By Zahra Al-Kateb
Originally hailing from Dundee in Scotland, Lat_56 is a relatively new brand having launched in 2010. Its unique name pays homage to being designed at 56 degrees north and is designed for business travelers wanting well crafted luggage, ensuring streamline travel and making every mission possible.
At the pinnacle of Lat_56 design is the rolling luggage, in particular the two and four wheeler carry on cases, newly released for 2015. Elite Traveler had a look at the RW_02 Road Warrior carry-on 8-wheeler suitcase…
Lat_56 understand that time is precious – even more so while travelling – and while the carry on cases ensure less waiting time, they also entail less carry-on weight. Thankfully this has been accounted for, with every piece from the Road Warrior Collection being designed from ultra light materials, so light in fact, that the same materials are also used by NASA. So while the carry on case fits airline approved, international carry on dimensions, you won’t have to worry about your luggage being overweight.
None of this means you will have to sacrifice style. In fact, the robust exterior is rugged yet sophisticated with its glossy black finish all while being made from military grade molded EVA foam and Ballistic Nylon to ensure your bag will survive when the going gets tough, be it through extreme climates or on the carousel.
The internal features include a striking and luxurious red lining, a welcomed asset which is guaranteed to make finding your contents that little bit easier.
The number of mesh pockets along the sides of the bag provide ample space to store necessities, while the lid of the case boasts a further zipped mesh pocket, ideal for storing larger items. Inside the case is a detachable shoe bag which can also double as a laundry bag. The clear window provides accessible viewing while the fastening ensures security.
A stand out feature is the discreet external pocket which provides easy access to liquids without opening the main compartment, ensuring that you won’t need to open up your entire suitcase when asked to showcase liquids after check-in. This is a welcomed addition which not only looks sleek put prevents an awful lot of trouble, ensuring smooth and easy travel.
From the telescopic handle to the eight high performance spinner wheels, it is clear that Lat_56 is built to last. Made from only the very best materials, the brand stands by its products and offers a lifetime guarantee. If you are looking for a strong yet lightweight piece of luggage made with precision engineering this one is for you.
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