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Old 04-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #407
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I have a Lafuma that is very comfortable, and most likely the best made of that style. It was expensive and I have had to repair it twice, in 15 years, broken plastic parts. Parts were available and Lafuma dealer supplied at no cost. I have tried many of the other folding chairs on the market and had mixed results over the last 40 years of buying camp chairs. Never owned a ZipDee but have had a set of knock off ZipDee's that were decent. After 20+ years of occacional use they have finally all been replaced. My only complaint of that style was the bar at the front of the seat was a little uncomfortable on my legs.

I have finally found the camp chair to end all camp chairs, no plastic parts and everything on it is replaceable either from my stock of wood and metal or from the manufacturer. It is easy to setup, packs very small, American made, and is Comfortable!!!

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Old 04-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #408
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The top-of-the-line chair as far as quality would have to be the Zip-Dee chair. We have two chairs that match our original Zip Dee awning exactly, and they are built to last! When you fold the chairs, they feel quality all the way, and have wooden arms, not plastic. They do cost more than most, but the value is in how long you will get to have them.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:46 PM   #409
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Zip Dee chairs may be quality built but they are uncomfortable as far as my back is concerned. Ergonomics has come a long way and it seems that ZD had not kept up.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:52 PM   #410
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The point of this post is to identify the comfortable chairs. Some comfortable chairs have been identified, but I have never sat in one personally. I guess I'm easy to please or don't want to spend any money or store/haul anything else. I am satisfied sitting at a picnic table bench or in my Zip Dee chairs.


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Old 04-16-2015, 02:48 PM   #411
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M.hony - good point

There is no free lunch - buying and packing them is a cost (space, weight, effort).

If what works for you is all you want then that's awesome.



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Old 04-16-2015, 03:29 PM   #412
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I carry two chairs with me. One was a free fold up from a local casino and the other is a gravity chair I got from Bed,Bath and Beyond about 7 years ago. The only other chair I have considered is the Coleman Comfort Chair. Passing a Coleman Outlet store on the way home tomorrow. Going to stop and see if they have any in stock.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:15 PM   #413
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I'll be interested in your report


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Old 04-16-2015, 06:21 PM   #414
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Will do, hopefully they will have them in stock.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:16 PM   #415
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I am short I think just one chair - I want it to fit in the long outer front compartment - someone like that or strongback or eureka I think will


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Old 04-16-2015, 07:33 PM   #416
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Investment in time reading this entire thread has been made.

Many thanks to Pharma and everyone else who contributed.

We have a pair of recliners that came from Camping World a couple of years ago. They're ok, but I have to rest my feet on the end bar, or if not, then the end bar cuts into my ankles. Like you, Pharma, I'm between 6'0 and 6'1". With the next set of recliners, I don't want to deal with that.

All in all, I think I will give first shot at the Lafuma Clipper Mesh in XL as you did. It sounds like a good choice. The padded version appeals as well. My wife and I are so spoiled by the luxurious swivel, rocking, heavily padded recliners that we have in our motorhome that some allowance needs to be made for the lightweight portable models. But that's ok. At this point in our lives, seated comfort while camping is one of the most important pleasures.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:05 PM   #417
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I think the padded Laguna IF you can get in XL will please you

But if not in XL then the future clipper mesh I think is a nice one as well

I was told by a high school friend that she bought a big XL style gravity chair from Amazon that her very tall husband loves - I'll try and post it in here as well


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Old 04-17-2015, 01:23 PM   #418
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She began reading the comments aloud. "I wonder if towing my Airstream would be a white knuckle experience". I was looking over her shoulder and saw the comment was by Elery Curtis. I said, "You know who that is? That's PharmGeek."


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Hahaha - yup - small world


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Old 04-18-2015, 11:34 AM   #420
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Some additions:

At bass pro shops Destin today while wifey naps

This small chair is interesting - comfortable - folds up pretty small - but I think this is a "get what you pay for" - many moving parts rivets - plastic - but for the price and comfort it's nice actually


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But this zg recliner was actually very comfortable - still a tad short for my height (a recurrent small problem with most of these chairs) - it had a different smooth and strong lock mechanism - did not just seem like friction control - something g like a cog wheel or something g in it - it had minor padding - very comfy


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Worth a serious look at a bit lower price point especially considering padding...


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