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G-RO’s SIX Carry-On Reimagines The Way We Use Wheeled Luggage
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This week’s selection: G-RO and their SIX carry-on luggage.
Pushing luggage design forward
G-RO aren’t afraid to rethink luggage design. In fact, they’ve built a solid reputation through doing just that, from their initial luggage release with axle-less wheels to their latest offering. The SIX is a wheeled carry-on suitcase that’s pushed instead of pulled. All with the intention of making your travels easier and more enjoyable.
What’s in a name
The SIX is G-RO’s sixth product offering. And it comes with six wheels and a handle tilted at 66 degrees. Hence the name. The SIX brings G-RO’s honed skills and experience together in a suitcase designed to work with you, not against you.
Balanced design for better efficiency
The suitcase’s push configuration utilizes the user’s body weight as a counterbalance, significantly reducing the effort required to move it and allowing for easy maneuverability of the bag. Ideal for navigating through crowds or narrow airplane aisles. Plus with its rear axle-less wheels and spinner wheels in the front, you can tackle smooth and rough terrain alike. Simply apply pressure on the handle to lift the spinner wheels off the ground for rougher surfaces or stairs.
G-RO developed custom spinner wheels for the SIX, and when paired with their large diameter, axle-less rear wheels and lightweight, silent polyurethane tires, you get smooth and trusty rolling wherever your trip takes you.
The angled handle is constructed from two magnesium tubes for lightweight durability and has a throttle grip for extension and added ease of use. It locks securely in place when in use and recesses neatly into the shell when not in use for added impact protection.
Making every inch count
Many carry-on suitcases sacrifice a lot of interior packing space due to the way they’re designed. But a special focus has been placed on maximizing the amount of usable space in the 38L SIX. The bottom has been lowered, the top has been raised and the components have been recessed into the polycarbonate shell. Plus the case favors minimalist interior organization for clean simplicity and reduced weight. And for added functionality, G-RO have also designed the SIX with a flat top that serves as a useful storage or work surface during your travels.
Built for real life
While the SIX has been designed to make traveling more hassle-free, that doesn’t mean that travel conditions won’t be tough on your gear. So G-RO ensured the SIX is ready when things don’t always go as smoothly. The case has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it meets or exceeds industry standards. The impact-resistant polycarbonate shell will take travel knocks in its stride, while the recessed components enhance the overall durability too. The SIX’s wheels have a lifetime warranty, while the body and other components are backed by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Rethinking the way you travel
Plenty of wheeled suitcases represent a battle to be overcome. A maneuverability challenge that causes unnecessary strain and impacts your travel enjoyment. But the G-RO SIX does things differently, offering an alternative way to travel with your gear so that you can focus on the journey instead of fighting your suitcase. If you want to enjoy a more considered travel carry approach, check out G-RO’s Kickstarter campaign which runs until 19 July 2019.
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