We're Airo Collective


We design high-quality products built for adventure, durability, and extreme functionality.

Whether you’re heading to the boardroom or to the beach, flying on a plane or jumping out of one, commuting downtown or hiking Half Dome, live your life in freedom.

We are a product and design collective utilizing the most advanced tech, the greatest materials that laboratories and nature have created, and the latest engineering to rethink the stuff we carry.

Airo Collective was founded in 2016 with a broken back and a problem - what we carry every day has not kept up with the times.

Our very first product, Stealth Wallet, was successfully crowdfunded in 9.5 hours, and now we bring you Airo Glass.

These are just the first few of Airo's game-changing products. Stay tuned.

Airo Collective was founded in 2016 with a broken back and a problem - what we carry every day has not kept up with the times.

Our Stealth Wallet was successfully crowdfunded in 9.5 hours and Airo Glass came soon after. Both took years to launch and are finally here.

We believe in business for good, making the sustainable choice in materials whenever possible and doing our best to engineer products that last longer.

We are also proud to give 3% of profit from every purchase to nonprofit organizations and causes that do good in the world by providing humanitarian relief or building resilience in local communities. Thank you for helping make a difference.

Steve Schmidt

CEO, Founder & Inventor

Inventor, designer, dreamer, thrill-seeker

Steve has been a leader of people in not-for-profit settings for decades as a teacher and pastor. A lifelong inventor, Steve has always thought of ways to help people through innovation, design and engineering. He assisted in building and designing the largest BMX park in Northern California and has been a founding race team member for Kinetic Cycle since 2009. He loves the outdoors and is also a National Champion gold medalist mountain biker with many USA Cup wins.

Jake Van Vorhis

COO, Co-Founder

Traveler, numbers lover, process optimizer, believer in great experiences

Jake previously planned and ran operations for a firm in San Francisco managing a portfolio of luxury and investment real estate. Jake is passionate about the outdoors, environmental sustainability, and eating amazing food. He loves woodworking and exercise of all kinds and spends a lot of his time in the gym, on a trail, on a bike, in the water, or on a basketball court. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo - so his friends are always glad to have him around when traveling.

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