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All Terrain Suitcase with Caterpillar tracks instead of wheels
Most suitcases have spindly little wheels
that are totally
inadequate for the more adventurous
traveller, who often
needs to cross rough ground, or even
deep pile carpet,
where a heavy case can dig in like a
Cat-Case which has caterpillar tracks
instead of wheels.
other travellers struggle to drag their
reluctant luggage over
soft or uneven surfaces, Cat-Case owner
forward, his case gliding effortlessly on
multi-terrain tracks. When not in use the
tracks would be
stored in a shallow recess, popping out
at the flick of a
for deployment when needed.
||Genius idea, but wouldn't larger wheels serve the same function and be easier to lug?
||You should make a monowheel suit case so any obstacle less than half the height of the case could be easily overcome by the large tire.
||For cases with fragile items, the suitcase would have to be specially weighted, so it doesn't tumble over itself.
||you put your cat in a suit case?