Japan has a reputation of being an overcrowded country where living space is at a premium, and those who live in big city apartments are painfully aware of the need to maximize every centimeter (0.4 inch) of living space. Products like the ingenious Collapsible Bucket from Dinos are designed to meet that need.
The 38 cm (15.2”) diameter bucket measures 27 cm (10.8”) high when unfolded. When collapsed, however, it's only 4.5 cm (1.8”) high. This makes it easy to store in nooks and crannies, close to where it's most often used. The collapsing feature also comes in handy when packing supplies for a camping trip.
Though the Collapsible Bucket from Dinos may adjust its height from small to tall, it weighs just 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) whether folded or unfolded. Amazing!
The bucket comes in one size only – 10-liter (2.64 gallon) capacity – but comes in a choice of three colors: Muscat (light green), Chocolate (brown) or Berry (pink). The buckets are made in China, are priced at 3,990 yen (about $48) each, and can be ordered direct from the Dinos website. (via Walker Plus)
EDITOR'S NOTE: if you are looking for a superlight one, canvas collapsible buckets make a lot of sense.