The following article is taken from Sydney’s very own ideas for mums website ellas list:

The Bean About is facing a bit of an identity crisis. But that’s a good thing. First and foremost it’s a seat, but as we found out this week, it’s also a versatile, portable and fun family accessory.

What’s a Bean About?

A contemporary twist on the traditional beanbag, the Bean About is a seat that transforms into a backpack, meaning you can take it just about anywhere. Filled with best-quality beans, the clever design can be opened and assembled as a seat or folded away into a backpack in a matter of seconds. It was also easy to toss into the boot of the car, or for the kids to carry around themselves. Even my two year old was able to carry it around on her back.

Tried & Tested

We tried out the two different size variations – one for kids (aged 2-9) and one for adults. The verdict? The kids loved it. And so did the adults.

Endless Uses

The Bean About became a trusty companion for my kids (aged 2, 4 and 7) as a reading seat, an explorers backpack, a cubby house lounge, a comfy ‘sibling waiting seat’ at gymnastics and soccer, a relaxing spot to play iPad and a stage for toys.

Other more conventional possibilities include a sports spectator seat – (it was really comfortable for a 1 hour soccer session!), a seat for the beach (it’s waterproof and fully sealed so the sand can’t get in), a picnic or park chair, comfy resting spot for festivals, a cosy perch for outdoor cinema or somewhere to while away the long hours waiting for the NYE fireworks to start.

From our experience the Bean About’s are pretty durable. As a family of five getting around town I think we would definitely find no trouble making use of a few Bean About’s!