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Antler, a luggage brand that has been a top-seller in Europe for 90 years, has introduced its new Antler's Size Zero lightweight line. The average 30" suitcase weighs 14 pounds; Antler's weighs in at a skinny 7.3 pounds -- about half the average. Say goodbye to airline fees for overweight bags.
Unlike many ultra-light bags, Size Zero is tough beyond its slim silhouette. It has a patented flexible frame and corner protection system to make it squish-proof. It will hold its own on the luggage carousel and against even the most-calloused baggage handler and comes with a 10-year guarantee. The cases, made of durable 300 x 600 denier polyester, are fully lined and have lockable front pockets.
Antler has specialized in lightweight luggage for years, although it is relatively new to the U.S. market. It's long been the #1 brand in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The collection includes 22", 27" and 30" uprights, a wheeled duffel and a weekender tote with coordinating "grab bag" that are considered a single-piece by London's famously picky security at Heathrow Airport. The 30-inch bag, available in either bronze or black, retails for $240. The rest of the collection is priced from $39 and up.