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Pack your bags Faster, Easier and Safer. 
Protect your valuable from crack, spill, crease, and even theft. Free Worldwide shipping!
Pack your bags Faster, Easier and Safer. Protect your valuable from crack, spill, crease, and even theft. Free Worldwide shipping!
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PAQ: Travel Companion

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We travel all the time. In fact, 4 Billion people travel on airplane every year. Whether it’s a business trip, a long-planned family trip, or a weekend getaway, most of us needs to pack.  

Packing is a boring, time-consuming task. We all have better things to do than planning what to bring and folding everything carefully into a small bag only to be unpacked again.

Bring PAQ with you the next time you pack!
Bring PAQ with you the next time you pack!

Added to the inconvenience is the concern that our stuff will not get there safely. Many of us have been there. Whether it’s a broken sunglasses or a spilled shampoo bottle, it can spoil the whole trip and makes us regret not putting more care into packing.     

Did you know that 20 million luggage are lost every year? No one knows how many more are mistreated. We’ve all heard horror stories of how our bags are thrown around, dragged and shoved into cargo. Imagine what all that would do to the stuff inside.

We roll, we fold, we bundle We pick the smallest bag possible so that the bag is a tight fit and won’t have empty space inside for things to tumble into a big mess.  

We take precautions. placing each item into the bag with space maximization in mind. We use packing cubes and vacuum packs, wrapping anything breakable with shirts and pajamas, zip-locking all the bottles, cover our shoes with plastic bags to protect our cloths from dirt and shoeprints, etc.  

Folding, zipping, compressing, wrapping and zip-locking is not the sexiest thing to do. Plus it takes up valuable vacation time.

Some take 2 hours just to pack. My girlfriend did and we missed our flight. (A lot actually happened that day)

Some just grab everything they need and shove it all into the bag. I did, and it costs me my good camera lens.

The Game Changer  

Wouldn’t it be better if we can choose any bag we want, fill it up with everything we need, and never have to worry? No spill, no broken glass, no wrinkled cloths. PaQ lets you do exactly that, and more….

PAQ Protects your stuff!
PAQ Protects your stuff!
Pack Faster, Protect stuff from damage, Arrival notification. What more do you need?
Pack Faster, Protect stuff from damage, Arrival notification. What more do you need?

*PaQ lets you pack faster!    

**PaQ protects your stuff from damage, spill, crease, and even theft!

***PaQ Notifies you when your bag arrives at the pickup carousel, so you don’t need to stand there waiting!

Smartphone notification lets you know when your bag arrives
Smartphone notification lets you know when your bag arrives

 Packing with PaQ is simple;    

1. Pick a luggage  

2. Fill it with all the stuff you need  

3. Spread PaQ over the content.  

4. Press the big yellow button (or use PaQ mobile app)  

5. PaQ will auto-inflate until the bag is filled.’’

Packing with PAQ, No straps required.
Packing with PAQ, No straps required.

 How PaQ Works  

PaQ expands and fill any remaining space inside your luggage, creating a tight cushioning fit. The tight fit that PaQ creates holds and protects everything in the bag together through bumps and swings. So, when you get to your hotel room, your stuff will also get there in one piece.

How about the return trip? When our bags are so filled with souvenirs and crumpled clothes? No worries! PaQ can be folded to as small as a rolled T-shirt to save space.  

Because no one wants to be that person with too many layers of cloths.
Because no one wants to be that person with too many layers of cloths.

 PaQ can be used on all sorts of bags. So, wherever you go, however you plan to get there, PaQ has got you covered.  

*PaQ helps protect your stuff inside a luggage/case.    

**PaQ keeps your duffle bag/backpack in shape all the time.  

***PaQ tracks your baggage’s whereabout and notify you.  

PaQ does all this while needing minimal input from you. Guaranteeing to save you time, protects your stuff and lets you focus on your vacation.

So, the next time you pack, just PaQ and Go

 PAQ ships with 1 year limited warranty. The warranty covers accidental damage to the PAQ bladder and and electronic malfunction. We will replace and malfunctioned PAQ Free Of Charge but will requires inspection and shipping charge on accidentally damaged PAQ.

 PaQ is powered by 2 AA batteries,    

Why not rechargeable Lithium battery you ask? Well there are two main reasons:  

1. Lithium batteries loses their charge over time and are completely drained within 3-6 months. In a time when there are dozens of things we have to recharge every night (Smartphone, smartwatches, power-bank, tablets, camera battery, another power-bank, another camera battery, a laptop, headphone, portable speaker, etc. We simply do not have enough electrical socket! PaQ can last over 2 years without needing a new battery, even if you use it every week! 

2. Lithium batteries are banned from check-in baggage. This regulation is relatively new but is starting to become international standard. The reason being that Lithium batteries (especially low-quality ones) can burst into flame. Alkaline battery, being safer, is allowed on all flights.

Rewards

Enjoy up to 40% discount for Single PAQ and 50% discount for Double PAQ!

 PAQ x chipolo

With PAQ x chipolo add-on, you’ll be able to track the location of your luggage and be notified when your luggage is in range. This frees you from the much-hated never-ending luggage-watching crowd at the airport.  Now you can just sit back, relax, and wait for the prompt on your smartphone.

PAQ now ships with a dedicated chipolo socket
PAQ now ships with a dedicated chipolo socket

 For Business opportunities, please contact us at paqcompanion@gmail.com

More pictures for press can be found here.

    

Risks and challenges

We have a working prototype of PaQ with planned layout of the mobile app.
PaQ body will be made with injection-molded ABS plastic and Inflatable PVC. The air pump is a common type compact pump reliably used in fish tanks.
As You know, we have taken precaution not to use lithium battery in our product and so shipping them should be straightforward.
We do not expect it to have any customs implication.
Since anything can happen with something as new as PaQ and we are prepared to help every backer through the process and get PaQ into your hands as soon as possible.

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    Kickstarter PAQ

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    EarlyBird Double PAQ

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    Family PAQ

    This is the best deal out there!
    Get 4 PAQs for US$ 99.
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    100%Funded Celebration PAQ

    Get your PAQ at a very special price of US$ 32. (35% off MSRP)
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