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Old 12-12-2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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Camp Chairs

We just made the comfortable leap from camping in small tents to an Escape 19. Now we need a couple of good camp chairs. Do you have a favorite?

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:52 PM   #2
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If you need to put them into the Escape to transport you will want to make sure they fit in the only hatch available. Recommendations should also come with how the people transport them if that is important to you.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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I have a couple Helinox sunsets. Super comfy and easy to take with if you leave for the day. Fold up real tiny and light. Little pricey though.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:12 PM   #4
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i've had a lot of different ones. best collapsable into a bag chair is rei mesh. but my true favorite is this one-- has to go in the car. super comfy and rocks. available in 6 colors.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:09 AM   #5
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Here is mine. Very comfy, and warm in the back when colder.
Transport in the car, as it is too big to fit through the hatch.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:28 AM   #6
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I've found the most comfortable camp chairs are bulky and heavy. Everything else is a compromise. Mine travel on the bed ( rear dinette ) in the 17B.
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:25 AM   #7
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That rocker looks fabulous. We've always had the gravity style chairs, great for taking naps outside. But that rocker sure does look intriguing.
Can't wait for other suggestions here, because we're actually in the market for replacements due to our current ones falling apart at the seams.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:47 AM   #8
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We carry a Cabela's Moon chair for Deb but it is bulky, gets used when it's cool - cold out, it rides in the bed of the truck unless it's going to rain, then it's in the trailer on the floor. For the most part a pair of Kermits (thanks Jim) works well. They both disassemble and pack to ride in the storage hatch next to the entry door in our 5.0TA. Downside is they take a minute to assemble, less when you get used to them. We use the leg extensions and I have the fat boy chair. These are made for motorcycles, they pack down pretty good.

I have started leaving them assembled if we are just traveling short distances during a trip and it's not going to rain. They fold up like normal folding chairs. With the long bed truck, storage for such is not an issue. They do work great for long trips.

Tried zero gravity chairs, way too bulky and heavy for me to mess with. But they are more comfortable. If I were just heading to the beach for a couple weeks and not moving every few days, I'd consider taking them along.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:05 AM   #9
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I'm in the commercial furniture industry and I'm always amazed of how many chair options there are. sometimes very little difference other then who made it. One reason for this though is what might be comfortable to me might not fit you correctly. Most important thing in a commercial chair is depth of the seat so why I always recommend if you are buying a chair to fit lots of different people a seat slide option is a must. Men's height tends to be from the waist up and woman from the waist down. That beings said you really don't want a chair to deep, in a commercial chair ideal depth is if you are sitting in the chair the way you would sit you want your fist to just fit between the front edge of your chair and back of your knee, best ergonomic position for circulation.
We needed better camping chairs about 8 years ago and I searched best camping chair and we ended up with the #2 rated, Eureka that just happened to be on sale at REI I think at the time. We still have them and like them, easy to transport.
I will add though one of our friends got one of those rocker chairs and Patty really liked it when she tried it so Santa Claus is bringing her one for Christmas.

My suggestion is try out some chairs and pick the one most comfortable for you.

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Old 12-13-2018, 08:13 AM   #10
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For the past 7+ years we have been sitting in Lafuma Low Elips Camping Armchairs, lower to the ground, great lumbar support, reclining, and quality built. If/when they fall apart we'll purchase them again.

We quickly wipe them and store on our bed.



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