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Pepe LP
(PepeLp) - F

Locale: New Mexico
Light chair on 08/22/2009 13:50:11 MDT Print View

I could really use a chair similar to a Crazy Creek but made with light materials. Carbon fiber stays, light bottom and back.

Is there a pattern for one? or does somebody already make it? Any ideas?


. Callahan

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Cradle Lounger? on 08/24/2009 18:14:12 MDT Print View


Do you mean the Cradle Lounger/Sling Light model?

I have three of 'em, and they're pretty light as is!

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Light chair on 08/26/2009 22:51:56 MDT Print View

I copied the big agnes chair using wood dowels for the stays and spinnaker from Gossamer Gear. The result is a chair that weighs 3.7 oz not including the pad. I eventually think I can get this lower as well. It has not seen alot of use yet so I don't know how well the spinnaker will wear.Light chairlight chair 2

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: Light chair on 08/27/2009 08:55:58 MDT Print View

I use my Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite Backpacker for my camp chair. Since I already carry it for shelter (1lb 10 oz.) the chair function adds zero ounces.

Pepe LP
(PepeLp) - F

Locale: New Mexico
Light chair on 08/27/2009 10:56:49 MDT Print View


The Big Agnes chair copy looks interesting. I think I'm going to make a copy of the Crazy Creek chair out of 1.1 Ripstop with some carbon fiber stays. I'll use some blue closed cell foam for a bottom. Hopefully it will work. It should be a lot lighter.

Hammocks work great at camp, but I need it to be more mobile. I'm an animal voyeur. I like to watch deer, elk, etc. with binocs and a spotting scope. Sitting and glassing gets hard on my back after a little while. A chair makes it a lot more fun.