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Old 04-09-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Light AND Comfortable Chairs?

I'm making my list of things we need for our trailer. I already have most items from our popup but would like to replace our camping chairs. We have the traditional folding fabric style. The ones you have to pry yourself out of b/c your bum sinks so low and cuts off circulation to the legs and feet due to pressure on the back of the thighs.
I was wondering if anybody has found a comfortable yet still lightweight folding camp chair?
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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I know what you mean about the umbrella style chairs. They're really easy to haul, and light, but extremely uncomfortable after awhile.
We purchased metal directors' style chairs at Aldi's, during a couple of their special purchase sales. They're great: lightweight, slightly padded seat, a flip-up table for drinks. padded armrest, side pockets for pens, sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. Downside: they take up more space to haul, but not as much space as our loungers.
My friend got a similar chair at Kmart. I've seen them (for a much higher price) at the sporting goods stores, and once in awhile at Sam's Club for a good price.
Try them out, though, before purchasing. They all seem to be different seating heights. I have a shorter one for my short legs, my husband's is taller.
We've had two shorter ones for two years, and look like new. The taller ones, purchased last year, are very sturdy also, and expect good wear from them, also.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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I agree with Sherry, I have one like this which is very light. It is slightly bulky but not bad compared to the more comfortable recliners (I might pack one of those for a long stay in one place.) The tray is great. It is much more comfortable than the umbrella style and has lasted longer.
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I know you said "light", but I'll mention this because I just got one and I'm lovin' it. Google "zero gravity chair". Like this one: Caravan Canopy - Infinity Zero Gravity Chair - Beige - Outdoor Recliners - Camping World
It supports the legs and will recline as little or as much as you want, and locks into place with a lever on each side if you want it to stay in the position you've set. I got mine at Kohl's but they are on Amazon and many other places. Feels like it might weigh about 20 lbs but I would rather give up a little lightweightness for more comfort. Unless the extra weight will put you over some limit, you won't regret one of these.
[edit: mine weighs 18 lbs, compared to my old simpler folding lawn chair at 6 lbs.]
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Something to consider is how the chair legs rest on the ground. Unless you always sit on a paved pad, the legs with long bars on the ground (like the ones shown above), are less prone to sink into the soil than the "peg legs." We bought the directors chairs from Sams and have been very happy with them, although they aren't exceptionally light or compact.
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I guess I'll wait to get the actual weight of our trailer to decide how much chair weight we can carry, lol. Those all look nice though! Have to do something for sure, cant take those umbrella chairs any longer.
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I was wondering if anybody has found a comfortable yet still lightweight folding camp chair?
IMHO there is comfortable, OR there is lightweight... but not both.
My fat a** needs a substantial seat, and since I lift weights for a living (really!) I decided to use the most comfortable chairs that I already have.

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IMHO there is comfortable, OR there is lightweight... but not both.
My fat a** needs a substantial seat, and since I lift weights for a living (really!) I decided to use the most comfortable chairs that I already have.

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Those small blocks of wood and rods keep them from tipping back???? They dont look heavy enough to ground the chair base. I've never removed my 2nd row Toyota Seats, will have to see how they work.
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Those small blocks of wood and rods keep them from tipping back?
The lever under the front of the seat which allows it to slide forward or backward in the van (to adjust legroom) are still fully functional on my bases. When I want to recline I can shift the seat forward first which re-centers the base under the reclined seat, preventing them from tipping back. See post #13 in my link.
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Ahhhhhhhhhh, that's what that meant, ok. So the center of gravity stays where it should, lol.
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We have always used our beach chairs. Very lite and low to the ground so you can stretch your legs out.

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I was wondering if anybody has found a comfortable yet still lightweight folding camp chair?
Here are the ones we found at Costco which are quite light and comfortable, and relatively inexpensive.

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Brian, those look like the style we have and it cuts the circulation off to my legs and feet. I think there is too much pressure on the back of the thighs as it always leaves. Maybe it's b/c I'm short (5 ft) and my toes barely reach the ground.
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