The Layover Travel Blanket is the most innovative travel product since the neck-pillow

There’s truth in the statement that airport/airplane naps are some of the most uncomfortable naps ever. Whether it’s the position you’re trying to sleep in, the lack of a proper neck support, or the absence of a comforter/blanket, sleeping while traveling is just annoyingly difficult… but the guys at Gravel have a way of making transit-napping (a technical term I coined) much more comfortable.

Designed with the soul of a sleeping bag, the Layover is a blanket explicitly built for traveling with. Its construction beats those flimsy, tiny, smelly blankets they hand out on flights, and gives you a full-body comforter that wraps you in its cocoon-esque design. Crafted with a breathable nylon exterior and an insulated interior, the Layover is cozy and can keep you warm in those often-chilly flights. Unlike traditional flat, rectangular blankets, Layover’s design comes with pockets and pouches for your hands, legs, and even a few key belongings (like your passport or boarding pass), giving you an experience comparable to being a baby kangaroo in its pouch. The Layover fits your body like a glove, keeping you absolutely snug and ensuring that the blanket doesn’t come off when you move or turn in your sleep. Pair it with a good eye mask and neck pillow and you’ve got yourself the holy trinity of effective transit-napping.

The Layover blanket, with its full-body design, still manages to pack down into a compact form that’s roughly the size of your face. It stores pretty easily in suitcases, or can even be strung to a backpack. When packed, the Layover makes a neat makeshift travel pillow, but its true magic is only when you open it into its versatile form, that can serve as anything from an outdoor mat to spread on a lawn or a beach, or more importantly, to use as a comfortable, travel-friendly blanket that’s comfortable, cozy, and gives you some serious shut-eye on those red-eye flights.

Designers: Chris Livingston, Lance Williams, Henry Lee & Monika Robinson

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The Layover: Travel Blanket Perfect For Comfortable Travel

Let’s face it, traveling is exhausting. You just can’t predict when you’ll need extra comfort. Long uncomfortable flights, napping on the floor during delays, transfers, road trips… how do you stay comfortable?! This design team set out to take the edge off and make your journey even better with the Layover Travel Blanket.

Gravel Team tells us about the Layover Travel Blanket.

Below: Awesome Features of the Layover

A Travel Blanket with a ton of awesome features to make this blanket perfect to take comfort everywhere you go.

Use The Layover Blanket At The Airport

Sleep Peacefully Inside the Plane With The Layover Blanket

Share The Layover Blanket In The Park

Carry The Layover Travel Blanket With you Everywhere

Here’s The Solution: The Layover will change the way you look at travel blankets forever. Gravel has incorporated a ton of neat features to keep you comfortable on the go.

Why does this blanket make traveling better?

Here’s The Problem: Getting comfortable while traveling or on the go is really tough. You aren’t likely to carry your grandma’s super comfy quilt on a plane unless you want to look like you’re headed for an adult sleepover. Blankets just aren’t packable!

You never know if the plane you are boarding will get drafty, if you will be stuck on a super long layover, or if you’ll end up in a window seat up against the cold wall of a bus. We thought there had to be a much better way.

Below: A Quick Walkthrough

Comfort

Pack-ability

Detachable & Hideaway Stuff Sack

Easy Stuffing with Patent Pending Stuff Sack

Stuffing into stuff sacks is the worst. To solve this, we added 3” of extra material for easy grip & stuffing. You can then use the drawstring to quickly cinch down and convert the material down to its most compact size.

Warmth

The breathable insulation core keeps you feeling just right. Fun fact: Our insulation is 100% recycled PET plastic (i.e. water bottles) & keeps high performance standards.

Microfleece Kangaroo Pocket

The team has lined the inside of the Kangaroo pocket with microfleece for a soft place for your hands.

Inside of the Kangaroo Pocket

Envelope Pocket

On the outside of the hoodie sleeve is an envelope pocket. It’s the perfect place to secure items like your headphones, passport, & boarding pass, so your stuff doesn’t mysteriously slide under the seat.

Snap Blankets Together & Increase Blanket Width

Want a wider blanket size to share with a friend? Compatible snaps line the edge of the blanket to increase width to as many blankets as you want.

Spill Proof/Water Resistant

Sizing

Tech Specs:

– Nylon: 20D
– Insulation: 40 gr/sq m made from PET plastic
– Warmth Rating: 60°
– Zipper: YKK
– Weight: 11.4 ounces
– Drawstring: Paracord
– Anti-Static + Waterproof Coating
– Machine Washable
– Washing Instructions: The blanket is machine washable. Tumble dry it on low or hang dry.

The Gravel Team’s Story

Chris met Lance in 2017 with an idea to design a better toiletry bag for traveling.

Holy smokes – They’ve shipped 37,000+ products to 108 countries around the world.

Lifetime Warranty

Gravel is so confident in their product’s build that they have added a lifetime warranty – plain and simple. If the blanket doesn’t hold up for what it was designed for then let them know and they’ll make it right.

Click Here to Buy Now: $99 $130 ($31 off). Hurry, only 3/2445 left! Raised over $530,000.

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The final frontier of road-travel is the self-driving car… that’s until we have self-driving flying cars, which won’t be a stretch once we’ve figured out how to get AI to drive us around from A to B! Using Google’s incredibly vast repository of data and machine-learning capabilities, Waymo made its debut as a Google pet project, before becoming an independent company in 2016. Within the next year, Waymo had already debuted self-driving taxis in Phoenix Arizona. Waymo is looking to hire an Industrial Designer to help develop hardware for their revolutionary tech at the Waymo headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The Opportunity

Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the world’s first fully self-driving transportation service that will take members of the public from A to B at the touch of a button.

Waymo takes an integrated approach to building the world’s first self-driving car, with researchers, designers, product managers, and technical program managers working side by side. We seek to understand the needs of our users and the opportunities of the technology to ensure we build the best product. From self driving behavior to user interfaces, we work to inspire the product vision and then make it a reality.

Responsibilties

• Plan, recommend, and complete design processes leading to innovative solutions
• Concept creation for product, vehicle, and hardware
• Work with the cross-disciplinary team to meet the requirement of design and product goals
• Define all design details based on design directions and execution plan
• Create prototypes to evaluate design concepts and user testing
• Work with internal/external partners to develop/manufacture products

Requirements

• Degree in Industrial Design or similar field
• Minimum 10 years of product and/or transportation design experience covering ideation, product development, and manufacturing technical knowledge
• Strong visual/verbal communication and team working skills. Hands on 2D/3D design skills; sketch, drawing, CAD, digital/physical prototyping
• Strong technical background and understanding of the design process to look for ways to streamline and enhance the user experience
• Participate in transitioning the design to manufacturing
• Proven history of successful design and product development from concepts to production

It’s preferred if you have:
• Interior design background with production experience
• Product design experience across a breadth of product lines

Location

Mountain View (California), USA.

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