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How airlines are changing the way we pack

7th August 2016 Print
Kinzie St. Cabin Bag

In recent years, the cheaper, no frills airlines and now, some of the major carriers, have been telling us that if we want to take two or three bags onto a plane, then we have to dig deep and pay for the privilege.

As a consequence, we are all starting to carry less and less luggage, and companies such as premium travelware company Briggs & Riley, are starting to produce bags that are small enough to not only go in the overhead locker, but can even fit under the seat*.

Here are just three examples of new bags, all of which can fit under an airplane seat, and all sold with Briggs & Riley’s unique lifetime warranty…

Kinzie Street Cabin Bag: From the new Kinzie Street collection, this is part day bag, part business brief and part overnighter. The Cabin Bag which is made of a tough coated fabric that provides durability and moisture resistance, is a hybrid piece that is the essential companion of any urban professional. It offers easy organisation for tech gadgets – including a laptop up to 12.6” – in a relaxed and casual style. Measuring 30.5 x 41 x 18 cm and available in grey and navy, the bag retails for £209.

Baseline Medium Duffle: When simplicity is what's needed, look no further than the Medium Duffle, the latest addition to the best-selling Baseline collection. The lack of bells and whistles doesn't mean that this bag isn't just the ticket when you just need a quick and easy packing solution for one or two nights; its roomy interior keeping everything within easy reach. The bag is made of Briggs & Riley’s renowned ballistic nylon which resists wear, moisture, dirt and abrasion. Available in black or olive, the bag measures 33 x 51 x 27 cm and retails for £199.

Baseline Framed Weekender: Another new addition to the Baseline collection, the Framed Weekender holds anything and quickly snaps open for easy packing and access to contents. It's the perfect bag for a quick bank robbery getaway (though we're sure you'll only use it for legitimate reasons!). Also made of ballistic nylon, the bag is available in black or olive, measures 34.5 x 46 x 23 cm and retails for £239.

Briggs & Riley products are available online at, at selected John Lewis Branches, Harrods, Selfridges, Case London and leading independent retailers (a full list can be found at

*Briggs & Riley recognises that each individual airline reserves the right to dictate which bags (if any) are permitted onto an aircraft as carry-on luggage, for storage either under a seat or in an overhead locker.

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Kinzie St. Cabin Bag