The Funnel on Kickstarter

FunnelAt Cyclo there isn’t a week that passes without an entrepreneur contacting us about their latest kickstarter project – some are extraordinary, some extraordinarily misjudged. We wanted to share the latest to cross our desk though because Hong Kong-based Italian designer Stefano Mangini might (just might) be on to something…


His patent-pending Funnel is a combination backpack and jacket that has already raised almost $30k (£18k) of the required $43k to really get this flying. The jacket, which unfurls from the backpack in a pleasingly James Bond fashion, is made with high performance fabric that is both water repellent and breathable and the pack itself looks styling and brimming with features. Lots of attention to detail here – like the fact that the jacket storage pouch is laminated so that it can be stored even when wet.


As always with Kickstarter there are a host of ‘pledge’ options (with varying rewards) with the Funnel funding ranging from $1 to $3,000. Further details on Mangini and the Funnel – and of course the chance to help fund – at


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