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PharmGeek 10-12-2015 04:56 PM

Oh - I have in the mail coming to me my newest - well - sorta "chair" - it's a hammock that I'll be experimenting with for both general airstream use but for various camping use (not to divert my own thread into that)

But it will be a cool addition for some relaxing and napping when air-streaming


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mfrez 11-18-2015 12:10 AM

I have 2 over these for about 5 years and they are awesome! Strong, comfortable with no slouching, and a table included.Amazon.com : Coleman Portable Deck Chair with Side Table : Camping Chairs : Sports & Outdoors
Unless you want a beach specific chair and you are all about style, these are 1/3 the price and don't bend or break.

m.hony 11-18-2015 01:56 PM

The oversize Coleman chairs that fold front to back are comfortable, but big, requiring more room to store-
Too big to go in the trailer-
Must go in the bed of the truck under the tonneau-


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djarrett 11-18-2015 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1687287)
Oh. My. God.

Let me say this - everyone is fine and no damages at all


But


I took the wrong way!! I went up this back road - it was tight but doable - missed apparently a sign not to go that way with a trailer - got to a small bridge near elkmont and it was clearly marked not for trailers etc max 10 tons

Long story short - park ranger came and gave me the go ahead

12 feet wide - near 90 degree turn - I took it as wide as possible and fit with little room to spare

Worst anxiety of my 2 years of towing yet - it was like a bad dream come true

Hard lesson learned - could have been worse


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I took the east entrance (steep one lane dirt road - with two way traffic) during a rain storm with an American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) Jeep Wrangler Unlimited while towing the 2010 Conqueror Commander we owned before the Eddie Bauer AS. It was harrowing and the tranny on the Jeep overheated twice. I can't imagine towing the AS up that East Side (off I-40) entrance!

BoldAdventure 02-05-2016 07:11 PM

We've been mulling over chairs for awhile. We had strong backs for a breif time, then bought the Zero Gravity Chairs. We decided to ditch finally our Zero Gravity Chairs. They were just too big and falling apart after eight months of use while full timing.

We replaced them with the lightweight and compact Big Agnes - Helinox Camp Chair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLhYwH3cnM

They're a bit spendy, but overall they're a great chair. We tried out a set a friend had over New Years which drove our decision. Two weeks in and couldn't be happier. Plus, they are so compact when folded up, they fit in the bin under the dinette.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/boldadventu...amp-chairs.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/boldadventu...camp-chair.jpg

Rocinante 02-05-2016 07:49 PM

Nice pictures, really pleasant video. Glad you like the chairs!

PharmGeek 02-05-2016 07:55 PM

Yes bold - those look fantastic!!

I must say - this style of chair so far has absolutely blown me away

I now use my Helinox one chair on so many trips - in airstream - short backpacking - canoe camping - events - and I love em

Those you have are a bit bigger - I wanna try one!

PharmGeek 02-05-2016 07:59 PM

Oh but now more than a year use of our lafumas and these remain an absolute staple

Roadtech 02-06-2016 08:08 AM

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We replaced them with the lightweight and compact [URL="http://amzn.to/1PYBIwN"
Big Agnes - Helinox Camp Chair[/URL]

BoldAdventure: What's the difference between the Big Agnes -Helinox Camp Chair and the Helinox Sunset Camp Chair which is $10 more?

BoldAdventure 02-06-2016 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadtech (Post 1745743)
BoldAdventure: What's the difference between the Big Agnes -Helinox Camp Chair and the Helinox Sunset Camp Chair which is $10 more?

The Sunset the back comes up behind the head, so you have full neck support. The Camp Chair only comes up to your shoulders, so you can't lean your head back. Otherwise, they are the same shape and size.

Roadtech 02-08-2016 04:19 PM

Well I ordered a Helinox Sunset Camp Chair yesterday. Now I will be able to report on a direct comparison between my Kermits and the Helinox. Does anyone offer the accessory ball feet to put on the legs to keep them from sinking. I saw some for the Chair One but I hear they don't fit the Sunset.

PharmGeek 02-08-2016 05:00 PM

1 year in - I feel that I will never worry about accessory feet - ymmv

I've ised direct on sand in destin (for example) and yes it sinks some but stops and all is well

I recall someone on the web using two length of small electrical conduit as rails for feet - others used like some small tennis balls -

I won't bother with any of it - but give it a go first and see

I'm not aware of any formal accessories made ad sold

One accessory I want to make for mine is an "under quilt"

http://wildernesslogics.com/images/CHAIR%20QUILT.jpg

Keeps the bum toasty - I use a simple down jacket hung beneath to the same effect but I want to make one that fits my chair for colder conditions

Roadtech 02-08-2016 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1746952)
1 year in - I feel that I will never worry about accessory feet - ymmv

Thanks, I will try it without and see how it goes...

Roadtech 02-12-2016 07:29 AM

Ok, here's a comparison between the Kermit chair and the Helinox Sunset chair. This is based on me spending 20 minutes with the Helinox and 3 years with the Kermits, so my opinion may change as I get more experience with the Helinox.

Overall comfort: Helinox wins
Sitting position: Kermit preferred, more upright, ymmv
Ease to get in/out: Same
Price: Same
Time to assemble: Helinox by narrow margin
Size when disassembled in bag: Helinox by narrow margin
Weight: Helinox
Armrests: Kermit, not available from Helinox
Drink holder: Kermit, not available from Helinox
Durability/Longevity: This is where Kermit wins hands down. I don't believe Helinox's shock cord design will hold up compared to the Kermit's simple bullet proof design. The Kermits will last for generations. This has been testified to by owners of Kermits in the motorcycle community that have used them for decades.

So, hard choice. Best option is to own both of them.

PharmGeek 02-12-2016 08:34 AM

Wow!! But price same really?

BoldAdventure 02-12-2016 09:20 AM

I don't think you can compare the durability without actually testing it, sorry that's an unfair assessment you leveled and a bit biased. I also find it hard to believe a wood chair folds down to the same compact size.

Royce 02-12-2016 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by BoldAdventure (Post 1748539)
I don't think you can compare the durability without actually testing it, sorry that's an unfair assessment you leveled and a bit biased. I also find it hard to believe a wood chair folds down to the same compact size.


Have you seen the Kermit packed away? By far the smallest package of any camp chair I have ever owned. :) I wouldn't want to use them for backpacking due to weight but they pack small and are reasonably comfortable.

I cannot speak to the durability of the Helinox but I can repair anything that might befall the Kermit including old age.

BoldAdventure 02-12-2016 12:39 PM

Could you possibly post a picture of the two bags next to each other? I like things that last a long time.

Roadtech 02-12-2016 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1748520)
Wow!! But price same really?

I paid $149 on Amazon for the Helinox Sunset. They are $174 on the Helinox website. The Kermits are $139 plus $40 for the leg extensions on the Kermit website. You can find them for less on ebay sometimes.

Roadtech 02-12-2016 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BoldAdventure (Post 1748539)
I don't think you can compare the durability without actually testing it, sorry that's an unfair assessment you leveled and a bit biased.

I just don't think nylon shock cords will last as long as steel and wood...I may be wrong...


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