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Funnell – Kickstarter

Well, this is intriguing. After an initial failed Kickstarter, Make It Happen went back to the drawing board and refined their all-in-one backpack jacket combination. Funnell is a backpack with quick pull strings that unveil a hooded rain jacket that covers both the wearer and the backpack. The advantages are obvious, but I couldn’t ignore one snag…how is the jacket washed? I couldn’t tell if the jacket is actually removable from the bag for cleaning, which would be crucial if wearing this on a bike and accumulating sweat.

Regardless, the Kickstarter is off to a powerful start and base level contributions of $139 secure you a pre-order immediately.

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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  1. Seems not niceOctober 27, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Looks a bit quasimodal with the hump up in there.

  2. Better, cooler......not!!November 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    This thing is stupid!!! What are you too lazy to stop and get the jacket out of your backpack? It saves you tops 1-2 minutes………….. Also, are you saying that your backpack is not waterproof, or even water resistant? How is this backpack better than any touring, commuting, regular, or messenger backpack? Anyway……….

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