Trunkster is considered the next generation of luggage. With so many innovative features, this bag breaks the mold of traditional luggage and offers an alternative type of functionality for all travelers.The luggage’s Kickstarter campaign reached its funding goal of $50,000 within the first 24 hours of its campaign. The project is quickly approaching the $1,000,000 mark and will be the first Kickstarter project to raise $1M USD in the new year.
Trunkster offers several incredibly unique features. It has a zipperless, front-loading entry that makes accessing belongings easier than ever, especially in cramped spaces. Both sizes, the carry-on and checked, are equipped with removable batteries and USB ports for charging electronics on the go. Each piece of luggage is GPS enabled to help travelers locate lost or stolen luggage. Lastly, Trunkster comes with a built-in scale to test weight limits and help gauge whether bags should be checked or carried onto flights. All Trunkster merchandise purchased on Kickstarter comes with a five-year unconditional warranty.
The luggage is currently only available in black, however when the campaign’s stretch goal of $1,000,000 is met, the company is willing to offer different color options. Also, if the stretch goal is reached, Trunkster will use a more advanced and high-quality construction process. This will accommodate significant design enhancements that include reinforcing the wheel housings to allow for a seamlessly-integrated side handle and increasing the opening size of the bag. These upgrades will add to Trunkster’s durability.
Co-founder of Trunkster, Gaston Blanchet stated,“As avid travelers, Jesse and I always found ourselves complaining about our luggage and wishing there was a better alternative to traditional duffles, suitcases and backpacks. As lifelong globetrotters, we realized, who else would be more qualified than us to create the next big thing in luggage?”
Trunkster’s Kickstarter campaign ends Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. With about one week left, Trunkster will reach its stretch goal of one million dollars and include these upgraded features to its luggage.
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