Glassing pad

Jwhitney

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I have hunted all my life but I'm just getting into glassing in the high country. Am I better with a
z-pad, blowup pad, or Ultralight chair for all day glassing
 

Anozira

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I really like my Outdoorsman glassing pad but I have been considering trying a Helinox type chair.
There are alot of other great opinions in this thread also:

 

LaHunter

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The terrain that I glass, a blowup pad would last about 22 seconds.
I buy the cheapest / lightest foam pad I can find and cut it to the size that I want.
 

PlanoDano

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I borrow this from my regular backpacking kit
 

Wrench

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Ridgerest for sure. It's a pad, chair, durable, cheap and proven.
 

eamyrick

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I went back and forth between a light chair and kuiu super thin glassing pad for a week in the desert last fall. I much prefer the kuiu pad. Quick to pack up and you can move around and be much quieter.
 

BRTreedogs

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I wouldn't use inflatable. Those are for park benches.
A good foam one of any kind. Camofire has had a z lite wanna be for cheap. But its about the same included shipping if you dont need anything else.

I only take a chair when I'm hunting a known spot where I plan on sitting all day.
Not sure if kifaru still makes a chair if not Jimmy tarps will. It's a fabric thing where you have to be sitting on it to lean back if that makes since. Your sitting on the ground. You can just lean back.
Never used one.
 

307pursuit

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I have an old Z-Rest sleeping Pad and cut a section out of it - 3 sections. I use it to glass, then fold it in half and use it as a pillow. Think maybe weighs 2 oz. It's orange - so easy to find when I accidentally get up to move to another glassing spot and leave it behind ... which has happened several times...
 

BRTreedogs

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I have an old Z-Rest sleeping Pad and cut a section out of it - 3 sections. I use it to glass, then fold it in half and use it as a pillow. Think maybe weighs 2 oz. It's orange - so easy to find when I accidentally get up to move to another glassing spot and leave it behind ... which has happened several times...
Double as a pillow. So simple never would of thought of it.
 
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