The One about the London Fog Devonshire 360UL Luggage

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As many airlines are becoming more strict with their rules for check-in luggage and many luggage companies are now including the +2 to their dimensions, it’s becoming less practical to use a 28″-32″ expandable spinner luggage.

The most important thing to remember when purchasing luggage is that most airlines have a rule of 62″ inches.  So, when you add the width, length and dimensions, to be safe, it’s good to add +2 or up to +4 and see if you are below that 62″ number.  It’s important to note, unless you are riding Japan Airlines (JAL) or other airline companies that allow up to 80″ inches for checked luggage.

Also, as airline companies are allowing 50 pounds maximum for weight (for one luggage or 25 pounds for two luggage), the more important it is to look for luggage that is light.

The London Fog Devonshire 360UL 24″ expandable spinner fulfills both primary goals as the dimensions are 24×17 x10.5 +2 which = 53.5 linear inches.  Way below the 62″ maximum and the weight is at 8.5 pounds.

For those not familiar with London Fog, the company is best known for making coats and clothing.  Founded  back in 1923 as “Londontown” by Israel Myers, the company made waterproof clothing for the US Navy during World War II.

By the 1970’s, the company expanded into clothing and accessories and the majority of raincoats sold in the U.S. during that time, were made by London Fog.

But despite the famous brand name, the company faced major challenges against imported outerwear, debt and management problems.  It’s factory would close in 1997 and many retail stores would shut down.

Fortunately, the brand was kept alive.  In 2006, London Fog was acquired by the Iconix Brand Group (who also has brands such as Umbro, The Sharper Image, Mossimo, Ecko Unitd., Joe boxer, Don Ed Hardy, to name a few) for $37.5 million in cash and stock.

And now the London Fog clothing and accessories can be found in department stores around the United States.

The London Fog Devonshire 360UL Collection features durable woven jacquard material (a raised pattern that is woven onto the fabric).

Featuring shoe pockets and a zippered mesh pocket, the spinner upright expands for additional packing capacity.

The collection features heavy duty zippers on main packing compartment, convenient top, side and bottom carry handles. Ergonomic signature zipper pulls on self-repairing nylon zippers.

The main handle is an aluminum locking push button handle system with channels for added strength.

The front features an exterior pocket and the EVA foam padded fronts and corner guards for extra protection.

Underneath are four low profile 360 degree multi-directional spinner wheels.

The bag weighs only 8.5 pounds thanks to its ultra lightweight construction and the product comes with a guaranteed 10 year limited warranty.

For me, part of the reason why I liked this 24″ was that it was inexpensive and it was deep.

This works perfectly for those who use travel packing cubes.

But because of its size, I see it perfect for storing shoes thanks to the included shoe pockets, using the top side compartment to store shirts and sweaters, while the main compartment can hold your pants and other clothing.  It’s a perfect size, so you can store most of your belongings in this 24″ luggage, and use your second checked in luggage to for other items.

As for the Devonshire 360UL collection, available are a 24″ and 28″ expandable spinner, a 20″ expandable spinner carry-on and 20″ wheeled club bag, a 16″ satchel tote and a 15″ under seat bag.

Overall, for those looking for well-made, stylish luggage that is inexpensive, the London Fog Devonshire 360UL Collection is recommended!


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Dennis A. Amith