Therm-a-Rest Trekker Review
Compare prices at 2 resellers Pros: Comfortable, packs small
Cons: Need to have a compatible sleeping pad, takes time to assemble, adjust just right and dissasemble
Our Analysis and Test Results
If you get just the right sleeping pad in this chair, it is about as comfortable as a light backpacking chair gets. Every other chair we tested is made of foam covered with nylon or just stretched nylon. This chair gives you that soft air cushion feel. If you already have a sleeping pad you love, it is the lightest way to get deluxe comfort in the backcountry.
This chair takes more adjustment and assembly time than other chairs in our review. You have to inflate the sleeping pad and lightly wrestle it into the chair sleeve. Usually, the pad is just a little too inflated or not inflated enough. So you may have to remove the pad and adjust the air pressure. Finally, it takes some adjusting on the sides to make this pad feel stable.
It can take a lot of micro adjustments to make this pad feel stable. If it is not adjusted just right, you can easily fall over if you turn your body 90 degrees.
- Cost - $50
- Weight - 6oz
- Slightly less comfortable than this chair
- Ideal for backpacking when weight is more important than slightly less comfort
— Chris McNamara and Max Neale