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Re: How about for a little guy?

Postby Miriam C. » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:40 pm

dreadcptflint wrote:My little dude will be two this year and I keep looking for a folding chair that will work for him with no luck. Has anyone found anything that will fit a little guy?

Hey look in the seasonal section of Target. They have all sorts of play picnic stuff for kids. Lil tables too. :thumbsup:
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Postby Doberman » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:03 pm

asianflava wrote:Yeah I got sick of those bag chairs too. Though they are fine to sit in, they can be difficult to get out because the arms are floppy.

I put these on my Secret Santa Christmas list but I didn't get them. Luckily, my wife put them on her list and got them.


I just purchased these same chairs at Costco for $23 and change each yesterday. They seem to be very sturdy and the side table attached to each chair is handy. It appears to be solid aluminum instead of tubing to me. :thumbsup:
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Postby cablerunners » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:00 pm


I found the "bungie loungers" at wallmat they were nice but I felt like I was going to topple over backwards in recline... that would be a sight.

I found more at Camp World here in Portland they cost about twice as much but I feel they are better. The are padded and seem better build.

So far I'm leaning towards a couple from Camp World would cost about $220.00 for the ones I like.

Still open for ideas!

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Postby Laredo » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:04 pm

There's a whole section at about lounge chairs.
They deliver, too ...
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Postby dreadcptflint » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:43 pm

Thanks for the tips. We almost got the Coleman however Target finally came through with little plain black folding camp chair for the little dude. (It was getting a bit frustrating looking for something for kids without Dora or Diego plastered all over it for the last nine months).

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Postby moreforles » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:03 pm

there's another thread on here about a camping chair...l made from plywood....
it was for the most part just seat, back and legs - without any
armrests (at least in its present configuration.... but modifications
are best thing in life.... next to a perfect invention)
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Postby sledge » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:15 pm

We have 2 like Miriam's also. Bought ours at Wal-Mart at the 2006 Fort Chiswell Va. meet for about $50 each. ... And we love them and have used them at every camping since then. :thumbsup:
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Postby xrover » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:19 pm

I bought the most expensive camp chairs I have ever seen. But they came highly recommended and they are great chair.
Before you click, they are $129 each.
But they are totally packable into a small space.
And they hold my dead weight of 220 pound.
Oh, and there's an optional non-tip beer holder. That was important.
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Postby dwgriff1 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:59 am

mandy wrote:Hows about one of these, they are neat because you can break them down and nestle the two pieces together. A friend of mine made one for his mountain man gear and they are pretty comfy.

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Those all wood chairs would go well with my woodie.


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Postby Fourcents » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:43 pm

Two design choices, one you push the sides together so when folded it stays the same size front to back but flattened side to side. Second type folds sides in and get longer in the other axis top to bottom.

A third type perhaps the oldest design fold front to back and often allow for stacking used in church or school meetings. Last one is less comfortable IMHO having sat in them for many hours at meetings or fund raisers. :thumbdown:

I like first two for comfort depending the the individual chair maker. Prefer the second that elongates getting smaller in two of three dimensions. Bought a nice one in Walmart for $20 and another in Sams. They fit in smaller spaces like a roof box over my car. One of mine has a shoulder strap for easy carrying and a locking piece that keeps it folded. :thumbsup:

Have two adjustable lounge types very comfortable but much heavier and fold flat but still fairly large and heavy. Bought mine through mail order from Costco for $100 each. Think the French invented but we improved the design and made them for much less $$$. :thinking:
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Postby Christina » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:52 pm

If you have a Cabela's near you, they sell their brand of the bungee recliner. Sometime they have a great sale. We got ours for $50 each instead of the usual $150.
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Postby bobhenry » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:02 pm

About $4.00 don't fold. kinda heavy but they hold 300 + and can double as jack stands if you need them to .


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Postby PresTx82 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:16 pm

I don't have any pictures of them , but I use the Coleman Camp Chairs. My father In Law had a heavy duty Coleman camp chair built similiar to asianflava's chair, and that chair held up pretty good for heavier individuals.

My camp chair story: I had awakened one morning after a windy night in our camp, realizing that the new camp chair I had bought my son had blown over during the night into the hot coals of the camp fire and burned. :cry:

Yea I know, I should of insured the fire was totally out before going to bed. :roll:

Anyone ever build any Adirondack chairs? I always wanted to but never got around to it. I think it's project #312 on my list of things to do!
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Postby lisasweetie » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:19 pm

The bag chairs I've been camping with for years were very heavy canvas and once they got caught in the rain it was a while before they dried out. I've bought a couple of Coleman Inflatable Scoop Chairs for a great deal on
ebay. I have tried these out in the living room and they are super comfortable, but have not camped with them yet. Here is what they look like, but I will post actual camping photos once it quits raining in NC and I can camp :cry: Image
Several of my camping buddies have the bungie chairs and they are awesome, but pricey. I got both of these chairs for $25 shipping included. We'll see how they work and last.

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Postby campadk » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:29 am

Those who have more of a passion for a woody... I mean wooden trailers or 'strippers' (cedar strip I mean) may
prefer a matching chair like this one. Not sure what color the womens model comes in...

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