Julie Weldon and Stacey Pierce took their product, The Wanderr, on the road this past March. Now, they’re gearing up for a TV appearance Thursday on Joy Mangano’s USA network show, America’s Big Deal.
The Wanderr, Weldon and Pierce’s star product for their company, OME Gear, is a five-in-one chair and cart designed for beach and camping trips. The product can be contorted into different configurations, allowing for easy transportation of camping or beach supplies and providing a built-in chair and sleeping cot or laid-back lounge chair.
The idea for the Wanderr actually came about in 1998, when Weldon’s parents spotted a single mom struggling to keep up with her kids and lug all her beach supplies in one carrier. Weldon’s parents patented the idea and tried to bring it to market but the venture fizzled.