How it all began.

In 2011, our founder Marcus quit his job in NYC and moved to Colombia, taking with him a single carry-on bag. He wanted to learn a new language and immerse himself in a culture that would push him out of his comfort zone.

After a few years abroad, he returned to Austin with a carry-on that was falling apart and an itch to do something about it.

Dissatisfied with overpriced and over-featured luggage, he set out to create a different kind of travel bag. It needed to be durable, uncomplicated, and affordable. It needed to be flexible, so it could fit that extra sweater and still squeeze into the overhead bin. Oh, and it needed to look good too.

After years of refining the design, we’re ready to share it with the world!

Meet Tiko.

How it all began.

In 2011 our founder Marcus quit his job in NYC and moved to Colombia, taking with him a single carry-on bag. He wanted to learn a new language and immerse himself in a culture that would push him out of his comfort zone.

After a few years abroad, he returned to Austin with a carry-on that was falling apart and an itch to do something about it.

Dissatisfied with overpriced and over-featured luggage, he set out to create a different kind of travel bag. It needed to be durable, uncomplicated, and affordable. It needed to be flexible, so it could fit that extra sweater and still squeeze into the overhead bin. Oh, and it needed to look good, too.

After years of refining the design, we’re ready to share it with the world!

Meet Tiko.