Is This The World’s Most Comfortable Airline Seat?
It’s essentially a mattress on a plane.
A mattress company claims to have made the world’s most comfortable airline seat, and it’ll make you snoozy just looking at it.
As we mere peasants know, flying usually involves sitting bolt upright with barely enough legroom to twitch a toe, while the inevitable kid behind decides that you’re not hating life enough, and proceeds to kick that back of your chair for 10 hours straight.
So there’s something almost spiritual about the airline seat developed by Simba Sleep, which is not only made of responsive memory foam (yes) but also allows passengers to experience a form of zero gravity while flying (oh sweet jeebus yes).
They call it the SIMBA Air-Hybrid (missed a trick, should have been The Lyin’ Down King), and say that the seat “closely simulates weightlessness which eases pressure on the back and spine whilst dissolving strain from the extremities”.
Because if there’s one thing you want from your chair, it’s dissolving strain from the extremities. Not even being sarcastic.
The “fusion of 2,500 conical pocket springs and responsive memory foam” are also supposed to regulate heat while promoting circulation throughout the body, and obvs the whole thing reclines to make snoozing possible.
Simba Sleep have released a video that showcases the chair, featuring – somewhat randomly? – a very relaxed looking Gareth Bale.
The good news is that while the SIMBA Air-Hybrid is currently only a prototype, the company say that they are in talks with commercial and private airlines to get the seats onboard actual aircraft.
The bad news is that they’re not going to be in economy class, so that kicking kid isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Sigh.
By Lizzie Cox