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Old 03-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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mini rant


my turn!

Ok after getting out and camping this weekend. First for us.
One of the first things we do after the 5er is set up and
ready to go is to get out the foldable chairs.
Out of SEVEN only FOUR ARE usable!
Our folding chairs are ranging from 20 dollar units
To 40 dollars one and they all seem like crap!

We have 3 colemans and as these are all in use yet the reason
why is cause there so uncomfortable NO ONE USES THEM!
My question is does anyone have a folding chair that is comfortable
and relatively inexpensive and holds up?
Seems to me the rivits and plastic couplers are what fail!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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As far as I'm concerned, such a folding/collapsible chair doesn't exist.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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We have folding chairs but they are not inexpensive. My father always said you get what you pay for. If you want a longer lasting chair you have to pay $$$ for them. If you buy cheap you get cheap. That what happens when you buy the China chair bombs.
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We have 4 foldable rockers, 2 from JC Whitney which are comfortable, but just purchased 2 new ones from K Mart,brand name Northwest Territory. They were $45+ ea. and have a little higher back and are quite comfortable. I took pcs of treated 2x4 20" long and cut grooves in them so they will rock on gravel, sand, etc. Works great.
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...9W004392083000
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Ah....a subject near and dear to my heart. I went on a quest for 3 YEARS for the perfect camping chair. I bought all sorts of chairs during that period, tried them out for a bit, and then either sold them or relegated them to storage in the garage. Provided they stayed in one piece. I finally found one that comes "close."

It's from Cabela's, and it is the "director" type chair. Comes with a table that folds out. There are no rivets that rip through fabric, no bars underneath your legs that dig in, etc. I like this one because you sit straighter up, and don't slouch. It's easy to get into and out of, and that is very important, since I'm of short stature. It was pricey; I think I paid $40, but it is still in one piece, showing no signs of wear, and I've been using it for 3 or 4 years now. But look at it this way...you can buy one of those cheapo "bag" chairs for $8 and break it before the end of the season, or you can spend $40 and still have a chair 5 years later.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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Aaaaaaa trudinator!
I am checking into your advice!
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Ah....a subject near and dear to my heart. I went on a quest for 3 YEARS for the perfect camping chair. I bought all sorts of chairs during that period, tried them out for a bit, and then either sold them or relegated them to storage in the garage. Provided they stayed in one piece. I finally found one that comes "close."

It's from Cabela's, and it is the "director" type chair. Comes with a table that folds out. There are no rivets that rip through fabric, no bars underneath your legs that dig in, etc. I like this one because you sit straighter up, and don't slouch. It's easy to get into and out of, and that is very important, since I'm of short stature. It was pricey; I think I paid $40, but it is still in one piece, showing no signs of wear, and I've been using it for 3 or 4 years now. But look at it this way...you can buy one of those cheapo "bag" chairs for $8 and break it before the end of the season, or you can spend $40 and still have a chair 5 years later.

I have a very similar one and love it.
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Aaaaaaa trudinator!
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Same exact chair from Sportmans guide.
4 fit very comfortably above my 32 inch x 8ft folding picnic table in the "basement."

Got them on sale 3 years ago and L.O.V.E. them.
Guide Gear Director's Chair With Side Table - 585824, Outdoor Furniture at Sportsman's Guide
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Ah....a subject near and dear to my heart. I went on a quest for 3 YEARS for the perfect camping chair. I bought all sorts of chairs during that period, tried them out for a bit, and then either sold them or relegated them to storage in the garage. Provided they stayed in one piece. I finally found one that comes "close."

It's from Cabela's, and it is the "director" type chair. Comes with a table that folds out. There are no rivets that rip through fabric, no bars underneath your legs that dig in, etc. I like this one because you sit straighter up, and don't slouch. It's easy to get into and out of, and that is very important, since I'm of short stature. It was pricey; I think I paid $40, but it is still in one piece, showing no signs of wear, and I've been using it for 3 or 4 years now. But look at it this way...you can buy one of those cheapo "bag" chairs for $8 and break it before the end of the season, or you can spend $40 and still have a chair 5 years later.
I'm 5'2 and my sister is 5'1 so both of us have trouble with our feet reaching the ground and being able to get out of those camping chairs that come in a bag. I brought a Coleman that was pricey even with it being oversized. That Coleman chair is comfortable but now I couldn't find it in the stores when I went to buy a couple of chairs in case of company.
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