Star Light Roller Board 25"
Star Light Roller Board 25"
Professional pilot, mechanical engineer designed, aluminum/magnesium alloy hard case.
>>>NOTE THESE CASES ARE SILVER BUT NOT READY FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT SO YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR IMAGINATION. WE PROVIDED A CLOSE UP OF THE COLOR FOR REFERENCE<<<
Decades of on the road experience have culminated in the very best pilot-centric luggage available! We started from a blank canvas and let no compromises into our design philosophy. We had very specific design requirements:
- We wanted a flight case that was secure from indiscriminate access. Zippers, fabric, clips, snaps and the like are easy targets for quick and easy access to your valuable items. Even if you lock your zippers a pen is all you need to open a zipper!
- Protections from weather, chemicals like glycol, and other materials.
- Protection from impact or crushing for the items inside.
- Light weight
- Easy rolling both in the open terminal or streets but also in the tight confines of the aircraft aisle.
- Multiple bag stacking options to make your loads easier to carry.
- Protections from rough bag handlers and diabolical baggage carousels.
- Easy field serviceability.
- High-end curb appeal
- Top quality with working person pricing!
We solved these requirements with something that normally only the Hollywood elite or Wall Street Tycoons would carry, an aluminum hard side case! No more nylon fabric to tear and deteriorate. No more heavy cast base and deforming frame bags. No more unsecured and easily accessed pockets.
Our roller board cases are light, strong, and functional. We provide an open interior separated into two halves of our clamshell case. The design allows for multiple packing options without compromising space. The case half dividers allow for the case to be opened in the terminal without your goods falling out even when standing upright. One side has quick releases so you can access a coat or purse without taking time to unzip. To keep things inside both protected and dry the entire interior is sealed with an innovative all metal tongue and groove seal. The two case halves are locked with special TSA latches which are spring loaded for a one touch push to lock or an easy two finger squeeze to unlock.
Pilots and flight crews often need quick access however to items like safety vests, flashlights, hats, gloves, or to throw in a water bottle for the overnight. We did not forget this part of our needs and added a quick access panel at the top exterior of the case. This quick access panel is located at the top of the case as it sits on the ramp. It is a simple TSA locking single latch to open and close. It is just large enough to carry those ramp needed items or a quick overnight water bottle. It is designed to keep its contents separate from the main case compartments so if your walk around was in the rain or snow, your dry overnight clothes will stay dry and clean, We also left this small compartment able to evaporate moisture so if a wet hat or water bottle goes in, the moisture will evaporate out.
The debate over two wheel draggers or four wheel trolly bags is over, you get both! We made our cases with four castering wheels versus the more traditional two wheel draggers we have become accustomed too. However that is the end of the similarity to all the passengers bags in the terminal. Our wheels are oversized, dual independent, each with large diameter ball bearings as well as a ball bearing caster. The large diameter wheel bearings support much more weight and don't get hot when rolling long distances. These are tough and exclusive to our cases. Because the bearings are not hub mounted, the center of our wheels are hollow! Those wheels on passenger bags are just plastic wheels with a metal shaft to roll on. Each one of our four wheels are load rated at 80lbs, that is 320lbs capacity of the four wheels combined. Drag our bag as a two wheeler and you will notice that it does so smoothly and without drag or imbalance. If you want to roll next to you, roll it as a trolly. It is up to you.
But what about my old 'J' hook? Well we have a Patented 'Quick Click' mounting system for our flight case to be carried on your roller board! If you have our flight case then this is a convenient fast and innovative way to carry two cases as one. If you have another hard side case to carry we can sell you the needed Quick Click parts to add to your hard case as well. However if you have a soft side bag or purse, or a backpack we still have you covered. Our Quick Click system can also provide you with our unique easy on/off 'APE Hook'. Our 'APE Hook' is an upgraded type of ''J' hook you can add to our roller case. It is wider and stronger and does not cut into your soft bags handle. We also have a upper handle mounted 'X-Strap' system to hold your bags on top of our roller board case. More mounting options are in the works to be released soon. The options are all yours.
Our cases are very strong and are designed to take a beating so your items inside don't. The aluminum/magnesium allow we use is both tough and light. The two carry handles are a dampened, self retracting design to keep them tucked in and away from danger. Our wheels are tough and heavily mounted and braced to take repeated hits and many many miles of use. Our multistage stepped long retractable handle is twice as thick as normal passenger bags and uses double wide and double deep locks which can be accessed behind the zippered interior. Our handles and latches and feet are all easily field replaced with standard screws if the worse happens. If heavier damage occurs we offer spare parts that you or our factory can replace.
While our cases keep your goods safe and protected they will show the abuse in the form of dents, scratches and dings. While the cosmetics will show from your long miles on the road, the function of the case will remain for years to come! Those miles were hard earned by you and your Paradox Case, show them off with pride!
The Star Light Collection is in it's natural aluminum/magnesium alloy color that is reminiscent of a bygone era of early aviation. It is protected with an anodized clear plating that protects the alloy from light scratches and weathering.
DIMENSIONS (unlike our competitors bags which are often measured without handles and wheels, and grossly larger when packed, our cases remain dimensionally correct empty or full. Further we are on average 20%-25% lighter!):
Packing room of our 25" is equivalent to the competition's 26"
While we do not advertise this case as a "carry-on" it does fit most overhead bins wheels in as pictured.
OPTIONAL CUSTOMIZATION We offer laser etching to all our hard cases. Unlike a name tag that can be easily removed or lost, your case will forever be yours with laser etched ownership. You can add your name, rank, airline, or even a slogan or logo, the choice is yours. Etching the Star Light cases exposes the natural aluminum color under the softer anodized coating giving a nice contrast and subtle but good visibility. If you want we can etch text and/or logos up to 4"/4". Opting for laser etching voids your ability to return the case due it's customization. Select the 'Etched' option when adding this case to your shopping cart. We will reach out to you for your desired customization.