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Lightweight Camp Chairs?
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Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
Lightweight Camp Chairs? on 09/07/2005 22:43:04 MDT Print View

I'm trying to find a lightweight camp chair to take to Philmont next year (10 days of hiking). Any suggestions?

William Siemens
(alaskaman) - F
lightweight camp chair on 09/08/2005 00:45:20 MDT Print View

Some people like the Slinglight chair...see their website. I have Kifaru Field Chair, 9 oz, and like it a lot...its very compact, you can fit it anywhere in your pack. And I use it even inside my tarptent, for night time reading. Another possiblility, I remember in Colin Fletcher's books, (The complete walker) he talked about using his walking staff to prop up his e-frame pack, to make a nice backrest. If you could dope out how to do that, maybe with some kind of little socket sewn onto your pack, that would be a minimal weight solution. Or, if you're using a thermarest, their chair kits are comfy. I've tried 'em, still prefer the Kifaru rig. Cheers, Bill

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
similar to sling chair on 09/08/2005 07:15:07 MDT Print View

I found a simlar chair to the sling chair, but much smaller and lighter (maybe 1 lb)... can't find the name of it now though...

Jim Busick
(earthroamer) - F
Re: Lightweight Camp Chairs? on 09/08/2005 10:28:27 MDT Print View

Requires a Thermarest pad, but I always take my Trekker Chair (10.5 oz).

Mark Regalia
(markr) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz
Re: Re: Lightweight Camp Chairs? on 09/12/2005 09:05:09 MDT Print View

You can lower the weight by buying the lightest closed cell foam pad and cutting it to match the chair. My chair plus pad weighs 16 oz. It doubles as a dog bed and as a backup in case my air mattress goes flat.