Being one with nature often requires rest—like taking a seat on a log, rock, or the ground. And unless you run into a really cushy pillow of moss, those spots may be restful, but they’re not always super comfortable.
For those moments when you need a seat before or after an adventure, consider the Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair.
Unfolded, the chair measures 29 7/8” × 36 1/4” × 25 1/8” but once you fold it up, it’s 11 3/4” × 43” × 9” and it comes with a two-strap carry bag that you can either sling over your shoulder, or wear as a backpack. The chair weighs about 13.3 pounds, which is still fairly lightweight even though through-hikers will likely want to leave it behind.
The chair’s flexgrid fabric supports up to 500 pounds, conforms to your natural curvature, and eliminates uncomfortable pressure points. Feet have been placed extra wide for peak stability. The chair is also UV-rated, so won’t break down easily under UV rays when you use it outdoors over a period of time. When it’s time to pack it up, the color-coded tensioners on the back and arms of the chair lock into place securely.
There’s even a cupholder included that docks on the left or right side of the Trailhead Camp Chair, so you can keep the armrests for yourself.
With the carry bag, the chair is ideal to bring along on short hikes to great vantage points, whether in the mountains or along the coast. It’s also optimal for outdoor concerts and barbecues. I’ve been using it at home a lot: in the back yard when I want to relax and read or listen to music, and in the front yard when I want to be social and chat with neighbors when they pass by (with appropriate social distancing).
The Trailhead Camp Chair comes in charcoal or navy and lists for $299.99 on the Yeti site.