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Rated5out of5byeKuhlfromWorth the MoneyI have had this chair for about 2 or 3 years. It holds up great.
I have brought it backpacking on several long trips. I am 5'4" 130 but my 6'4" 200+ boyfriend uses it too and it's strong enough for him. I have heard, don't "walk" in it - don't twist the supports while you're sitting in it - because they can snap but I have done it a ton (it's fun) and it hasn't broken yet.
I have one burn hole in it from a campfire spark but the fabric doesn't tear. The chair is even pretty good in sand at the beach. I only know one person who can't figure out how to sit in it and that is my mom. Everyone else is just fine.
When you get up it tips over and if it's windy it'll take off. That just means you need to ask some one to get you a beverage instead of getting your own. No big deal.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated5out of5byMurphy73fromAmazing ChairThis is one of my favorite purchases so far. I haven't had it long so I can't attest to it's long term durability, but the functionality is amazing. I've used it on a rock, a log, sand, a very steep side of a creek bank and have never sat more comfortably. There are no weird pressure points or bars jabbing you and you can rock in it without tipping over. It's fast to set up and break down and it's so light that I even take it on my day hiking trips. Even it it only lasts a few seasons it's been worth it. I do recommend getting some type of pad to sit on with it when you are using it in cold weather. Your back/butt can get pretty chilly up off the ground like that with no insulation. I'm so happy with it I will be buying another as a back up just in case.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated5out of5byBoubonManfromLight and comfortableFor backpacking trips, you typically opt for a seat pad, small tarp, or a log. However if you ARE going to bring a chair with back support, this is the one to bring. It's the lightest one I have found.
It takes about a minute from storage bag to sitting down, The side to side stability is slighly unstable. On soft ground, the chair will sink, and the black rubber feet can come off when you lift it out. Nonetheless, it is REALLY comfortable. I like that it keeps you above the wet ground. It's great for lounging around a campfire with friends.
I won't bring it for those times I need to really minimize my pack weight, but otherwise, I'm sure that I will get my use from this portable little chair.
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated5out of5byUL DougfromOne of a kindFrom a backpacking standpoint this chair would not be considered minimalist but for a day hike or short backpack trip it is perfect. Unlike what a previous reviewer stated, this is the ONLY chair that CAN be used on a slope. I sat in this chair on the side of a hill in Griffith Park all day while waiting for a view of Space Shuttle Endeavor. I have also slept in this chair. Think about it. As long as you don't pull your knees to chest and lean back, it is almost impossible to fall over backwards. This chair very comfortable as you can find the perfect back angle by simply leaning forward or backward. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated5out of5bygreengstfromSmall, Light, Comfortable - Great Chair!I chose gear style: Comfort Driven, since typically I am, but in this particular case I really chose this chair from a minimalist point of view. I have a bad back and I was tired of not having a chair for camping destinations that require a hike in and therefore generally do not cater to heavy, bulky, camp chairs. This fit the bill perfectly as it is incredibly light weight, packs up small, and supports my back great. In addition it keeps you up off the ground if it is wet (I mention this because I have seen some camp chairs that do not), and seems quite durable.
There are some drawbacks, although I don't hold them against the chair since they are inherent to the design and basically necessary to accomplish some if not all of the positive aspects of the chair. Sitting in and standing up out of the chair will take some practice, the first time you put it together (and try to pack it up) it may be a little bit confusing, you have to find the "sweet spot" when sitting in the chair since you are essentially keeping the chair upright with your legs (not difficult but certainly more "needy" than your typical chair).
It is also a bit expensive, but what isn't that is this small/light? I have used it 2 or 3 times so far and would definitely buy it again.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated5out of5byAaron the backpackerfromBEST CHAIR EVEREverything about it was perfect
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated5out of5byGear trekkerfromLove it!Definitely a comfort item, but well worth it in my book. I've been backpacking for years - in the past with 40-50 lb loadouts. Gear has gotten so light, that I'm happy to be under 30 lbs. in my book, as long as I'm in the 25-30 lb loadout range, comforts like this are well worth it. This chair is far more comfortable than the lighter alternatives and certainly far better than no chair at all after a long hike and/or around camp after the rain has soaked everything around you. This chair sits in my car when I'm not on the trail, so it also gets plenty of use around town (sans the beach - doesn't work great in the sand).
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated5out of5byDenali DaydreamsfromMountain easy chair.A backcountry minimalist may balk at the idea of camp amenities, but let me tell you after a week of 20 mile days my bum has never been more grateful for a piece of gear in my life. When you get to wherever there is you may just want to sit and enjoy the view for a while. Why not do it in complete comfort? At one pound this beauty is worth every ounce.
Date published: 2013-09-13
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