This camp chair satisfies all the criterion I look for in outdoor equipment. It's very comfortable and allows one to rock back in the chair. True you have to sorta balance with your feet, but the tradeoff in weight and portability is worth it. We take this chair car camping as well as to outdoor festivals. Easy to always keep a pair packed and tucked under the trunk floorboard, ready for whenever we want to break out an easy chair and sit on the lawn or marina somewhere. We like it so much, we have a pair in each vehicle and sent chairs out to my family members as well. Despite being the best engineered, most portable, compact comfortable camp chair I've ever seen, it's a tad too much for backpacking; I've got a Montbell folding pad for that.
"Great light weight chair if you can justify the price"
I took this out the first time on a 3 day hike. It packs up small, weighs next to nothing and is comfortable to sit in once you figure out how to sit in it. The best part is that while everyone else was sitting in the dirt, I had a nice chair to relax in.
"Expensive amusement for your friends. Don't buy."
This chair works on a flat, rigid surface, for an occupant under 4 feet tall, who is prepared to sit motionless. For the real world, not so much. It is too low. On any kind of slope, it twists. Any sudden motion and your hand hits the dirt to keep you from falling over, along with dinner. Reaching for something? Good luck. When your companions find out how this works, they will hand you stuff… keeping it just out of reach. You reach farther and farther until… Plop! Hilarity ensues.After 3 nights, even that poor functionality failed. The uprights are each a metal tube with a smaller tube inside that fits into the feet; this keeps it together. The smaller tube of one of the uprights slid into the upright, then the chair would come apart (Plop! Hahaha!!). It could be fixed the first couple of times by pulling out the small tube, then finally it sank too deep and the chair was completely unusable. Everyone was sad… my team had to find someone else to laugh at.Don’t buy.
I bought this chair to take on a backpacking trip and for scout campouts. My two boys love it so much that I never get to sit in it. So I just bought both of them one for their birthdays and maybe dad can get his chair back. It is without a doubt the most comfortable chair I own.
This chair weighs about the same as 18 ounces of water! I love this chair. I live at the beach, and have used it almost every day all summer for about 4 years. Most people lug their heavy, bulky chairs down the beach, but I tuck this little chair in my backpack, walk way down the beach to a quiet spot, and set up like magic. It sinks a bit into the sand, making an even more stable seat. Find a big rock, slip it into the bag, and lace the bag into the chair during set-up. This keeps the chair from flying away in the breeze. Slide a sarong over your lap so you don't feel like people are looking up your skirt. Don't even try to sit facing a downward slope, or you will take a tumble. I wouldn't trade it for any other chair!
if you have a butt and you love it get this. some of those compactable chairs make your rear feel unloved after an hour and after hiking all day thats the last thing you want to do. other than you do want to have stable ground to set this up at it great.
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