Everyone loves traveling but making sure you've got all your gears necessary for that long-haul flight can be tiresome. How often have your left your neck pillow, your headphones or something that can be useful during your travels? If that happens a lot, a startup on Kickstarter is selling a multi-purpose travel jacket that every traveler must have.
BauBax LLC is a start-up by entrepreneurs Hiral Sanghavi and Yoganshi Shah based out of Seattle and has earned a lot of fame through the self-claimed "world's best travel jacket" called BauBax. In more ways than one, most travelers will agree with that tagline.
Following the success of the original BauBax travel jacket, which raised a whopping $11.5 million on Kickstarter to become the most funded apparel in the crowd-funding history, the start-up is back with a second iteration and it's already soaring success.
Since its launch in February, the Kickstarter campaign for BauBax 2.0 has already crossed 23 times its pledged goal of $50,000. As of this writing, the total funding received for the project stands at $1,157,713. Interested folks can pledge $129 or more and get 1 sweatshirt or windbreaker, $139 for a vest or a bomber jacket. There's an early bird offer if you hurry that gives 2 BauBax 2.0 jackets of your choice for $219 or get 3 for $329. Check the Kickstarter page for complete details on latest offers.
BauBax 2.0 is an all-in-one jacket and a savior for all those travelers who fly in and out of countries on a regular basis. There are a total of 25 features in a single jacket, and each one is relevant when you are on a flight, train, or even metro. Take a look at all the features below:
Neck pillow – Uses proprietary valve technology for 2-second inflation and one press deflation
Eye mask – Pull it down the hood
Gloves – Pull them out of the sleeves
Travel footrest – Travel footrest with quick inflation and one press deflation
Travel blanket – Neatly tucked inside one of the pockets of the jacket.
Travel bottle – Store water in a foldable travel bottle and easily store in the jacket pocket
Earplugs – Noise reducing earplugs come with the jacket
Apple Pencil pocket – Have an Apple Pencil? No problem. Store it safely in the dedicated pocket
AirPods pocket – A dedicated pocket for your AirPods so you don't lose them
AirPods straps – Safely secure your AirPods with the strap that wraps around your neck
Power bank pocket
Tablet pocket – Fits 7.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPads
Retractable keychain – You won't have to lose your keys again
Bottle opener cum whistle
Drink pocket – Don't spill over your coke
Wired earphone holder – Loops to keep those earphones in place
Pen cum stylus in a zipper
Hand warming pocket
Secret pocket – To store all your credit cards and cash
BauBax comes in four styles – vest, windbreaker, bomber jacket style and classic sweatshirt – for both men and women. The sizing chart and color options shown on the Kickstarter page can help you get your perfect fit. These jackets can be shipped anywhere in the world, including India, starting August.