GCI Outdoors SitBacker

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GCI Outdoors SitBacker -
The GCI Outdoor Sitbacker is truly a breakthrough for canoe enthusiasts. Designed by GCI Outdoor, The Sitbacker has a rigid backrest that adjusts to unlimited comfort zones, while a 2 in. padded seat keeps your butt comfortable. A split contour seat design allows The Sitbacker to be one of the only canoe seats available that can adhere to plastic molded seats as well as most others. Works great as a stadium seat as well!

Fabric:

  • 100% nylon straps.
  • Powder-coated steel and polyester fabric
  • 600 denier PVC-backed polyester fabric.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Supports 250 lb (113.4 kg)

Frame:

  • Durable steel frame with powder coat finish.

Pockets:

  • Storage pocket

Features:

  • Storage pouch.
  • Seat width 16 in., Back height 17 in.
Ramsey Outdoor
The SitBacker™ canoe seat fastens to canoe benches with a dual buckle strap system. Patented BackComfort™ Technology adjusts the backrest to unlimited reclining positions. A shoulder strap with patented Auto-Fold™ Technology for easy opening, closing and carrying. The split contour seat is ideal for molded and flat canoe benches. Features a lumbar cushion, a 16 in (40.6 cm) seat pad and storage pocket. The SitBacker™ also features the Portage Lock™ that keeps the seat closed while carrying.
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Folded size:16.5 x 16.5 x 5.5 in (41.9 x 41.9 x 14 cm)
Open size:11 x 16.5 x 18 in (27.9 x 41.9 x 45.7 cm)
Seat width:16 in (40.6 cm)
Unit weight:3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
Weight:3 lbs.
Weight capacity:250 lbs.
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GCI Outdoors SitBacker Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Tried em all

Ive tried almost every canoe chair on the market from crazy creek,to the plastic coleman ones that clip onto your seat. I have used seat cushions, life vests, closed cell foam cut to dimension. I have used many alternative ideas as well from my therm-a-rest chair kit, large backpacks behind my seat, lounge chairs put in over the seat.
This is by far the best I have tried as far as back support, adjustability, height of the 2in cushion (to keep center of gravity as low as possible). You can sit straight up..lounge back in it, and even adjust it slightly forward to sit perfectly straignt up.
I've only usedit a few times but it is my newest favorite canoeing accessory. I havent used it for other activities yet but I'm gonna take it along to festival this weekend and sit on the ground with it.
I think its a little too heavy and bulky for backpacking, but I may loan it to my friend who practices "slow and heavy" backpacking techniques to give it a try.
If I had to identify one shortfall, specifically for those of us who have a short torso and skinny butt...it doesn't reach all the way down my back and I got a little irritation after two days of floating the eleven point river here in Missouri.
this is a very small issue but I don't wanna be all gushy about it.
I would recommend to anyone who canoes mild to moderate (Class I and moderate Class II) rivers, or lakes as a great product.
guido at Campmor on 09/09/2011

Worth It

I do a lot of paddling but have a terrible back, therefore I've gone through generations of camp chairs and don't expect them to last long. Used this one on a two week canoe trip and though I managed to destroy it by the end, it made the trip possible. The aluminum frame held up pretty well, but I managed to wreck one of the hinges and tore the seat in half through heavy use (in the stern of the canoe). Managed to repair it with duct tape and some webbing. Some might find this seat too stiff and rigid but wearing a PFD it was fine. After destroying this one it now has a place of honor on my garage wall with other gear that sacrificed itself for my comfort, and I will buy another one for my next trip (and reinforce it first).
TBone Taster at Campmor on 08/08/2013

Comfortable, Lightweight, Does the job!

The back on this model goes up just a couple of inches higher than others, a feature I find very comfortable!
Carol the camper at Campmor on 11/11/2012

Perfect fit in our canoe

Sat comfortable in the canoe for hours. The back rest is great & even worked on the floor of the boat.
purple bag lady at Campmor on 08/08/2012

Very comfortable back rest

Best canoe seat I've ever used. Loved the adjustable back rest. Wish the seat cousion was a tad softer.
Stix at Campmor on 06/06/2011

good chair

Worked good on my old town discovery with molded seats.
JarHdJeepster at Campmor on 09/09/2012

good product

took a canoe trip and helped curb back pain
tv at Campmor on 07/07/2012

Great Product

Best thing ever for BWCA and Quetico Trips
Stik at Campmor on 03/03/2011

work for me

Works for me, very Comfortable in the canoe.
always7duce at Campmor on 10/10/2010

Negative Reviews:

The Sitbacker Chair

The seatback is not sturdy at all, very disappointed
Bobbie Sue at Campmor on 01/01/2012