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BauBax 2.0 travel jacket raises more than $3.3 million

The jacket, loaded with 25 features, is on a journey to match the success of its original BauBax Travel Jacket.

10th April 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Seattle, WA

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

Over 18,000 crowdfunders have invested more than US$ 3.2 million in the new BauBax 2.0 Travel Jacket, attracting presales of more than 65-times its crowdfunding campaign goal. The jacket, loaded with 25 features (10 more than its predecessor), is on a journey to match the success of its original BauBax Travel Jacket, which raised US$ 11.6 million to become the most-funded travel product in crowdfunding history.

The brand behind the jacket is a Seattle-based company focused on developing travel outerwear, co-founded by serial entrepreneur Hiral Sanghavi and Yoganshi Shah, with 200,000 customers across more than 150 countries. BauBax is committed to solving problems faced by travellers around the world with its innovative multi-feature travel jackets.

BauBax 2.0 Travel Jacket. © BauBax

Designed to solve all travel-related problems in one jacket, features include a built-in neck pillow with one-press deflation, travel footrest, eye-mask, travel blanket, detachable gloves, battery charger pocket, AirPod straps, drink pocket holder, microfiber cloth to clean eyewear lenses, a foldable travel bottle, earplugs, a stylus/pen combo zipper and more.

The jacket is loaded with 25 features. © BauBax

The jacket is designed with special storage areas for passports, wallets, tablets, smartphones, earphones, sunglasses, an Apple pencil, AirPods, portable chargers and every important item.

“Instead of scrambling to unload pant pockets and trying to find ID, the jacket’s strategic pockets give quick access to a passport and boarding pass and then everything else is in the jacket to take it off and slide through the scanner – enabling BauBax 2.0 travelers to glide through airport security with ease,” the company explains.

The jacket is available for men and women in four styles: sweatshirt, bomber jacket, windbreaker and vest. © BauBax

BauBax 2.0 is also a stylish and functional jacket for different activities beyond travel, including daily commutes, hiking, weekend fun and everyday use. It is available for men and women in four styles: sweatshirt, bomber jacket, windbreaker and vest.

“The sweatshirt is made of a cotton/poly blend (60/40), the windbreaker is 100% polyester with a coating for making the fabric water repellent, and bomber and vest are also both made using 100% polyester with a coating for making the fabric water resistant and make sure it is breathable,” the company reports.

Designed to solve all travel-related problems in one jacket, features include a built-in neck pillow with one-press deflation. © BauBax

The company launched its Kickstarter campaign, which ends this week, in February. The brand is planning to start the manufacturing in May, with quality checks taking place in July and shipping beginning in August. The company has seven global warehouses, to accommodate domestic shipping at discounted rates to 34 countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and 28 EU countries.

“Our team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs, fashion designers, user experience designers, and supply chain experts with more than 40 years of entrepreneurial and manufacturing experience, so rest assured the jackets will exceed your expectations,” the company concludes.

www.baubax.com

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