Switch Designs, a local outdoor luggage startup, is launching its first product designed to save you and your boots from airport awkwardness. The Switch Bag’s patent-pending technology gives the bag two designs: with just one reversible buckle, the bag converts from a backpack to a tote bag in a New York minute.
Switch Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign kick off the bag’s success, and has recruited world-class athletes like Magnus Granér and Resi Stiegler.
Switch Designs founder James Poss set out to bring new, innovative designs to the outdoor luggage space as soon as he moved to Jackson two years ago.
“I have been traveling for skiing my whole life,” Poss said. “Growing up on the East coast but aspiring to ski bigger mountains meant I was always flying west, and I struggled to find a good way to travel with my boots and gear. It seemed like luggage was an afterthought in the ski industry, bland and bulky with little to no improvement over the years.”
The boot bag is slim, looks hip, and includes a key ring and compartments for street shoes, wallets and even a laptop. Their Kickstarter campaign video takes you from New York streets to Jackson slopes in mere seconds, and we imagine the bag is designed to make travel feel exactly that easy.
Switch Designs has already met 60 percent of their Kickstarter funding goal with 28 days to go, but the rewards for giving early are sweet (like, a boot back). Bags for Kickstarter donors will be ready and in your hands by Fall 2018. Visit their website for more info.