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Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Closed Cell Foam Seat

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Item # TARA2218M
Made of compact, closed-cell foam with an aluminized coating for increased warmth (Silver/Limon color only), the Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat has a minimalist design that is ideal for backpackers and anyone who is traveling light.



The compact, lightweight Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat is made of durable, comfortable closed-cell foam. Accordion-style, egg-carton construction and a thermally-efficient aluminized coating (NOTE: Silver/Limon color only) provide warmth and comfort. This minimalist design is ideal for backpackers and anyone who is traveling light.

Weighing a mere 2 oz, the Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat provides a broad base of 13" x 16" and packs down to a streamlined 2.5" x 2.75" x 12".

  • Accordion style makes it compact and portable
  • Durable, closed-cell foam
  • Aluminized coating provides extra warmth (only available in the Limon color)
  • Dimensions when opened up: 6" x 13" x 0.75"



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Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 10 real customer reviews)

10 Items

Don't leave home without it
Reviewed by Jamal M. - August 5, 2016

Likes: Super light. Simple design. Keeps the dirt on the ground on not on me. Really easy to just whip it out and pop a squat.

Dislikes: None so far.

Great Alternative
Reviewed by Mike P. - February 17, 2016

Likes: If you want to be as light weight as possible, then this is the "chair" for you. It keeps the wet and debris from your backside, provides some decent cushion which is better than sitting in the dirt or on a log or rocks, etc.

Dislikes: Not sure how durable this will be, but it seems to be made well. I would expect it to be susceptible to tears, but should not "fall apart."

great seat for the trail
Reviewed by Andrea B. - August 1, 2015

Likes: This seat is a must have when you are on the trail, you can place it on a rock or the ground to have something cushy to seat on when you take a break, it is very light weight and once you try it you won't go out on the trail without.

Dislikes: It is foldable but is is not compressible, so you have to strap on the outside of your pack, not a big deal and the comfort that provide it is worth it.

Must have!
Reviewed by reaper - July 16, 2015

Likes: Ok. This is one of those products you think you can do without. But why should you. It weighs next to nothing and keeps your butt off the wet ground, softens hard rocks and stumps. I won't go hiking without mine!

Dislikes: None.

Reviewed by John M. - October 8, 2014

Likes: it's a little thinner than I expected but it does the job and is really light.

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - November 10, 2013

Likes: Lite weight

Dislikes: Nothing, well worth the money when you have been walking all day in the rain and want to stop for lunch and sit down to eat.

Reviewed by Mike B. - October 24, 2013

Likes: If you want to avoid "Boat Butt" or suffering all day from a damp Tuchas, the Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Closed Cell Foam Seat is a great accessory to have on the trail. At 2 ounces, it's another one of those conveniences whose incremental weight is offset by it's benefits.

Dislikes: I wish Therma-a-Rest offered a model that was just a tad wider.

Reviewed by Michael G. - May 9, 2013

Likes: Seat is very comfortable. Packs well. Seems to be well made.

Dislikes: Nothing.

Reviewed by Valeriy B. - November 9, 2012

Likes: good

Dislikes: small

Reviewed by Murat A. - May 14, 2012

Likes: Very light, and easy to carry. You can use it as a seat and under your head while sleeping for extra padding.

Dislikes: Color (mine were yellow) is good, but I have preferred more variety.

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