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These Badass Aluminum Suitcases Have Biometric Fingerprint Locks

From the company that made the transport cases for getting lunar samples back to Earth with Apollo 11.


Zero Halliburton made a name for itself crafting government-grade suitcases since 1938. The all-American company supplied transport and storage for lunar samples brought back on the Apollo missions, and also makes the suitcase containing nuclear launch codes — dubbed the “nuclear football” — carried day and night by the U.S. President’s security detail. Needless to say, a Zero Halliburton suitcase is one of the most secure and sturdy options you can buy.

This year the brand released its Collectors Series: two limited-edition travel suitcases in heat-treated black or silver 6061 aluminum, featuring two-step locking systems that include a biometric fingerprint sensor in addition to a standard TSA-approved lock. The cases also come with a six-roller “Zeroller” maneuvering system, a nice step up from the two- and four-wheeled designs found on most suitcases. The two sizes on offer are the 22-inch carry-on case (800 available) and a 26-inch travel case (just 500 available), allowing well-appointed travelers to pick a size that works for them.

At $1,495 for the carry-on and $1,795 for the travel case, these Collectors Series pieces aren’t inexpensive. But if you travel far and often, especially with precious cargo, you might want to take a hint from NASA on this one.

22-Inch Carry-On Case: $1,49526-Inch Travel Case: $1,795

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Away Aluminum Carry-On ($475)
Tumi Continental Carry-On ($1,095)
Rimowa Cabin S ($1,100)

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