“It all started many years ago on a United Airlines flight. Being a frequent business traveler and a premier member, I had the privilege to board early. Sitting in my cramped seat waiting to take off, my natural form of entertainment was watching the other passengers fit their bulky bags into the overhead bin. This one guy caught my attention because his overstuffed garment bag was so full, it was like pushing on a balloon. He’d push in one place and it would bulge out in another. There had to be a better way to pack.
I knew the trick about rolling up your clothes when you pack and thought about rolling up a suit but realized that no one traveled like this, for good reason. How would you roll up a suit? When I got home I did an experiment using large diameter PVC tubing, wrapped a suit around it, and let it sit overnight. It worked. The suit came out wrinkle free. I had a concept but was a long way from a real product. That’s when the real work began.
Fast forward about 15 years and I now run a luggage company. It’s pretty much the career path you’d expect from a guy who studied materials engineering (Go Gators!) and made computer chips in Silicon Valley at Intel. I do not know if any of this helped me design luggage but being an engineer and having a personality, where I complain about things that don’t work right does come in handy at times.
I like to think that SkyRoll does things better than typical garment bags and rolling suitcases. After all, suits were not made to be folded in thirds and stuffed into suitcases. I hope you agree, and I hope you enjoy traveling with your SkyRoll luggage”.
Don Chernoff, Founder