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Need a Workhorse Piece of Luggage? This Is It

Bric's Life Quattro-Light Pilot Case
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* Easily fits overhead
* Weighs less than nine pounds
* Features a telescoping handle and four casters

Not all travel luggage is created equal. That much we know. Sometimes they’re a bit more fashion forward than they are practical. Sometimes they look exactly like every other piece of luggage on the carousel. Once in a while, though, a piece of luggage pops up that’s both aesthetically pleasing and able to handle the rigors of frequent travel. And Italian-based Bric’s Quattro Pilot Case is one such example.

Bric’s has been hand-crafting travel bags in Milan since it was founded in 1952 by Mario Briccola and is still run by the Briccola family to this day. The company came to global prominence in the 80s and 90s thanks in large part to its focus on quality, style, function, aesthetics and durability.

Amongs its many collections is the Life Collection, which features the small but robust Quattro-Light Pilot Case. Made from a PVC-coated cotton that looks a lot like suede, the company boasts that it is more durable than ballistic nylon. That cotton blend also makes it water and stain resistant and easy to clean. A Tuscan leather handle and trim complete the look.

The Pilot Case also features four Japanese casters for a smooth ride and a multi-level telescoping handle. Two separate compartments make it easy to pack for both business and pleasure. More importantly, compared to other rival carry-on luggage, the Pilot Case from Bric’s weighs in at under nine pounds, making it one of the best all-around pieces of travel luggage available.

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