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 Post subject: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 15th, 2017, 8:23 am 
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Check out this compact foldable light weight camp stool with backrest. Carries well and provides luxury seating around camp with the comfort of back support.


https://www.gcioutdoor.com/seats-stools/quik-e-seat/


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 2:09 am 
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A nice version of the tripod chair is available from Cabelas at http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS- ... page%3D100

However, a much more comfortable style of chair is available from Helinox, REI, Campchair, and other manufacturers. The Helinox chairs are quite expensive. Helinox makes a number of models of chair, but the “ChairZero” is its smallest and most compact chair. See https://www.rei.com/product/109587/helinox-chair-zero . REI makes several similar chairs which are a bit less expensive. The “Flexlite” chair is REI’s smallest and most compact chair. See https://www.rei.com/product/102413/rei- ... lite-chair. Travelchair makes a number of models of chair which are slightly less expensive. The “Joey” is its smallest model. It comes in a budget “C” model, a model with steel legs, a model with aluminum legs, and a model with aluminum legs with ski-basket like disks on their ends, which decrease the amount that the legs sink in soft dirt and sand. The last model can be seen at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UTIS23U/re ... 6395160631.

For many years I used a “Crazy Creek” style of camp chair on kayak trips. These are pretty comfortable, but because you are sitting on the ground, getting up out of the chair is a bit of work. The chairs described above are a lot more comfortable, and because they hold you up off the ground, it’s quite easy to stand up out of them. And the small models don’t take up any more room than a Crazy Creek style camp chair. I just brought a Travelchair “Joey” on a 10-day 200-mile kayak trip on the Dolores River in Southwest Colorado and eastern Utah, and am totally pleased with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 2:26 am 
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I'm using this Helinox knock-off (there are lots of them now) from Sail.

https://www.sail.ca/en/sail-chaise-de-camp-315081

$60, sometimes in the flyer for $50
Add $2 for tennis balls from Dollarama for the feet.

I have seen some "heavy sitters" bend legs on some of the knock-offs, I don't know if the big brands are any better, some people are just don't have a light (or co-ordinated) touch with anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 4:20 am 
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pmmpete wrote:
A nice version of the tripod chair is available from Cabelas at http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS- ... page%3D100


These are available from Cabela's in Canada for $39.55 incl. tax. in Ont.

http://www.cabelas.ca/product/78509/cab ... ind-chairs


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 7:50 am 
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I've never found need for anything more than a regular tripod chair, and I got 4 of those for $3 each at the thrift store :-) The only problem with those is that one corner of the fabric always goes eventually. If I were going to pay any amount of money for a chair I'd want some kind of warranty against that.


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 8:34 am 
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Ouch---they look like the old nutbuster chair that I replaced with a much more comfortable Coleman fold up alum. chair!

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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 10:22 am 
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wotrock wrote:
Ouch---they look like the old nutbuster chair that I replaced with a much more comfortable Coleman fold up alum. chair!


Lol, no doubt the 8.5lb Coleman quad chairs are more comfortable, but I never found I had to worry about "the boys" in these tripod stools. If you are looking
to cut down on your portage load, these CGI's "only" weigh 4.5lbs.


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 10:36 am 
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wotrock wrote:
Ouch---they look like the old nutbuster chair that I replaced with a much more comfortable Coleman fold up alum. chair!

Would you please warn me not to drink coffee when reading your helpful posts... :tsk:

we have a Quick E seat and a Quick E stool and my husband won't go near them.. Ergo cause they are a good height for some camp cooking I do the cooking if we bring one of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 11:35 am 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
wotrock wrote:
Ouch---they look like the old nutbuster chair that I replaced with a much more comfortable Coleman fold up alum. chair!

Would you please warn me not to drink coffee when reading your helpful posts... :tsk:

we have a Quick E seat and a Quick E stool and my husband won't go near them.. Ergo cause they are a good height for some camp cooking I do the cooking if we bring one of them.


OK, so while I'm quite comfortable sitting upright in these things, I can see how leaning forward in them to tend the stir fry could pressurize the jewels into diamonds.


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 11:56 am 
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That is why you use the folded plywood table top lashed between two trees supported with 2 branches turniced one on each side of the tree set to a workable platform height to create a kitchen with a view.


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: May 16th, 2017, 7:24 pm 
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open_side_up wrote:
OK, so while I'm quite comfortable sitting upright in these things, I can see how leaning forward in them to tend the stir fry could pressurize the jewels into diamonds.


I do the cooking---that's the main reason to take a chair. Otherwise I can just sit on a rock.

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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: June 16th, 2019, 9:21 pm 
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Any opinions on this chair?
https://www.atmosphere.ca/categories/ge ... =332722689

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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: June 17th, 2019, 8:14 am 
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wotrock wrote:

Another Helinox wannabe?

I can give you an opinion.. Its an uninformed opinion!
https://www.mckinley.eu/equipment/furni ... ir-p173215

sounds like my dog... Not too many

gee the whole product line is knockoffs..

Want more uninformed opinion?

Speaking of jewel damage I saw a FB post ( Dinosaurs of EMS) where a guy going commando got something stuck down the slits of those plastic patio chairs. Cringeworthy..was a pic

Be careful


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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 11:28 am 
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Never been a chair person, unless I have zero portages to do. Just an extra 3-5 lb I would rather not carry. If I want a luxury item it will be a Nalgene with a 40oz of Vodka in it. :D (well OK I carry a couple of those anyhow..lol). If the site has no log bench fabricated, I will just take a few hours and build one, then I can either leave it for others to enjoy or burn it up on the last night depending on where I am and how I feel.

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 Post subject: Re: Luxury Camp stool
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 3:55 pm 
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Sat in this at the outdoor adventure show, my butt says its the best. https://www.sail.ca/en/eureka-tagalong- ... air-619184 It weighs in at 3.6 pounds which is a bit more than the usual 2.2 for the helinox and clones. There was another similar design that rocked a bit, didn't like it. Its wide enough to make your arms happy and a truely relaxing plunk your arse. Not just fine but great. Silly me I didn't buy it at the time :) Spent the day carrying papers and stuff.


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