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Old 03-14-2015, 09:26 PM   #29
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You've got the right idea Hazel. There's no perfect chair for all. Each of us need to decide seating that works best of us and our camping situation. I love my Lafuma, but don't typically take it along when going to a gathering (heavy). And, I've had back surgery. Lots of chairs that are comfortable for about 5 minutes... YMMV... and then I'm back to my old fashioned web chair. Works for me!
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:53 AM   #30
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I bought and returned the Strongback Elite, is that the model you folks use? I'm 6'2" and found my feet just barely touch the ground, lifted too high in the front of the seat.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:12 AM   #31
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Padlin, when you come over for us to show you how to put up that Northern Breeze, you can try out our Ming's Mark chairs that we use in ours. We bought them after trying one out that another camper was using.
Edit; and I have a bad back and find it very comfortable. I'm just about 6'
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:20 PM   #32
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Dropped them a note to see if they are still in production, don't show up on their web site.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #33
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I like the old fashioned aluminum frame web chairs. Lightweight to carry from campfire to campfire. A paper towel drys them off if dew or rains hits them. I've had back surgery. Some of the fabric/canvas chairs are comfortable for about 2 minutes... then, oh my aching back.

My very favorite though is the Lafuma!

Yea and you can get cheap kits to re-web them. All you need are scissors & a screw driver.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:39 PM   #34
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Padlin - I assume my Strongback chair is the Zen model. I make that assumption because it was the cheapest one! ;-). I am 5'3" and it fits me quite nicely - hubby is 6' and uses the same model quite comfortably.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:00 AM   #35
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Thanks Hazel, thought that might be the case.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:26 AM   #36
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We picked up a pair of the Picnic Time reclining/folding camp chairs and are happy with them.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:21 PM   #37
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Padlin, when you come over for us to show you how to put up that Northern Breeze, you can try out our Ming's Mark chairs that we use in ours. We bought them after trying one out that another camper was using.
Edit; and I have a bad back and find it very comfortable. I'm just about 6'
Bob, they have been discontinued.
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Bob, they have been discontinued.
Still available from Amazon in Burgundy color. Cheaper in green from another company I found online. Prices range from low $80 to mid $90
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:16 PM   #39
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I found the strongback chairs relieved pressure on my lower back, as in could feel the change in my back and in the pressure coming off of nerve running down between hip and knee.

I really can't use any bag chair that places my knees higher than my hips except the strongback ones. Something about the angles and the lumbar support just works for me.

We have Costco director chairs with flip up side table with legs that are tall enough that they allow my knees to be below my hips, and I'm a little over 6 ft. Also a zero gravity chair. The two director and zero gravity chairs go with us but they alone take up the whole bed and there is really no place else to store them for travel. Heavy also but that does (at least to some extent) mean heavy duty. I'm north of 200# and I'm pretty sure Cheryl won't give me hers if I break mine.....

This summer at least one of the chairs (if not two) will be replaced with a strongback. Even being longer they will pack better than what we took last year.

Oh and I also have some of the steel web seat folding chairs, my parents wove the seats from decorative rope in designs. I only use them at home now that my parents have passed. Not willing to risk them in a campground.
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Which model Strongback do you have?
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Which model Strongback do you have?
If that was for me... I tried out Bob's chairs at a rally. Now I'm getting at least one for me. He has the larger size.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:23 AM   #42
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Do you guys find the strongback cuts into your legs with the cross bracing? I've always been told to avoid the cross bracing chairs, but these do look nice! Thanks!
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