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Old 03-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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For me, nothing else compares in comfort to the zero gravity style lounger, like this one at Walmart:
Walmart.com: Mainstays Bungee Lounger, Choice of Color: Patio Furniture & Decor
I enjoy sitting in a reclined position. And so what if these weigh more? If there's room to store them, the trailer or tug will do all the work until you pull them out and use them. I've sat in plenty of other portable chairs and none of them inspire me to sit for any length of time. But I can spend hours in one of these reclining beauties.
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Hmmm. they look nice and they do fold into a compact package. It's something I will look at once my current ones give up the ghost.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #17
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Just to throw another idea into the mix - I have a couple of these from Kelsyus. The built in canopy/case is handy if you don't have an awning or it is too windy to open one...
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #18
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For me, nothing else compares in comfort to the zero gravity style lounger, like this one at Walmart:
Walmart.com: Mainstays Bungee Lounger, Choice of Color: Patio Furniture & Decor
I enjoy sitting in a reclined position. And so what if these weigh more? If there's room to store them, the trailer or tug will do all the work until you pull them out and use them. I've sat in plenty of other portable chairs and none of them inspire me to sit for any length of time. But I can spend hours in one of these reclining beauties.
A variety of "zero gravity chair", Heavy and unwieldy but I love them! Perfect for a nap, reading a book or just doing nothing at all. Not very good to sit at at a table but for a nap....
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #19
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We also have two Kelsyus chairs. My wife puts a cushion in hers. Makes it better for her back.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #20
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we had a couple old aluminium web chairs that the webing had died on. so we wove new seats and backs with macramae cord and they are soft comfy and durable,,,so i trash picked a few more frames and redid them too.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #21
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mike--we tried those zero-gravity chairs but found the foot bar gets in the way of me getting out of the darn thing...guess my legs are too short. i found it awkward. and our neighbour, who is 6'2, finds it isn't long enough and the bar presses uncomfortably behind is ankle. if you're between 5'3 and under 6'2, then perhaps they are perfect!! IMHO
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #22
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Interesting thread, I see there are no two people really endorse the same chair. I find all of them put pressure on the back of my leg and get uncomfortable quick. And I need a new chair so I have not really found the answer yet??
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Interesting thread, I see there are no two people really endorse the same chair. I find all of them put pressure on the back of my leg and get uncomfortable quick. And I need a new chair so I have not really found the answer yet??
personaly i have just bought a hand made cotton woven hammock that i intend to spend much of the summer in. i have grand children,,,,let them bring me lemonade!
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #24
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It seems that we have had every kind of chair over the years.
More than comfort, it is important how you plan to use the chair.
Sure...I know you're gonna sit on 'em right?
But your also gonna tote 'em.
So when packing your gear the chairs need to find a place to fit in....
When director's type chairs(without tables) are folded. they form a square with an open center which is perfect for fitting around the base of a typical plastic tub. they take up almost no space at all when packing.
Umbrella chairs are more like "stuffers" and may fit in that wasted space when packing.

When you are at the campgrounds other factors count...
straight chair legs tend to sink into soft ground and can even tip over as a result, the ones with the base formed by a loop are more stable.
Umbrella chairs can be hard for older folks to get out of.
If you are a ScampCamp or gathering goer, then you probably need to forego heavy comfortable chairs in favor of something easy to carry to the potluck or the campfire(that's where those built-in side tables come in handy.)
If you have room, maybe an umbrella type stool to carry around the campground and something more comfy and heavy to leave at your site.
There are a lot of great choices from those old style woven ultra-lights to something more akin to a Barcalounger. Each one is perfect to fit someone's style!
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #25
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #26
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I think part of the chair decision relates to the type of travel you do. We're long rang travelers and have one rule. We don't want anything that rides in the trailer, we don't want to move anything out of the trailer when we stop for the night.

We want something light that will sit well on a beach, in a wooded area or on a patio. It needs to be easy to carry, generally that means light. We don't want cloth because you have to put it away at night.
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Some great points to ponder, floyd.

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #28
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Coleman Cooler Quad Chair.
Amazon.com: Cooler Quad Chair: Sports & Outdoors
I picked up one of these at the Ace Hardware in Bandon a few years back and got another one from Amazon.
Very light & the padded back adds a lot of warmth which is usually more important to us than ventilation - has a little soft-side cooler in one arm and magazine pocket.
Tashi likes the cup holder...
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