Mig and tig welded for longevity, not glued or riveted!
Jesse Luggage is and always has been made of high quality 2mm (.080) thick aluminum. There is over 5’ of weld on each box, and we use both mig and tig welding process. Welding on the inside as well as the outside ensures perfect penetration and maximum strength. The weld is up to 2 times the thickness of the aluminum, and with the added corners and angles of the boxes, provide the ultimate in strength.
How do you make a flat piece of metal stronger? Add angles. Many customers have asked why our boxes look like they do. Angles add strength to the box as well as a little more clearance for cornering or for your leg when you are paddling out of the deep sand.
When the box is set in place on the mounts, the stainless steel button is drawn into place in a machined recess. The rubber mounting allows the bag to “float” and absorb the road vibration, avoiding metal fatigue.
Knowing these things can give you peace of mind whether you’re in the middle of Africa or the middle of Iowa. You own the finest handmade luggage in the world!