Best Ultralight Chair for Backpacking

Best Ultralight Chair for Backpacking Whether you are backpacking with your family, on a trek with Boy Scouts, or on the trail for a little “me time”, some folks swear […]

Sasquatch doesn’t carry an ultralight backpacking chair

Best Ultralight Chair for Backpacking

Whether you are backpacking with your family, on a trek with Boy Scouts, or on the trail for a little “me time”, some folks swear by simple pleasure of having a nice chair to sit in.
This comment on a FB discussion sums up why some folks like to carry an ultralight camp chair when backpacking:
“For me, the advantages of the chair outshine the disadvantages which are primarily bulk, weight and cost.
The advantages:
  • Portability, the rock or log isn’t always where I want, if it is there at all. Set it where i want it, by the fire, in the shade, in front of the view
  • Comfort; sitting 11 inches off the ground with a solid backrest floats my boat.
  • Dry and clean; when I set it up its dry, not muddy, not snow and slush, not dust, not pricklies, not sap, not roots or stones.”

Whatever floats your boat

I’m not advocating for trail chairs or telling you not to get one. With my iffy back and worn out knees, I’ve been looking into getting a chair to carry while backpacking.

Best Ultralight Chair for Backpacking - Alite Mantis Chair

Alite Mantis Chair

Here are some options that folks told me they liked.
Yes, every one of these was a recommendation from someone who used it on the trail and liked it enough to tell me about it.

Leave a comment if you favorite chair didn’t make the list.

Or make your own!

Several years ago I made several ultralight sling chairs that used a Therm-A-Rest Z-Lite pad section or two on for cushioning, and two crossed trekking poles for support. This is a pic I found on the interwebs of a similar chair that someone else made.

Best Ultralight Chair for Backpacking - home made trekking pole chair

home made trekking pole chair

 

Originally posted 2017-04-28 21:31:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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