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Brett Tucker
(blister-free) - F

Locale: Puertecito ruins
myog camp chair? on 09/14/2006 13:50:01 MDT Print View

Has anyone experimented with homemade ultralight versions of thermarest-type chair kits? What'd it weigh and how well did it work?

joseph daluz
(jfdiberian) - F

Locale: Columbia River Gorge
camp chair on 09/14/2006 17:07:15 MDT Print View

I'll bet you could totally do it with some silnylon, aluminum or CF stays on the edges for form, and stategically placed cordura and still keep it under 3.5oz! Use your mt. washington pad with it right?

Mark W Heninger
(heninger) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
MYOG Camp Chair on 09/14/2006 18:32:50 MDT Print View

I've been meaning to do that for my GG Nightlight foam pad for a year now.

I was going to see if I could use the stays from my Mariposa pack for ridgidity.

My thermarest chair kit weighs 14 oz, which is silly heavy for what it is.

Michael Demchak
(mikey) - F

Locale: new england
camp chair on 09/14/2006 18:57:08 MDT Print View

I've been thinking about making a chair simular to this

http://kifaru.net/MG_fieldchr.htm

(i think i might have gotten that link from someone? bill?) anyway, looks like it would be simple enough to make, and if you use your trekking poles it would be pretty light+compact. i havent made one yet as im waiting for gossamergear to come out with thier 2 peice poles and make one according to those dimensions. :D
mike!

Mark Hurd
(markhurd) - M

Locale: South Texas
Camp Chair/Stool on 09/15/2006 16:32:17 MDT Print View

I continue to search for the perfect chair or camp stool . I have built stools and chairs out of carbon fiber kite spars and tubes both purchased and homemade. I ran across these items that might have some applicaton here. -My 2 cents.
-Mark H

http://www.comfortchannel.com/prod.itml/icOid/216,

and

http://bse.wisc.edu/hfhp/tipsheets_html/NurStool.htm

and

http://www.nifftseat.com/brochure.htm

Edited by markhurd on 09/15/2006 16:51:43 MDT.

Brett Tucker
(blister-free) - F

Locale: Puertecito ruins
Re: MYOG Camp Chair on 09/15/2006 18:04:20 MDT Print View

I'm prototyping a themarest-compatible chair kit design that uses trekking poles for back support, and weighs ~1.3 ounces. I'll report more once I've field tested it a bit.