Apr 20, 2015 2:00 EST

SOLO is The Ultimate Work-Life Travel Bag: A versatile companion to carry all of your essentials, and keep you happy and productive

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 20, 2015

SOLO is The Ultimate Work-Life Travel Bag

by Standard Luggage Co.

Finally! A bag for today’s global traveller: A versatile companion to carry all of your essentials, and keep you happy and productive.

 

About this project

Hello, meet SOLO. An all-in-one travel suitcase, backpack, and shoulder bag. 

We’ve designed SOLO to meet the demands of today’s global traveler: this bag is a versatile travel system that will carry all of your business and personal essentials, allowing you to breeze through airports, and effortlessly transition between work and leisure time. 

Being carry-on sized, SOLO will help you breeze through airports and security checkpoints
Being carry-on sized, SOLO will help you breeze through airports and security checkpoints

Whether you’re riding a Vespa along the Champs-Élysées, or walking into a client’s boardroom, you need a versatile travel system that adapts to any situation that can keep you moving, productive, and happy.

With the ability to convert into a backpack, SOLO can take you anywhere
With the ability to convert into a backpack, SOLO can take you anywhere
SOLO's sleek and modern design perfectly suited for business environments
SOLO’s sleek and modern design perfectly suited for business environments

Why did we do it? 

We wanted to help travellers save time and money. How many times have you had that awful feeling of dread when learning your airline lost or delayed your bags. Or perhaps fumbling to remove that laptop at the busy security gate. Or feeling infuriated after being charged that “extra handling” fee for checked bags.

As perennial travellers, we understand the challenges of navigating airports, hotels, and trains. The solution?  We sought out to design a speedy and reliable travel system that will keep you moving at the top of your game. 

Designed to meet airline baggage policies for carry-on limits. SOLO will help you save up to $50 per round trip flight.
Designed to meet airline baggage policies for carry-on limits. SOLO will help you save up to $50 per round trip flight.

A carry-on with convenient carry options, and the ability into a backpack, SOLO can take you anywhere  —and you’ll look great while getting there too. 

Features & Specs 

Packed with user-friendly features such as lie-flat packing, multiple organizational pockets, concealable backpack straps, separate and padded laptop pocket, side and top handles, SOLO is a versatile carry-all solution to give you full confidence in all situations. 

Watch this video to see all of SOLO’s features:

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SOLO’s user friendly features:

• Front pockets with easy access to quick-grabs or storing documents
Lie-flat packing with “clam-shell” opening for quick & easy packing
 Expandable luggage compartment to carry those extra souvenirs on the way home
Cushioned side and top handles for comfortable & traditional carry
Padded laptop compartment holds 15″ laptop or 15″ Macbook Pro
Concealable backpack straps with MOLLE loops and safety whistle
Rain cover included for tough situations and protecting your valuables
• Watch the video above for many more features.

SOLO opens all the way up "clam-shell" style for convenient and easy packing. The luggage compartment is expandable too.
SOLO opens all the way up “clam-shell” style for convenient and easy packing. The luggage compartment is expandable too.

Quality Materials

All of SOLO’s materials are comprised of tried and true fabrics and fasteners used in premium luggage products:

Exterior 1680 denier ballistic nylon
Water resistant, durable and easy to clean
YKK zips
YKK buckles & clips (backpack strap, messenger strap)
ITW buckles & clips (sternum strap)

SOLO is made with premium luggage components
SOLO is made with premium luggage components
SOLO front and back views - backpack straps concealed for a clean profile
SOLO front and back views – backpack straps concealed for a clean profile
SOLO front and back views - backpack straps out
SOLO front and back views – backpack straps out

Size and Weight

  • Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 8 in. zipped  /  22 x 14 x 10 in expanded
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds 

Reward Timeline 

We will do our best to keep you updated via e-mail as we reach key dates:

May 12th – Campaign closes with funding 
May 19th – Production run begins with manufacturing partner 
Jun 30th – Bulk shipping to Toronto
July 28th – SOLO received and processed in Toronto 
Early August –  Ship SOLO to all backers via courier

Any changes to this plan will be communicated as soon as they are known.

Why we need your support

We’re a small startup with big ambitions. Over the past year, through countless sleepless nights we’ve iterated through 4 prototypes, and begged a lot of favours from our family and friends. We’ve partnered with a proven and experienced manufacturing partner who can deliver this bag. To date, we’ve invested $5000 of our own savings in design and development. SOLO has been tested under the toughest real-world scenarios and refined over and over to get it to where it is today. 

All along the journey, we’ve received amazing feedback from real travel pros who’ve said again and again, “I want this bag!” Bottom line: We know SOLO can succeed; we just need a little help… To launch, a minimum order of $25,000 needs to be placed with our manufacturing partner. 

With your help, we can reach our goal to deliver this product. Best of all, the success of SOLO will be the springboard for us to continue creating new and innovative products. 

Thank you so much for your support! We can’t wait to get SOLO in your hands. 

Click here to back this project now.

Risks and challenges

We promise to be as transparent as possible and provide updates at key milestones along the way. To minimize risks and challenges a number of critical steps have been taken prior to launching this campaign:

• The design and development of the bag up to this stage has been personally funded.
• We’ve partnered with a proven manufacturer whom we have worked with in the design and delivery of each prototype to ensure we have right manufacturing processes and material sourcing
• We’re using a proven customs and shipping partner in which we have a trusted and existing relationship with and they have a track record of managing logistics for similar products.

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