It’s the prettiest suitcase I’ve ever owned and the most impractical.
The Briggs & Riley Torq is ridiculously small.
At eight pounds, it isn’t even one of the lighter polycarbonate suitcases out there. If you buy it, be prepared to pack only the bare necessities. The dimensions are “9.4 x 13.3 x 19.4”, the accepted international carry on standard, which is smaller than what the North American airlines will allow.
I used it for a recent four day trip, packing electronic adapters, toiletries, a hair curler, four dresses (rolled up), a few pairs of tights and undergarments. That was the limit of its capacity.
Left out running gear – shoes, shorts, socks and tops – that I would otherwise have taken along.
I was seduced into buying the Torq by its beauty. I love the colour, the look and the ease with which it moves. I paid a fortune – in the $500 CDN range. I also like that this suitcase is guaranteed for life.
Which means the Torq and I will be taking only short trips together in the future. And I’ll be washing a lot of clothes in the hotel sink.