, lifetime warranty and its creative features. Their softside and hardside suitcases can last for up to 10 years, and they’re made from high-quality materials. I have the softside suitcase picked in the middle in the exact same color. Plus it has an unlimited lifetime warranty. This is by far the best warranty offered by any suitcase brand. They cover many things from no matter how the issue happened which is better than the rest who only cover manufacturing defects.
And, despite the high prices, the luggage brand is still reasonably priced compared to other brands with less quality and no lifetime warranty. Its “no-matter-what” lifetime warranty and innovative features make it a great value. So for around $400 to $700, you can get a suitcase that will last for decades, and this is a good deal considering the features that it has.
So, shoutout to my mom for getting me hip to the brand and for having my initials monogramed into my bag.
Now, there are a couple downsides. It is still considerably expensive and you can get by with just about any bag. My only other gripe is that it isn’t really THAT stylist. It has a very modest look but, hey, it’s the best. If you are a frequent traveler and like the idea of value this is the best bet. Despite the up front cost, you get easily 10 years of usage out of your bag and you dont have to worry about any issues, because they will fix it! People who are here for the looks should probably lean more towards a bag like Tumi.
I am looking forward to adding more to my collection.