A very clever piece of kit that utilises trekking poles to support your weight so you can lean back and relax.
Kick back and relax in this ultralight seat that sets up with two trekking poles. Who said you can’t bring your recliner into the backcountry?
Inspired by Mountainsmith Founder Patrick Smith and one of his original 1980s designs, the Slingback Chair is a light, packable backcountry lounge chair for added comfort around the fire. It weighs less than 5 oz and is compatible with most telescoping trekking poles.
Mountainsmith's Slingback Chair is a pretty ingenious design that actually works well, it takes a few times to get the hang of getting in, but once you've got it that's it. Perfect for anyone who already uses trekking poles as a lightweight addition to your gear to get a seat you can actually sit back and relax in.
We'd pair it up with a foam sit mat. Whilst the fabric on the chair is waterproof, it's not insulated, so your bum might get cold pretty quickly without using a foam sit mat.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear