Cyclone Chair:

posted in: Backpacking, Equipment, Hiking, How To Guide | 0

cycloneslchairfrnt

This is Big Agnes Cyclone Chair which weighs only 170 grams.  I always carry one of these. You can make a comfy chair with it out of just about any pad. Today I use the Thermarest Neoair X-Lite Womens or the Big Agnes Insulated AXL Air. In the past I used their Insulated Air Core. It works with all of these any many others besides  I also use it to give structure to a frameless pack such as Gossamer Gear’s G4 or Gorilla (along with an Airbeam pad http://www.theultralighthiker.com/klymit-air-beam-inflatable-pack-frame-update/), It provides a dry seat which supports your (tired) back at the end of a long day and gets you 5-6” off the ground. I have spent many hours sitting on mine eg in front of a cheery fire in my Tyvek shelter: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/tyvek-solo-fire-shelter/

You should never sacrifice comfort for a few grams. A restful night’s sleep will make the miles go by that much easier next day.

PS: They now have a new model of this wonderful chair (no doubt improved) and they have a wonderful new 3″ thick pad which weighs only 301 grams.

See also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ultralight-chairgrounsheet/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-ultralight-bush-chair/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/cyclone-chair/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/klymit-ultralight-pillow/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-soft-pillow-and-a-warm-bed-under-the-stars/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ul-pillows/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/exped-ultralight-pillow/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/womens-are-great-in-bed/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/cyclone-chair/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *