While walking the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, a guy at the Strongback booth lassoed me from the crowd and confidently said, “Hey man, sit in this chair.” I paused and asked what made his chair different from the dozens I’ve used. His response, “It won’t wreck your back.” I took a seat. Although I like flop-like-a-sack-of-potatoes sling-style chairs, the Elite’s wide stance, firm back and seat, and lumbar support captured my attention.
The frame is engineered with ergonomics in mind; uprights press the padded material near the small of your back forward while not making you feel like you are sitting at attention. The horizontal section where you place your derriere is equally firm yet comfortable, and padded armrests support the elbow like a good office chair. Crafted from heavy-duty 600D polyester fabric and a powder-coated steel frame, it is easy to deploy and stow, and the sturdy carry bag has a long shoulder strap that allows for hands-free portage. Capacity is 300 pounds, and lest I forget it has a drink holder for your coldy.
I have since added an Elite to my kit and used it during trips through Nevada, Utah, and Baja, Mexico. It has been a comfortable place to rest my bones at the end of along day on the trail. Money back guarantee. strongbackchair.comThe MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from 12 cusomter reviews on Amazon.