Freitag has created a unique inflatable travel bag aptly named the Zippelin, constructed from recycled truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes, and car seat belts.
Designed and built by a team in Switzerland, the world’s first inflatable travel bag has been designed to provide you with space when you need it, yet be compact when you don’t. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about its construction and unique inflation system.
At FREITAG we use old truck tarpaulins to make multifunctional bags that are all truly one-of-a-kind. Each bag is a recycled individual product (R.I.P.), and our truck tarps are perfectly suited to create water-repellent, robust bags that––we are proud to say––could never be mistaken for anyone else’s at baggage claim.
Still, the weight of this hefty bag is problematic when it’s combined with the already heavy frame and wheels of traditional travel luggage. When we were first conceptualizing ZIPPELIN our initial prototypes were, not surprisingly, too heavy to get through baggage check––even when only half-full. So, after several unsuccessful trials, we figured out how to keep ZIPPELIN lightweight without sacrificing space: We left the frame out!
Inspired by our favorite mode of transportation, we replaced it with the inner tube of a bicycle which can be inflated quickly and easily using a standard pump. And amazingly enough, the pressurized air provides ample support without the weight. When inflated, ZIPPELIN is a light, tough travel bag with a capacity of 85 liters that is built for the long haul; and when deflated, ZIPPELIN takes up no more space in your closet than the two liters of booze you bought at duty-free.
Zippelin is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges starting from €420 and delivery expected to take place during May 2018. For full specifications and more information jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below.