A new travel jacket dubbed the "Swiss Army Jacket" that purports to be the “The World’s Best” is causing a sensation online.
Created by company BauBax, the all-in-one travel accessory has received over $3 million in funds on Kickstarter since its launch in early July—and it still has 36 days left to raise more money. The jacket recently made history as the crowd-sourcing site’s most funded clothing project.
Squeezing personal items into your your bag or carry-on has become an increasingly difficult amid rising baggage fees. But this relatively simple looking hoodie boasts 15 features for the traveler who wants everything right at his or her fingertips:
-- Neck pillow
-- Eye mask
-- Earphone holders
-- Drink pocket
-- Phone pocket
-- Zipper pocket with telescoping pen/stylus
-- Microfiber cloth
-- Passport pocket
-- Sunglasses pocket
-- Blanket pocket (mini-blanket sold separately)
-- iPad pocket
-- Hand-warming pockets
-- Portable charger pocket
The convenience of wearing your essentials sounds like a plus, but we think that piling it on can get a little comfortable or even dangerous, as one boy band musician found out when he put on 12 layers of clothes and later passed out to avoid paying a bag fee.
Expected to ship as early as November (just in time for the holiday shopping season), the jacket will sell for $109 and comes in four styles (sweatshirt, windbreaker, bomber jacket and blazer) and multiple colors.
Though the seven-figure backing speaks for itself, those excited about the project are already expressing their delight on social media.
— Telegraph Travel (@TelegraphTravel) July 22, 2015
I'm pretty sure this is going to be the world's best travel jacket ever. http://t.co/khcoNdVDkB
— The Dive Shop (@thediveshopnj) July 29, 2015
And while $3 million is an impressive number, the “World’s Best Travel Jacket” still has a long way to go if its founders want to surpass the current record holder for the most funded Kickstarter of all time: the Pebble Time smartwatch which brought in a record $20 million.