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Old 06-05-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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Lounge Chairs

We have LaFuma 0 gravity chairs, comfortable yes, but not at all convenient. They are too heavy and too bulky to take along, even with the 8' truck bed, so they stay home.

Looking for an alternative, something that works out well when traveling. Doesn't need to be zero gravity.

I currently take a pair of Kermit chairs.
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:27 PM   #2
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We have LaFuma 0 gravity chairs, comfortable yes, but not at all convenient. They are too heavy and too bulky to take along, even with the 8' truck bed, so they stay home.

Looking for an alternative, something that works out well when traveling. Doesn't need to be zero gravity.

I currently take a pair of Kermit chairs.
I know my wife would love one. We too have the LaFuma (was my parents), great chair, but no way something that huge and heavy is coming with us. If there was something that was a light, and easily stowable alternative, I would be considering it too. I will not have a chair laying loose while travelling, as it is just too inconvenient when not getting deployed when stopped.

Loving our Kermit chairs after 5 years now. They are holding up great, and the festival size without the feet have come in handy a lot. I know a couple others who bought them due to having tender backs and appreciate the firm seat.
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I know my wife would love one. We too have the LaFuma (was my parents), great chair, but no way something that huge and heavy is coming with us. If there was something that was a light, and easily stowable alternative, I would be considering it too. I will not have a chair laying loose while travelling, as it is just too inconvenient when not getting deployed when stopped.

Loving our Kermit chairs after 5 years now. They are holding up great, and the festival size without the feet have come in handy a lot. I know a couple others who bought them due to having tender backs and appreciate the firm seat.
The Kermits worked out very well for us last winter, I really like them being so compact. Worth the time it takes to assemble them, for short moves I left them assembled.

Now if only we could get Kermit to build a break down lounge chair.
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Boy, it is going to take a lot to beat a LaFuma. They are sooooo . . . comfortable. On trips with chance of lounging I always find a way to pack them. Frequent stops, lots of quick overnights and they stay home.
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I have a zero gravity recliner, not a Lafuma but just as comfy (don't tell me otherwise!) and it's worth the space and weight. But I would take something lighter and smaller if it were just as comfy. Has to let me put my feet up, though.
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Boy, it is going to take a lot to beat a LaFuma. They are sooooo . . . comfortable. On trips with chance of lounging I always find a way to pack them. Frequent stops, lots of quick overnights and they stay home.
I'm the exact same way. I'll leave extra socks at home if I need space for my LaFuma. But no it doesn't always go. Short time trips it stays home. But, I'll be out for 3 weeks in July and you can bet it's going along!
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I take my recliner, and I take my other chair, too, when I'm camping with a group. The other chair can stay at the group site while I enjoy the recliner at my site. But there is only one of me (though sometimes I share the recliner).
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My zero gravity chair is like my Amex card, I don't leave home without it.

Yup, it's heavy and takes up a lot of space but when I want to kick back and really relax, nothing else comes close.

I keep looking and hoping to find one in aluminum but I've never found one. So until then, the clunker is it.

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I had one of those aluminum folding chairs with the webbing for 18 years. Cost me $1.99. But the frame broke several years back and I haven't been able to find a decent replacement since.

The Kermit looks great but how do they last? Especially the fabric? The camp chairs they sell nowadays are mostly junk. Hate to waste money on them.
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The Kermit looks great but how do they last? Especially the fabric? The camp chairs they sell nowadays are mostly junk. Hate to waste money on them.
For us, and others I know that use them, most everything about them is great; awesome support, quality build, stows in a small package, and looks great. The only down side is they are costly. I just checked, and I got ours just over 5 years ago, have used them hordes, and they are still in great condition.
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