Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair
Price Paid: $30
This is a comfort item that I have grown to like. In the deep south we don't have rocks to use as seats, and most of the time logs are pine (which means sap). One of the things my wife complained most about when backpacking was not having a place to sit with back support.
This problem is solved with the Trekker Chair. It allows your sleeping mat to be transformed into a chair complete with a back. It is surprisingly comfortable even though it does not elevate you off the ground. I had thought that being elevated above the ground was important, so we had purchased stools to take backpacking (1 lb 8 oz each). But with no back support, they stayed home on almost every trip. With the Trekker Chair (10.5 oz) we have a comfortable place to relax at camp, lean back and read, eat, etc.
The design of the chair is smart and the materials are sturdy. You can adjust the chair to many different configurations to suit your personal sitting style. Very versatile piece of equipment.
My wife calls this our best gear purchase ever.
Price Paid: $25
I saw this on sale, and thought I should get it just cuz. When I got home I set it up, just for fun. I was skeptical, it didn't look super sturdy. WOW was the first thing though that came into my mind! I can't believe how strong it is!!!! And comfy! This is a must if you own a Thermarest! and there are no excuses for not having one!
I forgot to mention, that this is a great product because now you're getting twice as much use out of your expensive Thermarest pad!
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On Sale. Therm-A-Rest Trekker Chair Kit DECENT FEATURES of the Therm-A-Rest Trekker Chair Kit Turn your mattress into a chair with our Trekker Chair sleeve This chair offers adjustable luxury for backpacking or car camping and is fully compatible with NeoAir mattresses The SPECS for 20 IN Dimension: 20in. / 51 cm Weight: 9.5 oz / 272 g Fits Mattress Width: 20in. The SPECS for 25 IN Dimension: 25in. / 63 cm Weight: 13 oz / 368 g Fits Mattress Width: 25in. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
Lighter than the MSR Trekker? Lounge, the Trekker Chair provides the essential comfort of a chair in a modular form that's easier to pack. Set-up is fast and easy, making it the best combination of comfort, durability and weight in a chair kit. The Trekker? Chair is now available in two sizes designed to fit both NeoAir? and self-inflating mattresses.
Therm a Rest's Trekker Chair features: The essential comfort of a chair in a modular form that's easier to pack. Set-up is fast and easy, making it the best combination of comfort, durability and weight in a chair kit. The Trekker Chair is now available in two sizes designed to fit both NeoAir and self-inflating mattresses.
Easy to pack and set up, the Therm-A-Rest Trekker Chair provides essential comfort and durability when you want to convert your 25 in. wide self-inflating sleeping pad into a chair.