We bought two Briggs & Riley 24 Inch Expandable Uprights ($459) for an upcoming vacation from an upscale luggage store last weekend. After receiving what equates to a seminar on all of the high-end luggage brands, we concluded that Briggs & Riley was our favorite. First class accommodations for your belongings. This lightweight and roomy bag uses a zipper expansion system for 18% more packing space when needed. Although other brands brag about their warranties, Briggs & Riley is the only one that we’ve come across that covers airline damage. If the airline tears the luggage, they will fix it, free of charge, no questions asked. That is the icing on the cake to us (we’ve had airlines damage several pieces of our luggage in the past).