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United States Patent Application 20170231298
Kind Code A1
Thomas; Creola August 17, 2017

Reversible Pak O Jack

Abstract

A versatile article of clothing that combines portability and wearability for maximum flexibility. The article of clothing can be worn in a variety of configurations, and even stored in the adaptable back pack when not in use. The jacket portion is reversible for stylistic variety and accommodates attachment of the backpack on both the front and back of the jacket.


Inventors: Thomas; Creola; (Chicago, IL)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Thomas; Creola

Chicago

IL

US
Family ID: 1000002636285
Appl. No.: 15/285459
Filed: October 4, 2016


Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent Number
62387572Dec 28, 2015

Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A41D 15/04 20130101; A41D 3/00 20130101; A41D 15/005 20130101; A41D 15/002 20130101; A41D 2300/322 20130101; A42B 1/048 20130101; A45F 3/04 20130101; A45F 4/12 20130101; A41D 27/10 20130101
International Class: A41D 15/04 20060101 A41D015/04; A41D 15/00 20060101 A41D015/00; A45F 4/12 20060101 A45F004/12; A42B 1/04 20060101 A42B001/04; A45F 3/04 20060101 A45F003/04; A41D 3/00 20060101 A41D003/00; A41D 27/10 20060101 A41D027/10

Claims



1. A versatile clothing article capable of being worn as a jacket and or a backpack, comprising a jacket body and a removable backpack.

2. The clothing article of claim 1, wherein said backpack comprises a reversible pack capable of being worn on the back or front of a user's body.

3. The clothing article of claim 1, wherein said jacket body has recessed enclosures at the top, left and right sides.

4. The clothing article of claim 3, wherein the recessed enclosures can be opened or closed via a closure such as a zipper or magnetic strip.

5. The clothing article of claim 4, wherein said clothing article further comprises a hood that can be stored within the top enclosure.

6. The clothing article of claim 5, wherein said clothing article further comprises a left side sleeve that can be stored within the left side enclosure.

7. The clothing article of claim 6, wherein said clothing article further comprises a right side sleeve that can be stored within the right side enclosure.

8. The clothing article of claim 1, wherein said clothing article zips up on the side.

9. A versatile clothing article capable of being worn as a jacket or a backpack, comprising a jacket body, one or more zippers, a retractable hood, and a removable backpack.

10. The clothing article of claim 9, wherein the jacket body has a left and a right side, a front and a back surface, and an inside and an outside surface.

11. The clothing article of claim 10, wherein the jacket body has a left side zipper and a right side zipper.

12. The clothing article of claim 11, wherein the jacket body further comprises a left and right arm sleeve.

13. The clothing article of claim 12, wherein the left side zipper can be opened for insertion of the jacket sleeve, and the right side zipper can be opened for insertion of the right sleeve.

14. The clothing article of claim 13, wherein the inside surface and outside surface are switched making the jacket body reversible.
Description



CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] Provisional application No. 62/387,572, filed Dec. 28, 2015.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0002] None.

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0003] This disclosure relates to clothing and accessories with multiple functions.

BACKGROUND

[0004] People have always desired to express themselves and their individuality through the clothes they wear, and with the combination of accessories and peripheral items that accompany their clothing. Striking the correct balance between fashion and functionality has not always been the goal of many articles of clothing. A jacket is often used just as much for layering of clothing as it is for its function of keeping the wearer warm. When the jacket is removed, the person would usually be required to carry the jacket so that it is not misplaced or stolen.

[0005] Similarly, backpacks are often carried as much for the look of having a bag to accessorize the wearers clothing, as they are for their functional purpose of carrying additional items without having to hold the items individually or in your hands. As styles and fashion change, sometimes backpacks are worn on the chest instead of on the back.

SUMMARY

[0006] In general, the present invention discloses a versatile hooded jacket capable of being converted into a backpack, or a backpack that can be converted into a jacket. The jacket has zippers on the side of the body and at the top, so that both the arms and the hood can be folded in and put away. The zippers are concealed beneath flaps that are secured closed with hook and loop fasteners such as Velcro, or with magnetic strips. The body of the jacket has a front and back surface that allow the backpack to be attached and worn on either the front of the jacket or on the back.

[0007] In one exemplary embodiment, the jacket and backpack are made of nylon on the outside with a thin cotton lining on the inside.

[0008] In another exemplary embodiment, the jacket is reversible to allow maximum variety of colors and style expressions by the wearer. When the jacket body is turned inside out, the backpack can still be attached to either the front or back of the jacket body.

[0009] Certain advantages of this article of clothing include the ability to wear a jacket and not have to carry it in your hands after removal. The hood and arms of the jacket can be stored within the zippered compartments of the jacket body. The zippered sections can be secured and hidden with Velcro or magnetic strips.

[0010] Another advantage of this article of clothing is the ability for the backpack to be worn on the front of the body in crowded places such as the subway or train station to prevent undetected theft of valuables.

[0011] This article of clothing can also be useful when engaging in many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and rock climbing.

[0012] Unless otherwise defined, all technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art. Although methods and materials similar or equivalent to those described herein can be used in the practice or testing of any described embodiment, suitable methods and materials are described below. In addition, the materials, methods, and examples are illustrative only and not intended to be limiting. In case of conflict with terms used in the art, the present specification, including definitions, will control.

[0013] The foregoing summary is illustrative only and is not intended to be in any way limiting. In addition to the illustrative aspects, embodiments, and features described above, further aspects, embodiments, and features will become apparent by reference to the drawings and the following detailed description and claims.

DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0014] The present embodiments are illustrated by way of the figures of the accompanying drawings, which may not necessarily be to scale, in which like references indicate similar elements, and in which:

[0015] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the back of the jacket and backpack.

[0016] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the front of the jacket and backpack.

[0017] FIG. 3 is a side view of the jacket body.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE EMBODIMENTS

[0018] FIG. 1 shows the backpack 80 attached to the back of the jacket body along with the removable sleeves 30 and hood 20. The hood 20 is removably attachable with the hood zipper 40. The removable sleeves 30 can be stored inside the jacket body 10 when not being used.

[0019] FIG. 2 shows the front view of the jacket where the jacket body 10 is visible without the backpack covering it. The side zipper 50 opens to allow the sleeves 30 to be stored inside the jacket body 10. The side zipper 50 can be covered for aesthetic purposes by the strap 60 seen in FIG. 1.

[0020] FIG. 3 shows a side view of the jacket body wherein the loop side of the hook and loop fastener 70 is left of the side zipper 50 that can be covered by the hook side of the hook and loop fastener attached to the strap 60.

[0021] A number of illustrative embodiments have been described. Nevertheless, it will be understood that various modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the various embodiments presented herein. For example, the backpack can be worn not only in the front or on the back of the jacket, but also on the reversible inside of the jacket. The jacket body can be inverted to display a different style or color, yet still be worn as a jacket and or a backpack. Accordingly, other embodiments are within the scope of the following claims.

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