Best Stories of 2013: JacktogoFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - As we continue a look back at our favorite stories from 2013, here's one for those of you still with holiday traveling left to do. Getting home can cost you time, and a lot of money, especially if you plan to fly with presents.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - As we continue a look back at our favorite stories from 2013, here's one for those of you still with holiday traveling left to do.
Getting home can cost you time, and a lot of money, especially if you plan to fly with presents.
Pair that with the dread of dealing with baggage fees, wait limits, and airport lines- it's enough to send any frequent flyer packing.
It's the latest line in luggage, and travelers tune in, you can wear it.
When you're heading home to see all those good little boys’ and girls’ holiday travel can be a little stressful. But this year may be different because Santa has a brand new bag.
If the suit and sleigh aren't cutting it.
Bill Meier/Fargo Traveler: “Mine's real (beard).”
There's Jaktogo. A new way to save some time and money at the airport.
Stephan Beauclaire: “If it saves you fifty bucks.”
And you won't have to pay more for the pounds.
Greta Krier/Flying to Vegas: “We had gifts in here and just had to leave them behind because I was 10 pounds over.”
I don't even have to carry it on my back, but it has a pretty jolly fit when I wear it.
The latest in traveler technology, wearable luggage.
What would you say if you could wear your bag?
Greta Krier: “We wanted to, that's what we would love to do.”
Lanette Bowman/Coming in from California: “Now that is a slick idea.”
Jacktogo- it's a pretty jacked up jacket, perfect for people on the go like me.
Bill Meier: “I don't travel a lot.”
Only on Christmas Eve?
Bill Meier: “Oh yeah.”
As you can see, it has plenty of places to pack in your presents.
Bill Meier: “You've got lots of pockets. That's about it.”
"It's kind of heavy."
And when it comes to travelers actually trying it on,
What else do you have in there?
SOHEIL AGAZADECalifornia Traveler: Ah let's see, Oh wow. I wasn't expecting that.”
They found even without the latest in fashion,
Agazade: “It does come in different colors?”
They've got function in the bag.
How do I look?
Agazade: “You look awesome.”
Does it put on some pounds?
Bowman: “Doesn't show much really.”
Here's where it gets a little tricky. This coat slides right down the chimney, but when it comes to getting through security, you'll be on TSA's naughty list if you don't take it off first.
Bill Meier: “You have your own means of transportation.”
Ruldolph can stay at home this year because I don't need his red nose to help guide me through the baggage claim. All it takes is a little Christmas magic.
And quicker than you can say good Saint Nick, you're home for the holidays, with some extra jingle in your pocket.
Peter Krier/Flying to Vegas: “Well if it saves me fifty dollars every time I fly, I'm all for it.”
Bowman: You know that's the ultimate Christmas gift for the traveler.
If you'd like to purchase your own Jaktogo, or dresstogo or ponchotogo- you'll have to look online.
The product is made in Europe and starts around 200 dollars.