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diegotailwind

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What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« on: April 07, 2010, 06:16:50 PM »
I love sitting on the ground, laying on the grass but I also like comfort! I am looking for a "chair" or a system allowing me to sit and have my back supported (I don't want one of these camping stool). And something not too heavy (it is for bicycle touring of course!). Can anyone suggest a brand and or model? What about the trekker chair from therm-a-rest (see below). Is it comfortable? Can you really lean on it, is your back really supported?


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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 06:01:02 PM »
I am the same way, when I do camping for a while I like to be able to sit and rest my back. I have been using that exact Trekker chair for a while (even the same color) and I absolutely LOVE it. There is no way I would go on a trip without one, even on a weekend trip. It is so light anyway. I don't use it right on the ground though, I saw people doing it but I try to take good care of my pad (they are pretty expensive!). Anyway, yes it does suppot your back, I was skeptical about it, but I went on a trip with a friend who had one, I tried it and I was hooked! I actually stopped to the first REI and bought one, so we both had one to finish the trip! Anyway, go for it you won't be disapointed.

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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 04:44:49 AM »
I agree with Tony. You can really lean on it and it supports your back.
If you use it on the ground you will get a puncture every now and then. Also be careful with sparks from a fire. The small sticks usually fit well in the bag of your tent poles. The rest you can leave on the matt when you sleep.

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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 01:27:01 PM »
Our friend Friedel from TravellingTwo.com wrote this good review about the therm-A-Rest seating system:

Here is the link: http://travellingtwo.com/4762[/b]]http://travellingtwo.com/4762
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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 08:51:16 PM »
I don't recommend using your thermarest sleeping pad this way. Too easy to get punctured. I have a Crazy Creek Hexa-Lite, which I like. It folds very small. Also, since my sleeping pad is only 3/4 length, I use it under your legs when sleeping.

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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 09:01:12 PM »
Paul, thank you for your input. I didn't know that brand I'll look into it, perhaps it would be a good thing to add to CycloCamping.com. I also travel with a 3/4 lenght pad.
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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 09:08:17 PM »
I use the compack chair from thermarest all the time and I never punctured my mattress. But it is true that I have to be careful and I always make sure that there is nothing sharp where I sit and often I add my space blanket underneath for extra precaution. I've seen the hexalite. It is a nice chair, lighter than a regular folding chair (I can't believe some people actually travel with one of those) but it is still almost 4 times heavier than the compack chair (6oz. vs. 21oz).

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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2010, 07:40:44 PM »
Another option is the Alite Monarch chair, weighing in at 18 oz. Not bad and ultra comfy. http://www.alitedesigns.com/monarch-camp-chair-5.

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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 06:10:56 AM »
I love the outdoors and also boot camps, I'm avid for adventure, when camping I like to be
able to sit and rest my back, usually I like lying down on the grass.
I love that  trekker chair looks light and portable, I have to buy one thanks
for sharing and also for your review guys!
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 07:06:25 PM by LeahKrosses »

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Re: What can I use to be able to sit while camping?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 05:33:53 AM »
You should bring comfortable folding chairs for you to use around the campfire, at meals and even just relaxing.  Chairs with lots of options are more complex to set up, harder to use and with more moving parts, easier to break.

Like all camping cooking equipment, selecting tables and chairs is an individual choice. The table and chairs you select need to meet your needs. Chairs should be comfortable and simple. Tables should be easy to carry and either be big enough for dining or fit your stove for cooking.
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