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Products 4 Big People

Updated on April 14, 2014

Because Everyone Should Feel Comfortable

No matter what your size you should feel comfortable living your life.

This lens aims to make it easier by going beyond fashion to provide an introduction to products and / or shops with that purpose.

Drop me a line in the comments if you have come across a great retailer with heavy duty or necessary products.

Seat Belt Extenders

Some people just can't get the seat belts of certain models of vehicles across their abdomen. This can lead to wearing an extremely tight and uncomfortable belt or worse, not wearing them at all.

I didn't realize the variance in seatbelt length and fit until we went van shopping a few years ago. Of all the vans we tried the Toyota Sienna was the most comfortable plus the basic model comes with more features than any other basic.

Automobiles

I never knew this was such a problem until I started talking to others about it. But there is a cure. If you are buying a new vehicle be sure to ask the dealer up front for an extender.

Here is a resource page of automobile manufacturers and their contact information so you can contact the one for your vehicle to request a seat belt extender. Depending on the age of your vehicle and the manufacturer you may or may not need to pay for this. Visit Seat Belts For Larger Passengers.

Air Planes

The next difficult place to fit into a seatbelt is on an airplane. I've even seen slim people struggle with them. If you do a lot of air travel you might want to consider getting your own extender. Visit Airline Extenders, LLC for further information.

Living XL

This website has so many products for "living large" I just couldn't believe it. All in one spot!

They have toilets seats, heating pads, mobility chairs, leg lifters, back scratchers, wheelchairs with 700 lb capacity, portable chairs, mens and womens clothing; and my favorite, bikes for men and women that hold 600lbs.

Visit Livingxl to learn more.

Maxx Daddy Folding Chair

by Koolest Products

Jim and Adell from Tennessee have been providing high grade steel folding chairs to their customers since the ninties.

Depending on the model they hold 600+ pounds of safety and comfort for anyone looking for a portable durable chair.

I love my purple MaXX Daddy Monster and highly recommend it. It holds 800 lbs, 300 lbs per arm, has two insulated cup holders, two layers of 600 denier nylon fabric for comfort and durability, easily removable headrest and footrest and a carrying bag. The only downside is that it weighs 25 lbs, making it difficult if you have to lug it any distance.

The chair is incredibly comfortable and easy to set up. I also felt incredibly safe sitting and lounging in it. I'm very happy with this purchase and highly recommend it for anyone who does any kind of camping, RVing, festivals, pool side or back yard lounging. And it's a dang pretty chair!

Bear in mind that you get what you pay for. The Maxx Daddy is around $120 plus UPS standard shipping. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to open and close it.

*** Update*** The Koolest Products website seems to be down. I am not sure what that means for Maxx Daddy chairs. In the mean time check out the Living XL link above as they do have heavy duty chairs of a different brand.

Maxx Daddy Folding Chair

This is one of my favorite products and comes from Koolest Chairs. Depending on the style, their chairs can hold 800 to 1400 lbs. Here is my video that goes over the features as well as shows you how long it takes to open and put away. Be sure to watch to the end so you can see outtakes.

The Fat Girl's Guide to Life - by Wendy Shanker

The Fat Girl's Guide to Life
The Fat Girl's Guide to Life

"Vibrant, vivacious, and gorgeous, Wendy Shanker is a fat girl who has simply had enough-enough of family, friends, co-workers, women's magazines, even strangers on the street all trying (and failing) to make her thin. Written in Wendy's wonderfully funny and candid voice, The Fat Girl's Guide to Life provides thought-provoking insights, statistics, and body-image resources intended to restore a realistic standard of beauty and self-acceptance to the 68 percent of American women who wear a size 12 or larger. The Fat Girl's Guide to Life invites you to step off the scale and weigh the issues for yourself."

 

Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health - by Glenn A. Gaesser

Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health
Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health

"In this authoritative, easy-to-read book, Glenn Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health. He explains that it is the fat in your diet - not your weight - that is harmful, and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat. In addition, Gaesser presents a "20/20 program" for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness through 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex-carbohydrate eating plan. This edition includes a new introduction and updated research."

 

Plus Size Bath Wraps

The Voluptuous Woman Company created the best bath wrap around in July 2005; unfortunately they were not able to keep the business going do to costs of producing a high quality wrap, materials etc. They closed up shop a few years ago.

But all is not lost there are a number of plus size bath wraps available on eBay above 3x.

Leave me note to say hi or tell me about a great Product 4 Big People. What is the best tool you ever bought?

Hello Large and Lovelies!

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      Jhale Moreno 3 years ago

      I really like the bike and seat belt extender ideas.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @anonymous: Hi Jamie, I talked to an online friend who says: "Any department store or supermarket will sell a bath sheet 100cm x 150cm. Slight variations mean it can be up to 180cm. Beach towels can be a little bigger. John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser are stores that carry them [can find online]. Christy is my fave brand." Hope this helps a little.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can't find towels for big people the towels I have seen so far is in America I'm looking for some one in England to sell them

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @PromptWriter: i been there. they have 800lbs but all their chairs are to high ?(seat to floor) and the wides 23, not wide enough. thanks for replying. keep looking out for me.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The chairs by LivingXL are inferior to MaxxDaddy. Twice XL chairs collapsed under me. If you Google you can find folks stocking MaxxDaddy chairs. I hope the Koolest website being down doesn't mean they are out of business. :-(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for such a helpful lens.

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      AnnaleeBlysse 5 years ago

      My brother died in a car accident. Everyone wearing their seat belt survived. Part of the reason he wasn't wearing his seat belt was probably because he was so tall, and so they were never comfortable for him from late teen years on. So he started with that life-long habit of thinking he didn't need the seat belt. It wasn't until after I lost him that I started thinking about how little time is put into seat belts. We can get a car in any of hundreds of color variations. We can get this CD player, or that video recorder for kids in the back ... but when it comes to seat belts that will save our lives, there is very little variety.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @anonymous: Check out LivingXL they have different height chairs with heavy weight acceptance.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i was told you can find anything on internet (NOT TRUE) i been looking for a camp,or beach. i looked in beach because am 5'4 high so am short. i can't find seat to floor 15', 34'wide, 20' depth and holds 600lbs. am i the only one short real big? yes i know we are LOVEIES people and we need comforble too. so look out for me a chair camp, beach chair size: 34'wide 20'depth, 15' seat to floor and 600lbs. can any body help find this. please reply. m5676@frontier.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought a product for big people its called a Big Nasty Creeper. It's a Mechanics Creeper for big , big people it holds up to 500lbs.. I'm 6'3 420lbs and it hold my weight and lets me do my mechanic job so much easier. http://bignastycreepers.com You have to tell other big people it will help trust me.

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Hate those things that say one size fits all! Yeah right!

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      RykiBergstrand 5 years ago

      Awesome tips, thank you.

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      theholidayplace 5 years ago

      Top lens, great advice

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      Just came back to let you know that this lens has been added to the the-squid-angels-labor-day-quest lens plexo as part of my quest for the weekend. [sprinkles angel dust all over] I voted for it, but you can also go vote - would be pretty cool to see it at the top, yes?

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      This is a very useful page - My family tree is quite sturdy, and we all appreciate finding products that are appropriate for our various shapes and sizes. I can hardly wait to share this with them!

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      whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree Tipi. Wow. You really are a great contributor to many people. I feel I ought to help more but don't know how to do it privately

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I agree, everyone should be comfortable living their lives and products here will help many do just that.

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Great products specifically designed for big people! Angel Blessings***

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks! I didn't even know there were things like this!!! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      need backpack for big people and catalog for school suppleis

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i created my own backscratcher using a 5 gallon paint mixing stick.[home depot or menards..]take a bottle cap crown from a pop bottle,rough up the top part and epoxy it on the end flat part of the stick and there you go..this baby is very effective ..and don't worry..the cap hasn't cut me yet the past 10 years ive used mine..[but it will pop your pimples on your back!!]..greg...fat and happy!...

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      religions7 8 years ago

      great products :) blessed

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      LONG LIVE FAT PEOPLE