There’s one surprise summer product that is trending in shopping searches. Disposable urinal bags have been seeing an increase in popularity and demand in recent weeks, according to data from Profitero, an e-commerce analytics firm. The company found that the Amazon search rank for “Travel John disposable urinal bags” has increased five times between May 2 and June 6.
As consumers begin to travel again following pandemic-related lockdowns, they remain leery of public restrooms. Urinal bags, which use chemicals to turn liquid into an odorless solid that can later be thrown away in a trash can, offer a solution to consumers on roadtrips or camping excursions. Products from brands such as Travel John and Pee Buddy, which makes a urination device for women to use while standing, have all seen interest surge on Amazon since early May, Profitero reports.