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  • Relax in a QwikBack™ UL Chair
  • The QwikBack™ seat and poles roll up into an integrated pouch for storage
  • Insert the poles in the reinforced pockets on the QwikBack™ UL Chair
  • Relax in a QwikBack™ UL Chair
  • QwikBack™ UL Chair

QwikBack™ UL Chair

4 week lead time, built to order, whole order ships when chair is completed
Maximum Purchase:
10 unit(s)

    4 week lead time, built to order, whole order ships when chair is completed


    • Ultralight - just 2.65 oz (75 g)
    • Durable ripstop nylon seat
    • Strong yet light carbon fiber poles
    • Integrated pole storage
    • Folds into a compact, self-contained package


    After several days of hiking, one thing we miss in the backcountry is a chair. But most are too heavy and bulky to even consider carrying as a luxury item. The QwikBack™ UL Chair changed our thinking and made backpacking more relaxing. At just 2.65 oz (75 g), it's hard to leave at home. "What's wrong with a log?", you say. Well, nothing, but after a long day of hiking or even at a lunch stop, something comfortable to lean back on just makes life more enjoyable.

    The QwikBack UL Chair is made in the USA of durable materials - ripstop nylon seat and twill carbon fiber poles - for years of backcountry enjoyment. Heck, you could even take it with you to the park or outdoor concert.

    The design is super simple, but it takes a little getting used to because unlike most chairs, this one doesn't stand on its own. First you insert the poles in the reinforced pockets on the chair back, crossing them in an X pattern. Next you sit on the wide end of the seat on the ground with the poles under the fabric. Then prop up the poles behind you and lean back on the chair. Large diameter feet keep the poles from sinking into the ground. To make adjustments, just reach back and grab the poles, lean forward a little, and move them to a better position. Now lean back and relax.


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    When it's time to pack up, the chair folds into a compact, self-contained package. Simply remove the poles from the seat and fold them in half. The poles are shockcorded and connected in an assembly so they're easy to pack without losing any pieces. Starting at the top with the dirty side in, roll the poles inside the seat. When you reach the bottom, tuck the roll into the integrated pouch. No extra bag to keep track of.


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    For a little more cushion and insulation from the ground, add our Folding Sit Pad. The pad can be placed either under the chair seat or on top and adds just 0.98 oz (27.8 g). When used under the seat, the pad slips into the integrated pouch. If you find the chair seat material slippery, try a pad on top.








    Litesmith QwikBack UL Chair Review by Mark B



    Seat: 1.9 oz ripstop nylon, PU coated, black

    Poles: Roll-wrapped twill carbon fiber

    Dimensions Packed (LxWxD): 13.25 x 2.75 x 1.5 in. (33.7 x 7 x 3.8 cm)

    Weight: 2.65 oz (75 g)

    Load Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg) person



    • DO NOT use in situations where personal safety or valuable property could be endangered.
    • DO NOT use the chair around any objects that could cause injury if you fell over on them.
    • Inspect all chair components before each use. DO NOT use if signs of damage are apparent to the fabric, stitching, poles, or hardware. When exposed to direct sunlight and outdoor elements, deterioration can occur.
    • DO NOT exceed the maximum load capacity.
    • Misuse can result in serious injury or death.

    In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

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    1. Unbelievable relaxing  star rating

      Posted by Simon on 31st Mar 2022

      I am 78 now and need some training to sit down on the ground. Once done, perfect! Smashing lite!

    2. Produit bien conçu et solide  star rating

      Posted by Eric on 1st Nov 2021

      Pour le poids ces un très beau produit. Le seul leger défaut ces que la parti que l’on s’assoie est un peu glissante et cherche a descendre un peu. J’ai placé mon seat pad et le problème est résolu.

      Je recommande a tous. J’ai hâte de l’essayer dans différente situation et endroit.

    3. Light enough to carry on a long backpacking trip!  star rating

      Posted by Denice on 15th Sep 2021

      Purchased 2 chairs for use backpacking. Haven't tried in the field yet, but have set them up at home. The weight, at 80g is close to the listed weight of 75g. The part you sit on is adequately wide for a medium-size individual. Provides a comfortable and stable back rest - just don't expect to recline it, since if you try this the angle of the poles will poke you in the back.

    4. Dang thing works!  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jul 2021

      I admit, I was skeptical. I use a folding chair when I go camping to help ease my back pain. I ordered this after a couple reviews thinking that it might not work. I was pleasantly surprised how well it works, and how incredibly light and well designed! I've only used it on one trip, but had great success on both nights and mornings while cooking. My tent mate was a little pissed about the new chair and will be ordering one on our return.

    5. Happy Happy Happy  star rating

      Posted by @run_hike_sleep_repeat on 9th Jul 2021

      First off.... Customer service.... Outstanding... Couldn't have been more helpful... Especially when sorting out my order and payment errors.....
      The chair.... Oh the chair...
      The quality of the materials, the design, the finish... All excellent.
      I tried a friend's chair and as an Ultralight FastPacker, hiker and runner...even my gram weenie mind soon succumbed to the comfort and practical use.
      It will be perfect for taking a break and stretching out and elevating my feet at the end of the day. (hoping it won't make me lazy by encouraging more rest stops! )

      I'll return and add to my review when I've had some time on the fells with it.
      No regrets... Very happy. Cheers

    6. Awesome UL option  star rating

      Posted by Mark on 22nd Mar 2021

      Sturdy, very UL, easy to set up, love that it is totally self contained. Combine with a z-seat and you have the perfect set up, even if the ground is wet. You can adjust the angle of the poles for different postures of sitting and/or to make sure you don't feel the poles on your back. Great product!

    7. Outstanding Backpacking Chair  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 26th Feb 2021

      I had been using only a sit pad as I did not want to carry a "heavy" chair on my backpack trips. However, my lower back would hurt just using the pad as I had no support. This chair is a perfect solution to my problem. It is extremely lightweight and small but offers great lower back support. The design allows it to conform perfectly to my back when sitting.

    8. Fantastic UL Comfort!!  star rating

      Posted by Brian on 27th Jan 2021

      The QwikBack is a surprisingly adept UL chair. It's hard to appreciate how well this chair will works before trying it. I'm been carrying the Helinox Zero for some time .. figured it was hard to beat. To be clear, this isn't a full on chair like the Helinox, but if you are OK getting down on the ground, this is absolutely just the ticket to allow you to lean back, and relax. Given the substantial weight savings, for the longer-mile treks, this will be my go-to "chair" for winding down at camp. I will still take the Hellinox for base camping, but at 2.8oz, there is just no reason to not take the QuickBack on the longer treks.

    9. Perfect  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2021

      I thought I was going to have to lug a 16oz Helinox chair on our backpacking trip, because I’m old and need a chair. So glad I got this one - featherlight, packs really small, works great & provides good back support. Throw a light sit pad on it & I’m good to go.

    10. Light weight comfort  star rating

      Posted by Dave R on 2nd Dec 2020

      I bought this together with the Folding Sit Pad and just came back from a backpacking trip with them. I especially liked the very comfortable back support which the chair provided. This fully met my expectation. My only improvement comment would be that the material is a little slick and therefore there is a little slippage, requiring the chair to be periodically adjusted.

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