Slingback Chair Backpacker Magazine


Inspired by Mountainsmith Founder Patrick Smith and one of his original 1980s designs, the Slingback Chair is a light, packable backcountry lounge chair for added comfort around the fire. It weighs less than 5 oz and is compatible with most telescoping trekking poles.

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Great for any terrain
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I've brought my Slingback Chair to 2 camping trips now where the second is a beach camping trip. I'm really happy that it worked really well even on sand. I highly recommend this to everyone
Good Customer Service
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I purchased this chair for my upcoming AT hike. It takes a little practice to get seated properly but once positioned, I can sit quite comfortably. The company actually sent me one extra chair in my order. I felt obligated to inform them of the error and they graciously gifted me the chair rather than asking for a return. I highly recommend Mountainsmith due to the customer service. I'm looking forward to testing the chair on the trail.

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Slingback Chair

Kick back and relax in this ultralight seat that sets up with two trekking poles. Who said you can’t bring your recliner into the backcountry?


Availability: In stock

  • Minimalist backcountry lounger
  • Sets up with two telescoping Mountainsmith trekking poles (recommended: Tellurite 7075 OLS)
  • Rolls up into own storage pouch
  • User's body weight supports the chair
  • Compatible with most telescoping trekking poles with either internal or external adjustment mechanisms (minimum height: 24”-30”)
  • 610d HP CORDURA®
  • 40" x 14.75" (L x W)
  • 4.75 oz / 0.13 kg
  • 17-9490-65
  • 757894326210