Hard case luggage is great when you’re traveling, since it can protect your clothes and gear in ways fabric-shelled alternatives won’t even approach. Problem is, it’s a bit inconvenient once you come back to the house, since the darn things won’t quite squeeze into tight spaces the way soft shell suitcases do. At least, that’s the case if you’re not using the Neit Luggage.
A hard-shell collapsible luggage, it uses a patented frame that’s able to fold down in just 10 seconds, reducing its depth by 70 percent for convenient storage. Even better, it can only be collapsed when unlocked and opened, so there’s no way to accidentally flatten your suitcase the whole time it’s in the cargo compartment during a flight. Once collapsed, the whole thing packs into a flat profile, making it easy to hide inside cabinets and slip into tight spaces.
The Neit Luggage uses folding wall panels based on the armadillo’s shell pattern, allowing it to collapse while looking like one of the strongest natural armors on the planet for an unparalleled aesthetic. Construction is durable polycarbonate for the body and aircraft-grade aluminum for the frame, so it should offer sufficient protection for your stash throughout the duration of a trip. It comes in two sizes: 90 liters and 38 liters, with both sporting the same hard shell construction and collapsible design.
Features include four removable spinner wheels for convenient mobility, a retractable handle, water-resistant zippers, and a carabiner-style handle grip that allows you to hang the luggage off any hook. It even comes with built-in GPS, so you can easily track your luggage whenever the airline ends up losing it somewhere along the way.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Neit Luggage. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at £150.