Remember the mouldy banana at the bottom of your schoolbag, and the shame that would come when your mum would fish out your uneaten lunch in a show of great despair? There’s an adult equivalent, and it’s the moment you find your festering gym clothes in your duffel bag – on Sunday night, of course.
Some geniuses on Kickstarter have tackled this problem by creating a bag that deodorises, sanitises and refreshes your clothes inside your gym bag, thanks to smartphone-enabled technology.
Paqsule, the self-cleaning gym bag, was created by Ray Edwards, Ravid Yosef, Tim Offutt and Hess Wesley, and is calling for backers on Kickstarter. It uses their PaqTech™ System, which draws on dry-cleaning techniques, to create a chemical-free UV and activated oxygen process to clean your clothes. Choose from 15-, 25- and 35-minute cleaning cycle options, all controlled by an app on your smartphone. The bag is also highly water resistant, has a rechargeable battery that lasts 72 hours, and can even charge your smartphone.
Aside from the gym, you could also use it to refresh clothes, blankets and neck pillows on long-haul flights, or chuck tired clothes in for a ‘spin’ on camping trips when access to water is tricky.
You can back the project and bag your own, erm, bag, here.