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Durable and timeless hard-case luggage at the lowest possible price.
Durable and timeless hard-case luggage at the lowest possible price.
1,016 backers pledged $131,242 to help bring this project to life.

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OPTIMUS | Premium Luggage at Revolutionary Prices

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Meet Optimus.

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.

By cutting out the middlemen, we're eliminating massive markups so you can have luggage that checks off all the right boxes, for half the price.
By cutting out the middlemen, we're eliminating massive markups so you can have luggage that checks off all the right boxes, for half the price.

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. 

TSA-Approved Lock

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!

YKK Zippers

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. 

USB Port

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 

Corner Protectors

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. 

Self-Correcting Zippers

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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!

Charcoal Grey

A modern take on the traditional black suitcase.

Dark Lake Blue

A bright navy blue inspired by the sea.

Lavender

A dreamy blend of soft pink and purple tones.

Functional features provide you with…

SAFETY

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CONNECTION

SPACE

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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.

Still skeptical?

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.

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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

It all started with a few simple sketches.
It all started with a few simple sketches.
Then our designers mocked up 3D CAD drawings and we knew we were onto something good.
Then our designers mocked up 3D CAD drawings and we knew we were onto something good.
So, our manufacturers get to work. First step, creating the shell mold.
So, our manufacturers get to work. First step, creating the shell mold.
From there, we move onto refining the details of The Optimus. Here’s a glimpse of our interior lining.
From there, we move onto refining the details of The Optimus. Here’s a glimpse of our interior lining.
And then we start pulling it all together. The most important part? Our Hinomoto wheels, of course.
And then we start pulling it all together. The most important part? Our Hinomoto wheels, of course.
Then we test, test, test…and test some more.
Then we test, test, test…and test some more.
Meet the finished product: The OPTIMUS.
Meet the finished product: The OPTIMUS.

Now onto what you came here for: Super Early Bird Prices...

Let’s refresh.

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.

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    Come Along For The Journey!

    Thank you! We appreciate your interest in Optimus Luggage and would love for you to spread the word. You'll receive a special thank you email, and we'll keep you updated on the progress of Optimus Luggage.

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    Super Early Bird - 20"Optimus Carry-On

    Receive ONE 20” Optimus Carry-On for $59 USD. Save 40% off a MSRP of $99.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *FREE STANDARD SHIPPING is offered to the continental U.S. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    Super Early Bird - 24"Medium Checked Bag

    Receive ONE Optimus 24" Medium Checked Bag for $71 USD. Save 40% off an MSRP of $119.99 USD.

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    Early Bird - 20" Optimus Carry-On

    Receive ONE 20" Optimus Carry-On for $80 USD. Save 20% off an MSRP of $99.99 USD.

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    *FREE STANDARD SHIPPING is offered to the continental U.S. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    20"Optimus Carry-On For Non US Buyers

    Receive ONE 20” Optimus Carry-On for $80 USD. Save 20% off a MSRP of $99.99 USD.

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    Super Early Bird - 28" Checked Bag

    Receive ONE Optimus 28" Checked Bag for $83 USD. Save 40% off an MSRP of $139.99 USD.

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    Early Bird - 24" Medium Checked Bag

    Receive ONE Optimus 24" Medium Checked Bag for $96 USD. Save 20% off an MSRP of $119.99 USD.

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    24" Medium Checked Bag For Non US Buyers

    Receive ONE Optimus 24" Medium Checked Bag for $96 USD. Save 20% off an MSRP of $119.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

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    Early Bird - 28" Checked Bag

    Receive ONE Optimus 28" Checked Bag for $112 USD. Save 20% off an MSRP of $139.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *FREE STANDARD SHIPPING is offered to the continental U.S. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    28" Checked Bag For Non US Backers

    Receive ONE Optimus 28" Checked Bag for $112 USD. Save 20% off an MSRP of $139.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *You will be notified of the shipping charges later on as we have a better idea of how many backers are from each region. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    Super Early Bird - Optimus 3 PC Set

    Receive ONE 20" Optimus Carry-On (1), ONE 24" Medium Checked Bag (1), ONE 28" Checked Bag (1) for $209 USD. Save 40% off an MSRP of $349.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *FREE STANDARD SHIPPING is offered to the continental U.S. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    • The Optimus Medium Checked Bag (24-inch)
    • The Optimus Checked Bag (28-inch)
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    Early Bird - Optimus 3 PC Set

    Receive ONE 20" Optimus Carry-On (1), ONE 24" Medium Checked Bag (1), ONE 28" Checked Bag (1) for $279 USD. Save 25% off an MSRP of $349.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *FREE STANDARD SHIPPING is offered to the continental U.S. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    • The Optimus Carry-On (20-inch)
    • The Optimus Medium Checked Bag (24-inch)
    • The Optimus Checked Bag (28-inch)
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    Optimus 3 PC Set For Non US Backers

    Receive ONE 20" Optimus Carry-On (1), ONE 24" Medium Checked Bag (1), ONE 28" Checked Bag (1) for $279 USD. Save 25% off an MSRP of $349.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *You will be notified of the shipping charges later on as we have a better idea of how many backers are from each region. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    • The Optimus Medium Checked Bag (24-inch)
    • The Optimus Checked Bag (28-inch)
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    Last Call - Optimus 3 PC Set

    Receive ONE 20" Optimus Carry-On (1), ONE 24" Medium Checked Bag (1), ONE 28" Checked Bag (1) for $315 USD. Save 10% off an MSRP of $349.99 USD.

    We'll ask for your choice of color after the campaign is over.

    *FREE STANDARD SHIPPING is offered to the continental U.S. All purchases come with a risk-free, 100-day trial.

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    • The Optimus Carry-On (20-inch)
    • The Optimus Medium Checked Bag (24-inch)
    • The Optimus Checked Bag (28-inch)
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