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Wearable chair

A chair framework built into a pair of pants
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The basic idea is a fitted pair of pants with a simple chair mechanism built into the back. If you squat down, you'll trigger a scissoring mechanism which provides a platform upon which to sit. The seat of the pants is the seat of the chair, and the "legs" would be made of a strong but lightweight material (depending on your weight, either a strong plastic or carbon fiber alloy).

The basic chair mechanism might be modeled on a folding camp stool; very basic, but adequate for resting when no chairs are available.

When you stand back up, the legs would collapse into the backs of the pants. An essential design parameter is that the framework not impair walking (e.g., the pants must still bend at the knees!).

I envision the target market would be world travelers who would value the ability to rest, sufficient to overcome the innate ugliness of the clothing/furniture/contraption.

ratsass, Oct 06 2003

Nada chair http://www.nadachair.com
comfy sling for sitting [nprnncbl, Oct 17 2004]

(?) "Ultra Efficient Garden Stool Saves Time, Money" http://www.cleanair...m/ulefgastsati.html
No folding legs, but a nifty spring. [jutta, Nov 04 2005]

https://imgur.com/gallery/6dQsD [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 29 2018]


       why not just sit on the floor with your rough jeans? or lay down on the grass, or get a rock or a log. It would at least have to be better than that and not look to awkward and could not be heavy. Unless you are walking on top of sewage it might be easier to just sit on top of your jacket.
SmartyPants, Oct 06 2003

       // why not just sit on the floor //   

       The ground may be: dirty, wet, hot, etc. (I know about hot... I lived in Arizona for 8 years. When it is 110 degrees in the shade, you really don't want to be sitting on the ground.)   

       But the biggest reason for me is that sitting on a seat is more comfortable than sitting on the ground. I find sitting on the ground to be hard on my lower back (most often noticed in situations such as a crowded party or while camping).   

       I note C Trebor's preference for back support (C Trebor: please submit a link re: Edison's camp stool, would you?) , and freely stipulate that there are individual preferences regarding what constitutes a comfortable position in which to relax.   

       Given modern materials, I don't believe weight would be an issue. Looking awkward: very probably. Comfort... "ay, there's the rub."
ratsass, Oct 07 2003

       Pole pants, exhumed!
waugsqueke, Oct 07 2003

       No poles, and not built into pants, but the Nada Chair (see link) is a sling that adds lower back support for, say, sitting on the ground. It goes behind the back and over the knees, so your legs take some of the strain off your back.
nprnncbl, Oct 07 2003

       Baked! [link]   

       I want this to be called a "chear".
nineteenthly, Jan 30 2018


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