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Old 02-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #256
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Anybody tried one of these? $49.50 and the REI dividend.


http://www.rei.com/product/765270
Weight-5 lbs. 9 oz.
Material-Polyester/nylon mesh
Construction-Steel/aluminum
Folded dimensions-8 x 28 inches
Unfolded dimensions-25 x 23 x 22 inches
Capacity-250 pounds
I have one of these and am 6'2", 220#. The way it is close to the ground and leans back I can stretch my legs like on my LazyBoy. The reclining position is what makes it hard to get up and out of. I have used it for 3 years. I find the reclining, low to ground seating postition more comfortable than any full size folding chair I have sat in.

I just bought an REI Flex Lite with similar seating position but no arms. It is also comfortable, but so far only tried in store and in living room. Cinch sack it fits in is only 4" diameter and 13" long so a fraction of the space needed to carry. More upright seating is easier to get out of.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #257
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who carries a thermarest anymore? they pack the size of a large tent, I was happy to finaly give mine away..

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:57 AM   #258
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who carries a thermarest anymore? they pack the size of a large tent, I was happy to finaly give mine away..
They have about thirty models that vary from tiny to gargantuan. Which are you talking about?

If your comment is that you don't need any pad to be comfortable, good for you, but some of us are in a different stage of our camping careers where you pack whatever you have to to get a good night's sleep.

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:27 AM   #259
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who carries a thermarest anymore? they pack the size of a large tent, I was happy to finaly give mine away..
Well, me obviously .

Actually mine isn't a thermarest, it's one of the clones, but the chair kit still fits. Works well and overall, even though the sleeping mat is bulky, compared to the bulk of a chair as well ?, overall it doesn't take much room.

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #260
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I have the Neo Air. Packs small and works great!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #261
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REI Flex Lite Chair

Just received it and it is AWESOME!




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Old 02-15-2013, 12:24 AM   #262
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found a cheapy and a goody at a big camping shop sort of near me, only $12
(i'd be buggered finding it online, as it doesn't have a brand or anything)

steel frame, you pull the base together and it locks, making straps on the side taught
and amazingly only 680 grams









damn comfortable for how small it is
I have one of those too.....great and compact...slips nicely down the inside of the pannier....very handy .....





















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Old 02-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #263
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Just received it and it is AWESOME!




I got one of these for Christmas and agree it is great
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #264
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Just received it and it is AWESOME!

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How long does this take to assemble? Looks like something from Ikea.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #265
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How long does this take to assemble? Looks like something from Ikea.
The frame is completely linked together internaly with elastic cord like modern tent poles are. It takes roughly 7-10 seconds to assemble and about the same amount of time to install the seat surface.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:15 AM   #266
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The frame is completely linked together internaly with elastic cord like modern tent poles are. It takes roughly 7-10 seconds to assemble and about the same amount of time to install the seat surface.
I still have my doubts about it's ability to hold 300Lb (I think that's what it's rated to right ?) but as it's REI it may be worth a punt as they have a fantastic return policy...
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #267
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I still have my doubts about it's ability to hold 300Lb (I think that's what it's rated to right ?) but as it's REI it may be worth a punt as they have a fantastic return policy...
Give the unassembled frame a shake, and it's 75% assembled. No prob. I find it harder to stretch the fabric to get the frame ends seated in their pockets, but still less than 30 seconds.

I weigh 210, and find myself unworried about sitting/twisting/etc in this chair. Biggest issue is the legs digging into the dirt.

Size/fit wise, it is just a bit small. I am XL torso, 5'9". I find that the back frame ends and my shoulders interfere a bit - just noticeable, not too bad. I'm interested in an Alite Mantis since it has a larger seating area - but more $$ and lower seat ht by 5".
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #268
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Give the unassembled frame a shake, and it's 75% assembled. No prob. I find it harder to stretch the fabric to get the frame ends seated in their pockets, but still less than 30 seconds.

I weigh 210, and find myself unworried about sitting/twisting/etc in this chair. Biggest issue is the legs digging into the dirt.

Size/fit wise, it is just a bit small. I am XL torso, 5'9". I find that the back frame ends and my shoulders interfere a bit - just noticeable, not too bad. I'm interested in an Alite Mantis since it has a larger seating area - but more $$ and lower seat ht by 5".
I went with the Mantis for the higher back. A little harder in and out but no shoulder issue.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:03 AM   #269
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I have that REI chair from a few posts back. It's awesome, and very comfy. I could see it being weak if you're a really big guy (over 250 lbs), but for anybody smaller, it should be about perfect.

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #270
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The REI Flexlite is rated at 250 lbs. I weigh 170. If you are a heavy guy with a extra wide build I can see where it might be a little tight
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