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Introducing the revolutionary suitcase that can transform from a carry-on to a full-size check-in, act as a closet, a table and more!
Introducing the revolutionary suitcase that can transform from a carry-on to a full-size check-in, act as a closet, a table and more!
Introducing the revolutionary suitcase that can transform from a carry-on to a full-size check-in, act as a closet, a table and more!
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FUGU LUGGAGE: One Case For All Your Needs

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Today's advanced technology makes nearly every aspect of day-to-day life simpler and easier. Despite these advances, there is one heavily used product that has not significantly progressed in decades: the suitcase.

Having decided that the time has come to rethink the traditional suitcase, we have developed FUGU LUGGAGE – an innovative lifestyle product that adjusts to meet the needs of the modern traveler! 

Join the Suitcase Revolution and help us make FUGU LUGGAGE a reality!

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CHECK OUT FUGU LUGGAGE'S UNIQUE FEATURES!

 Size and Dimensions

FUGU LUGGAGE has been measured to comply with the standard airline size limitations on baggage. The suitcase is thus designed to expand from the size of a maximum regulation sized carry-on size to the size of a maximum regulation sized check-in.

Strength and Stability

 FUGU LUGGAGE is made from durable materials, which have proven to be strong enough to successfully pass an altitude crash test.

In addition, the suitcase is water resistant and the walls absorb shock to better protect your items inside.

FUGU Shelves

FUGU LUGGAGE includes built-in shelves that can be attached or collapsed at any point. The shelves enable the suitcase to double as a storage unit, eliminating the need to unpack into a hotel closet and then later repack. The shelves have the added bonus of keeping belongings neat and tidy throughout any journey.

Whether FUGU LUGGAGE is collapsed or expanded, it is easy to open and comfortably add or remove belongings.

FUGU Table

The FUGU LUGGAGE's height and width make it ideal for use as a portable table, which can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to laptop stand, makeup dresser, and reading desk.

FUGU Laptop Case

FUGU LUGGAGE comes with a removable laptop case, which can double as a laptop stand. Our custom-made laptop case fits both into and on FUGU LUGGAGE, and can be used to store your laptop and personal items. This case provides you with the option of either keeping your personal belongings with you at all times, or storing your items with your checked-in bag under the plane.

FUGU Vacuum Bags

The same pump that inflates the walls of FUGU LUGGAGE can also deflate vacuum bags, making the use of vacuum bags extremely convenient for travellers by eliminating the need to carry an external pump with which to deflate the vacuum bags.

Weight

FUGU LUGGAGE does not weight significantly more than the average suitcase. Despite the addition of inflatable walls and an extra handle, the difference in the suitcase's overall weight is only a few hundred grams (less than a pound). The FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase is made of plastic, which contributes to the fact that it is lighter than many standard cloth suitcases!

Movement

It is simple to drag FUGU LUGGAGE in either of its forms, and to turn it full circle (360 degrees), as a result of the addition of its "spinner wheels".
It is simple to drag FUGU LUGGAGE in either of its forms, and to turn it full circle (360 degrees), as a result of the addition of its "spinner wheels".

 How FUGU LUGGAGE Works

There are three ways to inflate the walls of FUGU LUGGAGE:

1. Pressing a button in order to activate the built-in electric pump
2. Externally attaching any regular air pump
3. Breathing into an external tube

While the easiest way to expand and collapse the suitcase is the first option listed above, there are also other options available to modify the size of the suitcase, all of which are quick and easy to use.

Innovation

FUGU LUGGAGE was developed in an attempt to find a solution the "suitcase dilemma." FUGU LUGGAGE's founders realized the need for a solution to the dilemma in 2013, when one of our founders, Isaac, found that the carry-on that he had packed to take on a business trip was not sufficient to transport gifts back home to his loved ones after the completion of the trip.

While searching for a solution to this dilemma, Isaac and the FUGU LUGGAGE team noted that all suitcases on the market are essentially the same. Their research of the luggage market found them unable to obtain a quality suitcase that adequately adjusted itself to fit all travellers' needs. This lack of flexibility led the FUGU LUGGAGE team to realize that the time had come to rethink how a suitcase should look and function.

During the initial stages of FUGU LUGGAGE's development, the FUGU LUGGAGE team applied for a patent through Luzzatto & Luzzatto, one of the top patent attorney firms in Israel.

Who Are We?

FUGU LUGGAGE is an innovative industrial design company that is currently putting all of its efforts into developing new products in the luggage industry. We believe that our suitcase represents a huge step forward within the world of luggage and traveling!

The idea for FUGU LUGGAGE came to Isaac Atlas in early 2013. He felt that there had to be a better way to travel, that would not force travellers to make difficult decisions regarding packing space. With the help of Daniel Gindis and David Lifshitz, he developed FUGU LUGGAGE.

Together with Intovision, an industrial design company, FUGU LUGGAGE has set out to revolutionize the world of travel. The staff consists of creative and professional engineers and designers. Everyone involved shares a love of travel, and a desire to save time, money, and space, while increasing consumer choice. Nothing gives the FUGU LUGGAGE team greater satisfaction than combining the things it loves most – travel, innovation and entrepreneurship!

What We Need

After over a year of working of hard work, we finally have a fully functional FUGU LUGGAGE prototype! As FUGU LUGGAGE represents a new suitcase design, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance and improve its functionality. We also make a point of adding new features, that have been thought of since the creation of the original prototype.

Your support will enable us to finish developing the product, create molds for the initial manufacturing run, and fund the first round of production. Be a part of FUGU LUGGAGE's success - help make all of our trips easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable!

Risks and challenges

Since the launch of our Kickstarter campaign, we have been in contact with other Kickstarter campaigns in order to ascertain what risks and setbacks they had to deal with, in order to realistically make projections for the suitcase. Through this process, we have discovered that even if everything runs perfectly on our end, we need to take into account that there can be problems with factories and shipping companies which will be beyond our control. The following are several areas associated with the suitcase's production where we anticipate possible issues. With this in mind we want to reaffirm that we commit to keeping our backers updated on the latest information and projections, and to doing the best that we can to get the suitcase distributed on time, and in good working order.

Development – We have a working prototype that has already passed the necessary technical tests but, like with any product in final stages of development, the suitcase may experience further changes in its design, specifically related to the materials used in its production and the technology that allows it to change sizes. While all of the aforementioned changes, should they become necessary, would be to improve the suitcase and make it more user friendly, we have taken into account that we may need to make these modifications. If this happens, we will work to resolve any issues as quickly as possible, and our backers will be notified.

Production – We are currently in contact with a number of different manufacturers. We are looking to work with whichever manufacturer we feel is able to best produce and assemble the suitcase at the level of quality we want, but are aware that there could also be delays on the manufacturing end of production that are beyond our control. Additionally, as we have found with other Kickstarter campaigns, sometimes a factory can make an error, in which case we would need to stop production, and begin a completely new production run after correcting the error. We hope that none of the aforementioned issues will occur, but being realistic and learning from the experience of other similar Kickstarter campaigns, are aware that there is a possibility that this could happen.

Shipping – As a result of the possible setbacks in development and production, we gave ourselves an additional ninety days, beyond our projected production date, to sort out any issues that may arise. While our best projections show the suitcases may arrive early, we are aware that there may be unexpected delays somewhere along the chain of production. Additionally, while we have worked free shipping into the overall cost of the suitcase, the cost factored in would be for freight shipping, which could take many additional weeks beyond the date the suitcases are shipped (though it should be noted that any backer reserves the right to add express shipping to their order). These projections also do not take into account the time or delays that the shipping companies may cause if they do not keep their commitment to us, which are told can happen more often than would be expected. If such delays occur, we will notify our backers, and keep them posted as to our newest projections for the suitcase's arrival date.

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FAQ

  • The FUGU LUGGAGE carry-on is made of plastic, a relatively lightweight material, The expanding side panels add a mere 800 grams, making the total weight less than 4.0 kg, which is less than the average large suitcase, even with all of the additional features included!

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  • FUGU LUGGAGE’s dual dimensions are as follows: in its carry-on form, it measures 13.5 inches (length) x 21.5 inches (width) x 9 inches (height); in its expanded check-in form, FUGU LUGGAGE measures 13.5 inches (length) x 21.5 inches (width) x 27 inches (height).
    In its carry-on form, FUGU LUGGAGE can accommodate a volume of up to 40 L, and in its expanded form, a volume of 120 L.

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  • When we sat down to design FUGU LUGGAGE, size was our first and foremost consideration. When FUGU LUGGAGE is in its collapsed, carry-on form, it adheres to the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on luggage, as per FAA regulations; in its expanded size, the suitcase also complies with the maximum size permitted for a checked-in suitcase.

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  • The FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase has been designed to be extremely durable; its side panels are made of a special PVC material, “drop-stitch material,” that is used to produce surfboards and flotation devices. This ensures that the suitcase is impact resistant, and strong enough to withstand heavy abuse without incurring damage. We have thrown FUGU LUGGAGE down flights of stairs, dropped it off of a two-story building, placed the prototype under the weight of a car, and subjected it to air pressure tests, in addition to some other serious stress tests, and the walls stayed intact. The inflatable walls have also been designed to be shock absorbent, meaning that not only will the suitcase hold up under extreme conditions, but will also ensure that your items are not damaged, even if the suitcase falls from high up, or is knocked over. We are confident that FUGU LUGGAGE will survive any challenges it may encounter while being transported by airline personnel or at the airport.

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    DIGITAL FUGU THANK YOU LETTER: pledgers will receive a thank you letter, via email, to show our appreciation for their support.

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    CUSTOM FUGU LUGGAGE TAG: pledgers will receive a uniquely designed, bright colored custom luggage tag from FUGU LUGGAGE, which will help them locate their luggage more quickly while travelling.

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    FUGU TOILETRIES BAG: pledgers will receive an elegantly designed
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    FUGU LUGGAGE LAPTOP CASE: pledgers will receive a cutting edge laptop case, which also doubles as a laptop stand is useful both as a laptop case and a workplace on-the-go.

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    FUGU LUGGAGE BASIC: pledgers will receive the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase. (Valued at $350)

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    EARLY BIRD BRONZE Package: pledgers will receive 10% off the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase and Laptop Case.
    (Valued at $400)

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    EARLY BIRD SILVER Package: pledgers will receive 20% off the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase, Laptop Case, Name Tag, Luggage Lock, and Vacuum Bags.
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    BRONZE Package: pledgers will receive the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase, and Laptop Case.
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    EARLY BIRD GOLD Package: pledgers will receive 30% off the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase, Laptop Case, Name Tag, Luggage Lock, FUGU LUGGAGE Scale, Electronic Luggage Locator, toiletries Bag and Vacuum Bags.
    (Valued at $600)

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    SILVER Package: pledgers will receive the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase, Laptop Case, Name Tag, and Vacuum Bags, which allow you to shrink your clothing to a much smaller size, giving you additional suitcase space.
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    GOLD Package: pledgers will receive the FUGU LUGGAGE suitcase, Laptop Case, Name Tag, Luggage Lock, Fugu Luggage Scale, Electronic Luggage Locator, which can tell you how close you are to getting your suitcase, toiletries Bag, and Vacuum Bags, which allow you to shrink your clothing to a much smaller size, giving you additional suitcase space.
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    DOUBLE BRONZE Package: pledgers will receive 2 FUGU BRONZE packages.
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    FUGU COLLECTORS ADDITION: pledgers will receive one Gold FUGU Package, which will be engraved with the Kickstarter Logo (there will only be a few of these produced, in honor of this Kickstarter campaign)

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    FUGU LUGGAGE VIP: pledgers will receive one Gold FUGU Package, with a name of their choice engraved on the suitcase.

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    DOUBLE SILVER Package: pledgers will receive 2 FUGU SILVER packages.
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    Due to popular demand, we are making available additional DOUBLE GOLD Package: pledgers will receive 2 FUGU GOLD packages.
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    FAMILY PACK: pledgers will receive five BRONZE packages.

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    FRIENDS AND FAMILY PACK: pledgers will receive ten BRONZE packages, to share with family and friends, and save $250!

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    PARTNER WITH US: The FUGU LUGGAGE founders will come meet the pledger to discuss business partnership options.
    The founder will come meet you in either London or New York (Travel & accommodations not included). At the meeting we will discuss the option of a future business relationship. You'll also receive two FUGU LUGGAGE suitcases with all accessories included, when it's available, shipped for free anywhere in the world.

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