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 InsideFlyer.com, 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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Comments

  1. 1. No different bags for different seasons.

    2. Backpack for short trips, carry on for longer ones – no change for work/leisure.

  2. I do not have a different bag for different seasons.

    I also do not have a different bag for work and pleasure.

  3. NO to both. I use same bag for all purposes. It’s time to get new ones since my current ones are getting old. Pick me!! thanks.

  4. I have the same travel bags for all seasons.

    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. Whatever’s right for the job!

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

    I also don’t have a different bag for personal versus business travel.

  6. 1. Sadly, I do not have different bags for different seasons. :–(
    2. Nor do I have different bags for vacation travel and business travel.

  7. Luggage dependent on season? No, not really

    Luggage dependent on mission? Some, but business travel isn’t something I really do. It’s all about length of trip, what the remote climate will me, if I have access to laundry facilities and care to use them, and how much riff-raff I might bring home. That determines the size of my bag(s) … and if I might try to take a second (hasn’t happened yet, but might come in handy on occasion).

  8. For seasonal travel, I will pack heavier close in winter, but this doesn’t necessarily change the bag I use.

    I don’t travel for work at all, so it’s all about the weather at my destination, and for how long I will be gone

  9. 1. I don’t have different bags for different seasons.
    2. I do have different bags for different missions — both business vs. leisure and different types of trips within those categories.

    Thanks again, Gary.

  10. 1) Nope, no matter the temperature 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…

  11. 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..

  12. No seasonal bag and no purpose specific luggage. Same bag goes everywhere I need to go.

  13. I have a garment bag for work that I rarely use for leisure travel.

    I only have different bags for different seasons because winter clothing is so much bulkier and takes up more space than summer clothing, so I can use a smaller bag when I pack sandals instead of boots.

  14. 1. same bag for all seasons

    2. small carry-on for business and larger luggage for leisure

  15. 1. Yes: I have a ski boot bag and a hard-shell ski case (winter) but apart from that, no.

    2. Yes, I use a camping backpack for some trips (fun, rural) and a rollaboard for others (urban, business)

  16. 1) Don’t have a different bag for different seasons.
    2) I take a carry-on for business, while a duffel bag for small roadtrips, or a larger bag for longer trips.

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

    But I do have an old Eddie Bauer small tan duffel that came with an expedition my parents bought about 15 years ago (I’m surprised it’s still in such good shape) and a hanging bag for business travel.

  18. Just one set of bags….basically used depending on the length of the trip. Weather/trip purpose doesn’t really influence which bag I take.

  19. 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.

  20. 1. I use the same bags for all seasons.

    2. If it’s a work trip and I’ll have someone handling my bags for me, I use a rolling bag. If I know that I’ll be doing a lot of walking, then I go for a backpack style. … Although sometimes I check in a rolling bag so I can haul back a ton of treats for my family and friends. 🙂

  21. 1. Same bags all season
    2. Different bags for different missions.
    I hope the third time is a charm and I win this bag!

  22. Do you have different bags for different seasons? Nope
    Do you have different bags for different missions – such as vacation travel and work? Not really except for the rarely used suit bag

  23. Do you have different bags for different seasons? Of course!
    Do you have different bags for different missions – such as vacation travel and work? Certainly!

  24. No seasonal bags for me, but work trips do require the backpack and all the tech gear.

  25. No seasonal bags for me, but work trips do require the backpack and all the tech gear.

  26. I do not have a seasonal bags. For work a good travel clothes bag is wonderful.

  27. 1. I do not have different bags for different seasons.

    2. I do have different bags for different missions – while I do not travel for work except for the annual company meeting, I have different bags that I use for different types of trips – dependent on whether it’s international or domestic, weekend or 7-12 days, cruising w/flights or cruising w/o flights, or driving to the beach for a couple of days.

    Despite having a collection of bags, I don’t own a B&R but wish I did!

  28. ◾Do you have different bags for different seasons?
    No

    ◾Do you have different bags for different missions – such as vacation travel and work?
    Not really, though I do have a travel backpack for any travel where that works easier.
    And use carry on bag for shorter trips and check-in usually on international..

  29. Do you have different bags for different seasons? No

    Do you have different bags for different missions – such as vacation travel and work? I have a cheap walmart throw-away roller and a ebags TLS weekender backpack convertible for when a roller would be inconvenient such as when taking a lot of public transit.

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