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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Im so spoiled, lol I used to think people who carried chairs on hikes were nuts. Boy was I wrong! I have a number of old injuries including a broken back from years ago and toward the end of an all day hike, I start hurting pretty bad. But this thing provides just the right amount of support for me to recline and fully relax during breaks and just that allows me to feel strong and rested for the rest of the hike, I take it on every trip, now. It sets up in seconds, is fully adjustable, super light, rolls up tight and easy and fits in the side mesh pocket of my pack. Can't say enough good things about this chair, it has extended my hikes and made them much more enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backcountry luxury. This chair is great for camping and backpacking. It rolls up, fits in the side pocket of my backpack that you'd normally store a Nalgene in, and doubles as extra insulation under sleeping pads, a feature that ultralite folding chairs lack. It's also very comfortable. No more stiffness from sitting on the ground or a log-- it's so nice to be able to lean back while cooking, eating, or just resting from the day's hike. I use mine most often in the backcountry for reading and enjoying the scenery while my boyfriend is fishing. It's a great little luxury for day hikes and backpacking trips alike.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favorite purchase! I purchased this six months ago because I thought it would be neat to have for backpacking/festivals/etc and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of gear. It rolls up easily, takes up a small amount of room in my pack, and it is very light... AND it is incredibly welcoming after backpacking all day. I keep it at the top of my pack so I can pull it out quickly for longer breaks throughout the day - like lunch - and for when we arrive at camp so I can rest up and spend my energy blowing up my sleeping pad instead. :) I also use it at night as extra insulation under my regular sleeping pad, but haven't really seen a difference. I never understood those that took these things with them into the woods, but now I am spoiled and happy. Won't go anywhere without it!​
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected I thought it looked cheesy but decided to try it, and it turns out it was a lot more comfortable than I expected. I don't really consider a chair a must-take item on a backpacking trip, although sitting on rocks or the dirt gets old after awhile, and being able to lean back in this thing is really nice. It doesn't weigh too much, and is something you'd just strap it onto the outside of your pack or something. It's advertised as also being usable as a minimalist sleeping pad but I haven't tried it that way yet.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, Comfortable and light Got this for a weekend backpacking trip. Was tired of sitting on logs or the dirt all weekend. I have tried other camp stools but my back is always aching after a long hike and I needed something with back support. I love how light this thing is. It packs small and you can strap it on the outside of your pack easily. Setup is easy, just unfold it. Then you can adjust the straps to change the seat back angle. Works awesome in a group too. Everyone can adjust it to fit quickly. The added bonus of being able to rock in it is very cool. I tried it on logs, a picnic bench and the ground. Worked great in every place. The only thing wrong might be that it could use more padding in the bottom area. After a few hours you tend to get numb bottom, but no worse than sitting on a log or the ground and now you get some padding with back support too.
Date published: 2012-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really happy with this chair When I got the chair I was really nervous about whether or not I was spending too much on something I'd barely use, but I figured I'd give it a shot. The first day I got it I was blown away! It is a really well put together and designed product. Not only does it pack really small and light, it is very sturdy and has no problem holding my 200 plus pound frame. What I really liked is how I didn't feel cramped in it, and could easily adjust the angle of the seat back. I live in a town with a ton of outdoor concerts and have a hard time sitting on a picnic blanket without getting serious back pain, no longer with this chair! I've taken it to a stadium and it kept me warm and comfortable instead of cold and miserable sitting on the hard plastic seats. Because it packs small and light it's perfect to toss in a backpack or pannier for a seat on a bike ride. Can't wait to take it back country.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chair!! Me, my husband and my 7 year old daughter have this chair and we absolutely love it! We have used them in 36 degree temps and wet, snowy conditions with a black trash bag spread out on the ground underneath to prevent the chair and our legs from getting wet. We didn't feel any cold from the ground and they are super comfortable! My 7 year old can unstrap it from the bottom of her backpack and set it up and adjust it with no help. Worth every ounce for the comfort and honestly you don't even know it's there.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New favorite This chair may not be for everyone, but I love it so far. I've used my Thermarest in a chair sleeve for years, so I'm already a believer in sitting lower to the ground. Even car camping, I prefer these types of seats. While everyone else is complaining about campfire smoke in their face, it simply goes right over my head. Easier to tend the fire, easier to cook on or near the fire. What I like about the Crazy Creek over my Thermarest is that I simply unfold it and sit. That's it. No inflating, no worrying about punctures. I like simplicity. The trade-off is width. It's narrower than any sleep pad turned chair. I thought this would be a bigger to deal to me, but so far no complaints about comfort (I'm 5'9" ~170lbs.) As far as doubling as a sleep pad, I haven't had the opportunity to try it actually camping, but I've tried it at home in a 40 degree bag, and a 15 degree bag. The fit is perfect ~if~ you put it inside your bag. It would be essentially useless outside of it. Too narrow. In no way does it challenge traditional mattresses for comfort. This would be a minimalist, thermal barrier only. The hex lite is just too thin to be considered a mattress. But that's exactly what I plan to use it for, a minimalist thermal barrier (with the added benefit of being a chair!)
Date published: 2013-11-04
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Questions & Answers

Would this work to use inside a tent? I have a half dome tent and would like something to provide a back rest for when you're cooped up inside in rainy weather or just that first cup of coffee and writing in your journal on a chilly morning.

Asked by: unewsuzy
​This chair can be used inside your tent. We believe this chair would great to use inside your tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-15

Does this chair roll up to store and would it be good for a kayaking backpacking trip? Looking for something that stores small.

Asked by: KayakMom
This chair rolls up to store and is a great choice for a kayaking backpacking trip.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-15
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