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ULTIMATE CARRY ON AIRED ON AN EPISODE OF ALL AMERICAN MAKERS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH AT 10PM.
ULTIMATE CARRY ON AIRED ON AN EPISODE OF ALL AMERICAN MAKERS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH AT 10PM.

Ultimate Carry On LLC introduces the newest advancement in the luggage industry with their patented Vacuum Shrink Pack System.  No longer do you have to sit or jump on your luggage to get it closed.  No longer do you have to check your bag and pay luggage fees.  The Vacuum Shrink Pack System reduces the space your clothes occupy, allowing you to fit more into less, so go ahead and pack that extra outfit. Going on a longer trip or traveling as a family, no problem.  Pack more clothing into the same amount of space.

The Ultimate Carry On is great for business travelers, families, men and women or anyone who wants to take control of their luggage, time and money.  With baggage fees over fifty dollars round trip, Ultimate Carry On will pay for itself within a few trips.

Patented Vacuum Shrink Pack System
Patented Vacuum Shrink Pack System
An expandable hose that hooks on the side of the bag so it takes up very little space. The power button is recessed so it will not turn on accidentally.
An expandable hose that hooks on the side of the bag so it takes up very little space. The power button is recessed so it will not turn on accidentally.
Each carry on comes with 2 compression bags.  Just fill up your compression bag and use the vacuum to take out the air.
Each carry on comes with 2 compression bags. Just fill up your compression bag and use the vacuum to take out the air.
Once the air is out, Ultimate Carry On can hold as much as 20% more clothes than without the vacuum system.
Once the air is out, Ultimate Carry On can hold as much as 20% more clothes than without the vacuum system.

Ultimate Carry On not only allows you to fit more into your suitcase, but it also provides multiple features to make travel better and less stressful.

No longer will you fight for floor space to sit by an outlet.  Business travelers and families can take advantage of the dual USB charging ports on the Ultimate Carry On.  Whether it is arriving to your next meeting fully charged and ready to go; or keeping your portable devices charged and ready for the next flight.  With the Ultimate Carry On, you can charge two tablets at the same time with the 5V, 2.1A USB ports.  Your phones charge faster with Rapid Charging Technology when compared to plugging them into an ordinary USB port.  The control panel also contains an LED light that tells you the status of the battery.

The battery can charge a smartphone approximately 3-4  times, a tablet twice and run the vacuum pump for 8 minutes before being recharged.

Picture of the top of the bag with dual USB ports, LED indicator, and a place to charge your suitcase.
Picture of the top of the bag with dual USB ports, LED indicator, and a place to charge your suitcase.
Yellow light shows the suitcase charging.
Yellow light shows the suitcase charging.
No more looking for outlets. Ultimate Carry On will charge your electronic devices hassle free.
No more looking for outlets. Ultimate Carry On will charge your electronic devices hassle free.

If the Vacuum Shrink Pack System and Dual USB ports aren't enough, we also made it easier for you to walk through the airport with more of your travel goodies or accessories while still having one hand free.  Ultimate Carry On has a custom bungee system built into the bag to hold your pillow, blanket or books. It even has a water bottle holder.

Built in bungee system is like having a 3rd hand to carry more stuff. It really comes in handy when you're running to catch your next flight.
Built in bungee system is like having a 3rd hand to carry more stuff. It really comes in handy when you're running to catch your next flight.

The front of the bag has two pouches.  A smaller one to hold your TSA approved liquid bottles and a bigger one to hold your tablet or up to a 13 inch laptop.  

Fully loaded with charging on the go.  You might never need to check a bag again!
Fully loaded with charging on the go. You might never need to check a bag again!
We have tried to come up with everything to truly make this the ULTIMATE CARRY ON!
We have tried to come up with everything to truly make this the ULTIMATE CARRY ON!

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

CARRY ON:

  • Weight: 10.14 lbs / 4.6 kg (projected)  
  • Gross Weight 7.2 kg/ 15.87 lbs (shipped)
  • Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 9 (max size for most major airlines)
  • Main fabric: Rugged 840D 3-tone Jacquard Poly
  • EVA foamed front panel
  • Lining: POLY210D/PU
  • Zipper: NY#10 & #5
  • Buckle: metal + plastic

ELECTRICAL:

  • 5V, 2.1A USB ports
  • Lithium Ion Battery, 100 Wh, 20,000 mAh
  • Charging Output: Up to 4 phone charges, 2 tablet charges & 8 minutes of bag compression charges per run cycle

COMPRESSION SYSTEM - Patented Vacuum Shrink Pack System specifically designed to extend your packing abilities and increase your load.  You'll always have the perfect outfit for every occasion and no more baggage fees.

ALL-TERRAIN SPINNER WHEELS - Robust, ribbed, omni-directional wheels that glide smoothly and silently over any surface.

EASY ACCESS COMPUTER COMPARTMENT - External access compartment for travel essentials like passport, computer, etc/  also holds removable battery.

BUILT IN BUNGEE SYSTEM - Great for books, travel pillows and kid toys with no rummaging.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

We've spent well over 2 years researching and developing the Ultimate Carry On.  We've had numerous design changes, including adding spinner wheels and a 2nd USB port.  We started with a huge pump and a heavy battery to run our vacuum system, but knew that it took up too much space in the luggage.  We couldn't use that size pump if we wanted people to be able to travel with only their carry on bag.  After multiple designs and prototypes, we have optimized the balance between size and performance.

The original pump took up a quarter of the packing space.
The original pump took up a quarter of the packing space.
Our 2nd try was a little better but we still need more space.
Our 2nd try was a little better but we still need more space.
The 3rd attempt only took up about an inch and a half of inside space.  We were getting really close.
The 3rd attempt only took up about an inch and a half of inside space. We were getting really close.
We tried every size and type of hose possible before we figured it out.
We tried every size and type of hose possible before we figured it out.
Once we figured it out, it was AWESOME!  It takes up practically no packing space and allows to pack more clothes than ever before in a carry on bag.
Once we figured it out, it was AWESOME! It takes up practically no packing space and allows to pack more clothes than ever before in a carry on bag.

 After that, we spent hours upon hours coming up with the right parts to make sure this bag was truly functional for the everyday traveler.

PCBA
PCBA
Prints
Prints

REWARDS:

$25 or more
$25 or more

KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: 5 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY 

STRETCH GOALS:

200K - We will add a new color of the plastic trim piece that will be chosen in a survey of all our backers.

 

400K - We will make the battery in the bag user replaceable, so you can just swap out the battery when it dies.  No need to send it in for service.

PRODUCTION TIMELINE:

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Founder & CEO - Chad Efron 

Engineer - Trevor Jessee (Double E Creations LLC)

Strategic Advisor - Pavan Kapur

Web Design - Joe Chiarello (WebDesign808.com

Videographer - Jeffery Theisler & Joseph Korecki

Special Thanks - Melissa Efron & Lori Ankiel

Risks and challenges

The Ultimate Carry On offers the best in functional and smart luggage for the modern traveler. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you'll find our bag features will allow you to pack more, travel lighter; save you money and best of all you will arrive fully charged and ready to roll. Our Vacuum Shrink Pack System provides additional packing space and our battery charger will charge multiple devices at one time.

The risks and challenges we foresee include on time delivery and vendor production timelines. We will do everything we can to avoid setbacks, yet we all know some things are out of our control. We are in the process of talking to other manufacturers in case a machine breaks or something else that gets thrown our way.

Luckily for us, we feel very confident with the manufacturer we chose to work with. They are located in China and have over 15 years of experience working with companies in the United States.

We are also in the process of securing extra parts and repair companies in the US in case there are issues once the bags arrive. Our goal is to put out a product that can compete with the bigger luggage companies and satisfy our customers to keep them for life.

We are also working out some of the design elements and will be adding an additional color selection down the road. For more information visit www.ultimatecarryon.com

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