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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Luggage: Size (and style) Matters

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In the process of selecting luggage, travelers have been concerned about balancing practicality and style - choosing bags that are durable and hold what they need while also making a positive fashion statement.

As more charges and restrictions are placed on what travelers take with them on flights, size and weight are beginning to matter a lot more. In the past two months several airlines announced that they would be implementing new charges for checking bags. U.S. Airways is adding a $5 surcharge to its fee for customers paying to check bags at the airport (rather than online). Delta Air Lines will now bring its second-bag fee to international travelers.

These additional costs for air travelers are making an impact on what they take with them. The trend is for bags to get "smaller and larger". That is, travelers are selecting smaller day bags and compact cases that fit in the plane's overhead compartment; or they go big with one large, wheeled travel bag that they can fit more into, allowing travelers to check only one bag.

Due to the weight restrictions on any checked bag, the manufacturers (such as Swiss Army Brands) are developing lighter, stronger bags that hold more but can easily be carried and does not have to be checked.

Style is still key and offering our bags decorated with university logos is a big step towards distinguishing your bag from everyone else's. At CollegeLuggage.com we think that showing your team spirit is the only way to fly.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Swiss Army Luggage Helps $43 Million Last Longer

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A Swedish countess has asked a judge to negate her prenuptial agreement with the wealthy executive who is divorcing her, insisting she can't possibly live on $43 million. Marie Douglas-David, 36, wants at least twice that much from former United Technologies Corp. chief executive George David, 67, saying she has weekly expenses of $53,000. Her attorney said that David had figuratively "put a gun" to her head to get her to sign a pre-nup requiring her to survive on only $43 million.

At $53,000 per week, times 52 weeks per year, her existing divorce settlement would barely last her 15.6 years. Though we have no photograph to show, she is a lovely young woman who no doubt has many wealthy older men that are either stupid enough, wealthy enough or masochistic enough to sweep her off her feet and away from this court-imposed life of poverty ($2,756,000 per year) that she has been forced to endure after being divorced from that cad George David. Let's not even dwell on the "figurative gun" (again, we have no photos but imagine someone holding their hand out like a gun with the thumb straight up and the index finger representing the "figurative barrel"). It's scary stuff.

We have a good short-term recommendation for the countess: Next time you're going through your $53,000 per week in expenses, purchase your luggage and travel necessaries from CollegeLuggage.com. Our prices are reasonable; our designs are contemporary with a European flair (sort of like the countess) and our Swiss Army travel and business gear lifetime warranty will doubtless outlast your next marriage(s). You can even specify embroidery of your coat of arms on each luggage item, since we are no longer limited to just college logos. Perhaps a small, tasteful "$" embroidered on each item of luggage would suffice?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Iowa State Luggage and Business Gear - Where Quality & Value are Built In

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When we started to produce our line of Swiss Army™ brand travel and business gear for Iowa State University, we knew it had to meet certain criteria in order to be equal to the high standards of Iowa State's alumni, fans, faculty and students. With that in mind we proudly introduce CollegeLuggage.com's I-State Werks Traveler™ luggage and business gear line.


Quality

Each and every item bearing the Iowa State University's I-State logo has been made to the exacting standards of our Swiss engineers. We use hollow stainless steel tubing for the framework for strength and lightweight performance. The wheels on our I-State Deluxe Travel Bags (available in four sizes to suit your needs) are in-line skate wheels, the zippers are triple the standard for travel bags and are coated to resist corrosion. The telescoping handles are fitted with ergonomic adjustable handles for maximum comfort during use. The exterior of each item is finished with a soil-release coating to repel dirt and moisture, and to clean up easily. The I-State logo is embroidered directly into the front of each item to help you show your school spirit.


Value

All of the travel and business gear items we offer to the Iowa State Cyclones come with the Swiss Army "Carry with Confidence" Lifetime Guarantee. If your luggage malfunctions Victorinox® will repair or replace it at no charge, for as long as you own it. If you calculate how many times you would need to purchase cheap luggage (before it becomes broken and useless and needs replacement) over the lifetime of just one of our Swiss Army travel gear items, you'll see that we actually save you money in the long run.

Whether you are in the market for a I-State Wheeled Travel Bag, I-State Laptop Bag, I-State Garment Bag, I-State Expandable Brief, I-State Duffel Bag or I-State Backpack, we have you covered. Regardless of whether you want gear for strolling around Ames or travelling around the globe your best value for the money is right here on the I-State Luggage & Gear web page that's packed with "Go Cyclones!" style.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

SEC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Florida vs. Alabama

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Whether you do the Gator "Chomp" or bleed crimson, you probably already know what's at stake in this year's Southeastern Conference championship game. The Florida and Alabama football teams have battled five previous times in their conference title quest, but "This will be the biggest game that the SEC Championship has ever had," says CBS analyst Gary Danielson. "Both teams have a chance to play their way into the National championship game."

Head Coach Nick Saban has turned the Crimson Tide in his second year at the Alabama helm, much like Urban Meyer did when he brought his "spread offense" - and the 2006-07 BCS crown - to the Gators. "It's the defensive master vs. the offensive master, old school vs. new school," Danielson says.

Even the quarterbacks are a study of contrasts. Danielson believes the Tide's John Parker Wilson, "is now just learning to handle the pressure of being the Alabama quarterback," while Tim Tebow, his Heisman Trophy-winning counterpart at Florida, "has got the spotlight on him and he loves it. His teammates relish his ability to lead."

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FLORIDA GATORS TRAVEL - Getting There is Part of the Game

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The NCAA records collegiate football fan attendance for the 615 schools in Division I, II and III of 47, 909,313 for 2007. Don't let that number throw you - people were counted more than once if they went to more than one game.

Over at the University of Florida, the Gator football fans, alumni, students and staff helped set the record with nearly .7 million people traveling to Gainesville, Florida for the home games - many did not have tickets - they just journey to UF to say "Go Gators" or "Chomp 'Em" and to be a part of the Florida football tailgate scene. For every fan cheering the football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (aka "The Swamp") , there are 2 more outside watching on portable televisions and doing the same. Florida currently holds the #1 Ranking in the Princeton Poll for "Students Pack the Stadium".

Under the charismatic leadership of Coaches Urban Meyer and Billy Donovan, with Albert & Alberta presiding over all, the Florida Gators are a force to be reckoned with. In 2006-2007 Florida's football and basketball teams held simultaneous National Championships - a feat never before accomplished.

As a perennial SEC powerhouse, Florida football is the epitome of fan power for football, basketball, baseball plus 22 other contemporary Gator sports teams. The Florida fans are famous for their willingness to travel great distances to watch their teams compete. For these Gator fans, getting there is just the beginning.

When it comes to collegiate travel, we have the finest Florida "Gator" luggage and travel gear available anywhere. Fully licensed, made by Victorinox® Swiss Army brands, each piece of this remarkable luggage is engineered to exacting Swiss Army standards, and comes with the traditional "Gator Head" logo embroidered on the front of each item. Every item in our entire program is available in black or in bright blue with black trim. The Swiss Army lifetime "Carry with Confidence" guarantee is a significant value-added addition: Our UF luggage will outperform and outlast whatever you're now using for travel or business. In the long run, this Florida luggage and business gear will save you money every time you don't have to replace it.

As a loyal Gator fan you need this luggage to proudly show your support. Do you need a nice gift for a college undergrad? Are Florida gifts always on your list of things to get? Then consider our collection of Gator tote bags, wheeled bags, backpacks, attaches and more!



With traditions dating back to 1851 and sports rivalries such as the Florida-Georgia Game in Jacksonville (aka "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) the Florida Gators deserve a luggage line worthy of the teams and the fans. At CollegeLuggage.com we are happy to make it happen.




Don't forget a
Florida Gators
Chillin' Bowl
for Game Day Tailgating...
or whatever!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

UGA BULLDOGS TRAVEL: Getting There is Part of the Game

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The NCAA records collegiate football fan attendance for the 615 schools in Division I, II and III of 47, 909,313 for 2007. Don't let that number throw you - people were counted more than once if they went to more than one game.

Over at the University of Georgia, the Dawg football fans, alumni, students and staff helped set the record with nearly .7 million people traveling to Athens, Georgia for the home games - many did not have tickets - they just journey to UGA to say "Go Dawgs" or "Who let the Dawgs out?" and to be a part of the Georgia football tailgate scene. For every fan cheering the football "between the hedges" at Sanford Stadium, there are 2 more outside watching on portable televisions and doing the same.

Now that the team is comfortably under the charismatic leadership of Coach Mark Richt, and with Uga VII presiding over all, the Georgia Bulldogs are a force to be reckoned with.

As a perennial SEC powerhouse, Georgia football is the epitome of fan power for football, basketball, baseball plus 22 other contemporary Bulldog sports teams. The Georgia fans are famous for their willingness to travel great distances to watch their teams compete. For the Bulldog Fans, getting there is just the beginning.

When it comes to collegiate travel, we have the finest Georgia "Super G" luggage and travel gear available anywhere. Fully licensed, made by Swiss Army brands, each piece of this remarkable luggage is engineered to exacting Swiss Army standards, and comes with the traditional "Super G" logo embroidered on the front of each item. Every item in our entire program is available in black or in red with black trim. The Swiss Army lifetime "Carry with Confidence" guarantee is a significant value-added addition: Our UGA luggage will outperform and outlast whatever you're now using for travel or business. In the long run, the Georgia luggage will save you money every time you don't have to replace it.

As a loyal Bulldog fan you need this luggage to proudly show your support. Do you need a nice gift for a college undergrad? Are Georgia gifts always on your list of things to get? Then consider our collection of Georgia tote bags, wheeled bags, backpacks, attaches and more!

With traditions dating back to 1785 and sports rivalries (in some cases) over a century old, the Georgia Bulldogs deserve a luggage line worthy of the teams, the Redcoat Band and the fans. At CollegeLuggage.com we are happy to make it happen.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - Getting There is Only the Beginning

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The NCAA records collegiate football fan attendance for the 615 schools in Division I, II and III of 47, 909,313 for 2007. Don't let that number throw you - people were counted more than once if they went to more than one game.

Over at Arizona State University, the Sun Devils football fans, alumni, students and staff helped set the record with nearly .6 million people traveling to Tempe, Arizona for the home games - many did not have tickets - they just journeyed to ASU to shout "Give 'em hell, Devils!" and to be a part of the Arizona State football tailgate scene.

As a perennial Pac 10 powerhouse, Arizona State football is the epitome of fan power for football, basketball, baseball, archery, badminton plus 17 other contemporary Sun Devils sports teams. The ASU fans are famous for their willingness to travel great distances to watch their teams compete. For many of the fans, getting there is just the beginning.

When it comes to collegiate travel, we have the finest Arizona State University luggage and travel gear available anywhere. Fully licensed, made by Victorinox® Swiss Army brands, each piece of this remarkable luggage is engineered to exacting Swiss Army standards, and comes with your choice of either the traditional ASU "Sunburst" logo or "Sparky" embroidered on the front of each item in full color. The Victoronix® Swiss Army "lifetime guarantee" is a value-added addition - our ASU luggage will outperform and outlast whatever you're now using for travel or business. In the long run, the Arizona State luggage will save you money every time you don't have to replace it.

As a Sun Devils fan you need this luggage to proudly show your support. Do you need a nice gift for a college undergrad? Are ASU gifts always on your list of things to get? Then consider our collection of ASU and Sparky tote bags, wheeled bags, backpacks, attaches and more!

With four campuses (Tempe, West Campus, Polytechnic or Downtown), the Lantern Walk, A-Mountain, the Victory Bell, the James G. Hudson Sun Devil Marching Band and a grand tradition of maroon and orange, our Arizona State University gear will get you there in style.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

AGGIES TRAVEL - Getting There is Part of the Game

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The NCAA records collegiate football fan attendance for the 615 schools in Division I, II and III of 47, 909,313 for 2007. Don't let that number throw you - people were counted more than once if they went to more than one game.

Over at Texas A&M University, the Aggie football fans, alumni, students and staff helped set the record with nearly .7 million people traveling to College Station, Texas for the home games - many did not have tickets - they just journey to TAMU to say "Howdy" or "Gig 'em" and to be a part of the A&M football tailgate scene.

As a perennial Big 12 powerhouse, Texas A&M football is the epitome of fan power for football, basketball, baseball plus 25 other contemporary Aggie sports teams. The Aggie fans are famous for their willingness to travel great distances to watch their teams compete. For the Aggies Fans, getting there is just the beginning.

When it comes to collegiate travel, we have the finest Texas A&M luggage and travel gear available anywhere. Fully licensed, made by Swiss Army brands, each piece of this remarkable luggage is engineered to exacting Swiss Army standards, and comes with the traditional Texas A&M logo embroidered on the front of each item in "Aggie Maroon" and white. The Victoronix Swiss Army "lifetime guarantee" is a value-added addition - our Aggies luggage will outperform and outlast whatever you're now using for travel or business. In the long run, the Texas Aggie luggage will save you money every time you don't have to replace it.

As an Aggies fan you need this luggage to proudly show your support. Do you need a nice gift for a college undergrad? Are TAMU gifts always on your list of things to get? Then consider our collection of Aggies tote bags, Aggies wheeled bags, Aggie backpacks, Aggie attaches and more!

With traditions dating back to 1863 including the TAMU white towels, midnight yell practice, the Aggie Elephant Walk, the Aggie Whoop, the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band and a list of others too long for this article, we humbly offer our Swiss Army "Aggie" luggage as one more tradition in an unbroken line of Texas A&M pride and honor.



Don't forget a
Texas A&M Chillin' Bowl
for Game Days!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BUCKEYES TRAVEL - Getting To the Game Is A Big Part of the Game

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According to the NCAA, collegiate football fan attendance for the 615 schools in Division I, II and III came to 47, 909,313 for 2007. Of course, people were counted more than once if they went to more than one game.

Over at The Ohio State University, the Buckeye fans, alumni, students and staff set the record with nearly 1 million people traveling to Columbus for the home games - many did not have tickets - they just came to OSU to be a part of the football tailgate fun.

As a perennial Big 10 powerhouse, The Ohio State University is the epitome of fan power whether for football, basketball or any number of other contemporary collegiate sports. The Buckeye fans are famous for their willingness to travel great distances to watch their teams compete.

When it comes to collegiate travel, we have what we believe is the finest Ohio State University luggage and travel gear available anywhere. Fully licensed, made by Swiss Army brands, each piece of this remarkable luggage is engineered to exacting Swiss Army standards, and available with the traditional Ohio State logo embroidered on the front of each item. The Swiss Army "lifetime guarantee" is a value-added addition - our Ohio State luggage will outperform and outlast whatever your now using for travel or business.

Whether you are a fan of Ohio State football or Ohio State basketball, you need this luggage to proudly show your support. Do you need a nice gift for a college undergrad? Are Ohio State gifts always on your list of things to get? Then consider our collection of Buckeye tote bags, wheeled bags, backpacks, attaches and more!



Don't forget an
Ohio State Chillin' Bowl
for Game Days!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Swiss Army Collegiate Luggage = Big Savings on Travel

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United Airlines recently followed Delta and doubled the charges for a second checked bag to $50! Oh, joy.

That gives you fifty good reasons to consider the Swiss Army Collegiate Luggage model WT-22. This lightweight, sturdy, deluxe rolling bag is the largest size you can carry aboard any domestic aircraft. At 22" wide x 14" across by 10" deep (10.5" on 2.0 WT-22 models), the WT-22 is roomy enough to hold all of your luggage with room to spare.

Plus, it comes with your favorite college logo embroidered on the front (and don't forget the Carry With Confidence Guarantee). Even if you aren't a frequent flier you will appreciate the savings every time you travel by air.

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