The Baubax travel jacket just became the most funded piece of clothing on Kickstarter ever

 
Clara Guibourg
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Can this jacket give us a happier commute? (Source: Getty)
rowded, uncomfortable and full of strangers you have to make awkward eye contact with - and when it’s not uncomfortably hot it’s bitingly cold. Yep, the daily commute is full of discomforts. And let’s not even talk about air travel...

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It’s no surprise, then, that the internet has welcomed the Baubax jacket Kickstarter campaign with open arms. The Inspector Gadget-style jacket has become the site’s most successful clothing crowdfunder ever.

Over 40,000 backers have chipped in, pledging over $8m (£5.2m) all together as the campaign reaches its last day. This is 400 times as much as the creator Baubax was hoping to raise, $20,000.

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The jacket, which will sell for $160, has more features packed in than most Swiss Army knives - and promises it can change the way we travel.

Feeling cold? Pull out the extendable gloves. Need a pen? The zip has one built in. Long day at the office? Put your head down for a nap - the hood comes with both an inflatable pillow and an eye mask.

The list goes on, and also includes an iPad pocket, earphone holders and a special drink pocket.

The jacket comes in four different designs for men and women, from a reasonably smart-looking blazer for the office to a casual hoodie. And although this garment is obviously more about functionality than fashion, they look surprisingly wearable.

The first Baubax jackets will ship in November - so put it on your Christmas wish list now.

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