Optimus's (S) Eat sitmat is one of those fold up foam mats that are critical for winter and nice for year round use.
Optimus says: Foldable, lightweight seating pad for the true outdoor chef. Sit warm and dry anywhere while cooking! Complete with helicopter hand signals for any emergency.
Optimus's (S) Eat is a piece of quality foam that you sit on to protect you from the cold ground. More or less essential kit in winter, but even in summer if you sit too long on a cold rock to have your lunch the cold can seep into you pretty quickly.
I like to take one of these while backpacking - yes you can sit on your sleeping mat but its easier to use a sit mat than a large sleeping mat that you have to get in and out of the tent.
Folds for easy carrying and can be cut to make it smaller - as it is its 28grams but you could get away with half of it if you have a small butt - just 14grams then.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear