Bean About: Beanbag in a Backpack - Sydney Designers Launch Kickstarter

Kickstart the Bean About: Portable Beanbag in a Backpack for Anyone Everywhere


Waverley, NSW -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2016 -- The "Bean About", a portable beanbag in a backpack, is a new Kickstarter product launched on Saturday, 9th July, 2016. The journey from humble beanbag to comfortable and trendy portable "beanbag in a backpack" is documented through a series of clever and funny videos put together by Andy Audsley and his partner Vanessa Wright.

This invention is set to revolutionise comfort at the beach, park, festivals and just about anywhere people know they would love to have a comfy chair with a back rest. These beanbags fit, and support, people of all sizes, big and small (and their backs) and come in two styles, for adults and children. Vanessa and Andy have a vision of entire families taking their Bean About wherever they go, out and about.

The Bean About easily folds away into a light backpack with pockets for all the essentials such as wallet, phone, keys and water.

The designers always loved traditional beanbags but understood their limitations and knew they were bulky and difficult to carry around. At the same time, they were the perfect chair for family and friends to lounge on. From these thoughts grew the concept of the "Bean About".

Conscious of environmental concerns and with a desire to reduce the size of the beanbag, the team spent many hours testing weight and volume of different beans to come up with the perfect type and amount for comfort and portability. The final product uses less than half that of a traditional bean bag and is even more comfortable as it is designed to fit to the contours of a person's body.

The Bean About is trademarked, has a patented design and is set to go into full production in November, assuming a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The Bean About campaign videos show the entire creative process from inception to design right through to using the final product.

The main focus of the Bean About is on delivering a seriously comfortable but totally portable beanbag chair. Olatundji Akpo-Sani, of Tamarama, NSW, Australia says of the Bean About, "As a pretty big guy (over 2 meters and 110 kg), it can be difficult to find comfortable seating to take with me when I go to the park or the beach. Not only did I find the Bean About easy to carry, it supported my back no matter where I was, which made it super comfortable to sit or lounge in."

The design of the backpacks, including one for children from well-known Australian artist Mulga, make them a trendy accessory that is easy to carry and fashionable. The child's size has a big pocket for carrying extras and the adult bag has additional pockets that can even fit the essentials for festivals, picnics, BBQ's or any outing that needs a BYO chair.

The Bean About project supports 3 critically endangered species, the Tiger, Mountain Gorilla and Rock Wallaby. Their intention is to support, through quarterly donations, 3 front line organisations fighting to preserve these amazing creatures:


Virunga National Park and The Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Wright and Audsley hope that people will start taking their Bean About here there and everywhere to make the world a more comfortable place. With washable materials and simplicity of design, the Bean About portable beanbag in a backpack revolution might well be here to stay!

The Bean About is only available through pledges to the Kickstarter campaign. Supporters can take advantage of a range of pledge levels and savings that are limited and only offered while the campaign is alive.

In a recent interview, the designers made a point of thanking everyone who has contributed their time and efforts to the Bean About campaign. Vanessa said: "We'd like to thank everyone who has played a part in getting the Bean About to this point. We have had great fun perfecting the design and production of the Bean About beanbag in a backpack. We hope you find your "comfort zone" whenever you've "Bean About". Thank you to everyone who supports our Kickstarter project."

For more information about the Bean About and to watch the video showcase go to:

Contact Information:
Name: Vanessa Wright
Address: Bronte Rd, Waverley, 2024,
NSW, Australia
Phone: +61450022782