Inflatable travel bag is made from discarded truck and bicycle materials

Inflatable travel bag is made from discarded truck and bicycle materials

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Switzerland-based bag manufacturer Freitag has taken its latest innovation, the Zippelin bag, to Kickstart to raise funds towards its production. The company claim the luggage is the world’s first inflatable travel bag, using 28 inches of inner tubing for bicycle wheels in replacement for a typical bag frame. The bag is made from recycled truck tarpaulin, making each product completely unique and water repellent. When not in use, owners can deflate and roll up the product to keep it compact.

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