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Old 11-03-2020, 08:33 AM   #1
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Camp Chair Recommendations?

New user here, what do you recommend? Looking for a Christmas gift for my wife. Thanks all!
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Old 11-03-2020, 08:38 AM   #2
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I bought this one a while back and have been very happy with it.

https://www.sportsmans.com/camping-g...gray/p/1521413

I did add some round white cane tips to the base as the plastic feet were a bit wimpy.

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Old 11-03-2020, 08:43 AM   #3
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I'm looking for a good lightweight folding "rocking" chair if anyone ha suggestions. We currently use zero gravity chairs but they are large, bulky, and a pain to deal with.

I do have two camping chairs similar to the link above with side table that I do like but my wife has a bad back and won't sit in hers for very long. Thinking a similar chair but with a rocking or lean back option might work for her.
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Old 11-03-2020, 08:58 AM   #4
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This is a tough question to answer. Have her go and try several out at different outdoors stores. I took my wife to three for her birthday before we found one that she like. I do not find it comfortable for me. Each person is different so try before you buy.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:02 AM   #5
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The GCI rocker is my favorite right now. Not the lightest but really comfortable.

https://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-F...02918935&psc=1
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:11 AM   #6
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GCI Outdoor Roadtrip Rocker Outdoor Rocking Chair

Floods up just like a regular folder and real comfortable.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N71MGZF..._XswOFb068GV4C
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:12 AM   #7
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The GCI rocker is my favorite right now. Not the lightest but really comfortable.

https://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-F...02918935&psc=1
We like the GCI rockers too.
They make several models.
We are using this model with solid arms and really like it. We got it on sale for right around $50.
GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Outdoor Rocking Chair

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Old 11-03-2020, 09:46 AM   #8
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The GCI rocker is my favorite right now. Not the lightest but really comfortable.

https://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-F...02918935&psc=1

We have 2 of these also. I prefer them over our zero gravity behemoths.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:48 AM   #9
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Get a canopy chair, I have 4 of these and love them.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Quik-Shad...1dfa31b23c0c2f
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Old 11-03-2020, 10:00 AM   #10
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The biggest issue is to get away from the front corner pinch points of common folding camp chairs. It's tough to find a good, solid camp chair that fits like an actual chair. The best success we've had is with the Alps Mountaineering Leisure Chair:

It's tough to tell, but this is a rigid front edge that has no sag, no droop, no pinch points, etc. It's the most comfortable camp chair I've ever sat in. Costco had these for $15 a couple of years ago. I wished I'd have bought at least 4 of them ... I only bought 1. Ugh.

The construction of the Alps is really quite good. Much better built than any camp chair we've owned, but that comes at a cost -- it's a bit heavy.

There is also a Browning branded version of this chair, as Alps makes all of Browning's camp furniture. Ironically, the Browning version is often less expensive than the Alps branded version.

Another option I like and have always wanted is the Alps Mountaineering Camp Chair. I've never owned one of these, but I've sat in them in the store and it was super comfortable.
It also has a stable, chair-like fit. No soft front or pinch points. Like the Leisure Chair, this one also has a Browning branded counterpart that is often less expensive:
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Old 11-03-2020, 10:26 AM   #11
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One of the retirement presents from the company I worked for was a pair of Kajaro XXL chairs. Very comfortable & sturdy. Love them.
https://www.amazon.com/Kijaro-Portab...WN3B1NWP129YFS
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Another option I like and have always wanted is the Alps Mountaineering Camp Chair. I've never owned one of these, but I've sat in them in the store and it was super comfortable.
It also has a stable, chair-like fit. No soft front or pinch points. Like the Leisure Chair, this one also has a Browning branded counterpart that is often less expensive:
I have the ALPS brand of this chair along with the others I mentioned previously and it is very comfortable.

Problem is, it folds up scissors style (not tremendously compact) and takes up more room than other traditional folding chairs/bag chairs. It also makes it more uncomfortable to carry any distance.

If you can get past that... it sits like a dream.
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Old 11-03-2020, 11:39 AM   #13
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I have a couple of these also. very comfy but really heavy.

https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/...Chair-Optifade
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:10 PM   #14
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We have tried many, many folding chairs. This one has become our favorite - https://www.kijaro.com/product-page/dual-lock-chair

It is sturdy, it has one big cup holder, one small cup holder, and a storage pouch. The back is not too straight up, and is at a good angle. We can sit in these all day without discomfort. It doesn't put my shorter wife's legs to sleep. We can get our old butts in and out of these easily.
It stores easily w/o taking up much room and is light. The dual lock is actually a great feature. It is built better than most and shows no sign of wear.
We are now giving away all the other types and replacing all our chairs with these.

Last I saw, you can order these from Walmart marketplace for $30.
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Old 11-03-2020, 03:45 PM   #15
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I like to rock.. Im in my late 50's ..Purchased a camp rocker two years ago from Rural King.. I really liked it tho not good on real uneven ground..And with the bottom curved takes up alot of room in the bay.. This year I was given a GCI Outdoor Freestyle rocker. I JUST LOVE IT...! Works on any area even really uneven ground...Smooth action as well and it folds flatter than my other one . Lightweight too.. The cup holder is kinda piddley but my other one doesnt even have one so all good..
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