User Review: Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20
The Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat is a self-inflating seat that is great for taking a seat just about anywhere that needs a little cushion. It is a miniature version of the popular Therm-a-Rest ProLite mattress. It weighs only 3 oz and can seriously fit just about anywhere in your pack.
- Can be used in multiple places
- Folds up very small
- Dries quickly
- No back support
The Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat is a 3oz mini-mattress that can be used just about anywhere. I take it on day hikes, backpacking trips, tailgating, to sporting events, and I even use it as a cushion for the rocking chair on my front porch. Basically you can use it anytime that you don't have a dry, comfortable, warm place to sit.
It is self-inflating, but can be inflated easily with two breaths. I have had mine for four years now and have taken it all over and never thought twice about the surface I put it on. It is very durable and I have never had a problem with it. My favorite thing about it is that you don't have to expose your sleeping pad to the elements if you have this pad.
One thing that I really like about this pad is that it isn't just a seat. It can also be used as padding in an ultralight frameless pack, or even as an extra pillow (underneath the regular sleeping pad).
Here are the specifications from the Therm-a-Rest website:
Weight: 3 oz
Width 11 in X Length 15 in X Thickness 1.5 in
Fabric: Polyester 70d Nylon Soft Grip 70d Nylon Soft Grip Foam type Star Punched Star Punched Fill material Urethane Foam Urethane Foam
Bottom line: This is a very durable pad that is great anytime that you don't want to sit on a rock, wet or cold ground, or anywhere that isn't comfortable.