We've all been there. It's the night before that vacation you've been planning for months and your suitcase is so overstuffed it refuses to close. You've already made some tough wardrobe sacrifices. You've tried sitting on it. You've had your whole family (and the dog) sit on it. Nothing.
Finally, one brand has come up with a solution. Cue Briggs & Riley's aptly named Sympatico CX, the first hard-side luggage that expands, giving you 25 percent more room, and then compresses back to its original size. The company introduced its compression/expansion (CX) technology in 2012, applying it to its nylon collection, and has only now expanded into the lightweight polycarbonate Sympaticos. And as with all Briggs & Riley products, you're guaranteed a lifetime warranty.
Available at all Travel Club branches, nationwide.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.