Floyd Travel Cases on Wheels
What makes them special
Floyd’s travel cases on wheels are inspired by 1970s skateboarding culture and Venice Beach. Their polyurethane wheels have been tested on halfpipes around the world.
In the early 1970s, Los Angeles became the center of an American cultural renaissance. As summers got hot in Southern California, the same local kids that were shaping their own surfboards to ride the waves of the Pacific started surfing the concrete basins of drainage ditches and empty swimming pools with their skateboards. When Cadillac Wheels introduced a new kind of soft polyurethane skateboard wheels in 1973, Venice youth finally had the right equipment to take their casual, low-slung surfing style to the streets – and stir up a worldwide skateboarding revolution.
Floyd’s hard shell suitcases on skateboard wheels come in three sizes – Cabin, Check-In and Trunk – and a palette of vibrant, fade-resistant colours inspired by Southern California. Made from high-end Makrolon® polycarbonate, the trolleys are lightweight, perfectly balanced, dimensionally stable and highly durable. The suitcases come equipped with expandable aluminium handles and an aluminium framelock with easy one-click snap closure and a central combination TSA lock. The interior is lined with Floyd’s trademark orange, high-quality, tear-resistant nylon fabric certified by Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. It features two closable compartments – a simple but clever solution for opening the cases discreetly, without items falling out – and a separate laptop holder with easy-running zippers.
Floyds travel cases on wheels are an ode to the spirit of Mid-1970s Venice Bohemia, to the flashy design language of skateboards, surfboards, streetwear, motorbikes and Kustom Kulture cars all created during Los Angeles’ most vibrant decade. Since their launch in 2019, Floyd’s suitcases are exciting the most experienced travelers with their supreme quality, clever packaging solutions and high attention to detail. All Floyd travel cases come with a modern version of the iconic red polyurethane wheels that made skateboarding big in the seventies and that now lend the trolleys a bold stance and a remarkably smooth, soft and silent ride. And just like the skateboarding teenagers of the past, the owners of a Floyd travel case are able to replace the wheels themselves and within an instant: There are plently of different color wheels available.
Combining nonconformist style, smart functionality and high-end production quality, Floyd’s trolleys are certain to please the most demanding contemporary traveller and design enthusiast. At the same time, Floyd has created an ever-growing range of cool and casual bags and travel accessories. From weekenders, shopping bags, laptop sleeves and wash kits to baseball caps, luggage tags and stickers – all of Floyd’s travel essentials reflect the brand’s positive, colourful and retro-futuristic spirit and style.