Crowdsourcing Mornings Stuff

Crowdsourcing Mornings: The RetraStrap

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Technology is always making our lives easier. There are still some problems, however, that technology has not touched, problems that are just as much problems as they were ten, twenty, or even fifty years ago. Theft is still a major scourge of travelers everywhere, as is the inconvenience of being forced to use one’s hands. Heavy luggage is one such problem: for as long as luggage has been a thing, it has been weighing us down and adding to our stress levels.  Fortunately, all of that is about to change. The RetraStrap is the revolutionary solution making it possible for you to cart around your luggage without feeling weighed down, reducing stress on muscles and joints.

The RetraStrap is designed to enable you to pull your carry-on luggage without using your hands. It prevents thieves (and forgetful minds!) from losing anything valuable, and it is adjustable to your body type. Comfortable, easy to use, easy to store, and compatible with the majority of wheeled carry-on luggage, the RetraStrap is the one thing missing from your next adventure around the globe. This product is perfect for travelers, professionals, students, and people with disabilities or injuries alike.  As much progress as they have made developing the RetraStrap already, they need to raise some additional funds in order to move forward.

As of January 23rd, this project has raised $16,000 of their $7,500 goal. This project has 41 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $22, you will get one RetraStrap.  For a pledge of $46, you will get two RetraStraps.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: