I took this on a four night hike in Glacier NP in Montana. I was unsure initially whether to take it given the additional weight but after a couple of 14 mile days I did not regret it in the least. If I want to make my pack lighter I am going to be finding other places to do it. This is going to be a staple in my pack whenever I am hiking for years to come. Nothing beats putting your feet up after ten miles. Plus its great for just lounging around your yard at home. Packs lighter than any Crazy Creek camp chair out there.