Kiwi entrepreneur Jimmy Hayes - who we featured here at Idealog recently for his business shirt for travellers - and business partner Doug Barber discovered overnight success with a Kickstarter campaign for their ProTravel Carry-on pack.
The Kickstarter campaign went live at 1am NZT today and reached its funding goal of $30,000 within six hours. At the time of writing, it had clocked up $49,727 in funding from 259 backers, with a full 29 days to go.
The Minaal ProTravel Carry-on is designed for the professional traveller that has no time (or can't be bothered) checking in luggage and dragging fat suitcases around. It is also designed to give people access to all their gear from any angle and is really easy to pack and unpack.
What makes Minaal's Kickstarter campaign so attractive, along with the quality of the product, is the rewards tier the team has come up with. If you're willing (and able) to dish out $10,000, you get the bag, plus a bunch of other regards, including a 10-day all expenses paid trip to Asia to visit the factory and attend a business workshop. Oh and a Vietnam Beach Business Getaway. No big deal, really.
Check out the rewards tiers below and click here to help take this Kiwi pack to the world.