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Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair on 01/03/2007 20:42:48 MST Print View

I know there are a few sub 2 lb camp chairs (slinglight, thermarest sleeve, etc).

Is anyone aware of a sub 1 lb camp chair?

Thanks,
MIkeB

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
chair on 01/03/2007 21:25:42 MST Print View

If you don't count the mattress, the Thermarest Trekker chair weighs 10.5 ounces. I don't take it much anymore to save the weight, but used to carry it regularly. Now I just lean my back against a rock/tree for support. If someone were to make one out of silnylon with CF supports they could cut that weight down quite a bit, but I think it is a bit of a niche item already.

john flanagan
(jackfl) - F

Locale: New England
Re: Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair on 01/03/2007 23:31:22 MST Print View

I made one last year from a gossamer gear spinsheet ground cloth (www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/spinn_sheet_ground_cloth.html). While I consider it still in "testing," so far so good. In use, imagine a slingback using hiking poles as a frame. Sorry - this is clearly a case where a picture would be worth a thousand words...I don't have one at the moment.

All I did was fold one end over about 5 inches and sewed in a slightly tapered pocket with seams that are reinforced with judiciously place grosgrain ribbon. To use it, I shorten my 3 section hiking poles to their minimum, lash them at the mid-point (a clove hitch around both seems sufficient), form an X, place the handles into the pocket with the groundcloth spread out, prop the working ends into the ground so that the poles angle back, and ease myself into place. Body weight holds the show together. I've found that I can make "getting in" easier by placing my pack on it to hold it in place - and then either prop my feet up, or shove the pack out of the way. Net weight gain is nearly nothing, giving that the groundcloth does double duty.

Quite comfy - though you need to add padding if you want to get your fanny off the ground. In practice, I don't find it necessary. The seams have held up better than I expected - I suspect that most of the stress is directed straight into the corners of that pocket - which is where I focused my reinforcing. Time will tell.

Edited by jackfl on 01/03/2007 23:43:03 MST.

Peter McDonough
(crazypete) - F

Locale: Above the Divided Line
Re: Re: Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair on 01/04/2007 00:08:01 MST Print View

I think the PackStool is around 13 oz.

Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: Re: Re: Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair on 01/04/2007 10:32:47 MST Print View

>I think the PackStool is around 13 oz.


Camp Time Roll-Up Pack Stool: 14.9 oz. Removing the carry strap would reduce it by about an ounce.

Edited by Otter on 01/04/2007 10:33:54 MST.

J R
(RavenUL) - F
Re: Re: Re: Re: Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair on 01/04/2007 10:46:03 MST Print View

http://www.kifaru.net/fieldchr_hunt.htm

Kifaru Field Chair - 9oz

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Ultralight <Titanium, CF?> camp chair on 01/04/2007 10:48:17 MST Print View

The Slinglight is 18 ounces without the headrest. For comfort and how well it is built, it is hands down great.
If I am really cutting what I carry, I just take a padded FedEx mailer. It is waterproof and takes a beating-and weighs a under one ounce. You can't beat that ;-)

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Titanium "Sling-Light" on 01/04/2007 18:57:33 MST Print View

If I had the time and patience I'd try to make one with Titanium and silnylon. It would be an interesting, if not inexpensive, experiment. As comfortable as the Sling-Light is I sometimes leave it at home to save the 16oz. It is the one piece of equipment I miss the most when I'm not carrying it. (Except the tent poles I forgot to pack.)

Edited by redleader on 01/04/2007 19:05:43 MST.

john flanagan
(jackfl) - F

Locale: New England
Re: Kirafu camp chair on 01/05/2007 08:21:43 MST Print View

The Kirafu chair is EXACTLY what I tried to describe in my post above. I'm not particularly creative - I must have run across this at some point and squirrled the idea away. The main difference is that the top edge of mine appears to be much wider - in the range of 14 - 18 inches.

Edited by jackfl on 01/05/2007 08:24:12 MST.

Mary Simpson
(maryphyl) - F
Chair on 01/06/2007 23:24:18 MST Print View

I carried a sling lite for years--now I carry two sections of z-rest. Weight is around 2 ounces. I fold it the wrong way for sitting and with my pack as the backrest I am comfy. It is good protection from cold and heat and damp. The z-rest is also nice for kneeling over a stove--it serves as a decent cozy for hot foods in zip-locks and at night I use it for my feet as I have a short sleeping pad. Mary

Willison Willison
(Willison) - F
Camping Seat on 05/27/2009 00:19:16 MDT Print View

Camping Chair/Seat are most soft, comfort and variety of Camping chairs and Folding Chair which is easy to carry anywhere at afforable price.

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Edited by sharalds on 05/27/2009 18:45:05 MDT.

John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
Slinglight on 05/27/2009 21:48:56 MDT Print View

I have a Kirfaru purchased here in the Swap forum and I believe it weighs about 9 oz. I can't seem to position the two poles so that they remain firmly planted without it sliding out from under me. I think I move around too much. The Slinglight, by contrast, provides too much comfort to leave behind.

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
Big Agness Cyclone UL chair on 05/27/2009 22:04:10 MDT Print View

This is a nice chair at 6 ozs. Just add a 20 inch wide sleeping pad and you are good to go.

Allison Sayre
(TeamAlli) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Big Agness Cyclone UL chair on 05/28/2009 10:27:24 MDT Print View

Basegear.com has these for $31 with their 20% off coupon. Shipping is reasonable.

Edited by TeamAlli on 05/28/2009 10:27:57 MDT.

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Big Agness Cyclone UL chair on 05/28/2009 10:45:10 MDT Print View

T-rest has a similar version, the Compack Chair, also at 6 oz.:

tcr

Edited by biointegra on 05/28/2009 10:45:57 MDT.