This Amazing Hoodie Is like a Swiss Army Knife You Can Wear
As air travel gets increasingly cramped and passengers grow crankier by the minute, it can really put a damper on your travel plans. A simple Kickstarter project is about to change your travel game for the better. Its concept is so popular, it has become the single most-funded clothing project in the history of the crowdfunding movement. Why all the buzz? Well, take a look at this multifunctional garment’s big bag of tricks.
Boasting a built-in neck pillow, eye mask, drink and earphone holders, gloves and pockets for everything from your passport to your sunglasses and beverage, the BauBax jacket packs 15 features designed to make long-distance travel easier than ever. There’s even a zipper that doubles as a pen and stylus. Pretty much the only thing it doesn’t come with is a miniature bottle of vodka and can of bloody mary mix.
The BauBax comes in four styles, including a hoodie for comfy commutes, a blazer for buttoned-up business trips, a bomber jacket and a windbreaker. Retail prices are expected to start at $160. All the early-bird specials are gone, but chipping in $129 or more to the campaign guarantees you a piece of the action.
Clearly an instant hit, the project set a $20,000 funding goal for itself but quickly shot well beyond the three-million dollar (yes, million) mark with weeks left to go. In other words, it’s definitely happening (deliveries are expected in November 2015), so book that holiday plane ticket and get ready to put your Inspector Gadget jacket to good use, you hyper-prepared planner, you.
Are you investing in one? Why or why not? Spill in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!