The Baseline range has been one of the most popular and iconic elements of Briggs & Riley‘s portfolio for a number of years with a good mix of innovative features, versatile pieces that work well in combination, plus all with the timeless look and feel that you’d expect from such a well respected brand. Of course, as with any Briggs & Riley case, the ‘Simple As That’ lifetime guarantee is included as standard.
The new Baseline Navy Limited Edition option features an appealing shade of mid-navy colourfast ballistic nylon material, plus chrome zips and chrome-accented highlights that are unique to this colour:
It is currently available across 6 models of the Baseline range:
I’m a big fan of the Briggs & Riley brand, their products and their customer service ethic. I’ve personally used a number of products on a day-to-day basis, and can recommend them as one of the two or three go-to brands when considering premium quality luggage.
The new Navy Special Edition looks elegant both from distance and close-up, will stand out from the crowd with the chrome highlights, and adds no additional cost over the traditional black and olive options. The Baseline range itself always gets good reviews, and will be a good and reliable option, no matter which specific model you select.
The downside would be that by its very nature, the special edition won’t be around forever, and therefore when you come to add additional matching cases to your set, you may find that the navy option is no longer available. Also, the range is somewhat limited at launch, with only the six items shown above being offered in the navy colour, compare to a full 34 items in black and olive. Finally, availability seems limited outside the USA right now, so you may need to contact your local supplier to see whether they can order these products in.
With these restrictions in mind, I would cautiously suggest that the Briggs & Riley Baseline Navy Special Edition is a great addition to their range. I can’t wait to see one up close and review it on the YouTube channel.
Update: 19th October 2016