Premium hard-case luggage that costs a fraction of what most companies charge. And don’t worry, we never skimp on quality. Ever. We’ve sourced the best materials and most well-equipped manufacturer to create a durable piece of luggage that is timeless in both design and function. We’re here to transform your travel experience for the better.
This is our promise.
Seriously. Check, check, check...
We asked. You told us.
We surveyed hundreds of travelers about what features matter most when it comes to luggage. This is what you wanted – plus top quality and value, of course – so that’s exactly what we’re giving you.
Scratch-Resistant Polycarbonate Shell
Impact and scratch-resistant hard shell made from 100% pure polycarbonate. It’s as durable as it gets, while still being ultra-lightweight.
All Optimus suitcases come with a secure TSA-approved lock system for added security and peace of mind during your travels.
360-Degree Hinomoto Wheels
No matter how far, fast or long you’re traveling with your Optimus, our 360-degree Hinomoto wheels will take you there effortlessly. Widely regarded as the best in the industry – these wheels simply don't exist on luggage under $250. Except for ours.
Adjustable Handle System
Customizable trolley handle easily extends and locks to accommodate people of different heights.
Interior Organizational Pockets
Space-maximizing interior organization system with multi-functional pockets to simplify your packing.
Waterproof Laundry Bag
Sealed waterproof compartment with removable bag separates clean clothes from dirty – also works great for swimsuits!
15x more resistant to abrasions than a standard coil zipper and specifically treated to shed water quickly – YKK zippers provide an impenetrable seal that you and your belongings can rely on.
The Optimus Carry-on comes with an integrated USB port located right next to the handle. Simply insert your own battery pack into the easy-access interior pocket and you’ll be able to stay virtually connected whenever your travels take you.
Built-In Expansion System
Everyone’s an over-packer, including us. We’ve got you covered with a flexible zippered expansion for maximum wiggle room
Your luggage takes a pounding whether it’s the TSA, baggage handlers, or your impatient kids literally kicking it (we've all been there). That’s why we gave the Optimus the added protection of corner guards.
No more worrying about busted zippers. Ours are self-correcting, so all you need to do is slide the pullers back to fix any traction issues.
So, why'd we do it?
Our why is simple. We’re tired of watching travelers get duped into thinking they need to spend $200+ for a quality piece of luggage. We promise to uphold the same standards in style, function and durability you expect from your suitcase, and leave the bullsh*t behind.
Are you listening yet?
Cool. Now let's get you better acquainted with your new (future) favorite luggage.
Three sizes for every type of modern adventure.
Three colors for everyone and everywhere.
We’re launching with three unique colorways that are anything but boring, but still classic enough to outlast any passing trend or season. Once our campaign wraps, you can choose the color for each bag in your tier, and also submit requests for future ones!
A modern take on the traditional black suitcase.
Dark Lake Blue
A bright navy blue inspired by the sea.
A dreamy blend of soft pink and purple tones.
Functional features provide you with…
Too good to be true?
We thought you might think that. Don’t worry, we understand that we still need to earn your trust, so we put our top features to the ultimate test, then took it even further.
And here's how we stack up against the competition.
What if we told you all orders come with a 100-day guarantee? You try it for 100 days and if you love it, great – it also has a 10-year warranty. If you don’t, we’ll give you a full refund and cover the return shipping costs back to us. No questions asked.
OK. Let's take it one step further.
Crowdfunding rocks; you know that and so do we. We’ve seen some fantastic products launched with crowdfunding, resulting in happier customers and developers. What could go wrong? Well, there’s delivery delays, products not living up to their design renderings, shipping fails, and so much more.
We don’t want you to worry about any of that, which is why we’re guaranteeing to ship out all product out by November 1, 2019, or we give you a full refund. If you don’t receive a tracking number by that date, we will automatically file a refund to your account. Yes, really.
Now here’s where you come in.
Our direct-to-consumer model allows us to keep costs down, but we can’t go to production without your help. Whether you’re ready to pre-order now (and score the best price) or want to give us a thumbs up, you're helping to make luggage great and travel fun again.
Ready to roll?
Awesome. Scroll down for even more details and available projects rewards. In the meantime, we want to share a bit more about who we are and what led us to create Optimus.
The Story of Optimus.
The internet has changed the way everything around us is sold, from pizza to properties to eyeglasses and beyond, so isn't it time that luggage got the 21st century upgrade, too? This is why we decided to step in. Consumers like you are still expected to pay for expensive storefronts, tremendous sales force and mega advertising campaigns, only to receive a sub-par product at best.
We’re going to change that, why not join us?
We are a small team of industry veterans working directly with the best factories in the world, using the best materials to bring you high-quality luggage at a price you won’t believe. Our direct-to-consumer model allows us to keep costs down and pass the savings directly onto you, where it belongs.
The Making of Optimus
Now onto what you came here for: Super Early Bird Prices...
Why should you support Optimus?
- QUALITY | We invested in premium materials that truly matter – think smooth-as-butter Hinomoto wheels, resilient YKK zippers, and a tough, but ultra-lightweight polycarbonate shell – and waved bye to needless extras.
- VALUE | By taking a direct-to-consumer approach and eliminating middlemen markups, we’re able to give you a designer-level product for a fraction of the cost you're used to paying.
- TRUST | All orders come with a 100-day guarantee. You try it for 100 days and if you love it, great – it has a 10-year warranty. If you don’t, we’ll give a full refund and cover the return shipping costs back to us.
Risks and challenges
This may be our first Kickstarter, but it isn’t our first time designing and producing quality luggage. For decades, we’ve been intimately involved in every phase of the production cycle, from manufacturing to importing to final delivery to buyers like you. We used this expertise to build a realistic project timeline for Optimus; that’s why our campaign comes with guaranteed ship-out day, or you get your money back.
Of course, there can always be an occasional bump in the road. If something pops up and throws us off course, we promise to keep an open and honest line of communication with you every step of the way. We appreciate you giving us the chance to prove that commitment and deliver an outstanding product that far exceeds your expectations and meets deadline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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