Finally, a Miracle Kickstarter Jacket We Actually Kinda Like

The SMOL jacket can be worn six ways, packs down to soda can size and has raised more than 20 times its funding goal.


Having seen literally dozens of Kickstarter-funded jackets claim to be game-changers, only to fall short or not even launch at all, we’re inclined to be a bit skeptical of such products. But dammit, LiteTravel’s SMOL Jacket — which has raised more than 20 times it’s $9,500 funding goal with six weeks to go — looks pretty promising.

That’s because, unlike so many others, its creators realize that a great everyday jacket doesn’t have to solve all your problems: it just has to be light, packable, weather-resistant and warm. Toward that end, LiteTravel kept things refreshingly simple. The SMOL jacket weighs about two pounds, packs down to the size of a soda can, resists wind and water and rocks recycled Thermolite insulation.

SMOL still manages to stand out with some versatility: a vest and jacket combo zip together, and it’s reversible, giving you a total of six ways to wear. But beyond that, its most noteworthy features are a hood, zippers, a travel pouch and… two pockets. For 90 percent of your daily activities, do you really need much more?

The SMOL Jacket’s highest pledge level is a very reasonable $129, and it has an estimated delivery of May 2020.

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