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Therm-a-Rest Trekker Lounge Review


Backpacking Chair

  • Currently 3.0/5
Overall avg rating 3.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: September 25, 2011
Price:   $60 List | Varies from $40 - $60 online
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Pros:  Comfortable, packs small
Cons:  Need to have a compatible sleeping pad, takes time to assemble, adjust just right and dissasemble
Manufacturer:   Therm-a-Rest
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ September 25, 2011  
The Therm-a-Rest Trekker Lounge chair ads extended leg comfort to the Therm-a-rest Trekker Chair (that we did a full hands on review of). For the extra comfort, you add on a few ounces of weight and about $10. The Trekker Chair will work with a shorter (50-60") sleeping pad. The Trekker Lounge really only works with a full size (72-78") sleeping pad that is rectangular. It does not work as well with the more tear-drop shape of a pad like the Therm-A-Rest ProLite Plus.

Once nice benefit of the Trekker Lounge is that it ads some protection to the bottom of your pad. The regular Trekker and even smaller Therm-a-Rest Compack offer much less protection to the bottom of your pad when sleeping or using it as a chair.

Make sure you measure your sleeping pad before you buy this pad. It comes in two sizes: 20 x 72 inches or 25 x 78 inches.

This Therm-a-Rest Trekker Lounge a more comfortable version of their lighter weight Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair. The Compack is ideal for backpackers that value weight savings over comfort. The Compack weighs 7.0 oz in the 20" wide version it's 11 oz lighter than the Trekker Lounge Chair. The Comapck is also designed to work better with lighter Therm-a-rest sleeping pads that have a more tear-drop shape like the Therm-A-Rest ProLite.

To learn more about this pad, read or complete hands on review of the very similar Therm-a-rest Trekker and check out our Complete Backpacking Chair Review.

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