HÄNGAR Travel is a startup based in Toronto, Canada. The company was formed in 2017 to develop a unique portable travel footrest for the everyday traveler.
The idea of the footrest was born in May 2016 on a flight from Miami to Copenhagen, co-founder Janni Hjorth was struggling to get comfortable in economy class.
Having worked as a flight attendant and being a frequent traveler herself, she is very familiar with the discomfort that long-haul flights often entail. On the 9 hour flight she was struggling to get comfortable and in an attempt to rest with her legs raised she used a scarf to create a hammock for her feet.
Upon arriving in Denmark she began developing a travel footrest that allowed for the ability to travel with elevated legs and the first prototype was created.
Since then HÄNGAR has evolved significantly. We have gone through multiple iterations and tested many prototypes to create a travel product that is functional, comfortable and aesthetic.
In order to establish funding for the first production run HÄNGAR was launched on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in December 2017. Learn more about us and the campaign in the video below.