This Collapsible Travel Chair Fits Right in Your Pocket
The Sitback 2.0 means you can take a seat any time, anywhere.
If the thought of standing for hours at a concert, museum, or theme park fills you with absolute dread, you’re not alone. Whether you’re unable to stand for long periods of time or simply don’t want to, can’t we all agree that sitting is, for the most part, just a little better?
Taking a load off and letting yourself get a bit more comfortable while you’re waiting in line for Space Mountain (or just waiting for the F train in the morning) can make all the difference. However, benches, chairs, and other forms of seating might not always be readily available to you, and no one wants to lug a folding chair around with them every day.
That’s where the new Sitpack 2.0, a magical, collapsible chair that can actually fit in your pocket, comes in. About the size of a 17-oz. can, the Sitback is a uniquely shaped, lightweight polycarbonate seat that folds up almost like a telescope. One simply has to open the canister, pull out the chair’s long base, and rest themselves on its small platform. A rubber foot on the bottom of the cane-like structure grips the ground and prevents the seat from slipping out from under the user.
After successfully crowdfunding the first version of the chair back in 2014, designers Mono + Mono say the new model is even easier and safer to use. They also assure buyers that the Sitpack is healthy for the back and legs, allowing the spine to maintain its S-shape and keeping the legs active enough to promote blood flow. Currently, the Sitback itself weighs just 1.32 lbs., but is capable of supporting individuals weighing up to 220 lbs.
Designed and produced in Denmark, the smart chair goes for around $60 online, stamped with a guarantee that it can last a lifetime. For $20 more, sitting enthusiasts can also purchase a small cushion for the top of the chair to make the seat a bit more comfortable.
Whether you call it absolutely genius or just supremely lazy, this tiny chair could be a miracle for tired people everywhere.