The Founding of the Flyte Crew
Our journey began with our founding father, Simon. He knew early on that he wanted to make toys that he would have loved as a child. Luckily for him, it worked out pretty well and that’s exactly what grown-up Simon has been doing. Simon has spent years building and creating toys that would have pleased his younger self. But one thought kept cropping up in his mind – travel. Young Simon was fortunate enough to go on some amazing holidays – however his memories were all about the destination. Getting there? Not so much, unfortunately.
How we got here
But why should it be that way? Why should a whole new generation of little travellers be doomed to huff their way through queues and trudge along with trolleys? Travel is something that should be treasured as a child – whether it’s a trip round the world or a trip to the shop! That’s where this concept got its wings – Flyte was born to make every trip an adventure.
Flyte takes form
Once Simon was gripped by this idea, there was no going back. Over time, new members of the Flyte crew climbed aboard his thought train and with help from our friends at Zinc, Flyte steam rolled ahead. It’s taken two years for Flyte to take form. We went from prototype to prototype, tweaking and reworking. Throughout the process, we knew that Flyte had to remain that same simple concept that Simon had envisioned. We didn’t want parents struggling with an overdone contraption, holding up queues, muttering apologies to those around them, cursing the day they ever bought this bewildering apparatus.
The fun began
Flyte needed to let kids travel in a fun way, whilst also giving them the space to take along all of their travel essentials (which may or may not be half the toy box). It also needed to be a practical piece of luggage and a safe scooter, to give parents peace of mind. So that’s what we have today. A soft, squidgy, but sturdy suitcase. An easy to use pull-along trolley. And most importantly, a safe and fun scooter to ride around the world.
Our Story continues
We can’t promise an end to ‘Are we there yet?’ but we’re passionate about turning travel into the adventure it should be.