Camp Chairs: GCI “SitBacker” Canoe Seat

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Intel: Installed size – 16.5”x11”x18”; weight – 3 lbs.; load capacity – 250 lbs.; price – $45; (

I go on a lot of canoe trips where people like to use seats with backs. I’m not a huge advocate, because when I’m paddling, which is most of the time, I have no need for a seatback, and the frame of the seat often gets in the way of my paddling rhythm. However, if you like to drift along, throwing in an occasional stroke to keep the boat going in the right direction, and most of your time is spent relaxing in the canoe, then this is for you. Also, if the seat back isn’t necessary, just fold it down and sit on it. I do like the extra padding, and this model is easy to strap in place, well designed and sturdy.

Helinox Chair Zero

The Helinox “Chair Zero” packs small but feels sturdy, and still holds up to 200lbs.

Thermarest Quadra

The Quadra is comfy and supports up to 300 lbs, while still being easy to pack.

GCI “Packseat”

Simple, small, and convenient, the Packseat is a perfect rest-stop between camp chores.

Thermarest Uno Chair

A sturdy and comfortable camp chair that is cleverly packable.

GCI SitBacker Canoe Seat

A sturdy canoe seat for a relaxing paddle.


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The article was originally published on Canoe & Kayak

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