Saturday, 17 August 2013

Weekend Life....Antler Luggage (Liquis suitcase)

My new Antler luggage in the beautiful grounds of Fazenda Nova Country House, Eastern Algarve, Portugal, June 2013.

Just before I left for Portugal, Antler luggage approached me to see if I would like to review one of their stylish new four-wheel Liquis suitcases. And of course I said yes!

I have never owned a fancy hard-shell suitcase before, nor a four-wheeler so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I can tell you that it is BRILLIANT. I have now taken my Antler Liquis to Portugal, Paris, and to a shoot near Hampton Court Palace last weekend and it has performed wonderfully. It is super light for its size (I chose the largest size suitcase), durable and so, so easy to manoeuvre (I could never go back to a two-wheel suitcase after owning one of these. No more dragging: I can wheel it in front or beside me).

I have hefted it up and down Metro stairs in Paris, manoeuvred it across gravel and wet, slightly soggy ground, pushed it along uneven pavements, hauled it on and off buses and trains and filled it with olive oil, vinegar, cheese and wine (albeit carefully wrapped!) on the way back from Portugal.

It has TSA approved locks (essential for USA travel) and looks sleek and stylish, even with a few scratches here and there (and a big ribbon bow I bejazzled it with* ;)

Would I invest in one? Yes, absolutely. I love it.

Antler Liquis suitcase  (mine is the graphite colour).

*I removed the bow for the Liquis's portrait :)

6 comments:

  1. I have no idea Antler is a heritage brand!
    Fabulous travel photography as always. x

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  2. @Kit - neither did I until I started reading about them! I always assumed it was quite a modern brand! Hope you are well, Kit - see you in Paris?!

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  3. Yes, I'll be in Paris from the 30th, see you there! :D

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    1. Yes! See you in Paris in just a few weeks :))

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  4. Ooooo! Might be just what I was looking for, for our upcoming trip to London...

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    1. It really is awesome - very light and handles so well over all terrain (I tend to use a lot of public transport so there is a lot of hefting up and down stairs and walking along uneven pavements. Also easy to manoeuvre in queues as you can wheel it in front you instead of dragging it along behind).

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