So What’s the verdict fellow Study-Abroadists? Would you pay out extra money for this jacket or is it just another unnecessary travel accessory? I’m kind of thinking I’d be too heavy-laden with all that stuff to walk :)**DB
“Travel jacket with 15 built-in gadgets raises $900,000 on Kickstarter”
by Jessica Plautz via “Mashable”
There are many many travel gadgets out there, and most of them aren’t worth the trouble of hauling around: The neck pillow for a not-complete-uncomfortable nap, the eye mask for when the guy next to you insists on using the reading light, a travel blanket for staying warm.
What if you could get all of those features in one Swiss Army knife-like travel jacket? The promise is apparently enough that one apparel company has already attracted about $900,000 in funding on Kickstarter to manufacture it. When the project launched on July 7, its goal was just $20,000.
BauBax’s travel jacket is 15 travel gadgets in one, according to the company. Features include the built in hood and eye mask, a drink pocket, a stylus-slash-pen zipper, and a variety of utility pockets for everything from a smartphone to a tablet. . . .