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Old 06-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #57
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Yeah - I have a similar tendency to want to lay back
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:55 PM   #58
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I'll 4th or 5th or where ever it might be now on the Coleman chairs with the folding table w/built in cupholder...we tried many and these are the favorites so far by weight and ease of use...
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:30 PM   #59
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We bought two folding Adirondack chairs from LLBean, unfortunately they were "huge, heavy & very uncomfortably". Promptly sent them back immediately & found some very comfortably traditional folding chairs at Target. Fun bright colors, we choose two teal with matching bistro table. Chairs fold very flat & compact, as does the table. Set should serve our purpose for awhile. Also, bought camp mat developed by military- CGear....should do the job keeping dirt our of our new Flying Cloud.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:43 PM   #60
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after 30 years my favorite lawn chair died. the feature i enjoyed most was the fact that it had wood arm rests. it also was higher in the back than most chairs. i'll be out there hunting too.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:18 PM   #61
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We have really enjoyed our Zip Dee chairs, they are comfortable for us.

Our awning ctr support suddenly fell down one day and ripped a hole in one of our chair seats and we were able to order a replacement fabric seat cover from Zip Dee. That's a convenience I haven't noticed is available from other mfctrs, at least on these postings, and it is valuable to me because the ZD chair quality is so good it would be a shame to have to dump a chair for a ripped seat.

I have also found two ZD chairs at thrift stores ($5!) and have been able to replace their seat covers to match our other chairs and because of PO seat damage.

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:56 PM   #62
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Thanks for all the input.

I dont know why I have to wait till mid next week to get the chair shipped from HD. In the meantime, I may swing by camping world and see what they keep stocked.

Ill be over in north georgia (vogel state park) this coming weekend for a 4 day weekend with just my wife...Ill keep an eye out on that drive for some places that have a good selection to look at.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:05 PM   #63
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I personally love the lafuma recliners... Have you sat in one? I used to do the horse show (Reiner) circuit and these chairs are in every horse trailer. We used to nap in them as the 5am call times were brutal. Space, well they aren't so compact but comfort? They rock!
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:07 AM   #64
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As it has been said, everybody's tastes are different, but after reading this whole thread to here I see one major thing that I hope you are keeping in mind. "Other People"

I have several chairs I take camping every time;

1. A couple of the zero gas gravity chairs I picked up at target a decade ago which stay by my trailer and are great for napping and reading.

2. The collapsible folding chairs that I picked up a dozen years at the "Sportsmans warehouse" booth at an outdoors show for seven dollars a piece, and the their replacements.

Since I am mean and don't share the zero gravity chairs nobody but my wife and I use them and they are in great condition.

The seven dollar chairs however end up being drug all over every camp I go to even when I am monitoring them. The plastic feet on them get broken from people tipping back, dragging them astounds versus carrying, and using them I'll incorrectly, which makes me the bad guy again for not letting them try to destroy my stuff, but as soon as it turn my back back.... Embers from camp fires tend to do a number on them even when you are trying to keep them safe.

Moral of the story, take a couple of the $10ish dollar chairs as well. You'll hate to get a fire ember or tipped over chair by someone else on you new chair whatever it may be.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:14 AM   #65
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Alps Mountaineering Camp Chair has worked very well for us, the best built, sturdiest and most comfortable chair that I have found. We have used these for going on 4 years, they go everywhere with us and get a lot of use, and looks like they could last forever.
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I can't stand to have a chair support rod across my back or legs, so I look for a chair design that doesn't have a rod that will contact my back or legs. That's one thing I like about the Kermit Chair design, the support rods are curved so they don't make contact with your back or legs.
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I also have the Coleman chairs with side tables - very happy and a great value. Also - silver!
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:55 AM   #68
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Good point MYater - i have a couple cheap umbrella types that I use now in a pinch but they will no doubt not last more than another year or two - beyond that I would like to get a few replacements that are fairly compact and stout to take abuse

But chair I want now is "my chair"
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Sitting hear in my Zip Dee chair thinking, "I really like this chair. I should buy a couple of those cup holders that attach to the arm."
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...I am just 150 lbs, wife is light as well (I wont risk posting a weigh here).


For future reference, your wife's weight is "ample" and her age is "mature".......
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