The BauBax travel jacket already made a splash on Kickstarter back in 2015. It reached its $20,000 goal in less than five hours and raised more than $9.2 million by the time the campaign had ended.
The jacket itself boasted over 15 different features, including a neck pillow, an eye mask, gloves, earphone holders, a built-in pen, and plenty of dedicated pockets to fit passports, drinks, and even a tablet. It’s hard to believe that a jacket like this could be made better, but that’s just what the BauBax 2.0 is setting out to do by seeking additional funding — where else — on Kickstarter.
Like any good upgrade, the BauBax 2.0 adds several more features for a total of 25 functions rolled up into one stylish-looking jacket. It includes all of the handy components from its previous iteration, plus straps and pockets for Airpods, a footrest for long flights, a retractable keychain, and even a pocket for power banks, just to name a few. It’s perfect for commutes or flights and provides a little extra carry-on storage, or for just expanding your everyday carrying capacity.
Quit losing your Airpods.
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BauBax LLC CEO Hiral Sanghavi was blown away by the initial reaction to the first Baubax jacket and sought to improve upon the design after seeing feedback from customers.
“As they started traveling and using our jackets, they realized the areas of improvement,” Sanghavi said. “The main feedback that echoed a lot was they loved the idea of accessories such as neck pillow incorporated into the jacket and wanted to see more such travel accessories.”
Much like its previous iteration, Sanghavi also expressed surprise when the BauBax 2.0 received its own warm welcome. This new jacket is already hot on the heels of its predecessor, having reached its $50,000 goal on its first day and currently standing at over $1.1 million (and counting.)
“We thought after selling 200,000 jackets in the recent past, the market would have been saturated. But, we were mistaken. […] Our entire team is excited and humbled with the response,” Sanghavi said.
It’s available in four different styles: as a vest, windbreaker, bomber jacker, or sweatshirt.
Check out the BauBax 2.0 Kickstarter page to learn more and pledge your support. The Early Bird $119 pledge can get you a sweatshirt or windbreaker when they ship in August, while a pledge of $149 will get you the bomber style. If you’re interested though, don’t wait — this is special pricing just for the campaign and these will go fast.