|my Riser, hanging in a closet, showing its stuff!|
Have you seen the following ad on Facebook? It seemed to me to be an ingenious solution to a common problem for travelers. I am planning a trip to France this fall — a week in Paris (at three different hotels), five nights in Provence (at four different hotels at different locations in our tour of the Luberon), and two nights along the Riviera (at two different hotels), with a final night at the Sheraton Charles de Gaulle.
That's a LOT of packing and unpacking. Having done this before, I know that my suitcase would be an impossible mess after my first hotel stay and will never get organized again unless I completely un-pack and re-pack at every hotel. So I decided to order the product and give it a try.
My observations about RISEgear:
(1) The Riser itself (pictured above) is absolutely fabulous. It has shelves for underwear and socks, shirts, and pants. There's room at the very top for shoes, and there's even a built-in "laundry hamper" in which to put your dirty clothes. When you get to the hotel, you just lift it out of your suitcase and hang the shelves in the closet in your room.
(2) I decided to return the Slider, the 21" suitcase into which the Riser fits perfectly. Why? It fits just as easily in my 22" Victorinex suitcase which has the added advantages of being expandable and having a built-in hanging suiter.
(3) While you can purchase this product on Amazon.com, the pricing is significantly better if you order through RiseGear itself. If you look around, you can probably find coupon codes for a 10%, 15%, or 20% discount.
The proof is in the pudding, and I'll let my readers know my actual experience using my Riser in France this fall.