How many times have you sat through ball practice on a freezing bleacher made out of aluminum, perhaps the coldest material possible for a seat? Pile on the stadium blankets and pour the hot chocolate, but you will not overcome the discomfort of sitting on a block of ice. It’s no better in the summer when the same aluminum bleacher is burning hot.
The Lava Seat offers a solution. It contains a removable pack that can be warmed in the microwave for several hours of seat-warming. It folds over into a purse-size bundle with attached handles for easy carrying and fits into your tote with room left over. Besides the heat retention feature, the seat is soft and squishy so you can pay attention to the action on the field and not your stiff, frozen behind. (The Lava Seat claims its insert can be chilled for a cool seat in the summer, but a chilled seat isn’t necessarily a comfortable one…).
The seat is $19.99 at Walgreens or Dick’s Sporting Goods. If you’ve got kids who will be on the ball field this spring, you’d be wise to get your buns a a nice, warm seat.