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Old 02-06-2017, 01:37 PM   #15
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Thanks to all for your input! All of the chairs you suggested have their own merits. I'm not sure I'd be able to remember how to assemble a Kermit! It looks nice and does have the advantage of getting really small for travel but alas, no cup holder.
Chair pursuit has become a February killing sport for me and I've been to at least eight stores looking at, folding and sitting in (and exiting) all of their offerings. So far, the CGI folding director's chair at Dick's Sporting Goods seems to check the most boxes. The only real drawback is that when folded it is slightly too wide to fit in a storage drawer on my 345. It will however store in the under bed area accessed through the rear side door. I'm thinking that I'll pull the trigger on a pair of those but it's still pretty early in February.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:02 PM   #16
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The Kermits have a drink holder as an add on accessory. Its on their website. You can also get the Kermit in a wider seat version.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:51 PM   #17
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If your knees and back are problematic and you are like me and are always getting out of the chair to "do something" A tall directors chair is best for the aches and pains of getting up and down, but for long term sitting without interruption, if you can get away with it, a zero gravity chair is better.
My favorite chairs for everything "in between" are my Joe Boxer Smiley face chairs, but they dont make them any more. Mine are over 10 years old and they are so different, nobody has walked away with one yet.
These shots are from 2007 when I played videos and hosted bands in front of the "Yelo Sub" I wish I could find chairs of that quality today
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:14 PM   #18
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Second vote for the Strongback Elite. Heavier than the typical quad chair, but your back will thank you, and you'll have to fight other people off- so comfortable!!!
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:05 PM   #19
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We didn't buy them, but the folks at REI (about 6 different employees) who saw us looking at them all swore that these were the best chairs they've ever had:
https://www.rei.com/product/853186/g...e-rocker-chair

We had already bought 2 regular folders and 2 recliner folders from Camping World before we received our trailer, plus we discovered the two ZipDee chairs that came with the new trailer (awesome little chairs mind you) so we didn't go for the rockers, despite really wanting them. When it's time to replace existing chairs, we'll get some of the rockers.

Cons: they're a bit heavy and they need to be on flat ground. Maybe great for outside of your trailer, but possibly not so great if you have to carry them to a campfire area, especially if the ground isn't level.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:08 PM   #20
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Helinox makes some highly compact able chairs. Expensive but nice. Small foldout table also with cup holders we use all the time. Takes 2 minutes to set up and break down once you get used to it.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:17 PM   #21
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Helinox makes some highly compact able chairs. Expensive but nice. Small foldout table also with cup holders we use all the time. Takes 2 minutes to set up and break down once you get used to it.
Agree.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:49 PM   #22
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Tons of good reading in the "Camp Chair Mulling" thread as Hittensteihl noted above: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...ng-120940.html

We love our Kermit chairs, btw.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:15 PM   #23
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Lot's of good choices depending on what you want. I love my Kermit chairs, bought when I was doing moto trips and Kermit still owned the company. I use them more for moto trips and when going light with my car, haven't used with our Airstream travels. The Zip Dees are great for the ease of storage in the sofa carpartment and good for dining, etc. I just wish they were still stainless frames like they use to offer so there would be less rusting concern when hanging out near the ocean. We have one Lefuma, super comfy for lounging but a PITA to cart around, just too big when folded. A couple of bag chairs that go with us for day outings, stay in the back of the truck and can get beat to hell at campfires, by guests, etc.

Guess I have chair obsession. Now if I could just fit a pair of Eames leather louge chairs in the Airstream.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:36 PM   #24
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We ordered some "zero gravity" folding recliners from Target and they were delivered to our house for $59 each. They are the best travel chairs I've ever experienced. Lightweight and if you're not careful...you'll fall asleep in them.

Camper World carries some virtually identical and on sale this month for $49.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:48 PM   #25
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I try the folding chairs EVERYWHERE and the best I've found have been at Home Depot! Mind you, I'm not interested in a $100 chair... Instead I want one that is comfortable (and large enough) but that I don't feel bad about leaving out in the rain.

Funny story: I was in Home Depot early this spring and I was trying chairs (because I always do!) and found some that I was like "wow, these are great!" so I bought two of them. When I got them home, I found that they were identical to the chairs I already owned! At least I know what I like!
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My husband is 6' 4" about 250lbs and has back problems. He has used this chair going on 3 years now. Strong enough for him but light enough for me to collapse and carry. Reasonably priced and comes in solid blue too. http://m.gandermountain.com/modperl/...s.cgi?i=760876
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:52 AM   #27
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these zero gravity chairs are fantastic, the only drawback, they are a bit heavy, a testament to how well they are built...The drink holders (hold your cellphone as well) snap on really easy, genius design...
the price listed below is for a pair, I did not have to pay for shipping

https://www.amazon.com/Odaof-Adjusta...r+Lounge+Chair
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Aluminum folding chair.

These are 190 each. But extremely durable. We transport them in our shower.

We also use them for our home patio set to justify the price.

http://www.kettlerusa.com/patio-furn...4302?fullSite=
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