The Klymit Cush Seat has been a part of my wildlife photography go pack, I can’t just leave without it as it has always proven to be part of my essentials when at serious and easy birding and adventure sorties. When sitting on the ground, hardwood, muddy and wet ground, grass, hard fishing boats seats, and so on; the Klymit Cush Seat is always handy. It is difficult not to have it since the package is too small to just stash in one’s pocket, backpack, pouch and inflating it takes a very short while depending on one’s air capacity to blow in.
I have used it if different situations that i am always glad I had it with me and there were times when I left it, it always ended with regrets. One can always survive sitting on rough and difficult situation but when it takes a long time to be in that scenario, a comfortable sit on material can be an ass saver. I did not just use this for sitting on but also resting my elbow when I am flat on the ground staking out a bird or any wildlife. I also use it as a pillow when it is available and I can always customized the thickness by folding the whole length in half.
Klymit: Cush Seat
Weight: 2.89 oz / 82 g
Dimensions: 29″ x 9″ x 1.5″ / 74 cm x 23 cm x 3.81 cm
Pack Size: 4.5″ x 3.5″ x 1″ / 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm x 2.54 cm
Inflation: 1-2 breaths
Fabric: 75D Polyester
Warranty: Klymit Limited Lifetime
Staking out a very skittish bird can be very difficult, one has to carefully plan and execute measures in order to get an acceptable capture of such bird like the Baillon’s Crake. I really wanted to get the full body shots eye level to the the bird. I waited before first light so that they don’t get frightened, they will think that I am part of the habitat and with enough camouflage I will be able to make them come close as they really did. Thanks to the Klymit Cush Seat, it added support as I leaned my elbows on the ground.
I sat on the rock for sometime already and I went back to the van to get my Klymit Cush Seat and it was more comfortable to have seated for too long. I can’t just be standing too as I waited for the bird to come from 9:30 am until 5:45 pm in the evening; I relocated later right inside a thicket so that the bird does not see me, yes it came and showed up and it was a difficult day.
The whole day of waiting can be daunting especially sitting on the muddy wet ground, I inflated my Klymit Cush Seat and sat on it for the whole day and sometimes I had to re-adjust myself as I had to take the shots lower, eye level to the Kingfisher’s perch. It was another long wait and it was also rewarding as the bird came to allow me to take the shots.