MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Yin and Yang. Day and Night. Soft and Hard. Heavy and Light. Opposites don't merely attract. When they get together, the whole often exceeds the sum of their parts.
Take Duolite, the new hybrid collection from Antler Luggage. The 91 year old British company—the #1 brand in its homeland—has combined the best qualities of soft and hard luggage to create a feather-light bag that's also tough as nails.
How feather-light? Try 4.6 lbs. for a 22" carry-on. 5.5 lbs. for a 26" upright. And 6.4 lbs. for a 28" wheeled upright (less than half the weight of the average 14 lb. bag). That means you can pack far more stuff without paying excess baggage fees. That alone should endear these to fee-weary travelers.
Still, "it's not enough simply to be lightweight," notes Andrew Hamilton, Antler's President of North American operations. "It's meaningless if the bags can't hold up to rough handling on the tarmac."
Hence Duolite's futuristic design, carefully calibrated for maximum strength. The bag features a lightweight nylon front, hard, rugged ABS rear framing, and a foam-padded back for weightless stability. Subjected to rigorous testing, it boasts a fail-rate of 0.01%.
Weight vs. strength is a paradox that Antler engineers have been addressing for decades, part of their mission to redefine the meaning of lightweight luggage. It's no coincidence that, in the U.K., luggage weighs about one-third less than in U.S. markets.
In addition to sleek, hybrid construction, Duolite bags feature corner-mounted racing wheels, expanding gussets, time-saving TSA combination locks, and affordable price tags:
22" Carry-on Upright (4.6 lbs.) - $159 retail
26" Medium Upright (5.5 lbs.) - $179 retail
28" Large Upright (6.4 lbs.) - $199 retail
Antler Luggage, long the market leader in England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, entered the U.S. market last year and is quickly winning over American consumers with its quality, lightweight, affordable bags. Antler Luggage can be found in specialty stores nationwide and online at www.antlerusa.com.
SOURCE Antler USA