Introduction: Some products deliver enticing benefits that are outweighed by their sheer dorkiness. In the first installment of an ongoing series we’re calling “Genius or Goofy?”, we ask you to ponder The Mosquito Defeating Sports Chair, which comes, not surprisingly, from Hammacher Schlemmer:
This summer I have been outdoors more than any summer I can remember in many years. I have A LOT of mosquito bites, especially on my ankles. I burn citronella candles, I use Off!, etc., but many times I simply forget and end up so bitten that I can barely fall asleep at night. This chair is made for me!
Or is it? Yes, it appears the “1.0mm-wide super-fine netting that helps keep out mosquitoes and protects one from insect-borne illnesses such as Zika and West Nile virus” might work just fine. But where will I use this? Sitting on my back deck? At the kids soccer games? Around the camp fire?