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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
LW "chair" on 10/09/2010 17:20:17 MDT Print View

last night in bed I was thinking about Tabasco's comments in some forums about making a light weight chair as a student project. So I decided to make my own.
This morning I had already forgotten but came across another thread on that so I put a quick mock up together.
Took me about 20 min, and that already exceed my attention span.
The idea is of a corded frame with four loops that slip over the top and bottom of your trekking poles.
It is more of a back rest than a chair , to get a leg lift I imagine that another two poles would be needed. 9I might think about this...)
Likely it has been done many times before but it is a bit of fun.
Total "extra " weight for me would be about 2 oz.
Obviously you need to be able to push the tips of your poles into the ground as well as the two stakes.
Francochair 2
Francochair 4

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
awesome on 10/09/2010 20:14:55 MDT Print View

awesome franco, got directions?

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Book on 10/10/2010 04:49:44 MDT Print View

Are you holding that book upside down?


Steve Small
(lustreking) - F
Re: LW "chair" on 10/10/2010 05:25:59 MDT Print View

Very cool! Here's a similar chair that I made called the Jerry Chair designed by a guy on the Hammock Forums.

Mine runs around 2 oz with the coated ripstop I used. It would be lighter if I used silnylon, or cuben.

Jerry Chair

Edited by lustreking on 10/10/2010 05:26:40 MDT.

Jang-Tian Shieh
(syoten) - MLife

Locale: Taiwan
Re: LW "chair on 10/10/2010 06:57:39 MDT Print View

Very impressive!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
LW "chair on 10/10/2010 16:16:07 MDT Print View

Well spotted. A bit more of a hint about it is that the book is one of the dummy series...
( I do this for my own amusement)
Anyway, since in other forums no one figured out that you can put a backpack under it to keep your bum off the ground, I am going to "make" version II.
I already suspect that it will be heavier. I blame customer demand for feature creep.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: LW "chair" on 10/10/2010 16:52:33 MDT Print View


Who is that photographer in the window? ;-)

Party On,


Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
LW "chair on 10/10/2010 17:14:54 MDT Print View

Just as I was about to start "Mark 2" I received a parcel with the TT Hogback in it, so I thought I better do this quickly to allow me to play with the tent...
So , half an hour later, this is a slightly redesigned version.
I hope that the pics are clear enough to explain how it is made, but if not feel free to ask. It is pretty simple really.
The backpack has a semi inflated mat inside. This is safer than having the mat outside .
Still about 2 oz and free.
No it isn't compulsory, just for the ones that like the idea.
FC mat
FC seat

Edited by Franco on 10/10/2010 17:19:15 MDT.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: LW "chair" on 10/10/2010 22:38:55 MDT Print View

I like it.

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Nice on 10/11/2010 07:17:54 MDT Print View

Very clever! Love to see some plans.


Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Re: LW "chair" on 10/11/2010 16:02:57 MDT Print View

I'm lovin' it. Looks comfy and easy to make. Thanks for that!