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Old 03-07-2010, 10:57 AM
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Default Can you help me pick "The Best" camp chair

So, I have a set of those zero gravity chairs that I got at Bass Pro for a song on one of their sales. They are AWESOME, however they take up way too much room, even with the trailer.

So I am on the hunt for a comfortable, durable, camp chair that won't break after a season or two. I would like the kind that folds down into a tube shape only. I am not looking for a flat folding kind. I don't need all the bells and whistles of foot rests, and head shades... just a good, high quality, rugged, comfortable chair with arm rests.

What say you!?

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:02 AM
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When I can afford them, I am going to pick up a couple of these:

http://www.kermitchair.com/

I would rather spend the coin on something quality rather than cheap made in China throw-away junk.

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http://www.snowpeak.com/lux/living/chair/index.html

Dn't know much about these chairs but the company seems to have the rest of their gear figured out.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:28 AM
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When I can afford them, I am going to pick up a couple of these:

http://www.kermitchair.com/

I would rather spend the coin on something quality rather than cheap made in China throw-away junk.

Man, those look nice, but ~$150ish to complete them... I could build another trailer for that

Nice concept, they look uber nice!
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:32 AM
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Man, those look nice, but ~$150ish to complete them... I could build another trailer for that

Nice concept, they look uber nice!
Well, you did say "The Best" in your thread title.

You get what you pay for, and they're made in the USA. One chair that costs $150 that will last a lifetime, vs a $30 chair that you'll be throwing away and replacing every few years.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:34 AM
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Anyone heard of these? Alps Mountaineering: Big C.A.T. they are steel framed, and claim to hold 500lbs! (no jokes! ) Though I have a fear of dropping my "husky" butt through a cheap-o chair... it hasn't happened yet (knock on wood).

These run around $40 bucks...
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ALPS Mountaineering has comfortable chairs
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I have a set of the ALPs chairs. But I left them out on my deck last summer and the UV damage has pretty much killed them. They are OK. Better than the average fold up of its type. Overland Journal had a chair write up last year. Kermit Chair got the editors choice. www.kermitchair.com
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I've had both good and bad experiences with Alps Mountaineering stuff (in general). Whatever you choose, make sure it has a beer holder. Every time I sit in my chairs without a drink holder, I get pissed!!!

I'll be watching this thread as I need a new set as well. Since Cary camps with me often, I've actually been considering one of those two-seater dealios!!!
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I always buy these high-end lightweight space age chairs, then find that my friends who bought a $17 chair at Sports Authority have chairs that are way more comfortable. Go sit in them and look for something with a wide seat that doesn't pinch your legs.
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