Richard Costa had an idea. Develop the highest quality bag, back it up with a no-exceptions guarantee, and sell it through specialty stores. Richard and Michael Stern launched Briggs & Riley in 1993 in Half Moon Bay, California. Their Baseline Collection is built with ballistic nylon, YKK zippers, robust wheels and handles, and features like a pack-flat interior (because the handle is on the outside of the bag), quick access pockets to stow your personal items while going through security, and a an expansion system that adds up to 33% more capacity and then compresses your garments securely in place. Everything is backed by their Global Lifetime Warranty. Damaged bags will be repaired free of charge no matter what the cause.