Your camping chair of choice?

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  1. keithcdb

    keithcdb Read Only Funster

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    Been looking at camping chairs (last thing to get before our first trip) what do you rest your bum on and how do you rate it? Like the look and feel of those moon chairs so far :thumb:
     
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    we have a couple of lafumas very comfy but no good at the table, and a couple of aluminium framed directors chairs with pop up side tables which serve most purposes

    tried the moon chairs but found them awkward to get out of and far too low by a table
     
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    Never fancied moon chairs because we thought they would be difficult to pack.

    Many chairs can be a bit uncomfortable for long legged people as the seat is a bit short and digs into the back of the legs.

    We used director chairs for some years but found them a bit bum numbing when used for extended periods. We recently decided to join the "posh set" and bought some Lafuma Elips Recliners which are very comfortable.
     
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    Have tried em all over the years and although I liked my Lafuma for lounging it was no good for sitting at the table. I settled for Dukdalf alloy chairs with the footstool extension that slides under the chair. The best allrounder I have ever seen. They are not cheap, but have lasted years unlike the Lafuma which I had to keep buying new bungies for.
     
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    Lafuma for lounging, but not cheap or light !!!
     
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    Funny that. Our Lafumas don't have bungies and are very light. Is the Elips a new model of chair?
     
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    the zero gravity chairs in page 3 of peters link are a copy of the lafuma rsx
     
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    Are any of them heavy duty enough to cope with a 6ft3" 20 stone lump ?
     
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    Lafumas for lounging and alloy directors chairs for outside dining.
    No wonder we have a six berth van for two of us.:Rofl1:
     
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    Like most of the above we have had Lafuma recliners for years - love them but they are heavy.

    We also have aluminium framed Lafuma chairs for sitting at the table.

    We luckily have the room and the weight capacity to carry both. :BigGrin:
     
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    Before we went for the Lafumas earlier this year we had a good look round Peterborough Show and a couple of local camping/caravanning shops trying different chairs for comfort.
     
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    I bought a pair of Coleman Sling chairs, super comfortable, you can sit up to the table or slouch back to kip in them, I use a couple of folding canvas stools for foot rests and napping is never far away, the chairs fold down to nothing and fit into very well made bags:thumb:
     
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    We have Lafuma chairs and use them for lounging and al fresco dining. One has a footrest but I cant remember the last time Mrs Colpot used it.
     
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    Yes we too have Lafuma recliners for relaxing, bought many differenct sorts and spent a fortune along the way to finally end up with these. Also same as The Big 1 we have the aluminium tubular chairs with thr drop down side table for eating at the table outside.

    just remember, you get what you pay for!
     
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    We have the Lafuma chairs not loungers, that can be used at the table and also for relaxing as the backs go back and we use a food stool to put our feet on.

    The reason we choose Lafuma was they were about the lightest we could find, our quibble has been that the seat stitching came undone twice and we have had to renew them , Lafuma supplied them once, but we had the same problem so got the done at a seat repairers and they have been good ever since, you also need to keep a eye on the screws, considering the price, can not say we have been entirely happy but they are light and comfortable.
     
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    Our choice is a pair of Quest Admirals - bought two for one deal at Shepton show last year. To many times have I fallen asleep in them, really nice high back and comfortable, light enough to take anywhere too.
    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    We had the cheapo collapsible chairs to start with and then found out the hard way that they did exactly that during a fairly robust barbeque with our sailing colleagues - so tehy went in the bin and we got some very nice Lafuma chairs which are quite light, compact and very well made, even if somewhat pricey. I would love to get a matching footstool for Mrs Deluxe to rest her weary legs after a dog walk but they don't seem to do them in green.

    Got ours from Go Outdoors when they were on offer but Riversway leisure also frequently have offers as well. I am sure that they do an XL version for more comfort for larger people as well :Wink: Hope that helps
     
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