Product Features Explained

 

Paying attention to every detail and assembling all the individual parts perfectly together is what makes Antler luggage what it is today - synonymous with great quality, durability and innovation.

We select, design and thoroughly test components to ensure they fully meet the Antler quality standards before sending our products to market and making them available for sale.

It is our philosophy to listen and learn and use feedback to continuously improve our products.

 

Lightweight

A consumer essential in today’s travel environment affording the freedom to pack and carry more of what YOU want.

We are proud of our reputation as a world leader, with lightweight design remaining at the heart of our development and innovation plans across all products and formats – suitcases, cabin cases, business and casual bags.

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4 Wheel drive

Take the energy, stress and pain out of travelling, with effortless maneuverability and rolling resistance, across all our 4 wheel luggage.

Making travelling easier, whatever the journey, is a deeply rooted in Antler’s commitment and is our mission. The introduction of ultra smooth 4 wheels on our cases has created a revolution in the way that you travel, whether by train, plane or car. Once tried never forgotten!

Manufactured with high quality durable polymers the wheels are designed to function and perform under the toughest conditions.

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Capacity matters

At Antler we believe that honesty is the best policy, and because there is no industry standard measurement of luggage capacity, we give you a number of options to consider when making a decision on which product to purchase.

The true internal capacity measures the actual space available for packing, taking into account the corners, trolley system, internal wheel housing and the sloping sides.

We only quote this measurement on our sale tickets currently.

The gross capacity measurement, which is the most commonly used by manufacturers, takes into account the external extremities including the wheels, handles and the trolley system (closed).

New Size Zero capacity

At Antler we never want to send you something that doesn’t meet with your expectations.

We always try to ensure that our measurements are as accurate as possible, however, cases can sometimes vary in height, depth and width so please use the information as a guide when comparing cases.

Sizes include wheels, handles and trolley system and are approximate. Ranges may vary slightly.

For more on Antler suitcases sizes click here for our size guide.

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TSA locks

All Antler Suitcases come with a TSA lock.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are allowed to search all luggage of air passengers in the US. Sometimes this may result in the internal contents of the luggage being inspected, even locked luggage. The TSA are allowed to cut open, destroy or otherwise disable all locks to enable them to access the contents of the bag. TSA approved locks, with the Travel Sentry logo, are designed so that TSA screeners can open them using special tools without damaging the lock enabling them to re-secure the baggage once inspection has been completed.

For more information on TSA locks click here, or for information on setting your TSA lock, click here

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Materials

ABS: Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene.

Plastic used for hard cases. A high impact polymer which provides great resistance. It can be produced in a variety of colours and finishes and forms well using vacuum forming and moulding techniques. Surface can be high shine or embossed.

 

PC: Polycarbonate

PC is used on our premium hard cases. The material is lightweight and strong. It is also a material which allows us to use high shine or “mirror” finishes. With pure PC cases, the shells of the cases are consistent in colour so if the top layer is scratched by luggage handlers, the damage is less visible due to this solid colour. Some cases use PC as an outer layer on top of an ABS base.

PC is a very hard material, which also limits the range of embossed finishes that can be used on the material. PC is also more expensive than ABS.

 

Nylon

Man-made yarn woven into fabrics, lightweight and extremely strong, useful for bags and for reinforcing Antler straps and strap “anchors” as an interleave. Usually has a “bright” surface finish. Measured in denier – the weight (or strength) of the yarn. Broadly the greater the number the stronger the fabric.

 

Polyester

Hard-wearing man-made fabric with a matt or shiny look and an attractive woven appearance. Measured in denier – 600 is satisfactory, 1200 is strong, 1800 is exceptionally rugged. N.B. The density or tightness of weave is an important strength factor too – Antler’s are all high or very high density. A tight woven 1200 denier can be stronger than a loose-woven higher denier fabric. Also used as a lightweight hard-wearing lining fabric and for matching straps.

 

PP:Polypropylene

Can be moulded into cases and components or converted into yarn for webbing straps because of its extra-strong tear-resistance.

 

PVC

Vinyl sheeting used as a waterproofing backer on most luggage fabrics, or as a main material suitably embossed with leather-look grain. Also used for straps and trim details with leather-look embossing.

 

Leather Natural Hides

These are not artificially embossed (often done to hide imperfections), allowing the natural grain to show through.

 

Leather Full Grain

The part of the hide retaining the top surface i.e. the true character of the hide when a hide is split. The interior remainder is called a split.

 

Split

Where the natural surface has been removed. The surface has to be sanded, sealed, embossed or coated. Many briefcases are made from splits with an artificial embossed surface. N.B. Minor imperfections are part of the natural characteristics of leather and are not the result of poor workmanship.

 

PU Coated Leather

Split leather with a thin film of PU for colour and finish.

 

Bonded Leather

Waste leather which has been ground up and re-bonded into sheet form.

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