BauBax Travel Jacket (For Seasoned Travelers)

 I am reviewing my Baubax Travel Jacket Sweatshirt (Creative Lifestyle) that I got for Christmas as a surprise from my husband. This review is not sponsored fyi.  I have worn this travel coat on two airplanes since then. Whether you travel for work or fly for leisure, let’s POP in for a full review.

15 features of this travel jacket with a built-in stylus, neck pillow, eye mask, gadget pockets, and even a drink holder pocket. 

 

4 styles of jackets; I prefer the sweatshirt because more than the 15 features of this travel jacket is that it keeps me warm while in-flight.  There is a heaviness to it.  But they have a vest version, a windbreaker as well as a thicker coat.  Baubax Travel Jackets come in sizes for men and women. 

Cons: Baubax Travel Jackets run small

They run out quickly and take weeks to produce more – for Christmas mine was too small.  They did not have my size in any of the women’s style so I ordered a small in the mens’ sizes and I love it.

But I really wanted the light blue color sweatshirt that the women’s options.

Another negative from Baubax is no free returns or exchanges.  For as high quality and high price tag for this travel jacket, I expect free returns and exchanges.

It’s really expensive.  So critics say it’s just an over priced jacket with pockets.  But their placement and thought process is helpful for airline travelers.

The head pillow is not super taut; since you fly upright, I want a neck pillow that I can lean on from the side.  So it needs to be thick.  I would also only pack this on a long haul flight abroad.

As an airline employee’s spouse, we fly world-wide and often.  I want ease and efficiency in airports.

1) Going through security is faster and no hassle.  Your travel gear and accessories mostly fit in one jacket.

Passport and airplane ticket fit in a pocket.

Phone fits in pocket

iPad fits inside pocket

Power bank fits in a pocket (but I’d store mine in a carryon bag)

2) I like that so many of the pockets zip, and for travel abroad, we want to hide our personal belongings.

3) Neck pillow has a one press deflation and an easy way to inflate it.  You inflate the neck pillow with one breath and gently press the flap to instantly deflate it.  The travel jacket comes with the neck pillow in your hood, but it’s way too bulky even though it’s deflated.  So I recommend storing it inside a pocket or in your carryon bag.

4) Storage for earphones if you are walking through the airport like a cool teenager listening to music on your headphones.  Store them in two loops, place your phone in the zipped pocket.  You can quickly take out one headphone to talk to the flight attendant, but look at the no-stress part: you just drop the ear bud.  No more looking for it between the airplane seats.  Hassle free!

I’ve shared some of my travel hacks in my most recent post, and one of them is about headphones.

Pause it: here’s the link to the cutest airplane shirt people have asked me about. DSC_0003

5) Store sunglasses in another loop on this travel jacket.  But once I enter the airport I store my sunglasses in my  carryon bag until I’m at my vacation destination.

6) Love the built in eye mask.  Note that this built in does not completely and tightly cover your eyes, but this flap does shield some of the brightness.

7) Drink cup section?   Hahaha, cracks me up.  But have you seen the size of the tray tables. tray-table-on-airplane

Saves space!  When I use my laptop on the airplane, it takes up all my space.  I recommend zipping your coat before inserting the soda can because the pocket is more taut. 

8) Being cold on an airplane is such a hassle so I appreciate the extra soft pockets to warm my hand.  I appreciate the hood’s warmth, and I love the built-in gloves (now if Baubax could only invent a foot warmer for when I’m wearing sandals on a flight).  If you own a Baubax travel jacket, you may want to get the blanket because there’s a pocket for that!

If you want warmth, get the sweatshirt.  If you might get wet in the elements, get the Baubax windbreaker or vest.

At first I thought the built-in travel pillow stayed in your hood, but with only one button hole, you take it out and expand it in one breath.  It also deflates with one tap of the anti-locking flap.

I hope this review helps you make a more informed decision.  Efficient travels to you!

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Three Things to Wear on an Airplane

Whether you’re flying on a transatlantic flight or a flight to Europe, there are three things you should wear on the airplane. I’ve created several YouTube videos about travel so check out my LauriePOP Channel sometime.airplane-three-things-wear

Airline travel outfits should be smart.  These three things to wear on an airplane will help you mix and match during your vacation.

Why should you care about what to wear on the airplane to Europe?

Why Care?
Bring Sexy Back (haha)
Comfort
Warmth
Space

  • Justin Timberlake would be appalled at what I’ve worn to the airport; that’s probably what led him to performing that son way back when.  But after many flights across the pond and the waves of grain, I’ve figured out non-frumpy things to wear.
  • Sitting for hours is awesome in yoga pants, so a tight waist band should be in the suitcase not in Seat 22E.
  • Some transatlantic flights are freezing.  Some European flights are hot, depending on where you are sitting.  Be prepared with an extra layer that can be worn or shed.
  • Wearing pieces on an airplane that can be worn other times during the trip is just smart.  Saves space in your carry on suitcase and saves you money because you packed efficiently in your carryon suitcase.  Is that two words or just one??

Tunic

I stumbled upon a gray tunic extender like this, but black was more versatile.  My gray one was a Medium, and this extender is Small.  It’s just a tad shorter.  They come in like 20 colors!

By the way, I’m a size 10 and 5’8″.  THE ONE REASON I love this and wear it is because it hangs correctly!  It doesn’t cling.  It hits mid to upper thigh, so proportionally you’re correct. three-things-wear-airplane-transatlantic-european-flight

You can see that this tunic can look dressier as well as more casual.

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I didn’t want the lace-bottomed ones, although I’ve seen some that are adorable.  I just didn’t feel comfortable styling that type, and I liked the one-and-done of this extenderwear-three-things-airplane

I’ve even put a tee on top of my gray extender.  Check out my YouTube Channel for more inspiration and Ideas That POP

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From last Fall

I just love this in black because it can get dirty, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and can be paired with so many layering pieces for a transatlantic flight.

Shoe

I add the most comfortable shoe to travel and sightsee in to make it more sporty.  No longer am I that American wearing frumpy clothes with my white Asics abroad.  I am super picky about shoe comfort when traveling.  That is why I have bought my second pair.  I even made a YouTube video about this comfortable shoe for travel.  I cannot wear Skechers because they’re not supportive enough.

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If you’re going to Ireland or a rainy location, I do not recommend these shoes.  The airy, super light upper mesh will allow rain drops to pour in.  But if you will have moderate temps or are running through an airport, I love them!  AND THEY’RE UNDER $30!

Leggings

No more swollen calves for me after a long haul flight!  These compression leggings really do work!  Plus they’re high waisted.  I’m wearing a size Medium.  I only wear these flip flops in the airport and at restaurants because they’re not super supportive.  As soon as I get on the airplane, I put on socks and slip on shoes.  You can see them in this video.

These capri gray ones are not compression so I wear them when sight seeing.

If you start with three things to wear on the airplane to Europe or on a transatlantic flight, you will be steps ahead in the packing process.   Let me know where you wear your tunic, shoes, and leggings!

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