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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

    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 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 rubber 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 its 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 loosing 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. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. ultralight yet comfortable  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 8th Nov 2020

      If you’re not looking to carry a pound or more with one of the collapsible frame chairs, but still want something with some support for your back, this is the chair for you. Ultralight, extremely packable, and surprisingly comfortable. I definitely recommend including the sit pad for both the cushioning and the insulation. Customer service is fantastic - Litesmith worked with me on a last minute change and I was able to enjoy this chair on a recent four day trip.

    5. Creative and awesome product  star rating

      Posted by Birgit G on 2nd Sep 2020

      I have been patiently waiting for this chair because I love to read in high country meadows after a day of backpacking and have sadly felt that other chairs were too heavy. This chair exceeded my expectations and worked beautifully on both rock and soft surfaces. I did also order the lightweight sit pad and this really improved the comfort and function of the chair. This will be coming on all future trips and I'll be purchasing another several for friends later.

    6. UL and it works  star rating

      Posted by JR on 13th Jul 2020

      I weigh ~194lbs and I didn't have any issues. I used the chair on rock plateaus as well as directly on the ground.

      I do recommend some kind of seating pad but it's certainly not required (I didn't use one).

    7. Super light and a great way to relax with your coffee  star rating

      Posted by Diane on 6th Jun 2020

      I bought this chair knowing it would be a little fiddly to sit in, but it's really not that hard to get it right. It's great to have a way to sit back and savor your coffee or just sit and listen to the sounds of the forest. I used the back pad of my pack to cushion my behind. I'm a small person, 5'3" and the chair for me is comfortable to sit in and a great way to improve my camping comfort while adding negligible weight to my gear.

    8. Amazingly comfortable ultralight chair  star rating

      Posted by SaS on 31st May 2020

      Wow! A dream come true: an amazingly comfortable chair for only 2.65 ounces (but I had to also use the 1 ounce seat pad inside the end section folded inside out to keep from sliding down). Note however that this chair is not very robust and must be treated carefully. How could it be at less than 3 ounces? But I'm a small person (120 lbs) and it works great for me and will always be in my pack. I can't imagine camping without it now.

    9. Novel idea!!  star rating

      Posted by Itsuko mitsuyama on 17th Feb 2020

      We are satisfied with the design and storage method.
      The back can be adjusted to your liking and relaxed.
      I want to use the seat pad in combination with the seat.

    10. awesome chair  star rating

      Posted by Rodney Nooe on 14th Jul 2019

      I can't say enough good things about this chair. Bout it as a means to both downsize pack weight and have comfort on my day hikes. It by far exceeded my expectations. Takes a little getting use to but, its very comfortable once you figure it out. I added a small sit pad to it as a ground barrier however; it makes for a nice addition with the padding. You can't go wrong with it. Worth every penny.

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