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Offline Tandem Tom

Re: Chair
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2022, 02:30:32 pm »
And you can still get everything in the bag?

Offline BikePacker

Re: Chair
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2022, 04:51:58 pm »
And you can still get everything in the bag?
My privilege.
Given that the REI chair is same dimensions (the chair looks identical to the Helinox Zero to me)
that the bag from REI is identical to what you have or are considering (the Helinox Zero),
then, "yes," ....
because the crafted 'sleds' completely slide over the longer legs,
as you can see in the earlier post pic,
when it packs into the bag, & thereby, the added bag space the 'sleds' require is nuttin'.

Offline dvdwmth

Re: Chair
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2022, 01:27:28 am »
Last trip I had a chair but I unloaded some stuff and it included the chair. I did keep my three legged alps stool, and I will never travel without. I felt like vomiting for a couple of hours while riding, got a flat, and it was mid day in cooking heat. Extremely not happy. Got the stool out and it was still no fun but it was much better. Excellent while poking at fires, working on bike, eating and various other things. I will still take a chair on another tirp but last time i didn't really have much time to lounge. Hopefully that will improve as I get more experience.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Chair
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2022, 06:08:45 pm »
I use a chair that uses my Thermarest It's very comfortable and moves into the tent easily.
At 10 oz very light.

Offline froze

Re: Chair
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2022, 05:59:08 pm »
I never used to, but I do now, and I'm very glad I am carrying it, I can relax when I'm at the campsite now and be off the dirt, I love it.

After comparing a REI ultralight chair that weighed around 1 3/4 pounds to a Eureka Tagalong Lite that weighed on the scale at 2.2 pounds including the bag, I ended up with the Eureka, it was better built and seemed a tad less flimsy even though the REI was rated for 30 pounds more.  I also lost about a half a pound by ditching the chair bag and using just two small bungee cords to keep it together.

Offline David W Pratt

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Re: Chair
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2022, 07:52:32 pm »
The anti-sink pieces of PVC look like a neat idea.  I take my chair if I anticipate camping in unimproved sites, e.g. stealth camping.  In a campground, the picnic table serves.  I lightened mine by giving it to a canvas worker (think boat covers, etc.) and asking her to copy the cloth seat in something lightweight, I also substituted a nylon stuff sack for the cotton.  It also makes a good support for my solar panel to angle it for better exposure.

Offline DannyRich

Re: Chair
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2024, 03:24:52 pm »
The fact that it's more comfortable than most picnic tables is impressive, and I can see why you'd be willing to carry a little extra weight for that level of comfort.
As an ultralight tourer, I totally get the concern about adding weight to your gear. Every ounce counts when you're on the move. However, if the comfort outweighs the slight increase in weight, then it's definitely worth it.
Thanks for sharing your insight! It's got me thinking about ways to improve my own touring setup. Oh, and speaking of improvements, I've recently been renovating my garden and came across some great furniture options. Just go to site and you'll see some options that might interest you.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2024, 11:39:06 am by DannyRich »

Offline froze

Re: Chair
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2024, 03:41:44 pm »
Picnic table benches are not comfortable after a long ride, I discovered that the hard way.  And of course, a lot of camping places don't even have benches so you have to sit on the dirt, not very comfortable either.  That's why I bought a chair, it's very comfortable to sit in.  I had to try out several of these types of chairs before I found one I liked.

Offline Gypsea

Re: Chair
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2024, 11:59:52 am »
Love my Helinox Zero!  I discovered, by necessity, that it fits inside my Nemo tent for a cozy place to sit when it's raining.  Also comes in handy when stopping at a convenience store for a snack and break.