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Travel Jacket Raises More Than $7 Million On Kickstarter


How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you run out of pockets and where you thought that just another pocket or two might actually be enough to meet your needs? How many times have you started pulling your hair because getting ready for a trip that is not even that long meant you have to carry a bag just for the stuff you need during your travels?

Well, a married couple who go by the names Hiral and Yoganshi Sanghavi have come up with the solution for the problem – the Baubax Travel Jacket. Here are just some of the things that this travel jacket features – an in-built neck pillow, earphone holders, a drink, phone, passport, blanket, iPad, sunglasses, and hand-warming pockets, as well as extendable sleeves that become gloves and even a portable charger pocket.

The couple came up with the idea for the jacket because of their long-term relationship that required one of them to travel by airplane just to see each other. Instead of paying extra for carry-in luggage, they thought, why not have it all in a jacket that you can just fold and carry with you?

The couple took their idea to Kickstarter, looking to raise $20,000 to get the project off the ground. They raised that and then some. To this day, they have raised more than $7.2 million. With the funding in place, the Sanghavis hope to get the jacket on the market by the holiday season.

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