About Us

Our
Mission

We aim to simplify the travel experience.To do this, we make essential travel pieces using the highest quality materials and deliberately simple design, at a truly accessible price point.

Our
Story

In 2011, our founder, Marcus, left his job in NYC to live in Colombia.After years of traveling the world, Marcus returned with a single carry-on that was completely falling apart.In his search for a replacement, Marcus was underwhelmed by overpriced bags with unnecessary features. He set out to create the highest quality bag he couldn’t find: uncomplicated, durable, and well-designed. And most importantly, a bag most travelers could afford.

In 2011, our founder, Marcus, left his corporate job and moved to Bogota, Colombia in search of new experiences.After years of traveling the world, Marcus returned to Austin with a carry-on that was completely falling apart.In his search for a replacement, Marcus was underwhelmed by overpriced bags with unnecessary features. He set out to create the highest quality bag he couldn’t find: uncomplicated, durable, and well-designed. And most importantly, a bag most travelers could afford.After years of refining, Marcus and the Tiko team are proud to share the most essential carry-on luggage with you.

Our
Story

Our Costs

Tiko is the only soft luggage company selling directly to you, the traveler. We cut out the retailer so you can have premium, durable materials without the marked-up price tags.That means you save hundreds of dollars on the highest of quality bags, and can put that extra cash towards the trip itself.

$195
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Tiko Travel
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$450
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