Innovation and bold style unite in three new Paklite collections
Since 1961, Paklite has remained true to its philosophy of creating durable and lightweight travel goods that are great value for money – with a focus on style and innovation. Paklite’s exciting, newly launched 2014 collections won’t disappoint.
One of the longest-established and most recognised luggage brands in Australia, Paklite has helped travel devotees and adventurers of all types travel in comfort and style for more than 50 years. The new Cyborg, Featherweight and Jet-Lite ranges follow suit, with eye-catching colour-block designs and built to meet Paklite’s high-quality standards to ensure they’re among the most lightweight and durable on the market.
Anton Botha, Brand Manager at Paklite, says, “Today’s airline traveller is more focused on weight than ever before and these new ranges have been designed specifically with modern airline travel in mind. What’s more, their striking colour and texture is guaranteed to up the style stakes. As with all of our ranges, each piece has been tested with strict-quality control measures which may include tensile, puncture, tear, component-fatigue and drop tests before, during and after the manufacturing stage to ensure their quality is second to none.
Cyborg, Featherweight and Jet-Lite are available in selected major retailers nationally, including David Jones, Strandbags and Carry On.
Do you often return from a trip bringing back more items than you left with? Cyborg’s medium and large hard-side cases are expandable, adding an extra 20 per cent capacity to house the gifts and purchases you made while away. Blending technology and innovation, the range features natural organic lines for aesthetic appeal, a lightweight aluminium multi-stage trolley handle for convenience and four spinner wheels for ease of travel. Made from a lightweight polycarbonate composite in carbon grey, devil red and cobalt blue, they are as strong as they are stylish.
RRP: $199 (small) $249 (medium) $279 (large).
If your luggage appears more exhausted than you after a jam-packed overseas adventure, it’s time to upgrade to luggage that can go the distance. The Featherweight micro-lite collection is designed to maximise strength and durability while remaining among the lightest options on the market – the largest case weighing just 3.4kg. Thanks to the microweave rip-stop fabric and the strong PVC scuff guard on the back and base, you’ll no longer fear the state of your case when grabbing it from the baggage carousel. The sleek design and bold, on-trend colours – Black, Shiraz Red and Fuchsia – will ensure you’ll travel in style.
RRP: $179 (small) $199 (medium) $229 (large).
Bored of looking at ubiquitous black luggage on every airport carousel? Do you use the ‘ribbon’ tactic to identify your own, only to realise several others have similar ribbons and you’re back to square one? In three sizes, with a modern Carbon Grey, Gold Dust or Imperial Purple metallic finish, Jet-lite is available in a size and colour to match your travelling style – and makes a statement in every airport. In addition to its sleek contemporary design, Jet-lite comes with TSA security combination locks and is made from 100 per cent polycarbonate – used to make bulletproof glass – ensuring your contents will arrive safely and look great in the process.
RRP: $299 (small) $329 (medium) $359 (large).
Most travellers love large suitcases – but where to store them at home? Paklite’s classic Flightweight 2 range continues to be a favourite, as it offers the best of both worlds. True to its passion for innovation, Paklite has designed Flightweight 2 to folds completely flat for easy storage thanks to its unique internal folding frame. Available in a range of sizes and colours, Paklite’s popular lightweight luggage solution enables travellers to focus on what they want to pack, instead of what they have to leave behind.
RRP: $149 (small) $179 (medium) $199 (large) $139 (trolley duffle) $89 (cabin duffle).
See the complete Paklite range: www.paklite.com.au
Mature Traveller is off to the Cook Islands and will be road testing the new Cyborg range. Look forward to our review.