Mountain Hardwear Superlight 72 Chair Pad

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



A must for the gram counters that still appreciate…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $60

A must for the gram counters that still appreciate a few luxuries. I just used it for three days and loved having a chair after a long day. For such a lightweight product it has several nice features like a pocket to stuff clothing for a pillow, a pocket for the poles when rolled, water resistant nylon on the bottom and brathable nylon on the top, and a combo closed/open cell pad for the best of both worlds.

It's a bit large when rolled, but if it's externally mounted...who cares? It's also not quite as comfortable as some plush competitors, but it weighs half as much.


I recently went on a camping/backpacking trip and…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars

I recently went on a camping/backpacking trip and had to rent this pad due to limited packing space for flying. I would have to say if this pad didn't have the chair feature I would have rated it 1 star. The pad is heavy, bulky when rolled, and not comfortable at all when used as a sleeping pad.

On the other hand, when used as the chair it is very comfortable and convenient. This still did not do me any good when sleeping though. I would have much rather had a self-inflating pad with the use of the chair conversion things. All in all I would not purchase this pad for myself.


Great idea, saves me from having to pack my Crazy…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $60

Great idea, saves me from having to pack my Crazy Creek chair on hikes. The leg area can also be folded under the chair to make double padding for the rear end. Only problem is that it's a bit big when rolled up, however you can take the pad out of the lining if you want to save space. Quite confortable too I might add.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Maximize your backcountry comfort with this camp chair and sleeping pad in one. Chair converts to sleeping pad by removing shockcorded poles; store poles in internal storage pocket when traveling. Closed-cell polyethylene foam provides excellent insulation and durability; open-cell, convoluted foam delivers extra comfort, compression and rebound. Shockcorded poles provide back support when in chair mode. Reinforced webbing end-tips prevent poles from wearing through, while reinforced pole hinges guard against rough surface abrasion. TaslanĀ® nylon top is waterproof, while nylon taffeta bottom is both waterproof and abrasion-resistant. No need to pack a separate pillow--just stuff extra clothes in the internal pillow sleeve! Mesh vent on lower end of pad allows easy and compact roll-up. Zip cover is removable for easy washing. Closeout.


The Superlight 72 is Mountain Hardwears lightest, most packable chair pad at 1lb 13oz. Its water resistant and serves both as a camp chair and sleeping pad.


Sit on it. Sleep on it. The conversion is effortless: no stuffing, no folding, no inflating, no need for a conversion kit. When used for sleeping, pad measures 72 x 18 x 1 inch. Superlight closed and open-cell foam minimizes weight without sacrificing features. Water-resistant nylon ripstop shell fabric. Converts from pad to chair. Poles provide stability in chair mode and stash inside pad when rolled. Zip-off cover allows pad to be removed and cover washed. Lash strap sewn in for easy rolling and storage.


Mountain Hardwear Superlight 72 Chair Pad


The Superlight 72 Chair Pad has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$44.93 - $85.00

The Mountain Hardwear Superlight 72 Chair Pad is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 5, 2006 at REI.

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