Is this the world’s best travel jacket?

With inbuilt neck pillow, eye mask, phone charger and pockets for everything, this could be the ultimate travel companion.

July 15, 2015

Even if you travel like a boss in Business Class, you still can’t escape the inevitable rigmarole of going through airport security, fumbling around for your passport and boarding card, shoes and belt in hand and dignity well and truly out of the window.

It’s a pain that any frequent traveller will know all too well, but it needn’t be that way.

The BauBax Travel Jacket could well be the answer to every frazzled traveller’s problems, as it packs pretty much every feature the man on the move could ever need – and a fair few he doesn’t.

Separate pockets made especially for your passport, phone, tablet and sunglasses are a nice start and will save you the headache of misplacing your essentials as you go through the various airport checks we all have to endure.

But this jacket really comes into its own when you’re on the plane, with inbuilt insulated drink holder, gloves, eye mask and even an inflatable neck pillow to ensure you’re comfortable and warm even if the air-conditioning is cracked up to sub-zero.

It is technically pretty smart, too, with a portable phone charger in the sleeve, earphone holders in the hood and a zip that also serves as a pen and a stylus.

Granted, if you cram every single pocket full of stuff you’ll end up looking like a stuffed teddy bear, but wear this jacket right and your days of torrid travel could be over.

The jacket comes in four styles – Sweatshirt, windbreaker, bomber and (the one we want) blazer.

Want one? You’d better join the queue. The project launched on KickStarter with an initial goal of $20,000, and it has since gained more than $500,000 from backers eager to get their hands on the product, which will start shipping in November this year.