If you are doing research before joining the more than 80,000 customers that have rented our camping and travel gear, or have already received your camping gear rental package from us, here's where you can learn some more about the setup and operation of a specific camping or travel gear item before you head out on your big adventure.
The information below provides more details on how to setup and safely use the backpacking chair, but we encourage you to give us a call or find more resources online if more details are needed. For more information on this rental item including rates, check out the main product page at Rent a Backpacking Chair. There are more how-to pages on nearly all of our most popular rental items; find most at our video and user guide to rentals main page .
We rent a couple of different brands of backpacking chairs, but all are in the 1-2 pound range and stuff down pretty small for carrying.
The chair setup will consist of 1 or 2 pieces of fabric, and a shock-corded support structure
The poles will come together quickly and there is usually just one way it all fits together. The fabric piece(s) have reinforced pockets for the poles. This will be a tight fit on the last one inserted as you want tension on the fabric for support when seated.
This is the typical look of the chairs from the back once setup properly. Sit down slowly to avoid "plopping down" too hard and keep in mind you'll be sitting lower than a normal chair. Once in, sit back and relax and enjoy the envious looks from those who did not rent one for themselves!
Here is an overview video about the rental backpacking chair