Guys, I understand everyone's concern over the latest security scanning, but I don't think we can stop flying. For some it is just not an option. So, I would really appreciate if you continue helping me in my buying process.
I did some more research on the Briggs & Riley and Tumi. The Tumi bag looks really cool and has this awesome one-button, pop-up system that expands its packing capacity by 2.5". Briggs has a similar one touch expandable system. However, I am totally sold on Outsider handle system that the Briggs and Riley bags have. By placing the telescopic handle on the outside of the bag, they have left the inside surface flat that gives the bag more space and also helps wrinkle-free packing. See details at: http://www.briggs-riley.com/wrinkle-free-packing/
Jacksan: In the 3 years you have been using Briggs and Riley did you see benefits of wrinkle free packing? Do you think it's worth the money?
I plan making the purchase over the weekend and will be glued to this thread for your advice.