Any chair that offers a firm seat and back support is acceptable. The old web type did work good, albeit a bit big folded.
The worse is those darn cheap sling chairs. The most uncomfortable way to sit, period.
I have gone through quite a few different chairs over the years, and most were not too bad. Lots of different strengths, from compact size, to light weight
, to ease of use, and of course comfort.
Our latest chair purchase was based on size, as it stores way easier, and is nice to take along on a canoe trip. What we ended up buying were Kermit Chairs
. These chairs are a bit on the pricey side, but if you are a fan of well crafted, quality workmanship, these live up to it. They pack real small (4"x6"x22"), and are very comfortable in use. Their normal height is between a beach chair and a regular chair, and with leg extensions become full height. The optional (though expensive too) drink holders work great, though we do use lightweight aluminum stools as coffee tables most times.
The only real drawback (other than the cost) is that it takes near a minute to set up if packed away. Once set up, it then can be stowed temporarily like any folding chair.
I decided a week before heading out on a 2 1/2 week trip this year that I wanted a couple, and really did not think they would make it to Calgary from Nashville in time. I phoned instead of risking emailing, and got a call back from Tom (the owner) less than an hour later. He was not in the shop, but up at a motorcycle rally
in Montreal, but did call his shipping guy to make sure he processed our order ASAP, and we received the chairs 4 days later, in plenty time for our trip. Now, that is good service.
The Kermit Chair was made popular by motorcycle touring folk, primarily the BMW crowd.
How to unpack a Kermit Chair - YouTube