As the phrase "living out of a suitcase" indicates, most road warriors don't bother to transfer their clothes to the bureaus provided in hotel/motel rooms. You would think that simple observation would influence luggage design, but instead the suitcases we've seen are only meant to transport your clothes, will little thought given to how the product is actually used once you've arrived.
Enter the ShelfPack. Designed by software engineer and frequent traveler Ken McKaba, the rollie contains a nifty set of shelves on telescoping supports. Look at how it works:
To be clear, the ShelfPack is not a carry-on; the 26 x 18 x 14 will need to be checked, and the 17-pound weight will influence how much you'll want to pack into its 3.7 cubic feet of storage space to avoid paying overweight fees. But a subset of frequent travelers are bound to find these trade-offs worth it, and McKaba's design garnered strong interest at the 2015 Travel Goods Show, winning the Travel Goods Association's Buzz Award for Best New Product of the Year.
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Lastly, this "portable closet" is no mere concept; McKaba has fired up production and expects to begin shipping the $300 suitcase next month.