User Review: Crazy Creek LongBack Chair
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25
Crazy Creek LongBack Chair perfect for both a sleeping cushion and welcome luxury of chair/rocking chair after a hike. Works well strapped to my Osprey Atmos 65.
- Adjustable so you get good balance
- Can be used as a rocking chair (a real trail luxury!)
- Makes a great lightweight sleeping cushion too
- Carry pouch in it great for the hike-out trash/wet gear
- Wish it had a lanyard or some attachment loops on side
- Carry pocket gets tangled in velcro
I bought this Crazy Creek Long Back Chair for beach and concerts. But after using on the beach a lot, I realized it makes a great cushion. After some fussing with a couple sizes of caribiners and tie-ons, I found it was easy to attach to my Osprey Atmos backpack.
And ... WOW ... the luxury of having a chair at the end of the hike! And one that can work as a gentle rocking chair ... no other hiker can sneer at that luxury later on when it makes your great sleeping cushion. A perfect 2-for-1.
I read other online reviews carping that the side straps for the Crazy Creek Long Back Chair don't adjust/tear easy, etc. I do recommend testing the optimal tightness for the side straps so you get good back support/comfort. But, unless you're 250lbs or more, I can't imagine breaking this thing in regular properly-adjusted use. I am 160, a friend of mine is 180-190, and it worked great.
Here are pictures of it on my Osprey:
And I can even fit my Osprey rain fly over it: