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rodsterinfl 06-23-2014 03:07 PM

By the way, here is a review of camp chairs. It may lead someone to a good choice. Note that the top pick is a $37 chair! Hey looking over ratings is fun.

Camping Chair Reviews - OutdoorGearLab

If you get a chance, check out their dream camping gear list. For some of the items they have some really good considerations. Some of the reviews have limited product comparisons but nonetheless they offer some direction.

murreywalker 06-23-2014 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by rodsterinfl (Post 1473232)
By the way, here is a review of camp chairs. It may lead someone to a good choice. Note that the top pick is a $37 chair! Hey looking over ratings is fun.

Camping Chair Reviews - OutdoorGearLab

If you get a chance, check out their dream camping gear list. For some of the items they have some really good considerations. Some of the reviews have limited product comparisons but nonetheless they offer some direction.

I would say if you're in the market for a lightweight chair and space is at a premium, these would fit the bill quite nicely, but grabbing a leisurely nap might be a challenge in a couple of those picks. :-)

That said, the wife and I are sold on LaFuma's Zero Gravity line. We bought the protective carrying cases and place them on the bed when we move or store the trailer.

We've enjoyed them for five years, and replacing the elastic cording is the only maintenance we've needed to do.

PharmGeek 06-23-2014 04:29 PM

The reclining eureka variety could potentially be nap material with a foot rest

I almost bought the lafuma (and still may do so if my movie test to tonight goes badly) but got to thinking about the funds I wanna save for a generator and decided to try this out first and see what I think

TinShack 06-23-2014 04:48 PM

I had two Eureka zero gravity chairs and the both fell apart. They were comfortable enough but were very heavy and it was a constant battle to keep the nuts and bolts holding the chairs together in place. Finally got rid of them after 2 years of messing with them. We bought two other zero gravity chair imitations..can't remember the brand, I think Walmart or Target..that didn't hold up either. We bit the bullet and bought the genuine Lafuma ZG's and have had no problems...and they are much lighter. I would go with the mesh fabric if you get them, it holds up really well and provides breath-ability to your back and butt for those hot and humid days. For cooler nights, you can always put a blanket on it.

Englishgirl 06-23-2014 05:21 PM

I have a zero gravity chair from Canadian Tire it's extremely comfy and it has a fold out padded foot rest that extends the length of it on the foot rest. It is comfortable with the extension in or out. I. 5'10 by the way..but with the extension it would be just as comfy for someone over 6 ft.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/fo...l#.U6inutq9KK0


Now not sure if this is a model made for Canadian Tire but cannot imagine you wouldn't find it south of the border.


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PharmGeek 06-23-2014 05:53 PM

There is much variety in build quality among the non lafuma off brands

I doubt all are terrible and incapable of 5+ years of use for a 150 lb person and some report such successful use

If this chair proves comfortable I may roll the dice - if it wears
Out prematurely or breaks then I'm off to lafuma perhaps

I think it makes sense to go with the reputable company up front - something to mull about - worst case a 70 dollar failed experiment

Rollster 06-23-2014 06:55 PM

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This is a very comfortable chair that we purchased from Gander Mountain. It has three adjustable reclining positions, a zippered pocket at the head for storing the case (which doubles as a pillow), and is nice and wide with a cupholder. It's no longer in our local store, but might be available online.
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This second chair is from Camping World and is a rocker with mesh seat and bottom. It doesn't need to be on level ground to rock - it uses a piston type devise to get the rocking motion.

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m.hony 06-23-2014 09:28 PM

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If I like - ill pocket the difference and stash away for our first honda 2000 generator :)


We will also be getting a Honda generator. I need that tonneau real bad to hide the generator under.


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m.hony 06-23-2014 09:30 PM

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Ain't nobody else got a $15 L. L. Bean back pack with Astro Dan on it!
Purchased in Maine and everything!


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m.hony 06-23-2014 09:32 PM

I was tempted to try the $45 zero gravity chairs at Walmart-
Need that tonneau cover real bad-


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alumawife 06-23-2014 11:30 PM

Have you looked into the Kermit Chair Company? Looks like a great product and I hope I get one for my birthday later this week.

Airrogant 06-24-2014 02:03 AM

Astro Dan just called from the future, and he wants his bag back!

m.hony 06-24-2014 06:56 AM

I'll swap Astro Dan his bag for a zero gravity chair!


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rodsterinfl 06-24-2014 07:39 AM

Look inside a REAL "zero gravity" chair.

PharmGeek 06-24-2014 05:35 PM

Target variety was too short for me and dug into back of my ankles

Otherwise pretty comfortable

I think the friction locks are a weak point - they are not very strong and after fiddling with them it was very easy to overwhelm then with a bit of movement - and I think they could break over time -

But - I am going to give another shot for the target variety tonight and try something for the feet area - bit I think I'll return - I think I want it to fit my legs or at least where show heels contact and not back of ankles

PharmGeek 06-24-2014 09:51 PM

Camp Chair Mulling
 
Lafuma clipper in black ordered one for my wife to try and an XL of the same one for me to try - backcountry online folks were helpful and knocked off a seemingly decent amount off their listed price and told me they will accept the return if we don't like

If we like it's my bday Father's Day gift

Ships in a day or two

It's the futura clipper model - only one in XL

PharmGeek 06-24-2014 09:54 PM

No bungee string things - if anyone has had experience with this design - that would be helpful

mefly2 06-25-2014 10:30 AM

Kermit chairs are tops!

urnmor 06-25-2014 10:41 AM

Did you also purchase the legs for the Kermit chair

Roadtech 06-25-2014 02:34 PM

We have 2 Kermit chairs with leg extensions and cup holders. We also have the Kermit table. We love them. They now have wider versions.


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