An Austin-based travel startup is making the best light and roomy carry-on suitcases for under $200
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The carry-on suitcases from new travel startup Tiko are spacious, durably built, and easy to maneuver — and they cost less than $250.
They feature a soft, weatherproof, and abrasion-resistant waxed canvas fabric made from a mix of cotton and polyester. They look and feel good, while being tough enough for the realities of travel.
It packed so much and traveled so smoothly that my Tiko Carry-On was the last thing I thought about as I made my way through the airport, and that’s a good thing.
Here’s my dream travel scenario: I get to JFK via a delay-free subway ride. After standing in the security line for a maximum wait of five minutes, I, along with my suitcase, pass through the scanners without being stopped. I stroll smoothly through the terminal, grab some Shake Shack, then shuffle through the airplane aisle and effortlessly launch my carry-on into the overhead bin. I slide into my seat and promptly fall asleep for the duration of the flight. End scene.
Unfortunately, it will remain a pipe dream because I can’t control many parts of the journey, like the state of the MTA or how picky the TSA agent is about the fact that I didn’t take my Kindle out of my bag. But everything I can control to make traveling as least stressful as possible, I do, and the type of suitcase I bring makes a big difference.
Tiko, an Austin, Texas-based travel startup, makes a carry-on that does everything right to make you (almost) …read more
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