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€1,514
pledged of €39,000pledged of €39,000 goal
20
backers
4hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 18 2019 11:14 AM UTC +00:00.

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Have you ever waited for hours at the gate for your connecting flight? And every minute you wished for a more comfortable and private place? Your private business lounge, so to speak?

Trollaby wants to offer you exactly that! Your private VIP area at every gate in the world! Just unpack, attach the tent-belt to your cabin trolley, unfold the tent poles, attach the cover and that's it!


When developing Trollaby, our guiding principle has always been: Keep it simple and small. This applies to both the packing dimensions and the construction. Trollaby essentially consists of three parts: The belt to attach to your cabin trolley, the aluminium poles and the privacy cover.

Our sturdy Trollaby air mattress, which can be packed together to the smallest pack size, can be ordered as a Trollaby package at a one-time price. If you already have an air mattress, or if you prefer to build your nest from jackets or old sweaters - no problem, our air mattress is optional.

Fits to every shape-stable cabin trolley
Fits to every shape-stable cabin trolley
Simply nap in comfort - Trollaby with air mattress
Simply nap in comfort - Trollaby with air mattress

It is now almost 20 years since my parents moved to the sunny south of Europe. And as good children my siblings and I tried to visit them regularly, by car, by train and also by plane. None of the three options offered and offers a satisfying travel experience from Innsbruck. Simply because of the enormous distance I have to cover. With the increase in the number of low-cost carrier airlines, the journey became at least financially more affordable - with two decisive disadvantages: no direct connection and only peripheral day connections. In other words, you can comfortably travel from Innsbruck to London in the evening and on to your destination in Spain early in the morning. Not a bad option, leaving in the evening and arriving in the morning, but every time the question arises: how do I spend the night at the airport? Getting out of the security area, sleeping in a hotel near the airport for a few hours and a lot of money and then checking in again hectically and under time pressure in the early morning? Or spend the night directly at the gate, try to catch up a few minutes of sleep in the plane and arrive at the destination totally exhausted?   

Sewing the holder of the prototype
Sewing the holder of the prototype

I tried both options, but neither worked well. And every time I wished for somewhere to sleep comfortably and undisturbed at or near the gate. The first ideas began to mature there... A small tent... a suitcase with an integrated bed... both in one...????

A more concrete form took shape, which was an idea I carried around for a long time. It was when I entrusted the idea to my friend Gregor and he immediately agreed to build a prototype, that the idea became reality! This also stimulated to dare to show and demonstrate it to others. The extremely positive feedback in return encouraged us to take the next steps. Alex took care of the visualizations, Christian the logo and design. And when Matt agreed to make the resources available in his agency, we were suddenly at a point we hadn't dreamed of for a long time. And this is it! Now! On Kickstarter - ready to go into production and make air travel easier and less complicated!

Meticulous calculations of the loop holder
Meticulous calculations of the loop holder
Your perfect travel companion, with a pack size of just 40 x 29 x 3,5 cm (L x W x H)
Your perfect travel companion, with a pack size of just 40 x 29 x 3,5 cm (L x W x H)

We thoroughly thought through every detail about the packing size and finally decided on a form that would allow us to pack the packed Trollaby set into the laptop compartment of the cabin trolly. This leaves enough room for all the other important things. And best of all: Trollaby weighs only 900 grams. 

Risks and challenges

Getting involved in the adventures of developing, manufacturing and marketing a product always involves risks. Not only financial ones. While the entire development of Trollaby took place from our own strength and financial resources, we consciously decided to involve a partner for the production. The company FELBTECH has already successfully accompanied projects on Kickstarter and also has a long-term manufacturing partner in Asia. This increased the product price slightly, but in return it minimizes the risk of major delays in production and delivery, but most importantly, it results in a much higher quality and more durable product!

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