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  • Foam insulation is cross-cored and engineered to be lightweight and compressible
  • Quick-closing, high-volume airflow valve allows the pad to inflate and deflate quickly
  • 75-denier polyester construction with a hexagonal embossed surface provides durability and a nonslip surface; 75-denier polyester bottom resists wear
  • Included stuff sack protects pad during transport and ensures a compact parcel every time


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Best Use Backpacking
Insulation Type Open-cell Foam
Packed Size 3.5 x 8 inches
Dimensions 16.5 x 12 x 1.5 inches
Dimensions - Metric 42 x 30 x 4 centimeters
Weight 4.4 ounces
Weight - Metric 0.13 kilogram
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! i use it all the time during down time on rock climbing trips, hiking, picnics, anywhere i want to sit for a while...if i get up, it is always prompt taken by another person looking for an extra layer of fact i am considering buying an extra for all those that try and steal it from me :) it can fly away, so i would love to see a ring or loop so i could link to other gear in the future also, i bring it anytime i will need to sit on a bleacher or on the ground, soccer or baseball game - also helps the cold not get through as much also, at this moment looking for the best way to clean soot off of it...any ideas?
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great while it lasted I picked this up as a return item, the reason for the return was "poor design", figuring it was worth giving it a shot at half the normal price for a 6 day backpacking trip. The pad worked great for both sitting and, when folded in half, as a pillow. That was until day 4, after the pad got wet a few times due to rain, when the foam insulation in the pad began to peel off of the outer material. This left a bubble in the pad and made the pad unstable to sit on. The peeling got worse on subsequent days until I stopped using it all together. I give it 2 stars because, while it lasted, it was a nice and versatile pad and would give more if the durability could be improved.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what it is made for I keep this sit pad in the top pocket of my pack and use it whenever I rest along the trail. It is especially good at keeping you off the wet ground on rainy days and off the snow on winter days. It cleans off easy and I am able to use it in the foot box of my sleeping bag at camp to add insulation under my feet. This allows me to carry a 3/4 Thermarest without sacrificing comfort and warmth. As for durability, I have used it to sit on rough rock, dirt, snow and gravel. You name it and I have used it there. It has shown no signs of negative wear. I even use it, deflated, to stand on when I have to change clothes outside of my tent. It just wipes clean and any stains it receives are just signs of serious use and are of no bother. If any malfunction does arise I rest assured that I can simply return it to REI without any questions asked and they will replace it immediately.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty, Comfortable I hike in the Grand Canyon, where every surface is hot, cold, hard and/or sharp. I started using sit pads years ago. This one by REI is about $10 less than the "leading brand" and even a bit lighter. You have to get used to pulling the valve open, rather than turning it, but that's a small price to pay. It is just as good a product, and it's a pleasing color. CAVEAT: like the competition, it's not real robust. They're pretty easily popped when used on surfaces that include cactus spines and sharp edges.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy - it does the job. I bought it because the seats in the economy section of the plane have gotten so uncomfortable. This little pad stuffs into a sack about the size of a soda can and is pretty light. It is easy to take with you and makes a big difference on long flights
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Thing Have taken this butt pad all over the world. Insulates in cold weather, provides great back cushion too. My first one served with distinction during my time in the Marines. The Corps couldn't kill it (it's made tough!) but a teething Bernese Mountain Dog puppy could, I immediately bought a new one. Works for a pillow as well if you only have inflate it and fold it over. I never leave home without it.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver I bought this pad while rehabilitating tailbone/SI joint/piriformis muscle injury and it has been a life saver for me. I can inflate to any level of support and have taken it everywhere. Easy to deflate and inflate and fits in my purse or briefcase. Gray color does not stand out at all and most people do not even notice I'm sitting on it. I've had it a year and no leaks or tears. Great price.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from defective? after repeated use in a span of a few weeks, this has bulged apart at the ribs creating a big 'bubble'. This is unacceptable and will be returned for a replacement which I hope will function correctly for many years, not days.
Date published: 2013-12-05
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I am looking to buy one or two of these cushions here in South Africa but cannot seem to find a local outlet? Is there one?

Asked by: Colin
This item is only available through our website or at one of our retails stores in the United States
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

Does the pad have an R value?

Asked by: Mistydeer
​This sit pad does not have an R value rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

Does this self-inflate, or do you have to blow into the valve?

Asked by: blomster
This sit pad is self-inflating. You might have to manually blow air into the pad to achieve the desired firmness.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-18

Is this Seat Pad made in US or in another country? What is the name of the manufacturer?  Thanks, Esmail Tehrani

Asked by: Esmail
This item is made in China. Please keep in mind the country of origin can change over time and some items are sourced from multiple countries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-17

What is the max weight for these of the person?

Asked by: shifty81
The Sit Pad​ is limited to the weight of one person at a time. If used appropriately, there is not a specified weight limit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-28

leaving for a 6 week trip to Africa and need a seat cushion for bumpy rides on safari due to tender back. Will this cushion be suitable? I checked out the waffle inflatable one but the pump broke first time trying to blow it up. Appreciate any feedback! 

Asked by: fanny horowitz
The REI Sit Pad will provide suitable cushion for a bumpy ride but I can not comment as to how this will impact your back issues.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27
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