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Plus Size Patio Furniture: Where to Buy and What to Look For

Plus size patio furniture can make sports, camping, fishing, tailgating or sitting in your backyard much more comfortable. But, it is not easy to find sturdy plus size furniture that is comfortable, portable and well-built for big & tall bodies.

Where to Find Great Plus Size Patio Furniture

Most retailers will have a few chairs designed for bigger bodies. They will have sturdy arms and legs to make it easier to sit down and get up. Here are some of the online retailers with their most popular furniture styles: Read More

10 Must Haves for Plus Size Travel

Wait! Don’t close that suitcase. In addition to those flip flops, make sure you have these 10 items ready to go for your plus size travel enjoyment.

Planning for Plus Size Travel

For Travel Must Haves


1. Car or airline seat belt extender. There is no reason to jam yourself behind a seat belt that is too small. The airline can usually loan you a seat belt extender (just ask the flight attendant when you board). If you are traveling by car, a seat belt extender makes sure the seat belt is positioned correctly and comfortably.
2. Wide suitcase. If you are larger than size XL, your clothes are wide, requiring more folding to fit into a standard size suitcase. Lots of folding means that your stack of clothes ends up taking up a lot of room in your suitcase, resulting in you having to pack fewer clothes. Look for a wider suitcase. Oh, one more thing, don’t forget to buy a suitcase with wheels!

For Comfort Away from Home

3. Petroleum jelly. After a long, hot day of walking, you will welcome a little petroleum jelly (i.e. “Vaseline”) or a stick antiperspirant for thigh chafing. Just coat the area in the morning and about every two hours. A beeswax product, such as Surgeons Secret, also works great to avoid chafing.
4. Cottonelle purse pack. This small package of pre-moistened towels will come in handy for a variety of personal cleansing and cooling actions.
5. A place to sit down. Having a foldable stool will come in handy when you need to stand in line. The mesh seat and retractable legs provide a handy seat to soothe tired legs and feet.
6. Comfortable shoes. Nothing can kill a fun day like a pair of sore feet. Pack at least one pair of shoes with good support…you’ll be surprised at how much more active you can be during a day when your feet don’t hurt. Consider New Balance, Sketchers or Vionics for maximum comfort. Read More

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7 Big & Tall Men Gifts Under $50

You don’t have to spend a lot to make life for the big guy easier and more fun. Here are a few ideas for big & tall men gifts under $50.

Shopping Ideas: Big & Tall Men Gifts

curved shower curtain rod1. Make his shower more comfortable. Consider a curved shower curtain rod to get extra width between the wall and the shower curtain and he will have a more enjoyable shower experience. Very easy to install. Under $37.
2. Give him a hat that really fits his head like the Gray Ear Flap Baseball Cap from Big Head Caps. Under $35.
3. Let him sit comfortably. If he tailgates, fishes or just likes sitting in his yard, Amazon carries a wide selection of folding outdoor furniture that are super sturdy. Under $40. Is he an NFL fan? Then, be sure to check out the NFL folding outdoor chairs.
seat belt extenders4. Give him more room when he drives. Seat belt extenders for cars and trucks are very affordable, require no installation and make a super gift. Under $40.
5. Sooth his aching muscles. Why fight with a tiny heating pad? Instead, check out the Sunbeam XXL Massaging Head Therapy Neck, Shoulder & Back Wrap. Under $50.
6. Give him socks that fit his wide foot and leg. Destination XL has a 3-pack of extra-wide crew socks for casual or work. $30/3-pack.
DestinationXL Tool Belt7. Make it easier to complete projects at home or work with the LivingXL Tool Belt. Under $50. Read More