Whats the best foling chair/Lounger

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  1. chrisboyo

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    Time has come to look for some new Chairs/Loungers
    any suggestions as to the best to get, Price /Quality/Comfort/? :thumb:


    Thanks
    Chrisboyo
     
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    Just don't go cheap. Its false economy.
     
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    These always seem competitive....

    http://www.riverswayleisure.co.uk/
     
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    We have some Lafuma chairs and recliners. And they both wearing well. The recliners are very comfortable but bulky. We also have 2 umberella chairs from Towsure for when we need something easy to carry.
    For comfort the Lafuma win hands down.

    Andy
     
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    Chairs or lounger ?

    Never found a good lounger that was also a good chair and visa versa ..

    Lafluma are by far the best and the most expensive.. we've had a pair of chairs since about 1995 .. and still like new.. been on countless holidays + full time for three years.. light enough to carry to the beach .. expensive when bought, but cheap if you cost how much you will spend on cheapies over the years.. aluminum frame so no rust and very light.

    Recently bought a pair of Lafluma Loungers, the very last word in comfort but they are heavy due to having a steel frame so perhaps not idea for a small van or where payload is at a premium .. .. they can be used as chairs but not idea.. too low for sitting at a table.. bought primarily for lounging in the garden..
     
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    Have tried them all over the years and as Jim so rightly says a lounger is no good for sitting at a table and vice versa. Am also of the opinion that if it doesn't do at least two jobs it doesn't get a ride. So I went for the Dukdalf camping chair, with the high back and for lounging I got the footrest that slides underneath when sitting at the table. The frames are aluminium and the backs recline. Have had them over 5 years now and they are still as good as new. The Lafuma is comfortable but you cant sit at a table and eat with it.
     
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    Like Jim & Dave, we never found a single chair good for both lounging and sitting. We bought a couple of directors chairs at a local camping shop. Don't know the brand but they are comfortable and wear well.

    One thing we have noticed with directors chairs is that some have the back fabric connected to the seat fabric and some don't. The purpose of the former seems to be to stop draughts but all the ones we've seen have a smaller seat measurement front to back that those with separate back and seat. Ours are the latter and we find them more comfortable as a result of the slightly bigger depth.
     
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    I bought a dukdalf lounger at peterborough cheap a few years ago, and this year bought a couple of chairs. They are really light being aluminium.
    Worth keeping an eye on flea bay. They do come up.

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    Hi Sue, am not quite sure if I bought mine in Holland or Germany. Do they sell them in the UK, as a mate keeps asking if he can get them here.
     
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    If you check their website, it gives the UK distributor. I got a couple of chairs sent to me direct from Holland and they only took a few days. Very pleased with the service.

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    Thats true. Longers are OK, but not for eating amd can be a little bulky. Ive never found a "one stop" chair, we need something to park out bums on to eat, or rest when at any type of show (landrover, grandchildren etc), and something comfortable to rest on as the evening draws in, the problem is, space and weight are at a premium with a MH. Good luck hunting, let us know how you get on.
     
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    It has already been said, I have a pair of Zero Gravity Reclining Chair Cream like the ones Johns Cross are selling and they are extremely comfortable but useless for pulling up to a table.

    Good Price at £59 too...........Griff:thumb:
     
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    Dukdalf recliner with separate footrest, does both jobs.
     
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    I knew there were some photos somewhere. These are the Dukdalf recliners.
     

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    Nice chairs if you are of average weight.....if you are heavier...there is a weight restriction in the small print.......I my fabric stretched but my dealer swapped them for Dukdalf which have been great.

    barry
     
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    They do one's that hold 200 kg which is just over 30 stone.:BigGrin:
     
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    Lafuma's for me, had mine about 8 years or longer, seems wve had them forever, Im not light but theses been no noticable sag.

    heres a tip

    If you store them in the van (rather than in a garage or locker) buy cheapo nylon sleeping bags (around £3/4 ) as a cheap padded bag, it saves te woodwork from knocks
     
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    very good buttons, but have you seen the price of them.. also, can you fit two in a Cali ? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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