With just a little over a week since launching its already popular Kickstarter campaign, Travel-Light LTD’s “revolutionary” carry-on luggage, G-RO, has surpassed $800,000 thanks to over 2,300 backers.
As previously reported, G-RO is described as a unique luggage system that is on a mission to evolved from the shifts and changes in travelers’ needs and daily routines. It provides a solution for the busy business traveler’s needs, whether they’re traveling around the block or around the world.
Travel-Light noted that the G-RO is based on innovative engineering and design concepts, including large, axle-less wheels and has successfully overcome the challenges posed by the cardinal issues of durability, affordability, interior and exterior volume, and weight, delivering a superior luggage system for today’s on-the-go crowd.
G-RO features include:
- A Reinvented Wheel: Large diameter wheels enable its user to easily wheel the luggage over rugged surfaces and terrain, such as gravel, street curbs, cobblestone, snow and icy sidewalks.
- Increased Comfort: Ideal mass distribution makes pulling it easy and hassle-free. By placing the rotation axis of the wheel closer to the center of gravity of the bag, G-RO feels significantly lighter than a bag of similar weight with small wheels. Its dual compartment system maximizes the luggage space, keeping clothes wrinkle-free and enabling easy access to packed items. The suitcase also has a longer and stronger handle for easy control and for carrying additional bags.
- Smart Capabilities: Contains an optional electronic module with a 23,000 mAh battery, which is strong enough to charge a smartphone up to 10 times, a proximity detector, and a location tracker. The bag also features two USB ports and a universal power outlet, for charging up to three devices at once while on the move.
- Strength and Durability: Unlike standard luggage wheels, G-RO’s wheels are made of super strong aerospace and firearm-grade polymers. The luggage’s wheels reinforce the walls of the bag to greatly reduce damage during use or mishandling by airport baggage personnel without adding weight.
During a recent update, Travel-Light revealed international shipping news for early bird backers:
- Australia: $85
- Hong Kong: $15
- Indonesia: $70
- Japan: $50
- Saudi Arabia: $70
- Singapore: $40
- Ukraine: $75
The company shared:
“If you pledged at an Early Bird level and paid the high international shipping rates (not the E.U. or Canadian rates), please either 1) message us for the new shipping rate, 2) manage your pledge and look for the shipping costs on the *Revised International Shipping* level without changing your pledge and reduce your Early Bird pledge accordingly, or 3) allow us to issue you a refund for the difference in shipping cost after the campaign has ended.”
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