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TRAVEL JACKET with built-in Neck Pillow, Eye Mask, Gloves, Earphone Holders, Drink Pocket, Tech Pockets of all sizes! Comes in 4 Styles
TRAVEL JACKET with built-in Neck Pillow, Eye Mask, Gloves, Earphone Holders, Drink Pocket, Tech Pockets of all sizes! Comes in 4 Styles
TRAVEL JACKET with built-in Neck Pillow, Eye Mask, Gloves, Earphone Holders, Drink Pocket, Tech Pockets of all sizes! Comes in 4 Styles
44,949 backers pledged $9,192,055 to help bring this project to life.

Extra Features/New Stretch Goals. Our Vision!

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Dear Backers,

Please read till the end. We've got a lot to share today.

Thanks to y’all, BauBax is now the most funded Clothing project in the history of crowdfunding!

You all have given us 15,000+ reasons to smile! Now, our founding family has members from 75 countries. We couldn’t be more excited!

A big shout out to some of our backers who are helping us with the comments section. We appreciate your support and encourage you to help future backers by answering their questions and/or guiding them to the FAQs section.

Kudos to some of our backers for being so innovative and suggesting new features for BauBax Travel Jackets. Yes, we hear you and the two new features introduced in this update are our backers’ ideas. We are so proud! We are open to more ideas; keep them coming!

OUR INSPIRATION:

OUR VISION:

We believe in disruption. We are young, nimble, and want to make a dent in the universe through continuous innovation. By mid of 2016, we plan to launch our Technology Powered Clothing products, that will enhance your lifestyle and give you super powers!

Google and Levi’s are developing denims to control your smart devices: http://www.psfk.com/2015/06/google-levis-project-jacquard-smart-jeans.html

We are developing apparels that’ll help you control your environment and enhance your lifestyle. We plan to have sensors in clothes that'll measure your body vitals and help you track your health and performance. We are listing two examples below:

1. Built-in temperature sensors that will measure your body temperature and communicate with the smart Thermostat in your home to automatically set the room temperature that suits your body.

2. Sensors that’ll track your workouts, and display a visual analysis on your smart phone to help you analyze which muscles are being used the most. Future BauBax - Technology Powered Clothing would have several such features.

Hiral, our CEO, has been a Roboticist for past 11 years. He has won several international robot competitions, including a Gold Medal at RoboGames, San Mateo (one of the World’s Largest Robot Competition). He still has the robotics bug in him and plans to integrate it with the clothing of the future.

Yoganshi, our CDO, says “Regardless of what we do in the future, we’ll never forget our Founding Family members. They are the ones who’ve brought BauBax to life. We will try our best to launch all future BauBax products here on Kickstarter, to allow our backers access them at early bird prices."

Now let’s come back to the Present.

MOLD DESIGN:

As mentioned in our last update, the pillow and zipper mold designs are underway. We have divided our operations team in several groups to run parallel processes and get all the parts ready before production begins in September.

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES:

We have scheduled a photo shoot on Thursday, July 30th. So, by early next week you should expect new images on the campaign page.

SIZING CHART UPDATED:

We’ve updated the sizing chart and tried to incorporate most of the requests that we’ve received thus far. If you need more details then please leave us a message and we’ll try our best to answer them.

STRETCH GOALS UPDATED:

Your Zipper is now, a Pen + Stylus + Bottle Opener.

We heard y’all - we’ve introduced new colors and tall sizes for both men and women.

At $5 million, you’ll unlock Touch Screen friendly Half scoop gloves (of the Sex in the City fame) that will keep you warm and productive on planes and when you are on the go.

EARN MORE FEATURES:

You’ve got the power to get a bang for your buck! If each one of you could Share this Project on your facebook timeline with a caption of your favorite BauBax features, tag your friends and family, and encourage them to pledge, then we can potentially unlock the 4th Stretch Goal very soon. We’ve got some more features in mind which'll serve the unmet needs of travelers. We promise that higher the goal, the better the features. So, please help us spread the word.

Cheers!

Team BauBax.

Rob Haazelager, Lachlan Ryan, and 120 more people like this update.

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    1. Suzanne Collaborator on October 5, 2016

      @Jamaica Sobrenilla: We do have replacement pens available for purchase. Please send a request to our exchange site: https://baubax.supportsync.com/ Total cost for US is $13 USD and $15 USD for international. Thank you!

    2. Jamaica Sobrenilla
      Superbacker
      on October 4, 2016

      i lost my pen..is there any way i can buy a new pen.

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      Alison Li on February 29, 2016

      how to contact you for defective product?

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      Daniel Ascencio Mariotti on August 14, 2015

      Guys youve almost reached 5 million!!! congrats!!! time to update those stretch goals!

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      Rhianna Croucher on August 5, 2015

      Are any of the pockets big enough to comfortable hold a book?

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      Robbin Sawyer on August 4, 2015

      How about for us larger lovely ladies please!

    7. Sharon Shum on August 3, 2015

      Bomber in military for women as well would be awesome!

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      Kylie Foo on August 3, 2015

      Petite sizes! Please!

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      amanda rossman on August 3, 2015

      I'm sure some would use the bottle opener, but a small led flashlight would, IMHO, be more useful.

    10. Julie on August 2, 2015

      No bottle opener, I like the idea of a small flashlight and whistle. I don't need the stylist either. Long lengths and include the blankets with the coats, no point of blanket pocket without blanket. Talks sizes good. I'm a huge Scottevest fan, but I'm very interested in this product, I love the new features

    11. AndreasLim on August 2, 2015

      yeah please reconsider add another feature to replace the bottle opener... it's too common and not so special..

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      Ee Jia Ying on August 1, 2015

      Ah... I would also like to join the "No bottle opener please , blanket instead' club... I really don't find a bottle opener that important..we drink off cans/ bottles with twist offs.. The blanket would be much much much more essential.

      I am very excited for the product, and I hope that it'll arrive in time for my winter vacation!

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      Hollie Tripp on August 1, 2015

      oh that WAS a good point about sturdier sweatshirt material.

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      Hollie Tripp on August 1, 2015

      I LOVE the design and I'm super stoked about my order! Will we have the option of adding the blanket later but before the order ships? Haven't decided yet... :D

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      Amanda Zhang on July 31, 2015

      Hi, I really like the idea~ just wondering if the oil of pen can be refilled :)

    16. Mitul Patel on July 31, 2015

      @jerry - I'm in agreement. I'm 6'3". I'm sure if I get a Tall size it would fit, but having a jacket that fits just below the waist line would be perfect.

      My wife is 5'10" and has a long torso, so she would actually have to get a men's jacket, as a women's would literally be too short.

    17. Mitul Patel on July 31, 2015

      I have pledged for the 2 pack and the idea of a bottle opener and full gloves would be wasted features. I would go as far to say the same thing for the can holder. I can't remember a time when I was given a UK size soda can. Those two, at least should be replaced. RFID POCKET that's waterproof seems like a simple enough design.

      How long does the pillow stay inflated?

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      Jerry on July 30, 2015

      I would like to second @Rawia's request for longer coats. I really would like the bomber jacket, but I'm 187.96 cm (6 feet 2 inches) and have a belly. I prefer the bottom of my jackets to go below my belt. Something more like a pea coat.

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      Abigail Wong on July 30, 2015

      Hi there, I like to say a great job with the idea and design.

      While it's great to add so many features to the jacket, let's keep the jacket light weighted/sensibly weight. I'm not sure if weight was mentioned in the specification but weight would really be a concern and if it's too heavy and bulky. I have and I'm sure many of us would have a lot of good jackets with multiple (& deep) pockets but they are generally either too heavy or too bulky and you'll end up picking something light weighted whenever you travel.

      Do take this into consideration please.

      I understand it's supposed to be worn most time during travel but you would still want a light weighted/reasonable weight clothing..

    20. BAUBAX LLC 2-time creator on July 30, 2015

      First of all a big thank you all of you for giving us so many insights and ideas! You are our founding family and we love it that you are actively participating and helping us be better!

      @Kavin S: Hi Kavin, firstly great suggestions that you for that, we shall be updating our page to incorporate them =). We are trying our very best that things will be on time and so far things are looking good. We have had a lot of backers ask us to remove the bottle opener since it might be a hinderance while screening hence we are reconsidering it.

      @Kado48 As stated in our earlier comment The Half Scoop Touch Screen friendly gloves are an add-on for those who feel cold in flights and need to cover their finger, while they are working on their iPhones or iPads.
      The reason why it's half scoop is because the bottom half of the gloves are still a part of the sleeves (no change to initial feature). We haven't changed anything with respect to the half gloves attached to the jacket.

      @Tom: That is on our list for additional features =)

      @Ike Smith, @Karla Cosens, @Carol-Lynn Rössel, @Cheryl, @Ana, @Sandra Spector, @Tommy Sar: Thank you for your insights on the bottle opener we hear ya! and we are reconsidering it! We love it that our backers are giving us such good insights!

      @Rawia: Request recorded, we are considering longer coats once the kicksarter campaign has ended.

      @Yali @Scoobyschu: We will be offering plus sizes once we go into retail which is very soon! =) Unfortunately we cannot offer bigger sizes right now =(. We hope you understand!

      @Hung Fuen Mak, @Jean-Paul Thuot: Ah cool suggestions guys keep the ideas coming!

      @kaashaashxáaw: Thanks for the encouragement and support!

    21. fmotta on July 30, 2015

      @Tom: Does " rfid pocket " imply something like the "Off Pocket" that blocks RF signals? That is a feature I would have use for. Occasionally, I need to put docs/wallet into a pocket and can appreciate not having to try to put them into their RF blocking cases while in line. The bottle opener seems to be likely something I'd have to remove so I can get through airport security without taking off the jacket.

    22. Scoobyschu on July 29, 2015

      Plus size for women and a longer jacket style

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      Tom
      Superbacker
      on July 29, 2015

      I kind of think your stretching your goal rewards a little far 3m then next at 5m. Most are looking for simple add ons - rfid pocket that's water proof for the tech products which is the design of these products and your adding bottle opener - most things are twist off! Please stay on track of what the purpose most people will use these jackets for. Thank you

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      Ike Smith on July 29, 2015

      I already have a bottle opener in my keychain...don't need another one. Please let me opt out or as someone else suggested, throw in the blanket (if that's not an option already).

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      Karla Cosens on July 29, 2015

      I really don't need/want a bottle opener hanging off my zipper. Bad idea.

    26. fmotta on July 29, 2015

      Personally, I am extremely unlikely to use the bottle opener. A cork screw would not be TSA friendly. But, I recognize that beer is the common drink of the common people and it might be very useful to many others.

      I too would like more color options for the blazer.

    27. Carol-Lynn Rössel
      Superbacker
      on July 29, 2015

      Hi. Please add me to the "no bottle opener/gloves with fingers/a blanket please instead" group. I like the idea of a whistle, though. But writing with a stylus /whistle/pen could be Totally Annoying. Please let us choose the original design; this is why I pledged.

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      Rawia on July 29, 2015

      Please consider designing longer jackets, maybe a trench coat length? �

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      Hung Fuen Mak on July 29, 2015

      Change bottle opener for keychain style ultraviolet light.
      If you travel, you will encounter "funny money".

    30. Kavin S
      Superbacker
      on July 29, 2015

      Great update, guys! I'm looking forward to seeing the new pictures from the scheduled photo shoot, and wish you the best for your vision.

      Just a few comments and things I hope you can clear up:

      - I'm seeing in the comments section that a lot of people are asking about how they can add items to their selected reward level. It might be useful to make an add-on menu section in your campaign page with the prices for each add-on for clarity on how much $$$ to add.

      - It looks like people are having trouble with the sizing. I understand that manufacturing different sizes would incur considerable costs, but perhaps you could leave an explanation in your FAQ/campaign page on why you might not be able to offer more sizes yet. Fashion brands might be able to accommodate, but as a start-up, I'm sure it's more complicated.

      - With all the additions you're making, are you still able to guarantee that the jackets will be delivered on time? Or in the case of delays, are we able to update our shipping address?

      - How strong is the bottle opener and will it impact how much ink can be stored in the pen? I know some people would love to have a bottle opener, but it seems rather superfluous on your jacket to me if the purpose is for travel. EDC peeps might be interested in bottle openers and knives, but honestly, there are multitools that are more suited, and knives on a travel jacket just defeat the purpose. tl;dr I hope in your attempt to appease everyone, your jacket doesn't become too bloated with features.

      Thanks! As always, I appreciate all the hard work you guys are putting in.

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      Jason on July 29, 2015

      I agree with Dharma Poudel instead of the bottle opener you should throw in the blanket.

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      Kado48 on July 29, 2015

      I still am excited about this project but have to agree with other that are less enthusiastic on the full gloves and bottle opener. As a woman I really/definitely don't want a bottle opener on my jacket. Please be sure you are thinking about women in your design. I also can't think of a time that I wanted a full fingered glove on a flight, and I do air travel every week. I greatly prefer the original half glove - and would probably use that. Full gloves would be strange and I'd end up not using the feature at all. Would you still be able to use it without the fingers?

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      Dharma Poudel on July 28, 2015

      Bottle opener? seriously? You can open every beer bottles by twisting or even using your own teeth (well using teeth is easy once you master it). Rather give the blanket that everyone is asking for. And adding additional color as a stretch goal is not quite satisfying for me. Don't be greedy guys. Good luck!!

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      Vivian on July 28, 2015

      Not liking the idea of bottle opener. Also will it come in petite sizes???

    35. Billy Hui on July 28, 2015

      Grey color Blazer will be fantastic! So glad to be part of the early bird =)

    36. fmotta on July 28, 2015

      @Abilash: You evidently never worked for/with Steve Jobs or know nobody who did. I am aware of history (even been through a few concentration camps and know a number of refugees of WWII). I feel that anyone who posts information similar to this in an update is opening up the subject for discussion. I joined in.

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      A.P. on July 28, 2015

      Is it just me or the men's sweatshirt looks thicker and more supportive/sturdy? Women's sweatshirt looks so thin that I'm not sure it can support all the things we want it to hold. Are they made from the same material with the same thickness? As Clare mentions below, it also looks a bit short.

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      Clare Shaddick on July 28, 2015

      Due to the style of the ladies sweatshirt appearing short (box style) and without a ribbed band at the bottom I am considering ordering a men's small sweatshirt or ladies bomber as an alternative - I'd just like to pass this feedback on while you are in the design stages.....

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      Leah Caringal on July 28, 2015

      Amazing stuff and cool design! Can't wait to get mine!

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      Cheryl on July 28, 2015

      This was marketed as a TRAVEL jacket. Who needs a bottle opener on an airplane or train or bus? Thanks but I don't see this as a good addition.

    41. Abilash Pulicken
      Superbacker
      on July 28, 2015

      @fmotta

      No. Your comment demonstrates either a poor understanding of history and/or philosophy, and has no place in a Kickstarter discussion forum. Take these ideas somewhere else.

    42. ḵaashashx̱áaw on July 28, 2015

      WOW this is the most technologically packed update I've seen! Congrats so far on reaching stretch goals! I like the gloves. Very excited to see what the jacket and bomber look like on me!

    43. fmotta on July 28, 2015

      Thanks for the stretch goal and one that is reasonably easy to achieve.

      I am sorry to hear that you are inspired by yet-another-sociopath. I consider Steve Jobs akin to Adolph Hitler - and being inspired by him is similar.

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      Ana on July 28, 2015

      Would there be an option to get it without the bottle opener? Looking at the placement of where it is, it just looks like now there'd be an uncomfortable groove where your finger goes when you're using the pen to write.

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      Yali on July 28, 2015

      Understand that there is an updated sizing chart, would like to know if you cater for bigger size jackets?

    46. Jean-Paul Thuot on July 28, 2015

      As cool as the bottle opener might be, a more useful travel item, especially for women, would be a whistle.

    47. Xenatos on July 28, 2015

      I rather the blanket be a stretch goal and not an add-on more than anything else...

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      Sandra Spector on July 28, 2015

      Another 2 No votes for bottle opener. Agree with one commentor that most drinks have twist off etc now, and for those that don't I would think someone would provide it when they provide the bottle. Personally, I just love hide/ security pockets to stash some of my own stuff, but I understand there's already the Scotte vest etc. out there.

    49. Susie Ross on July 28, 2015

      Could you offer the women's sweatshirt in other Tall versions? By the pictures shown, the women's sweatshirt is much shorter than the men's version, so if the smallest tall size for women is a 12T, I would have to order a men's small version since it is longer. There are many of us who are not overly tall but wear tall sizes because we have longer torsos. Can you offer 6T, 8T, 10T for women? Thanks.