If you went to any festivals last Summer or already this Summer then the chances are that you’ve seen the LaySac already (or something similar like the Laybag or the Lazybag).
Just in case you haven’t this is what one looks like:
It’s basically a big beanbag with no beans in it – it’s filled with air which means that you can carry it around with you in a teeny bag and when you want to use it, you just whip it out and wave it around in the air to fill it up. Once there’s enough air in it then you just need to tie it up and you’re good to go.
I make it sound really simple when I say you just wave it around in the air to fill it up because that’s all the man at the stand at Carfest last year did to inflate his – it literally took him about twenty seconds to do. We decided to buy the kids one each (they weren’t cheap) because we could see them using them quite a lot, especially as a little sofa for their bedrooms when their friends were round. It was a big treat for them at the time because we had to leave CarFest early as I wasn’t well but to be honest, the money we spent on them would have been spent on food if we’d stayed for the whole time as the prices were extremely high!
Anyway, when we got home they each got out their LaySac and tried to do what the man had told them to do in order to fill them up. Watching them run around in the street trying to fill the Laysac with enough air to inflate it was hilarious and it certainly wasn’t as quick as the man at Carfest showed us. In fact, the first day we tried it we couldn’t do it because there was no breeze at all and we ran out of energy (and patience) before we could fill the bags up!
The next day was quite windy so we thought we’d give it another go – with much more successful results this time. We actually managed to inflate them exactly was we’d seen the team at Carfest do and over the next week or so they were used for a couple of sleepovers and gatherings.
They are huge when they’re inflated though so we let the air out when the kids went back to school last September and popped them in the garage until we needed them again which wasn’t until over the Christmas holidays when the kids had a few sleepovers planned.
They then went back in the garage where they’ve been ever since!
If you’re wondering why I’m telling you about this now, it’s because a friend of mine went to a festival at the weekend and came back with one of these and she’s been really disappointed with hers so I thought Id tell you about our experience.
I really should go in the garage and get ours out to show you some photos and maybe even a video of us inflating it but honestly, I can’t be bothered with the faff as it will no doubt take me forever to do.
You should definitely watch this video though if you want to see how hard it is to actually inflate a Laysac!
I will say that when it’s properly inflated it’s quite comfortable to sit in but honestly, it’s not as easy as it looks!
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