Thermarest Camping Chairs

compackthermarestThis is the first of a few videos that I took at the Fiets en Wandelbeurs, an outdoor bike and trekking fair, in Amsterdam last weekend.

I had heard of Thermarest chairs, but never had a chance to get a good look at them. And I didn’t know you could use the chair kits with solid foam mats as well as the inflatable mattresses! This all of a sudden seems much better than the plastic bags we mostly sat on while camping.

Mandy, a member of the Dutch backpacking club, Rugzaklopers, was happy to demonstrate the Thermarest chairs for us. In the video, you’ll see the very lightweight and small Compack Chair ($49.95 from REI) and a slightly heavier but possibly more robust model, the Trekker Chair ($49.95 from REI).