Carry On Light

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  • 2021

  • Product
    Sport and Lifestyle

Designed By:

  • Alan Kirszner, Head of Innovation

Commissioned By:

July

Designed In:

Australia

The July Carry On Light is the lightest double-wheel hardshell in the world. Born to break the barriers around the design of lightweight carry-on luggage currently in market, this Australian developed product allows people to travel lighter without compromising on smooth wheels, proper handles and beautiful styles.


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Photography by Jess Brohier.
Photography by Jess Brohier.
Photography by Jess Brohier.
  • CHALLENGE
  • SOLUTION
  • IMPACT
  • MORE
  • In response to the return of travel, in particular, short domestic vacations, the challenge was to design an ultra light carry-on suitcase that would address the compromises often taken by existing luggage brands who make lightweight luggage. Be lightweight, but also strong and durable with no compromises around the quality, functionality, ergonomics, and aesthetics at an affordable price point.

  • We reviewed everything that was wrong with the design of existing lightweight carry-on suitcases and re-engineered the key components that other brands compromise on and came up with a better approach. The result is the Carry On Light, the world's lightest hardshell double wheel suitcase. An airy 1.8 kilograms when empty. Lightweight polycarbonate shell, in our signature eggshell format that prevents breakage through bounce back. Custom-designed SilentMove Series 2 double wheels that remove weight but are just as strong and smooth. Soft-touch telescopic twin-bar handle made from ultra-light magnesium. 38 litres of capacity. Water-resistant and stain-proof polyester interior lining.

  • Environmental Impact: The Carry On Light uses less materials, less wastage, and focuses on being as minimal as possible without compromise to the quality for the user. The shell is 100% recyclable, manufactured with ethical standards, in accordance with the BSCI code of conduct. Commercial Impact: Our direct-to-consumer model means a better product at a lower price point. Giving people of all economic situations the opportunity to own luggage that lasts a lifetime and stops the churn of single-use travel accessories.

  • Unique eggshell shape designed to create more bounce back on hard knocks. Designed and manufactured our own light double wheel system which glides easier and is 50% lighter. Stable magnesium tube telescopic twin-bar handle for better grip and comfort. Integrated YKK zips and TSA lock. Colour-matched PVC hinges and trimmings. Custom jacquard polyester lining that is water-resistant and stain-proof on the inside.