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Old 03-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #91
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i love to get drunk in my wallmart chair and dream of the day i get a kermit chair
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:59 PM   #92
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i love to get drunk in my wallmart chair and dream of the day i get a kermit chair
If I were you I'd dream of better things

Your wallyworld chair is probably 10 times more comfy!
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:52 PM   #93
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If I were you I'd dream of better things

Your wallyworld chair is probably 10 times more comfy!
i dream of being faster and younger to
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:44 PM   #94
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Backpack Chair

Had a GCI sling, couldn't get my big ass out of it and no armrests/beer holder

Have on of these now......very comfy and easy to stow.

http://www.everywherechair.com/kel-event.html

My $.02
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:11 AM   #95
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Have you got a picture of that chair packed?
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:39 AM   #96
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Learn to sit on your arse without a chair.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #97
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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
Answered my own question when I found one of these at my local REI and tried it out in the store. WAAAAAAYYYYYY low. I mean real low. Not much better than sitting on the ground except it does have a back to it which, for me, is the whole reason to carry something other than a seat pad. But this one would certainly be packable but not as small as the Kermit. I think that has done it for me. Kermit it will be. And another feature of the Kermit are the leg extenders for the weak kneed bastids like me who don't want to sit on the ground. Which makes it more expensive, yes, but what the hell, it is my comfort we're talking about here.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:06 PM   #98
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I have carried one of these around for many trips:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8571913

For $8 we could have an ADV Rider "Hidden Camp Chair" geocache list.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:57 AM   #99
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bumping an old thread....

So has the group found any new options?

I'd like a dual-purpose backpacking and motorcycle camping chair, so light-weight & smaller pack-down size is important.

In the light-weight + comfort arena the Crazy Creek Cradle Lounger (which may be discontinued??) and the Sling-light
http://www.slinglight.com/instructions.htm
Seem to be winners - providing very close to a "full chair" experience with weight of only a bit over 1lb, alas they don't pack down all that small...
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:46 PM   #100
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There is another chair thread near this one. Might look at that as well.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:52 AM   #101
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Found this small flat folding alloy stool at Quartzsite AZ RV show. No maker name on it but I have seen other fold flat camping tables around of the same design which you might get a brand name from? 16 inches tall with 11 inch seat. Seems sturdy enough for me.


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Old 02-27-2011, 05:57 PM   #102
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I have a Kermit which is awesome after a long day of riding. Super comfy. It is a little big/heavy packed. Just tried the Alite monarch chair at REI and have to say it's pretty nice. Packs really small and is light. Think I'll be picking one up.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #103
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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
Yep I've got one of those. Comfy, compact and well built. It sits low but the armrests help to get your butt out of it.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #104
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Hey!
Don't misunderstand my suggestion. The original post was asking about what might be packable for his treks. Hence my posting along with other good ones.

In the end, though, I'd suggest not bringing a chair at all. I never take one on the bike anymore even if I'm camping because:
  • It's just more crap to tote around and little return for the space occupied.
  • After riding all day, I don't find myself wanting to sit down that much when off the bike.
  • If I do want to sit down, 99 of a 100 times there will be picnic table, stump or something else to sit on.
To each his/her own, but packing a chair makes about as much sense to me as packing a laptop.
I'm with ya here. I always scratch my head when I read another chair thread. I can honestly say I've never needed a chair. I don't really spend much time at camp. I pull in, set up my tent and hit the sack. In the morning I pack the tent and head out again. That's just how I roll I guess. YMMV
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #105
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I'm with ya here. I always scratch my head when I read another chair thread. I can honestly say I've never needed a chair. I don't really spend much time at camp. I pull in, set up my tent and hit the sack. In the morning I pack the tent and head out again. That's just how I roll I guess. YMMV
You should consider something...

For some people (like you), camping seems to be just a cheap and fun way to sleep between 2 ride days.

For some others (like myself), camping can be an activity by itself for which it's fun to have the right (comfortable) gear to enjoy your stay.

You are camping to ride...or you ride to camp.

Nothing wrong with both approaches, don't get me wrong.

But what suits your needs doesn't mean it suits everyone else's
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