The new Hybrid PA Bag from Live Luggage with its clever three bag zip-system
is the perfect solution to get around the varied airline weight restrictions
for checking in your luggage.
Because of the clever design the overnight bag and laptop bag can be removed
from the main luggage and carried separately or zipped together as a single
piece of hand luggage. During trials the Hybrid loading capacity (typically
95 litres) weighed in at 23Kg - this included the powered wheels which are
1Kg each. The Hybrid has all the advantages of the company’s pioneering hard
top PA series – the world’s first power assisted luggage launched to
worldwide acclaim last Summer – yet it has been designed specifically as a
lightweight, flexible solution for air travellers. It still has the
motorised wheels and the anti-gravity handle.
Furthermore, the new Hybrid PA Bag travel system is significantly lighter
than the ultra-secure PA series, improving power-to-weight ratio and making
the new case feel light and effortless to pull, whether going up a hill or
up a step – a truly high-tech solution to the familiar problem of moving a
The Hybrid PA Bag features Live Luggage’s patented innovative, extendable
“anti-gravity” handle that pivots away from the case. This is
height-adjustable for user-comfort, so no matter how tall or short the
person, 85% of the weight of the luggage is balanced over the suitcase
On smooth level surfaces, such as an airport concourse, this means that
minimal effort is required to pull the case and it won’t scuff your shoes or
bang into your legs. For more challenging conditions, such as inclines or
rough ground, power is applied through strong and reliable “pancake motors”
built into each wheel. Thanks to sensors in the anti-gravity handle and an
intelligent torque control system, the motors deliver exactly the right
amount of power to compensate the wheels in any situation. This means that
the Hybrid PA Bag will still feel equally light when going up inclines or
over bumpy ground, and can even keep up with you if you need to hurry.
The wheels are powered by a rechargeable 12V NiMH (nickel metal hydride)
battery the same size as a standard laptop charger. Because the suitcase
determines exactly how much power is needed in any situation, it is highly
efficient, resulting in a range of up to 1.5 miles, and batteries are
quickly recharged. Plus, if you are caught without power, you can simply
disable the motors and – thanks to the anti-gravity handle – the case will
still be much easier to move than traditional designs.
The new Hybrid PA Bag is robustly constructed on a lightweight, super-strong
frame with a tough, PC ABS body. The front of the case is made of ultra-light,
durable, padded nylon which has undergone rigorous testing. The removable laptop
and overnight bags are made of the same material. Included free with every case
is Live Locator, Live Luggage’s unique, free luggage tracking service. Every PA
and Hybrid PA series suitcase is tagged with a unique, laser-etched serial
number. In the event of a case going astray, a text message and e-mail will be
sent to the owner with details of its location. There is even a built-in
umbrella in the anti-gravity handle, which is secure when the case is in locked
If you are a frequent traveller who wants to avoid the stress, fatigue and
injury of dragging heavy bags, the Live Luggage Hybrid PA Bag is the travel
system for you.
Live Luggage is designed and manufactured in the UK.s.
Where can I get them from?
You can find out more about the new Hybrid PA bag from their