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Samsonite Gets Tough with New Kevlar-Reinforced SXK Line of Bags

Chances are, we don’t need to tell you that Samsonite is a reliable brand when it comes to bags and luggage. The name recognition is well-earned; Samsonite products are well-built, long-lasting, and thoughtfully designed. After over 100 years in business, you wouldn’t think there would be much left that the company hasn’t done — but you’d be wrong.

For the first time in over a century, Samsonite has released a line of travel and lifestyle bags that are reinforced with Kevlar, the very same material used in bulletproof vests and bicycle tires because of its intense-yet-lightweight strength.

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The new SXK line includes five pieces, all built with a tough exterior of nylon reinforced with DuPont Kevlar and designed with all the organizational and security features you’ve come to expect from Samsonite. The Amped Duffel is perfect for weekend getaways, with a padded shoulder strap, interior and exterior pockets, magnetic release sliders for easy one-hand closure, a removable storage bag, and a Smartsleeve feature that lets you slip it conveniently over the handle of most upright luggage. The Core Messenger Bag includes specially designed tech compartments to keep your laptop or tablet secure during travel, multiple pockets to keep small accessories handy, and an RFID data vault to keep sensitive essentials safe.

Also included in the series are three backpacks. The Slim backpack is ideal for everyday use, with dedicated laptop and tablet compartments, multiple pockets, an easy-access RFID protected lumbar pocket, and mesh back and shoulder padding to keep you comfortable and cool. The Prime Expandable Backpack is great if you need extra space, including all the Slim Backpack’s features but adding a 1.5-inch expansion on all four sides for added packing capacity. Finally, the Roll Top Backpack stacks on even more features, with a full-length side zipper for easy access and a zippered side pocket that’s perfect for stashing a water bottle.

Aside from the added strength and durability of Kevlar, the entire line also boasts a sleek black and silver exterior and glass filled nylon zipper pulls that are extra durable. All five bags are available now, and with a bounty of protective and convenience features, they’re a definite upgrade to your existing bag stash.

SXK Slim Backpack – $320
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SXK Prime Expandable Backpack – $350
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SXK Core Messenger – $250
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SXK Rolltop Backpack – $250
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SXK Amped Duffel – $350
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