By Andrew Liszewski
I can understand the need for compact, travel-sized versions of various products for maximizing the room in your suitcase but does anyone actually need a collapsible hula hoop while they’re away from home? I guess someone on this planet at one point thought so since the Hoopnotica Travelhoop actually breaks down into 6 smaller pieces that should fit into any suitcase or duffel bag. That way you’ll never be sitting in a hotel room bored since you can break out and assemble your hula hoop which from what I remember provides about 37 seconds of non-stop entertainment.
And at $45.99 from Perpetual Kid is it not just cheaper to buy a new hula hoop when you arrive at your destination and then throw it away when you leave? What are they like $1 for a non-folding version? Maybe hotels can install vending machines with disposable hula hoops next to the ice machines on each floor.