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Collapsible design also should work great on the bullet train.

Sometimes, the discomfort of a long plane or train ride isn’t so much from a lack of leg room as it is from keeping yourself seated in the same position and posture for hours on end. But unless you’re sitting in first class with one of those fancy footrests, odds are you’ve got to keep your feet planted on the ground throughout your journey, which can put a strain on your knees and back.

If your abdominal muscles are strong enough, you could always just extend your legs off the floor for a prolonged period. Even if your nickname is “Kid Abs,” though, that means you have to stay awake for the whole time, forcing you to choose between forgoing sleep and not being able to stretch out your legs.

There’s no need to make that difficult decision with online retailer Sanwa Direct’s foot hammock though.

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Using the attached clip, all you have to do is loop the cord around the tray table around the seat in front of you on the plane or Shinkansen. The strap adjusts in length from 45 to 90 centimeters (17.7 to 35.4 inches) to accommodate travelers of varying degrees of lankiness.

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The hammock is reversible, with one side of the casing covered in smooth nylon and the other in soft, fuzzy cloth. Inside, five plates brace and support your feet.

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When not in use, it folds up into a compact carrying pouch, and the entire set weighs only a paltry 100 grams (3.5 ounces).

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The foot hammock is available in black, blue, or pink, and can be ordered here from Sanwa Direct for 1,980 yen (US$16.50).

Source: IT Media
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