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In recent years airlines have gotten tight about the amount of luggage you can bring on board without paying extra fees. Now the consumer apparel market has responded: A start-up called Jaktogo is making “wearable” luggage that lets you carry an extra 30 pounds of stuff onto a plane by wearing it on your body.

Jaktogo, which has been operating since 2010, makes three versions of its product, the original Jaktogo with 14 various-sized pockets, the sleeveless “Ponchotogo,” and, for women, the “Dresstogo,” which Jaktogo describes as a “balloon shaped skirt.” Jaktogo’s intense practicality is both its appeal and its main drawback: Like old sweat pants and fanny packs, it sends the off-putting message that you’re willing to stand slightly outside of society in order to make your day a little easier.

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