Fend helmet in white worn by person showing side view

FEND Foldable Bike Helmet

I give the FEND a lot of credit for its unique folding design, and for breaking into the foldable helmets market with a competitive price. I like that it’s so easy to fold, and that it clicks into place when unfolded. However, a big strike against it is the fact that it can’t shrink that much when folded. The company also has a red flag for shipping the product out to its backers at a massive lag and for being practically unreachable. We’ll track how the company is doing over the next year, but for now, I would only cautiously recommend this helmet.

Coleman Fold-N-Go Instastart Grill in red open

Coleman Fold N Go Instastart Grill: Bring BBQ Anywhere

So this has been quite an interesting purchase.  It’s a highly compact gas grill that folds up like a briefcase.  The gas tank, obviously, does not fit in to the neat little package, but when all is said and done it leaves a small footprint as it can be stored standing up.  I’ve been pleased …

174Hudson-Stack foldable helmet open in onyx black

174HUDSON Stack: A Folding Helmet Without the Big Price Tag

[tl;dr] I was pretty excited to try this folding helmet. I’ve been using a different folding helmet for about two years now and wanted to know if the Stack could do any better, especially in terms of foldability and comfort. I realize there are a lot of tradeoffs you have to make when you make …

Homz over-the-door towel and garment drying rack open with three green and blue towels draped over it

Homz Over-the-Door Towel Rack: A Simple Solution to Laundry Clutter

This drying rack has proven to be essential in our tiny apartment.  It folds up unobtrusively when not in use but expands to hold quite a few items.  So far it hasn’t sagged or bent under the weight of heavy blankets or wet jeans. The over the door hooks make it easy to set up …

Brooks England Carrera Foldable Helmet in grey open front view

Brooks England Carrera Foldable Helmet

The Brooks England Carrera is a “stylish” and comfortable helmet that squashes down to about 67% of its width. It’s not hugely compact, and even then, requires some work to keep it shut. However, it is a fairly lightweight and natural-feeling helmet, due to its elastic springy design. Overall, I would only recommend the Carrera if you either really want a helmet that hugs your head, or if you happened to find a Carrera design that totally speaks to you.

Fisher-Price Rock-n-Play Portable Bassinet in lime green open

Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Portable Bassinet

So let me tell you a little about my love/hate relationship with this bassinet.  Let’s start with the good stuff. It is super lightweight – moving it around is comparable to moving a folding chair.  And with an aching back this is something I deeply appreciated. Also being able to quickly and easily move the …

HotMat Hot Plate in grey open on counter in foreground with red folded in background

HotMat 2DISH Connect Hot Plate: When You Thought You’ve Seen It All, a New Folding Innovation

If you are like most people, you probably don’t use a warming tray all that often.  I know I use mine once a week, and even that is more than the average holiday/special occasion hosting these things are commonly used for.  This means that for a good part of the time this appliance needs to …

Inoutdoorkit Folding Travel Clip & Drip Laundry Drying Hanger Rack both green and light purple open hanging closeup

Folding Travel Clip & Drip Laundry Hanger Drying Rack

When I first bought this product I had grand visions of folding it up and stashing it in a cabinet between uses.  HAHAHAHAHA. Yup, what a joke. This thing is literally always in use. As any parent of a toddler can tell you – laundry is never ending! [Jan 2020 Update: The hanger is available …

Inimina Lily Cup Compact Menstrual Cup light pink size a open

Intimina Lily Cup™ Compact Menstrual Cup: An Innovative New Take on the Menstrual Cup

For those of you not yet in on the menstrual cup trend, I’ll spare you the evangelizing (Better for the environment!  Saves money!) found in nearly every publication marketed towards women. I admit I was a holdout as seemingly everyone ditched tampons and pads in favor of the the newest cool-girl must-have.   I don’t …

Progressive Prepworks produce keeper in green open on table filled with strawberries

prepworks® Collapsible Produce Keeper: Is It Worth the Money?

I think I was overly optimistic when purchasing this. It fails on three fronts: extending the life of produce, overall function, and being compact. While it did keep my lettuce perfectly crisp it grew large amounts of mold. In terms of overall function the bottom water reservoir frequently leaks or falls off. And to add …

Morpher helmet matte black full view from side with chin strap

The Morpher Folding Helmet: Does It Live up to the Hype?

The Morpher folding helmet folds extremely flat, while otherwise looking like a regular helmet. It’s great if you’re new to folding helmets and want something inconspicuous and functional. Other helmets may be better in terms of fit, style, portability, or price, but overall the Morpher does not have any major weaknesses, and is a great helmet that you will probably be very satisfied with.

Joseph Joseph Twist™ Whisk open balloon whisk in multi color

Joseph Joseph Twist™ Whisk: Two in One- Is It Too Good to Be True?

I really, really wanted to love this whisk. As an avid chef I dream of having a well-stocked kitchen, but alas my small Manhattan apartment has its limits. So when I thought I could have a balloon whisk that folds down to a flat whisk I was delighted. Unfortunately the folding function never seemed to …

Razor Jr Folding Kiddie Kick Scooter in blue and orange, open closeup on board

Razor Jr Folding Kiddie Kick Scooter: A Sturdy Choice for a First Scooter

Impressively durable and sturdy, this scooter makes me wonder why anyone would buy one that doesn’t fold.   Thankfully the folding mechanism is a bit tricky for kids to use themselves so there are no worries about pinched fingers.  It’s a little heavy to carry around but that weight provides serious stability. It’s a great first …

Stokke Flexi Bath in transparent blue open

Stokke Flexi Bath

The Stokke Flexi Bath is a lightweight, foldable, and durable bath tub that you can easily store without taking up much space. It folds narrow enough to fit in a suitcase for traveling. It works well until about age 4. This bath doesn’t leak, drains quickly, and is easy to wash. And it comes in six different colors (including two transparent ones), and has a heat-indicating drain plug. Although this $64 bathtub isn’t cheap, you definitely get a lot of use out of it.