Sitpack

Portable Telescopic Seat

Sit Anywhere

This telescope-like contraption is actually a handy, portable stool. You can turn any waiting situation into a sitting one.

Sitpack folds down to a tall, cup-sized capsule you can slip into a purse or backpack and opens to T-shaped surface you can lean on. Anywhere. Rest at concerts, sporting events, or while in a long line.
Because your legs stay extended, Sitpack is better for their circulation than your average chair.

While at a music festival, Denmark-based Maker Jonas Lind-Bendixen waited three hours for Prince to go on stage and then noticed thousands of chairs left behind. He wanted to create a seat—no bigger than a beverage can—that people could travel with.

When you’re ready to rest, adjust the height until it’s just right. The rubber grip at the bottom keeps you steady whether you’re watching a game outdoors, waiting for the bus, or giving your legs a break at a standing desk.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jonas
    Jonas

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Sitpack to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2017 10:09 AM

    For a tutorial on how to use Sitpack, check out this video.

  • Nikki
    Nikki
    4/26/2017 10:32 AM

    @Mike --any weight restrictions? Also how much does Sitpack weigh?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2017 10:34 AM

    It holds 220 lbs and it is 1.25 lbs itself.

  • Stu
    Stu
    4/26/2017 10:46 AM

    @Mike -- make one that handles 300 and i'll buy several.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:46 PM

    @Stu Hi Stu please follow sitpack - and we'll surprise you this coming fall :)

  • Annie
    Annie
    4/26/2017 1:10 PM

    @Jonas I'm with Stu, sounds great if it held my weight.

  • Erin
    Erin
    4/26/2017 10:24 AM

    Weight limit?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 10:30 AM

    @Erin Hi Erin, we set the limit to 100Kg/220Lbs that is - from the seat up. If a person weighs 110 kg. it would still hold.

  • Nichole
    Nichole
    4/26/2017 10:31 AM

    Hi Jonas! I sure could have used this while waiting to get into Prince's Paisley Park parties! I am thinking of getting a few of these so anyone coming with me to events can use one. What is the maximum body weight these can handle? I am a little concerned that someone weaving through a crowd behind me might trip on it or kick it out from under me, but I am willing to try it. Thanks!

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 10:43 AM

    @Nichole Hi Nicole, thanks you for the comment. Sitpack is even more awesome to use as a crowd. A friend of mine i 130Kg/286 lbs and he use it, has so for about one year. We recommend max: 220Lbs.. I have been using it a few indoor and outdoor music events and no body tripped yet. It also depends on how much you lean on it - the more lean the more it "pokes" out into the crowd. But with a blue on people will notice and walk around it. Thanks again.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    4/26/2017 12:14 PM

    @Jonas Wait a minute--you jumped right over Nichole's hanging out with Prince life experience. Yowzer! How lucky for you @nichole. I recently toured Paisley Park with Katherine Klinger, a long time Grommet team member in the twin cities. What an experience those parties must have been.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:49 PM

    @Jules - So true ... (embarrassed smily)

  • Faye
    Faye
    4/26/2017 10:35 AM

    Size limitations?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 10:46 AM

    @Faye Hi Faye, thank you for your question, friend of mine is 130Kg/286 lbs and he uses it, has so for about one year. We recommend max: 220Lbs. - When using Sitpack about 60% of your weigh is on the sitpack. :)

  • William
    William
    4/26/2017 10:49 AM

    @Jonas Is it made of plastic, fiberglass or what?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 11:03 AM

    @William Hi William, its made of 81%polycarbonate, mixed with 14% glass fiber for the best strength to size ratio - and 1% silicon which makes it feel nice when extending and closing it up. If all plastic it would make squeaky noises :)

  • Nichole
    Nichole
    4/26/2017 10:42 AM

    About my concern about others tripping on the Sitpack behind me...would you consider making in in a yellow or white color? I am wondering if there's a a way to put reflective tape on any of the sections. Is there any space to do that without jamming the telescoping sections?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 11:08 AM

    @Nichole Hi Nicole, I have been using it a few indoor and outdoor music events and no body tripped yet. It also depends on how much you lean on it - the more lean the more it "pokes" out into the crowd. For the reflective tape it would be possible, at the lower part of the tubes. The tubes are "conical" shaped making a few millimeter space at the end of the tube. Or else, orange markers could do the trick. Good point for further development, and for the other colors - grommet is looking into adding to the color scheme.

  • Roger
    Roger
    4/26/2017 11:49 AM

    @Jonas Is it paint-able? Could you paint the sections in a bright, acrylic paint to enhance visibility in a crowd?

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    4/26/2017 10:48 AM

    This is just a suggestion... Add a loop to one seat end so that when it's closed, it can be carried around the wrist without actually having to hold onto it. Having my hands free is always important and would really put this over the top for me. I love it regardless and am thinking about purchasing.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 11:12 AM

    @Teresa Hi Teresa - awesome suggestion! We have developed something alike, but not been able to put it into production jut yet. At most camera stores you could get a wrist strap that would fit perfect in the two holes located at end of each seat. Thanks again for the suggestion, much appreciated.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 11:16 AM

    Hi All - thanks for the questions and suggestions! And thanks for the video upload Mike, Sitpack is one of those product that have a learning curve. So try out it out a few times in front of the mirror ;)

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    4/26/2017 11:23 AM

    This would be absolutely perfect for senior citizen outings and also tours like we have been on through Road Scholar. Standing still for us is harder than actual walking sometimes. I am buying two for my husband and me.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 11:39 AM

    @Nancy Hi Nancy, sound great. So true, Sitpacks is a great tool to replenish batteries instead of getting tired from standing. :) Thanks a lot for the comment.

  • Paula
    Paula
    4/26/2017 11:32 AM

    Looks like an accident waiting to happen . If someone walking behind you hit against it . Boom down you go . I also noticed the two people sitting and talking on it limited their hand gestures as if they might lose their balance if they got very animated with their hands . Not for me .

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 11:46 AM

    @Paula HI Paula thank you for the comment - even when using it on a crowded platform in NYC i did not have that issue. Its not poking out that much, and as you are not sitting full on, but leaning chances are you will not fall. Also the rubber stopper is super efficient and the leg is sturdy, so its not easily pushed away. Of course a user has balance problems, leaning on a stick is not for them :) But with a legs at a good angle, balance is really not a problem as you are more standing that sitting. Sitpack is the highest foldable (onelegged) seat on the market. Thanks again for the comment.

  • Robin
    Robin
    4/26/2017 11:42 AM

    Will it work for someone just under 5 feet tall? Thanks, Robin.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:04 PM

    @Robin Hi Robin, sure. Its adjustable in 11 cm. increments and if one increment slightly to high, simply adjust the angle of the pole. Thanks

  • Roger
    Roger
    4/26/2017 11:43 AM

    How comfortable is the seat? does it have any padding?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:04 PM

    @Roger

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:07 PM

    @Jonas Hi Roger, well its not a couch :) - It has a rounded seat which makes it good for 15-30 minutes rest. As many of us, siting on a regular chair, we are moving around every 5-10 minutes to adjust pressure, the same goes for Sitpack. But you feel relieve right away if you have a sore back or legs during a hike or a spectator event. :)

  • Linda
    Linda
    4/26/2017 11:51 AM

    Jonas: Looks great, but... I would love it, if it were also a walking stick. I travel a lot, am 63 and have a lot of replaced joints. I carry a collapsable walking stick all around the world. Would love it if it included a seat. Just a thought.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:12 PM

    @Linda Hi Linda, thank you for the positive feedback. We do also have a carry-pouch that doubles as a cushion seat as well. The grommet is looking in to getting that in their portfolio, when our new model is ready, it will allow you to raise the seat upward vertically to make Sitpack high enough to be used as a hiking pole that easily can change back into the seat function - stay tuned :)

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    4/26/2017 11:53 AM

    Great idea! Maybe if you made the seat/capsule section covered with foam, or gel then you could also use it as a "pillow" when folded and not in use (like if you're on a subway or bus leaning against the window- Also this would make sitting a bit more comfy too!

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:15 PM

    @Wendy Awesome idea Wendy, we will keep that in mind for further development. We do have a seat cushion/carry-case, but we could forsure make it more comfy. Thank you for the input!

  • Marta
    Marta
    4/26/2017 12:05 PM

    I love this, but I'm a short stature person with bad knees and hate having to stand in long lines! Will you be making this for people that are 5 ft tall? Or can your product be adjusted for a shorter person? I can see elderly people who are often very short and would benefit from something like this!

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:19 PM

    @Marta . Hi Marta - thank you for you positivity. Sitpack is adjustable in 11 cm. increments and if one increment slightly to high, simply adjust the angle of the pole. Remember to adjust it from the top down according to the userguide. It great for elderly people that are mobile and does not have balance issues :) Thanks again.

  • David
    David
    4/26/2017 12:23 PM

    Hi, very interesting! I have two questions that I did not find here.

    How comfortable is it? Does the 1% silicone soften the plastic enough to act as a cushion at all?

    Are the rubber stoppers replacable if they wear out or are damaged?

    Thanks,

    Dave

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:27 PM

    @David

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:35 PM

    @Jonas Hi David, great questions. Its comfortable for 15-30 minutes with some regular movement, like when sitting on a chair, we move about every couple of minutes as a reflex to redistribute weight. I normally use it at my high desk for 10-15 minutes - stand for 30-60 minutes, and use it again. Keeps me focused, and non-slouching... The silicone is added to make the extending and retracting smooth like a air-pump, it works as a lubricant that "ooze" out continuously with using it. Yes the rubber stopper can be changed - it needs to be twisted slowly out and back in. It cannot be pushed or shoved as it is Anti-slip rubber :) Thank you for the question.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 1:24 PM

    @Jonas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhlm5JoHS8Y&feature=youtu.be

    Short vid. on twisting the foot back in.

  • Jan
    Jan
    4/26/2017 12:27 PM

    You said that approx. 60% of your body weight is on it when it's used. Does the 220 lbs max that you mention represent the 60% that's supported (60% of 366 lbs = ~220 lbs) by the Sitpack or the max total body weight, of which the Sitpack will support 60% (132 lbs) i.e. I'm 6'2" and 295 but 60% of that is only 177, so will this support me safely or not?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:36 PM

    @Jan

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:42 PM

    @Jonas Hi Jan, good question. My friend is 280lbs and he use it. But we recommend 220 lbs.With higher weight you just have to be careful not to lean to the sides as the seat is reacts to skewed weight distribution. Leaning at 6'2 is a great height. Hope that answers your question.

  • Jan
    Jan
    4/26/2017 12:32 PM

    Is it high enough to be comfortable for taller people (e.g. 6'2"), so that they can comfortably lean against it or is it more for shorter people, such that taller people would be more sitting than leaning?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:45 PM

    @Jan Hi Jan, 6'2is a great height - 6´4/6 and up would not be leaning but sitting and not what Sitpack is intended for and would not be to comfy in the longrun.

  • Ron
    Ron
    4/26/2017 12:32 PM

    Does Sitpack have a weight specificafion?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:48 PM

    @Ron Hi Ron - It holds 220 lbs and it is 1.25 lbs itself.

  • LaRonda
    LaRonda
    4/26/2017 12:38 PM

    What is the weight limit for the sitpack?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 12:47 PM

    @LaRonda . Hi LaRonda - It holds 220 lbs and it is 1.25 lbs itself.

  • Beverley
    Beverley
    4/26/2017 1:14 PM

    @Jonas Gosh, it would be nice if people bothered to read the earlier questions and comments before posting the exact same question a dozen times! This was asked and answered by 10:30am!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2017 1:18 PM

    Thanks, Beverley. It tends to happen. Sort of the nature of the beast. Thanks for taking the time to read :)

  • Ron
    Ron
    4/26/2017 2:40 PM

    @Mike Hey Mike and Beverley, How about instead of complaining about everyone asking the same question, you include this information in your product description. It's baffling to note that while selling a product of this type that you do not already provide this critical information. Regards.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2017 2:47 PM

    We do.

  • Ron
    Ron
    4/26/2017 3:21 PM

    @Mike Thanks for the info. Just for your information, none of this can be found on my Grommet page. At least I don't see it anywhere. Cool product. Regards.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2017 3:38 PM

    No problem. To see further details on any Grommet, just click on the photos underneath the video.

  • Michele
    Michele
    4/26/2017 1:08 PM

    Jonas, I wonder how sturdy this is. If I got one for my elderly mother, would she be able to balance on it or does it require more of a steady person

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 1:22 PM

    @Michele Hi Michele, i would only recommend it to mobile elders. We have a 86 year old guy using it daily and it improved his social life, as he attends more outdoor and social activities. But we also had returns from younger elders, that does not have the balance. But I would like to add that it is a good tool to practice balance. With both feet solid on the ground, and a hand to support in the beginning - it's a great starting point for increased mobility and balance. But it would require pratice. Thanks for asking

  • David
    David
    4/26/2017 1:28 PM

    Hi Jonas, cool product. Have you had any negative experiences using this at events such as golf tournaments? I worry a bit about security thinking this could be used as a weapon, since it extends so much.

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 1:39 PM

    @David - Hi David, thank you, and relevant question. Golf events does not have an issue with Sitpack, unless you plant your self straight onto the green :) ... It kinda goes into the umbrella category. At larger stadiums we have had mixed replies, - as Sitpack is not in any "wanted" category, its very depending on the person at the entrance (and of course the type of game) most just say awesome, and are pleasantly surprised, just like curios airport security. It is to some extent a mobility aid, and security are not allowed to that away from guests. Thank you for the question

  • Dr Mary Ann J
    Dr Mary Ann J
    4/26/2017 1:52 PM

    Is there a maximum weight for using the Sitpack?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 2:07 PM

    @Dr Mary Ann J It holds 220 lbs and it is 1.25 lbs itself. :)

  • Ray
    Ray
    4/26/2017 3:08 PM

    What kind of locking mechanism is used to keep telescope from collapsing? Trying to understand from safety point is each section lock? Also how the seat stays in position. Please explain. Bike seat poles have shock dampening types maybe u could somehow incorporate that idea into top section for more confort?

  • Jonas
    Jonas – Special Guest
    4/26/2017 3:35 PM

    @Ray - Really good question - its a brand new mechanism, and all tubes are made in collapsible core closed injection mold. The top-part of each tube has multiple outer ledges, and each tube also has correlating sliding lanes so a smaller tube fits into a larger tube. Internally each tube is fitted with indents that match the outer ledges. When twisting top and bottom traverse - in fully extended state all tube lock in an instant. When you extend the ledges are pulled down the slides and when hitting the end of the tube -you can twist, thereby turning the ledges into into the indents. These are made at an angle, so them more/harder you sit/lean - the better the lock. Too keep the size as compact as possible it would not be possible to put the shock absorbers inside, it would require compromise in size and weight - but doable. With this seat we are testing the limits on how compact we can make a seat while keeping it durable, and functional at reasonable price level. ( On a side note: It took 14 month (in Denmark) to make the 8 molds that is required to produce Sitpack) :) Hope that answers the question

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