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Consensus Favorite: Briggs & Riley Luggage
1. 'Tis the season for travel, so our first "Consensus Favorite" feature will focus on your baggage (the physical kind, that is.)
Over 50,000 Consumer Reports members, The Wirecutter folks who spent hours testing 26 brands, and Buy It For Life sub-Reddit commenters likely procrastinating at work agree: buy your check-in or carry-ons from Briggs & Riley.
After surveying 52,000 Consumer Reports readers, the brand received the top score for durability, stowability, and ease of packing. Meanwhile, The Wirecutter also features Briggs & Riley on its guides to the best checked and carry-on luggage for some of the same reasons. Briggs & Riley luggage is loved because they not only come with a lifetime warranty, the brand even boasts a number of repair centers worldwide in case anything breaks while you travel. In addition, unlike other suitcases, you can fit in much more clothes in a small amount of space thanks to the brand's unique compression system.
The only downside? The price. At about $500-$700, we'll admit, these bags don't come cheap. Still, if you travel often, it's a great investment to make given just how long they last, and the perks that come along with. Indeed, one Buy It For Life sub-Reddit user sums it up quite nicely: "I'd rather truly buy for life than do several warranty exchanges at possibly inopportune times/places."
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