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'Saved our battered backs': This portable seat wants to be your bleacher bestie, and it's on sale for $38

Take it from 4,800 five-star fans: It's in a different league than most stadium cushions.

From sporting events to concerts, you probably find yourself sitting in bleachers at least a few times a year. Not only can they get uncomfortably hot or cold depending on the weather, but they offer next to zero support for your back or bum. You don't have to suffer, though: Bring a Sports Beats Stadium Seat to your next event. It's on sale now, just in time for an avalanche of Little League games.

Let's face it: Sinking hours of your weekend into youth sports is already painful enough.

$37 at Amazon

We wouldn't dare put a price on comfort, but since you asked: This foldable seat typically retails for $53, and you can snag the black version for just $38 right now. It comes in more than 10 colors, and, while most are currently marked down, the black one is the best deal.

You may already have a cushion that you bring to stadium events, but this is likely to be a major improvement. Not only does it offer both back support and over 2 inches of cushioning for your fragile fanny, but a convenient mesh cup holder and a zippered pocket to hold essentials like your keys or phone. The bottom of the seat also has two hooks and rubber strips to keep it from sliding around.

The Sports Beats Stadium Seat is easy to tote back and forth from the car to games and concerts — it folds in half and has a built-in handle and padded shoulder strap. It weighs in at just over 6 pounds, so kids can haul it around too (put 'em to work!).

Take a seat! Literally — take it. You'll be glad you did. (Amazon)

Over 4,800 Amazon shoppers have given this seat a five-star rating, and shoppers have snapped up more than 6,000 in the last month alone.

One parent called this seat a "back saver" and shared: "Last year our kids started doing track, and my wife and I dreaded our five-hour stints in the bleachers. This year, we bought these and we can't imagine how we survived without them. Four more families have bought them after seeing ours."

Another five-star fan wrote: "Just tried this out this past weekend at our sons' baseball games. What a game-changer (pun intended)! So much more comfortable than sitting directly on the bleachers. The hooks make everything sturdy so you can actually lean against the seat back and relax."

A third pleased reviewer with some aches and pains deemed it "the best investment." They went on to say: "I suffer from lower back and hip pain, so sitting on those bleachers was not the way. And this is easy and lightweight to carry."

Reviewers weren't able to find many downsides, but one shopper did point out: "The only drawback would be if you're short, it wouldn’t work. I’m 5-foot-10 and my feet rest comfortably on the ground, but if I were shorter, then it would be a struggle as the cushion is so thick."

On the other hand, another reviewer wrote: "I'm only 5-foot-7 and it would help if the seat back was adjustable and could be raised. It's better than nothing but not as much back support as I had hoped. I feel bad for anyone 6 feet or over."

A final shopper labeled the seat "almost perfect," adding that it's "great in all respects except it doesn't have armrests. A big issue for me since I need the support."

"Using this mostly for grandkids' basketball games," said a happy shopper. "Finally, I can tolerate the games without a bad back. ... So lightweight! And so easy and quick to close and open."

$40 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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