High Sierra debuts SPORTOUR and XBT Series for active travelers and frequent flyers - SNEWS

High Sierra debuts SPORTOUR and XBT Series for active travelers and frequent flyers


Adding to their diverse lineup of innovative adventure travel gear, High Sierra (www.highsierra.com) proudly announces the addition of two new collections that deliver the freedom to go anywhere—near or far.

New for Spring 2014, High Sierra introduces the SPORTOUR and XBT series, the latest travel companions designed specifically for active adventurers and business travelers.

The sleek design of High Sierra’s SPORTOUR rolling duffels, upright luggage and backpacks offer enough capacity for any destination or trip duration. With multiple ways to carry, the SPORTOUR computer backpack easily pairs with the upright models (22, 25 and 30-inch) to help you roll through the airport with ease.

In addition, the SPORTOUR Collection includes two 200-Denier Twill nylon Ripstop Drop-Bottom Wheeled Duffels. Available in 28-inch and 34-inch models and three vibrant color ways, SPORTOUR Wheeled Duffels feature contrast zippers and a U-Shaped opening.

The bags’ durable inline skate wheels are constructed of polyurethane and ball bearings to minimize frictional resistance for smooth rolling.

The sporty XBT Series includes a TSA-friendly backpack and messenger bag with a “Checkpoint Fly-By” zippered divider. The book-style opening and designated laptop compartment eliminates the need to remove your laptop from the bag when passing through airport security.

Each of the four available XBT bags features a fully padded TECH-SPOT™ computer sleeve that fits most 17” laptops. Made from rugged Ballistic Duralite® Nylon, each XBT backpack boasts a patented AIRFLOW™ suspended back panel and padded shoulder strap suspension system for maximum comfort.

To learn more about SPORTOUR and XBT or to shop online, visit www.highsierra.com.

About High Sierra:

High Sierra designs feature-rich, versatile outdoor lifestyle gear for adventurers everywhere. Since our founding in 1978, we’ve committed ourselves to creating durable, affordable product with distinctive details, delivering the freedom to go anywhere—near or far, on roads or trails, on mountain ridges or snowy slopes, no matter what form your adventure takes. In 2012, High Sierra formed a design partnership with the Chicago-based CITYPAK Project [501(c)(3)] to create purposeful, utilitarian backpacks for the homeless. High Sierra is also proud to be the Official Bags supplier to the U.S. Ski, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing teams. High Sierra. Adventure This Way.

For more information or to shop online, visit www.highsierra.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/highsierrainc) follow us on Twitter @HighSierrainc, on Instagram, @highSierra_USA. For media inquiries, images, and sample requests, contact: Kara Herlihy, kara@palemorning.com, (802) 583-6070.



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