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Briggs & Riley Transcend Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 168 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 14 reasons to buy the Transcend - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

81% of the reviewers give the Briggs & Riley Transcend a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (65%)
Good (16%)
Average (8%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Briggs & Riley Transcend:

Reviewers like these things about the Briggs & Riley Transcend

  • Many users agree that thoughtful design, quality and convenience make this carry-on worth every penny.
  • Sturdy, flexible to packing, well-made, stylish, quality fabric and lightweight are cited as the main reasons for choosing this carry-on.
  • Many users love its unique, easy to use expansion system feature.
  • Some travelers particularly appreciate how the outer fabric handle aids in placing case in overhead compartment.
  • A lot of users thought this luggage offers excellent fabric and protection that can withstand traveling and airport abuse.
  • Many reviewers enjoy the presence of exterior pockets for easy access to credentials.
  • Many users agree that this luggage is ideal for both domestic and international travel.
  • Some reviewers find its lightweight hybrid fiberglass frame effective in providing flexibility, durability and keeping the shape of the luggage.
  • Many users love how the main compartment and front compartment zipper pulls can be used with a cable lock to keep contents secure.
  • A lot of reviewers agree that with its simple design, neutral appearance and rock solid construction, the Briggs & Riley Transcend is an absolute choice for business travel.
  • Many users are amazed with how the dual design wheels on each corner rotate a full 360 degrees for smooth wheel rotation.
  • Some reviewers love the presence of the built-in garment storage and mesh dividers for organization.
  • Other users find the pocket set up optimal for efficient packing and pull up pole handle works well.
  • One user said that it's not the most flashy and stylich bag, but definitely well-made and roomy.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought the handle feels a little flimsy.
  • Other reviewers thought it's bigger than they expected it to be.


Crowdsourced specs across all Briggs & Riley Transcend models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.4-11.7 oz (0.2-5.3 kg)
Length iconLength6-18 in (15-46 cm)
Width5-21 in (13-53 cm)
Height4-29 in (10-74 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Briggs & Riley Transcend 300

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The Briggs & Riley Transcend ranks #4 compared with the other Briggs & Riley bags.

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The Briggs & Riley Transcend ranks #1626 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Briggs & Riley Transcend vs the Briggs & Riley Baseline.

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Briggs & Riley Transcend vs Briggs & Riley Baseline

Briggs & Riley Transcend
Briggs & Riley Transcend


Based on 168 reviews
Weight: 0.4-11.7 oz
Price: $$$$

Briggs & Riley Baseline
Briggs & Riley Baseline

Based on 2,035 reviews

Capacity: 55.6-125.9 l
Weight: 6-10.95 oz
Price: $$$$

  • The Transcend is rated a bit worse than the Baseline.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,203 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Transcend is 7% heavier than the biggest Baseline (11.7 oz vs 10.95 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Transcend is available in these colors:

Only the Baseline is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Enroute Traveler

The bag sells for around $129. This may seem steep for the budget-conscious, but I’m a big believer in spending a little money up front for a quality product that will get a lot of use.

Posted 18 September 2015 by Lara - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019