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Nick H
(galway) - MLife
IKEA Sit Pad on 12/27/2012 11:38:22 MST Print View

Last weekend I was in IKEA and saw a sit pad they had on sale for $1.99, normal price $2.99. I have yet to try it on the trail, but using it at home it seemed pretty solid and folds up fairly small. After removing tags it weighed 88.5 grams.

Is anyone else using one of these?

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10243833/

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: IKEA Sit Pad on 12/27/2012 11:42:27 MST Print View

Interesting... and certainly a good price.

All those Nordic-sounding names they give to their products... I always wonder if those are real words -- or just made-up marketspeak -- like Häagen-Dazs??

Edited by ben2world on 12/27/2012 11:44:02 MST.

Katy Anderson
(KatyAnderson) - F
Ikea names on 12/27/2012 14:30:44 MST Print View

Good find on the sitpad.

Yup, those are real words. Usually in some way related to the product, sometimes in a double meaning or tongue in cheek sort of way. Upptäcka means discover, very straight forward name for a series of travel gear.

Pruta is the name of one of their Tupperware sets, and means to haggle or bargain, implying of course that you would be cheap to keep your dinner left overs.
Jämka, meaning to reconcile, is the name of their other set of plastic food storage containers.
Smaska, meaning somewhere between a munch and a slurp, is the name of their sippy cups and other kids eating utensils.

When it is not a real word it is a place name, like the Karlstad couch, or a proper name such as the Ivar shelf, not nearly as much fun in my opinion.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Ikea names on 12/27/2012 15:10:49 MST Print View

Good to know. Thanks, Katy.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
amazing on 12/27/2012 15:56:37 MST Print View

its amazing what you can find at department/outlet and other such stores ...

it makes you wonder at the outdoor industry trying to get you to spend $$$$$$$

;)

Ryan Dorn
(fiestabuckeye)
Ikea on 12/27/2012 21:00:37 MST Print View

Ikea's travel section always has a few good buys. I use the sit pad, travel pillow and slippers (3.7 ounces) as my camp shoes.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
measurements on 12/28/2012 13:31:07 MST Print View

What are the dimensions of the pad? IKEA's web-site doesn't actually tell you.

Looks like it might be a useful item, and easy to wipe off, too.

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Which Ikea locations carry? on 12/28/2012 16:09:43 MST Print View

Looks just like the Montbell folding sit pad. Nice find, thanks for sharing. Not in our nearby Ikea store. Which stores do you find carry this item?

Nick H
(galway) - MLife
Re: Which Ikea locations carry? on 12/31/2012 08:59:51 MST Print View

I bought mine in Schaumburg, IL. I provided a link to it on IKEA's website and they do have a store inventory search for checking your local store.

I will get dimensions tonight when I get home.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: IKEA Sit Pad on 12/31/2012 09:37:32 MST Print View

or just made-up marketspeak -- like Häagen-Dazs??

WHAT? Häagen-Dazs doesn't translate into "love handles"? or "thunder thighs"?

Nick H
(galway) - MLife
Re: measurements on 12/31/2012 16:11:36 MST Print View

It is about 40cm x 30cm and 1cm thick. Folded up it is about 10x30x4.