Action Jacket, a new fanny pack, travel backpacks, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Here are our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding projects that we think are worthy of your pledge considerations.

The Action Jacket

blurb by Andy Jacobs

What is it?
This sharp-looking, 3-season jacket is loading with technical features for fitness fans or just casual wearers.

Why do I like it?
I like the idea of simple-looking apparel that is loaded with features. The Action Jacket starts with lightweight, 4-way stretch 92% Nylon/8% Elastane material coated with Dupon Teflon DWR finish for water resistance. Add to that an adjustable contoured hood, drawcord hem, thumb loops, stash pocket, packable arm pocket, reflective trim, mesh pit vents, breathable back vent, YKK zippers, and a new, patent-pending, removable and size-adjustable device strapping system. This is a pocket mounted on the left upper arm that holds a phone in place with cinch strap to keep it from bouncing around while working out. Plus, the whole jacket packs down into this pocket for travel and it only weighs about as much as a banana! Which is a great healthy snack!

Where can I find more info?
The Kickstarter campaign is in its last few days and will end October 17, so there is still time to become a backer. It’s worth noting that the campaign has already blown away its minimum funding goal of $30,000 as of this writing with nearly $190,000 in pledges and over 1,400 backers. Pledge package pricing starts at $105 for a single early bird Action Jacket and increases from there. Estimated delivery is March 2018. Visit The Action Jacket Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

Next-Gen Storage Solution – BASEbelt

What is it?
The BASEbelt is an updated version of the waist bag AKA fanny pack.

Why do I like it?
The fanny pack has been placed in the same category as the mullet and wearing socks with flip-flops. Seriously though, why are fanny packs so hated? Maybe it’s the name because these small handsfree bags are convenient. The BASEbelt may fare better because it’s designed to look more modern while offering storage options that will let you carry your phone, keys, wallet and other small items.

Read this:
Magnetic pens, a solution for missing socks, modular drones and more - Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Where can I find more info?
The Kickstarter campaign ends in 3 days as they are still working towards their funding goal of $35,000. You can pre-order a BASEbelt starting at $25. After the BASEbelt campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Adventure Tape – The Ultimate Rescue Solution For Your Gear

What is it?
Adventure Tape is a strong, stretchy, tacky but non-adhesive, durable polyurethane tape that has been designed to replace products like rope, sticky tape, string and more.

Why do I like it?
I love duct tape, but I hate that you can’t remove it without creating a sticky mess or reuse it. Adventure tape fixes both of those problems and can be used to fix all sorts of things.

Where can I find more info?
The Adventure Tape Kickstarter campaign ends in 19 days and they are still working towards their funding goal of $19,929. You can pre-order a multi-pack of Adventure Tape starting at $24. After the Adventure Tape campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in April 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Brevitē: The Ultimate Travel and Commuter Backpack

What is it?
Brevitē bags are lightweight, weatherproof, backpacks that have been designed for travel.

Why do I like them?
I like the design of these bags because they feature a multi-functional modular system that includes an interior bag that can be removed and used as a crossbody bag. And the bags all have magnetic buckles, which I really like.

Where can I find more info?
The Brevitē Kickstarter campaign ends in 27 days and they are still working towards their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order a Brevitē bag starting at $175. After the Brevitē campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Read this:
Guitar tuners, a purse that can hold your fave beverage, video door bells, and more - Notable crowdfunding campaigns

POWERUP DART – App Controlled Paper Airplane. With Tricks.

What is it?
The Powerup Dart is a paper airplane that you fold yourself and then fly using your smartphone.

Why do I like them?
First of all, it’s a drone made of carbon fiber and nylon, so it can take a beating. It’s also a flyable drone that you make yourself by using paper. But what takes it over and beyond cool is that this smartphone controlled plane can do aerobatics tricks like barrel rolls, loops, and more.

Where can I find more info?
The POWERUP DART campaign ends in 3 days and they have already flown past their funding goal of $25,000 by more than 1 million dollars. You can pre-order a POWERUP DART starting at $29. After the POWERUP DART campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

If you liked this story, be sure to read our other stories:


0 comments… add one

Leave a Comment