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The One Clothing Item That Will Eliminate Your Carry-On

This is it. This is the travel jacket you’ve been waiting for.

This is it. This is the jacket you’ve been waiting for…but you better hurry! BauBax, a product design firm, has launched an epic jacket with features that will reduce your carry-on bag immensely. From an inflatable neck pillow to a hidden pen/stylus, gone are the days of lugging around neck support and awkwardly asking the person next to you for a pen to fill out your customs form.

The jacket is part of a Kickstarter campaign and has quickly grown to be the highest funded clothing item from a crowdfunding project, raising $7,679,358 and counting, blowing its initial pledge of $20,000 out of the water. Right now the jacket has 38,580 backers (at the time of publication) and there are less than 48 hours left to pre-order yours. The campaign will be funded on September 3 at 1:00pm EDT.

The site promises production and delivery by November, so you can give (and get) the jacket in time for the holidays. There are four styles available for every type of traveler: 100% cotton sweatshirt, water-repellent windbreaker, fleece-lined bomber, and wrinkle-free blazer in both men’s and women’s styles with a variety of color options.

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With 15 features, the company calculates their value at $315. The starting price for the jacket on Kickstarter is $119 with retail prices going to $160 for the sweatshirt, $175 for the windbreaker and bomber, and $200 for the blazer before taxes and shipping.

Other features include an eye mask, gloves, pockets for a blanket, iPad, phone, passport, drink, sunglasses, and charger—letting you eliminate almost half your carry-on.

(Photos: Kickstarter)

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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