By AnnMarie Marano


Utility is the name of the game with this piece. The Briggs & Riley Boarding Tote is designed with the smart business traveler in mind, who needs to fit every detail neatly and efficiently.
The Boarding Tote is designed specifically to facilitate checkpoints, which it certainly will do with every pocket and section easily accessible to the user and/or security guard. And you will not be in need of extra pockets at that. Each zipper holds a hidden hideaway of ample storage, including a removeable waterproof toiletry bag that snaps onto two inner flaps in the main compartment for travel within the bag.

You are also equipped with a suede leather magnetized hand guard on one of the handles and a removable strap that makes for an easy transition from handbag to shoulder bag.

The Briggs & Riley tote is a great carry-on, where you can fit a small laptop, office supplies, reading materials, toiletries and most-likely a slight change of clothes as well.

Don’t be afraid to keep adding to it – the bag expands significantly when the floor panel is laid down at the bottom of the main compartment.

The bag is made out of a sturdy canvas and comes in either olive or black. At $129 the bag gives you a lot of room and a lot of packing opportunity for a relatively small piece!


And the coolest part – especially for you klutzes (self included) and for those that airlines seem to have an unforeseen vendetta against — Briggs & Riley offers their “Simple as That” warranty. If the bag is ever broken or damaged, even if it was caused by an airline, they will repair it free of charge. Call 888-HMB-BAGS and they’ll give you all the info you need to bring or ship your bag to an Authorized Repair Center.

Briggs & Riley is currently expanding all four of its luggage collections: baseline, transcend, @work and verb. For more information or to see the full Briggs & Riley lineup, please visit

Originally published June 2007
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