Ah, Kickstarter. As our colleague’s weekly tech-centric tour of the start-up site attests, it’s home to run-away success stories, oddball and eccentric idealists, and more than its fair share of naval-gazing vanity projects (Think people will pay you travel? Give it a shot!). This week we turn the Gear Geek lens on the dusty corners of this particular part of the interwebs to highlight some of the more innovative, interesting ideas in the travel space. Some have blown away their fund raising goals, while others are just starting to gain momentum. Invest at your discretion.
1. The Non-Stop Travel Short, starts at $89; 2. Koorier, starts at $1; 3. Tweed Travel Bags, starts at $59; 4.Best Hot-Weather Pants, starts at $79; 5. TravelMore Jetpack, starts at $29; 6. Skinners, $29; 7. Tashtego, $39.
Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).