LOJEL LUGGAGE ~ LUXURIOUS, LIGHTWEIGHT & STATE-OF-THE-ART
I never thought of luggage as cool or sexy or trustworthy before. And thanks to the “soft-side” revolution, I always thought that the wise choice for weight-conscious traveling was to avoid “hard-sided” luggage. But that was before I met Lojel Luggage. Simply the act of packing my hot new vibrant red Lojel Novigo followed by a few moments of moving in close tandem with my suitcase through busy Washington Dulles airport traffic and I was hooked by the state-of-the-art innovative features.
There was eye appeal, elegance and sophisticated security all together in a super strong, super light, high tech casing that moved with me effortlessly on its impressive dual-wheels system. And when we went on the moving escalator, I had only to click on the exclusive Novigo braking dual wheels system to ensure that my luggage could not drag me down, and I was worry-free. Coup de foudre. I am in love with my 26 inch Logel Novigo.
Is this passion of mine crazy? I think not. The host of attractive features in this very well priced Logel Novigo provide enhanced security for this stunning suitcase and simply make traveling more stress-free and frankly — more enjoyable. Let me explain …
The Novigo’s patented one-piece trolley, aka the parts from the handle to the wheels that enable you to move the suitcase from point A to point B, are engineered from the same solid piece of material, resulting in what Lojel Luggage refers to as virtual indestructibility under extreme quality control testing. The “superman” of suitcase unibody trolleys! Plus, for convenience sake, the trolley offers a telescoping handle system. I generally favor using the handle fully extended, but tend to go into lowest mode for extra control.
Strength is also de rigueuer in the Novigo’s exterior casing which also boasts Logel’s lightest polycarbonate ever. Add the revolutionary aluminum frame 30% lighter than traditional frames, and you have a marriage of awesome durability and lightness along with strength. So we pass the weight test at check-in with flying colors and I know my Logel can face up to the demands of my heavy travel schedule!
Then there is the classy dual-wheels system for la crème de la crème in directional control. Speaking of a spinner — this one is on fire! And as I mentioned above, the brakes on these wheels are very user-friendly and a most welcome feature as their locking system provides an extra measure of security and control.
Enhanced security also comes from not 1, but 2 TSA locks! How about programming a different code into each of the locks, thereby doubling the trouble for someone aiming to break into your elegant luggage?
Lest you think that the Novigo is only focused on “exterior” quality, the Novigo Collection’s “luxe” look also offers some attractive “interior”accessories for packing with security and elegance. Think toiletry bag, shoe bag, and jacket cover bag along with a special divider which help to keep my clothes exactly where I pack them. And nothing puts a bigger smile on my face at the moment of opening up my suitcase after a long-haul trip than to see my clothes come out of my suitcase as wrinkle-free as possible.
While I enjoy my large hot red Lojel Novigo, my husband, Denis, travels with Lojel’s medium size Kozmos model in a sleek, modernistic high gloss black. Classy, distinguished, squared off and well-designed for packing, this high-end Lojel speaks of cool, understated elegance and quality. Definitely a good personality match for Denis.
Like the Novigo, the Kozmos moves effortlessly thanks to its dual wheels system and strong magnesium trolley. Plus, as we watched the Kozmos disappear on its journey to the cargo hold of our plane, we appreciated the strength of its advanced metallic polycarbonate casing. In true Lojel fashion, this suitcase withstands any hard knocks it receives in transit while adding an extra measure of protection to all Denis’ clothes and valuables inside.
For both convenience and security, Denis appreciates the one-combination TSA lock mechanism serving to activate a dual-locking system. Quick and easy. And he too utilizes the high-medium-low telescoping handle on his Kozmos.
As for the interior of the Kozmos, the stainless-steel fittings, the assorted zipper pockets, and the clothes divider with its additional zipper pockets speak of quality and make packing and unpacking so much more convenient and reliable.
Both Novigo and the Kozmos are luxury suitcases offering top security with an elegant personality and very attractive features that enhance our travel. They are manufactured in Japan by Lojel Japan Co., Ltd, a company with more than 25 years of innovative design whose products sell in more than 30 countries worldwide. With today’s new high-tech lightweight composite materials, hard-sided luggage is making a serious comeback and Lojel is an outstanding leader in the industry.
On a more personal note, we’ve been traveling for more than 40 years, we’ve gone through a lot of luggage, and we’ve been sorry to see the emphasis on “quality” luggage slowly going downhill. It’s truly a breath of fresh air to experience the return of luggage artisanship in Lojel with their focus on quality and innovative features.
Many thanks to Lojel for the opportunity to test two of their impressive suitcases. As always, our focus at BonVoyageurs is on the joie de vivre we experience when we travel, and all opinions expressed in our articles are our own.
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