Comment Here And You May Win a Briggs & Riley TORQ Bag

I’m a Briggs & Riley fan, my usual carry on is their Baseline CX bag. They’ve made a splash over the past month with a new bag, and I’ve arranged a giveaway.

As I explained earlier today, I’ll have a different Briggs & Riley bag to give away next week as well (different bags for different reasons, they’ve “got your business and leisure covered” as it were).

The Briggs & Riley TORQ is a departure from just functional offering a stylish hard shell that I think looks great (although it’s extra-reinforced to prevent damage, so functional too).

It has an extra wide wheel base to prevent tipping when overstuffed, and it’s a four wheel spinner for easy transport through the airport.

And it comes with Briggs & Riley’s unrivaled lifetime guarantee.

This time we’re going to try something different. Instead of answering one question, I’m going to ask you to answer two to be eligible to win.

  • Do you have different bags for different seasons?
  • Do you have different bags for different missions – such as vacation travel and work?

Here are the rules:

  • You need to have answered both of those questions in your comment to this blog in order to be entered.

  • You may enter up to once per day — and I give you a bit of slack in this, I won’t disqualify any entry as long as you don’t make more than one entry per calendar day or as long as no entry is closer than 24 hours together from another one. And if you’re close, we’re cool. I’m not looking to disqualify people, just to make sure there’s no massive ballot stuffing.

  • All entries (comments) must be received no later than Thursday, June 6 at Noon Eastern time.

  • I will draw a winner at random in the days following the close of the contest from those that meet these guidelines. Make sure you provide a valid e-mail address when entering to be eligible to win (you do not need to leave an email address in the comments, but along with your name where it asks for your email that email must be ‘real’ or I will have no way of contacting you).

  • The winner acknowledges that this is a prize and is not for resale.

  • I’m the final arbiter in all matters related to this contest and in all matters of interpretation. There is no appeal. I’m doing this because there’s an opportunity to send out a pretty cool high-end bag, and not taking anything in return, so please don’t give me a hard time in the process.

Any questions? E-mail me. And hopefully the winner will also follow up with me to let me know their impressions of the bag. It looks great!

Hit the comments of this post to enter!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Have different bags.
    1. smaller bag (lightweight victorinox)for
    solo european train travel.
    2. same roller carry on.

  2. 1. No, I don’t have different bag for different seasons
    2. No, I don’t have different bags for different missions

  3. 1. I don’t have different bags for different seasons.
    2. I don’t have different bags for vacations vs. business travel.

  4. Don’t use different bags for the season. Yes I do have different work and vacation luggage. Usually always check on vacation and never check for work trips.

  5. 1. I don’t have different bags for different seasons.
    2. Unfortunately, I don’t have different bags for vacation versus business.

  6. Do you have different bags for different seasons? – nope.
    Do you have different bags for different missions – such as vacation travel and work? nope

  7. I don’t have different bags for different seasons.

    I don’t have different bags for work/leisure.

    Length of trip and whether its with kids or without determines the type of the bag.

  8. 1. I do not have different bags for different seasons. That just sounds silly.

    2. I do have different bags for different “missions”. Even multiple variations of each (such as casual business vs. formal business), which now that I think about it, might be stranger than different bags for different seasons.

  9. I do use different bags for different reason. Business travel is always a carry-on garment bag. Leisure travel could be a number of different bags

    Different bags for different lengths of time and different types of travel.

  10. 1. I don’t change up my bags with the seasons.

    2. I do not travel for work. I usually take a standard black rolling bag for most weekend travel. However, on trips where I must check a bag (usually hiking or SCUBA related), I take a small hiking daypack instead.

  11. I do not have different bags for different seasons.

    I try to have different bags for work/leisure, I usually use a better bag when traveling with coworkers/boss.

  12. 1. Typically same bag for all seasons, but might upsize for longer winter trips to accommodate heavier clothing.
    2. Same bag for business or personal travel.

  13. No, I don’t have different bags for different seasons.
    No, I don’t have different bags for different missions.

  14. I use the same bag no matter what the season and I use the same bag regardless of the purpose of my travel. My bag is pink thanks to my wife and so I could really use the the B&R bag to help restore my masculinity! Thanks

  15. 1. No
    2. Yes – depending on length of time of the trip and whether my daughter comes too!

  16. 1. I don’t have different bags for different seasons.
    2. I use the same bags for both business and pleasure travel (my city apartment is muy pequeño)

  17. 1. No but summer is easier to make do with a carry on.
    2. Sure, pleasure trips require far less clothing than work.

  18. I have two bags: big and small, and they work for all seasons and for all work and leisure travel. The deciding factor for me is how long I’m going to be gone and how much I need to carry. Usually this consists of trying to cram as much as humanly possible into “small” so I don’t have to check a bag.

    This would be a nice upgrade for “small.” Thanks for the contest.

  19. 1) Nope, no matter the temp outside it’s always winter on the plane.
    2) Work and play it’s all the same, except the garment bag within the suitcase varies in bulkiness, and the airlines keep breaking off bits of my luggage so they look worse and worse over time. If only I could win some new bags…

  20. 1)Same bags for all seasons.

    2)I do have different bags for different occasions, I have a short vacation one, a large camping backpack for longer travels, and a nicer suitcase for business travel

  21. No and no… Same bags regardless!

    This is why I need to win so I can have some luggage variety! 😉

  22. I have the same travel bags for all seasons. I vary it depending only on how much I’m going to bring with me aka the length of the trip.

    For work I usually bring a smaller bag, even a small duffle, and for longer vacations I have a shoulder bag and a suitcase, and I pick from those depending on how much I’m bringing. It depends on the trip, the right bag for the right job!

  23. I have the same two travel bags when I’m on my own- I go with the smallest possible.

    Vacations used to be the same bags, but now with a little guy in the family we have much larger rollers that we *gasp* check…

  24. 1. I do have different bags for different seasons, because when it’s snowing/raining a lot I like bags with wheels so they don’t get as dirty when I have to put them down.

    2. I do have have different bags for different missions – such as duffle bags for short trips, rolling garment bags for work trips, and spinner uprights for vacation/family trips.

  25. I don’t have a bag for different seasons nor do I use a different bag for different missions. Thanks

  26. I don’t have different bags for different seasons
    I have different size bags for different types of trips.

  27. 1. Using just one bag for all seasons
    2. Using same bag for all purposes

    Keep it simple!

  28. 1) Seasons do not determine which bags we use
    2) Leisure/business do not change what bags we use

    The driving factor on which bags we use when we travel is what airline we’re traveling on and what bag allotment they allow.

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