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Briggs & Riley Luggage Transcend International Carry-on


Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

RECOMMENDED IF
  • You are looking for a carry-on with a suiter

  • 2 inches of expansion space is just about right for you

  • You are travelling outside the United States
NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • You are flying within the United States - this carry-on would most likely not meet airline requirements for carry-on baggage because of it's dimensions

  • You are looking for a suitcase with four spinner wheels

Welcome to the review of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On

Quick Take

This wide body suitcase is meant for carry-on use outside the United States. It has a suiter, a good selection of internal and external pockets including a unique carry-all pocket. This is also an expandable bag.





This is the International Transcend Carry-On. There is another Transcend, the Domestic Transcend Carry-On. The International version is 1.5 inches shorter and 1.5 inches wider than the Domestic version. The Domestic was meant for flying within the United States, this bag, the International, is meant for flying everywhere else.

Let's go take a closer look


Main Packing Space and Related Features

Here is the main packing space.


interior of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

A closer look reveals that you don't have the usual tie-down straps. You get a broad tie-down compression mesh.


compression mesh of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

In case the packing space isn't enough for you, you can use this zipper to expand the bag.


expansion feature of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

Expansion will give you an additional 2 inches of extra space.

Going back to the bag interior, let's take a look at what's behind the suitcase lid.

First, you get a zippered mesh pocket.


interior mesh pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

Then right below it is a solid wet pocket.


interior solid pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

And now for a nice surprise. This section of the lid unfolds . . .


suiter section of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

. . . giving you a suiter.

Now lets zip up this bag, stand it upright, and see what it's like on the outside.


External Pockets

Immediately, we notice this sort of net in front of the suitcase.


carry-all pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

This is a carry-all mesh pocket. A convenience feature that you can use to hold, oh, articles of clothing or a pocket book, anything really, when you need to keep your hands free.

When not in use you can unclip the carry-all pocket and store it in this bottom pocket in front of the bag.


carry-all storage pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

Here is the Speedthru pocket.


speedthru pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

This is a shallow pocket for easy access items. Keys, boarding passes, loose change, you name it.

If you need a bigger space up front here it is.


big front pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

This is a deep, gusseted pocket which is your main external pocket for this suitcase.

Let's turn the bag around . . .


umbrella pocket of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

This long pocket is called an umbrella pocket. You don't have to necessarily store an umbrella here, of course. I'm sure you'll find some use for this convenient long pocket.

Off to the side is a flat pocket with a curious tab.



hideaway id tag of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

This a discreet id tag.


Mobility

The telescoping handle of the Transcend Carry-On is called an Outsider handle because the entire assembly is fixed on the outside of the suitcase.


outsider handle of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

This is so that the handle frame does not interfere with giving you a flat packing space inside. It is vulnerable when located outside but Briggs & Riley have taken steps to make this handle system as tough as possible.

The second part of the mobility package is, of course, the wheels.


wheels of the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry On

You get two big wheels that should have no problem rolling over uneven terrain. Moldings around the wheels are also meant to provide a bulwark of protection for these important features as well as the bottom corner of the suitcase.




Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On





Comparing The Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On


The Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On vs. the Briggs & Riley Transcend Domestic Carry-On

VS

Both these suitcases are Transcends. The only difference is that the Domestic Transcend (U.S.) is taller while the International Transcend is wider.

Your choice will depend on where you will be flying.


The Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On vs. the Briggs & Riley Baseline Luggage Baseline International Carry-On

VS

The Baseline and the Transcend differ on only one key point: the expansion feature.

If you want the traditional zipper expansion then the Transcend is your suitcase. If you want something a bit more innovative then you should go for the expansion-compression mechanism of the Baseline.

Oh yes, the Baseline doesn't have the carry-all mesh.



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