Fold up chair advice

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  1. Allanm

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    We are looking for a couple of fold up chairs. Must be comfy!
    Just the fold flat type, not the ones that go in a bag.
    Any suggestions?
    Allan
     
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    We have Lafuma chairs. Very comfy, well made, light and fold very nearly flat. Pricey but worth it for us.
     
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    We used director chairs for several years. The built-in tables were handy but lack of reclining ability meant they were less comfortable than required sometimes. We had a look round, trying various chairs, at the Peterborough Show last year but failed to find anything we really liked.

    We subsequently went round local shops. Go Outdoors (it does have its uses) had some Lafuma Cham Elips Padded Recliners which were perfect for us but very expensive. Looking on-line after coming home we found them a fair bit cheaper so bought mail order.

    One tip if looking at directors chairs. Some have the back fabric connected to the seat (which, supposedly, stops draughts) but the seat depth is shorter than those that have the seat and back fabric pieces separate.
     
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    Thats probably a bit too comfy!

    We have fold up directors chars at the moment, very good, but getting old and starting to fall apart now ( after 13 years!)
    I like the look of Lafuma chairs, might have to do a bit of research on them.

    Allan
     
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    I bought lafuma.......and sent them back.

    being a big lad......( 6ft 2ins ) and "big boned" I noticed that the material sagged. Then I read somewhere there was a weight limit on the chairs...pointed this out to the dealer who was not aware and they gave me my money back.

    So OK if you are a lightweight....but if you are a heavyweight....don't bother.

    In the end we bought Dukdalf simple really well made and strong.......
    Expensive but they are truly feather weight....very impressed.

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    Another vote for lafuma recliners, we bought 2 cheapest price was on Amazon £75 each. Sadly bright yellow! But at half price a bargin.

    There are 3 sorts of lafuma recliners, padded, strung or clipped, the padded are super comfy but aren't waterproof, can't be washed and are more prone to fading. But you do gain some protection from wind.

    The strung mesh recliners are lighter, again very comfortable, waterproof but the strings need replacing after a few years @ £35.

    The lafuma clip system is a mesh based seat which clips onto the frame, these are as comfortable as the others, waterproof and can be removed for washing.

    The recliners also come in 2 different sizes, standard and xl for taller (over 6'1") and sturdier built peps.

    We went for standard size clipped seat and Martin although 6'2" finds them fine, I then made a fabric slip cover and a bag to store them in.

    I see you have an autosleeper, check the sizes for storage as ours don't fit under our bench bed/seats, we either secure them just inside the hab door or in a waterproof bag on the bike rack.

    I did loads of research and traipsed around and although expensive they are worth every penny because of the weight and comfort.

    Another chair lafuma does is reclining but without the leg bit, I'll try and do a link. :thumb:
     
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    Lafumas are fine as a lounger, but if you dine outside they are the next best thing to useless for sitting at a table. Dukdalf are comfortable, light and with the foot extension can be used as a lounger. My Dukdalfs are now 9 years old and although get more use than my easy chair at home, are still going strong.
     
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    We couldn't find a uk stockist.
     
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    we have two sorts, lafumas for lounging in comfort, or director chairs if we want to eat outside and also useful for meeting up with others as we use the ones with the side tables
     
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    Hi, Allanm take a look at the thule chairs I will be getting them when my lafuma ones are knacked they were very comfortable at the last show I was at they were on the Lowdhams stand :Smile:
     
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    Thanks all, I like the look of the Dukdalf but would be better if we could try them out first.
    Certainly food for thought.
    Allan
     
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    Our Dukdalf are also very comfy. Have had them about 10 yrs now lots of use :Laughing: :beerchug: :Rofl1:
    apart from replacing a couple of screws no other probs.
     
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    We have the sampler footrests too.
    The chair we went for is the cheapest shown here with a continuous bar between the legs.........this means than individual legs will not sink into soft ground. Incredibly light adjustable and has been pointed out.work well as a chair to sit and eat at the table...and with the "sampler" leg extension converts to a lounger.
    Generally one of those purchases you look back on ..and think ...yes we got that one right.

    barry
     
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