The perfect lounger - help please

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  1. Soozywoozy

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    I am looking for the perfect lounger and having no joy. Requirements
    . Must go completely flat, not just recline - I want to sun bathe
    . Fold flat ( no funny arches)
    . Very lightweight
    . Very easy to put up and down (some are more like the krypton factor)
    . Padding for comfort so don't have metal bars digging in
    .preferably meshed rather than solid material to allow for "airing" when hot
    . Converts to a reasonable upright chair

    Features more important than budget
    Please help with my quest
     
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    If you find one, let us know.
     
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    The problem is converting to an upright chair in my opinion. I have not found an all-in-one lounger where the foot part of it folds far enough back to not get in the way when you are sitting down to eat at a table. They all appear to hit the ground and stop before they get vertical, and therefore stick out to much for comfortable dining.

    My solution was to buy a chair with a reclining back that has a separate foot rest that you can attach to it when you want it to lounge. The problem is that it is never completely flat, but it is flat enough for me. Right compromise for me, but maybe not you.

    Good luck with your search for the holy grail.
     
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    Have found that non of the so called loungers are suitable as a chair. I always swore by Dukdalf with the footstool extension as a lounger, but since one of my Dukdalfs has recently given up after over 10 years of hard life I have bought the Crespo with the foot extension. If anything its better than the Dukdalf as its the extra wide one with the high back. The footrest is slightly longer than The Dukdalf and the whole thing folds completely flat. Its far from cheap though, but does come with a 3 year guarantee.
     
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    The perfect lounger would be a naked blonde age unimportant as they all look great.
     
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    That's our solution too. Highly flexible and easy to store.

    Extremely lightweight footrests available on eBay for just £5.99 + postage:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Sta...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item51b9d10c8c

    We find they're great - very handy as a side table if not being used as a footrest. Fold almost completely flat for storage. Can be used with any standard folding/reclining chair.

    We use aluminium/textiline chairs from Aldi - had them 9 years - robust and super comfy - bought two new ones from there the week before last. They go back a heck of a long way, but NOT flat. Our original ones are still OK though. :thumb:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbu...detail/ps/p/aluminium-multi-positional-chair/

    Mike
     
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    These look brilliant, but can't seem to find a uk supplier - any idea where I can get one from, if not I may be off to aldi to get mike beaches suggestion which are cheap enough as an interim solution (but who knows may last for ever)
    would still prefer a flat - but maybe this is the holy grail!
     
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    The perfect lounger.. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    no such a beast..

    they are either lightweight , uncomfortable and fragile.. not fit for purpose

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    so heavy and bulky that you need a trailer to transport.. and will give yourself a hernia trying to adjust ..
     
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    Am sorry, but I cannot help with a UK supplier. My old Dukdalfs were bought in Holland years ago, but I believe they are available in the UK. The Crespo was bought in Spain, but at 130 Euros for the chair and another 36 Euros for the foot extension am not sure many suppliers would want to keep them in stock.
     
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    I tried sitting on one a couple of weeks ago at GO Outdoors. It was OK, BUT, I'm tall and the bar at the base was uncomfortable to rest my legs on. It was bulky when folded. It was relatively heavy. And it was not much good for sitting at a table. We tried the Lafuma's of a similar design too, and came to much the same conclusion.

    Mike
     
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    I have a couple of similar ones but they are far from flat folded -I had to make a back box to carry them in :Smile:
    terry
     

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    The Aldi ones were on promotion a couple of weeks ago, so suggest not leaving it too long to find some if you're interested. They are not held as normal stock and will sell out.

    You can always buy-and-try. Aldi and Lidl are both excellent in terms of accepting returns with a receipt. No need for the item to be faulty or anything - just say they were unsuitable, or you changed your mind. I think the straight returns period is something like 28 or 30 days.

    Mike
     
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    I don't think a flat longer that converts into a chair exists. the mechanism would be more more complex and heavier than an airline "flat" bed.

    Take a flat lounger and a chair - the two would have a similar combined weight and would pack into a smaller space.


    The Outback lounger is good if you can accept a compromise - buy from Johns Cross and get your Funster discount :thumb:
     
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    The problem with that one is as I set out in my previous post (and is obvious when ypu look at the photo. The leg rest part won't go back far enough for it to be suitable for sitting and eating at a table.
     
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    I don't agree with that. My chair is a standard lightweight aluminium one and the clip on leg rest is very light (much lighter than a lounger). Two chairs and leg rests go into a purpose made bag in the garage. I couldn't find anything as light and small that got close to what I wanted.

    Here is the link to the items and place I bought them from. I bought the Sandringham XL chair and leg extension. Mind you they were a lot cheaper last autumn than they are showing as now. I think I got 2 chairs, 2 leg extensions and the Sandringham Elite bag to hold them all for about £100.
     
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    ...but does it go flat?
     
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    I am not aware of any loungers that fit your desired specification. We have two Lafuma loungers that are great to lounge in, well built but heavy as the frame is steel. They fold 'flatish' but there is still some bowing in the folded article. They are not great for sitting at a table so we bought two aluminium-framed folding chairs as well. I think they are Royal brand - quite cheap (compared with Lafuma). If I were starting again, I would be tempted by the Dukdalf chair + footrest solution. No official UK stockist but I have seen them on some websites.
     
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    For lounging on - nearly but not quite - the back is raised by about 10 degrees and the legs are lowered by about the same amount. But it is a good enough compromise for me - as per my first answer in this thread. Good for roasting your front, but when we do our backs we tend to lie with our head on the leg support and our legs on the chair back.

    As others have stated you are looking for something that they (and I) could not find, so you may well have to compromise somewhere.
     
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