Also known as a "walking suitcase," the Stuffa Jacket offers a wearable way to travel light.
Created by the British designer Sandro Cafasso, the Stuffa Jacket is a sleeveless puffer-style jacket with 12 built-in storage compartments for clothes. After managing to fit in a light sweatshirt, a pair of long shorts, four T-shirts, a pair of jeans, six pairs of socks, four pairs of underwear and a winter scarf, a writer for Gizmodo, the technology website, declared it a success. The jacket comes in red and black and is available for men and women for a price of £94 (around $148).
Cafasso is a designer based in the south of England who has spent four winters in the alps snowboarding. After studying interior design at Kingston University, he worked for Budweiser as a graphic designer.
Sandro Cafasso told Relaxnews that the idea to create a wearable suitcase came to him "after finishing a ski season in Verbier."
Since the product was reviewed by Gizmodo, the international reaction has been overwhelming. "I have had people from all over the world wanting to know how to get one. Our initial idea was to create some pre launch buzz but it's been a whirlwind of excitement coming at us from every direction," Cafasso said.
According to Cafasso, the jacket will be available for sale starting mid-November on a new website yet to be unveiled. Negotiations with retail shops are also underway and will be announced soon. Stay tuned at http://stuffajacket.blogspot.co.uk.