Jaktogo/Facebook

But you'll still look like an idiot.

Irish engineer John Power really hates paying excess luggage fees at the airport. So he did what any man would do: started packing lighter and learned to enjoy traveling without so many material objects.

Actually, no. What he did was invent a coat with more than a dozen pockets that you stuff with clothes, personal items, shoes and even a laptop. Then he strapped it on and, looking like the Michelin Man but sweatier, tumbled through airport security without paying a dime.

And now you can, too! The "Jaktogo," which also comes in dress and poncho forms, is available for purchase online for the low-low price of $109.99. Frequent flyers will no doubt love this lumpy fashion accessory that, once taken off, folds back down into a regular bag. And if you have to hold up the line by searching frantically through 14 different pockets for your passport, like Inspector Gadget searching for and failing to find some esoteric doodad, that's just the price of being a free man.

The Jaktogo is reputed to hold up to 33 pounds of luggage and is available in snazzy leather, in case you wanted to show it off at the club. Judging from this product video, it does seem to work in fending off baggage fees, although you might have to wear it throughout the duration of your flight. Whatever: You can distract yourself from the suffocating heat with that complete set of Harry Potter located in Pocket No. 11.

Top photo courtesy of Jaktogo on Facebook.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. a photo of a tiny house in Oregon
    Design

    How Amazon Could Transform the Tiny House Movement

    Could the e-commerce giant help turn small-home living from a niche fad into a national housing solution?

  2. A portrait of Jay-Z.
    Equity

    The Roots of Jay-Z’s ‘Black Capitalism’

    Now partnering with the NFL, Jay-Z centers wealth-building in his activism, as many African Americans have before him—but without much success.

  3. Environment

    It's Time to Ditch Paper Straws, Too

    They’re a single-use, disposable consumer item—a greener option, but not a green one.

  4. a photo of a school bus in traffic
    Transportation

    Boston Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses with an Algorithm

    With 25,000 students and the nation’s highest transportation costs, the Boston Public School District needed a better way to get kids to class.

  5. A photo of a Dayton police office's gun holster
    Equity

    State Preemption of Local Legislation Is Getting Worse

    A new report shows that state legislatures have been expanding their reach in preempting cities from localized regulation on issues like gun control.

×