Originally Posted by jsquires
'm looking for something comfortable that packs well, that doesn't sink into the ground when you sit in it and is lightweight.
I think you are right, I don't think it exist... Sounds like you would like the amenities of a lazy-boy, yet packable and light enough for backpacking.
schiff may have the right idea , the inflatable could be an option. That is until you’re sitting on the ground for the next six or seven days and I am sure the weight is still a factor.
You may have asked not to hear about it, but I think the best option at least from my experience and what I tend to backpack with, is something like the "crazy creek" or "therma-rest" backpacking chair.
For the river I just take a regular camp chair and let the boat do all the work.
But backpacking is relative is it .5 miles or 50 miles, makes all the difference.
I have packed a lot of silly and very heavy things in for up to a couple miles, but for true full blown backpacking I think that is why they invented the backpacking chair.
If it’s your holy grail then it may just be worth packing the extra pounds.
Good luck and let us know if you find the perfect backpacking chair!