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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This seat is simply awesome. I originally bought this to use in my fishing kayak to provide a little more cushioning and it works perfect for that task. Little did I know that I would be taking this piece of gear with me everywhere and finding endless uses for it--in the car, camping, hiking, as a kneel-pad ice for fishing, as a pillow, backpack insert and on and on. It's rugged, takes a second to unfold and inflate and is feather light at 100 grams. One trick I use in my kayak chair is to put a 2"x 3" piece of medium duty adhesive velcro on the chair and the pad so it won't blow away. In fact, I just keep the velcro stuck on the pad all the time. I'm looking to get another one just for the heck of it, they are that useful.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these to take to Disneyland to sit on the ground to watch the shows. They do not take up much room and are large enough for complete coverage. I will also be taking mine on my next adventure-down the Colorado River.
This is a nice little inflatable pad to use at the campsite for sitting on or to use as a pillow! I have a little pillow that I use and I stick this pad in the pillowcase and inflate it to the desired height! Works great!
While this pad is a bit of a luxury, it certainly makes the activity known as sitting more comfortable. You may think you don't need it but when you find yourself looking for a spot to sit and there is only rocks or a hard bleacher seat around, you'll definitely be glad you brought it. It packs up small and also provides great lumbar support while driving.
Stoked on this thing I keep it in my backcountry pack all year round. I stuff it along the backpanel of my Verto Pack (http://www.backcountry.com/the-north-face-verto-26-backpack-1600cu-in) to give it a little extra structure.
Are these dimensions right? 11x15x5?
Nope, its 11" X 15" X 1.5". Good catch.
This little pad is quite the upgrade from the days when I had a trimmed down z-rest version jammed into the side pocket of my pack. Minimal weight and volume for hours of comfort.
Love this seat, adds no weight to my pack and makes the camp a lot more comfortable place to be.
Easy to store, lightweight, and gives the bum some cushion. This has turned out to be a piece of gear that seems to have become an item for every trip. For storage in my pack, I prefer to keep the valve open, roll it up, then give it a twist like I am wringing a towel dry. Sealing the valve in this position creates the smallest profile and it holds the shape extremely well. When I am prepared to sit down on the trail, one to two puffs of air and I am ready for a comfortable, dry, and for the most part insulated seat. It sure does beat sitting on wet, cold rocks or in the snow. In windy situations remember this isn't tethered to the ground!
At night, I prefer side sleeping, and put this under the head of my pad. It gives my pillow the perfect height to send me into slumber.
The idea behind long distance motorcycle touring is to be able to ride comfortable all day long. One of the most uncomfortable aspects about motorcycle touring is "Monkey Butt". It comes on after about 50 miles and your posterior burns and aches for rest of the ride, unless you stop. I am going to order one of these Camp Seats in hopes of putting the "monkey" out of business. I will report back.
I love this seat in my pack. There are so many things I have ended up using it for, extra spare pillow, seat on rocky terrain, shelf to set things on to keep them off ground, insulating seat on snow.
Best uses are probably protecting your butt from really rocky terrain or really cold terrain (sitting on snow).
Self inflating so no fuss there. Sometimes I actually pack it inflated to use it as a blocker in my pack to aid in sorting. I always take it with me.
If you like a little extra comfort after a long day of hiking, your back (or backside) will appreciate this self-inflating seat cushion. rolls up nice and tight when not in use and inflates to a really nice size. Using this for extra padding while carrying your pack or as an extra head support while sleeping as others have said are also great ways to get extra use out of this item. Simple yet great!
Can anyone comment to the water resistance (or absorption) of this seat? The last thing I want is a sitting pad that wicks moisture to me or absorbs water for me to sit on later. thanks.
I've been using the Light Seat for years & in that time, it has neither absorbed moisture nor water. In fact I used it a few week-ends ago on a snowshoeing trip where I sat on snow. It's lightweight & much better than sitting directly on the ground. You'll also appreciate the insulating properties.
I love to style out my hiking and backpacking, and this seat is a great addition to my bone-handle wine key and picnic set.
Somewhat ridiculous, but very very comfortable.
Just brought this pad on a 8 day hike in the rocky Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Every rock was my recliner. The rest of the group was pretty envious of my little ass cushion and I don't blame em. It could be the best 3oz in your pack.
Like I stated in my first review of this product, the "Lite Seat" is a great little three ounce addition to you backpacking/outdoor gear accessories. Not only is it a comfortable seat but also a head support under your sleeping pad, & a back support in both your backpack & day pack.
This is the perfect solution for ultralite backpacking if you're willing to carry just 3 extra ounces to provide some comfort. I use it while camping, backpacking, and I even stick it in my computer bag to carry around campus so I can plop down on it instead of the ground. BONUS: I also use this as part of a pillow system -- I take this pad, folded in half, and shove it inside a therm-a-rest stuff sack pillow... THEN I shove my Western Mountaineering cloudrest pillow in the sack on top of the lite seat for an INCREDIBLY comfy, lightweight pillow. All three things together weigh 11 ounces, and since they're all versatile it's worth the weight to me.
Anyway, if you're looking to save your butt from the uncomfortable ground or an airplane seat, OR a movie theater seat, just get this. It rolls up super small to fit just about anywhere and it only weighs 3 ounces.