I have the UL version of the thermarest chair and it's great. It won't accommodate wide pads, but S2S have started making one that will, though it's a bit pricey. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313519191222Had an overnight hill bivy last night and took the thermarest chair (one you put your mat in). Never really used it since buying it a few years ago. Found it quite comfy. Was nice to sit lounge in comfort after pitching the tarp.
Yep, I used a four legged stool previously and only ditched it for my own-made lighter one and can see the advantage of an open centre for female no.1s. As I only use these stools for no.2s, I use a bio-degradable bag because otherwise I'd be leaving a pile on the ground I'd either have to clean up or plan to abandon.I've got a lightweight 4 legged stool with a hole in the seat. Sofar it's fine for nr1s, not tried it for nr2s yet. Hopefully no bag needed.
Mmm, I have, and I have specifically choosen my example shot to be one which is too distant for a phone to manage in "portrait" mode. But even closer portraits still look different with "proper" shallow depth of field, though I agree, phones are steadily catching up.Most phones do a pretty passable shallow dof portrait mode these days. It's obviously nowhere near as good as interchangeable lens, but just thought I'd check you've tried.
Stitch one from a second hand sari off ebay. Colourful and comfortable.I'm just about to buy my 1st luxury item, (when I find the right one)
A fitted sheet/cover for my mat, for summer use, i usually sleep naked in the spring/summer months, it's not usually a drama but last time out with muggy nights I was sticking to the xlite, had to put on a base layer, which in turn just made me hotter and stickier.