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#138251 - 09/01/10 06:10 PM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Howie]
mistersir Offline
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Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 4
Loc: DFW, TX, USA
I don't know if anyone has said this but SlingLite is the brand it weighs a little under a pound i think. Folds flat and hooks easy to the back of your pack, first time I saw it I was a Philmont. I got to sit in it and man it was comfy.

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#138399 - 09/04/10 10:47 PM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Howie]
Howie Offline
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 481
Loc: Canora, SK, Canada
I am back from the mountains. My wife and I built and tried out the bushcraft chair shown in the Youtube video. It worked great and was quite comfortable. In the meantime my Alite Monach chair that I ordered has just arrived. I havenít field tested it yet, but trying it out in my living room it seems just fine. Nice and light and compact. It does take some getting used to as it is a two legged chair. A bit of a balancing act at first but it is quite comfortable. I am 5'11" tall and sitting on the Monarch my head is up to 39". That means that a guy could sit on the chair inside many of the tents on the market today.

Thanks to all who responded to my post.

Howie


Edited by Howie (09/04/10 10:48 PM)

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#138509 - 09/08/10 04:01 PM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Howie]
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Registered: 01/11/10
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Loc: NY
Depending on the area you're in, I would recommend a hammock. I know I know, probably a moot point, and I'm not a hammock nut, but I find that since I can set it up in five minutes, my hammock can make a scenic reststop into a hour or two of lounging in comfort in the middle of the day.

Also, you can get good at finding a camp where your hammock setup is such that you can sit in it while chatting to your buddies, or even while your water is boiling, etc. Just my two cents (a light hammock can be cheap and weigh about as much as any non man-bushcraft chair option)

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#142769 - 12/04/10 05:28 PM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Howie]
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Registered: 10/25/10
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Loc: Iowa
My too generous parents took me to REI for Christmas. Woot! I'd been looking for a camping chair and since they had given me a LOT of money (and I really didn't have many needs), I picked up the Alite Monarch. I'm taking it camping this weekend, but I've already spent a few hours in it around the house. I love it and think it is really comfortable (actually fell asleep in it with my feet propped up on something). I was a bit iffy on the price, but knowing how much I will use it (because of the comfort) I know that it is worth it. The other nice thing is that I can take it to outdoor shows/picnics and don't have to lug around the huge bulky "camping" chair.

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#142784 - 12/04/10 11:37 PM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Cliff P]
Howie Offline
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Loc: Canora, SK, Canada
I also bought one not long ago. I haven't tried it in a camping situation yet but it should work out just fine. I am thinking a guy could sit on it inside a tent on a rainy day. Congrats.

Howie

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#142863 - 12/06/10 10:12 AM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Howie]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I like that Alite butterfly chair.. But with all the weight on those two "ballpoints," I'm wondering if you'd tear right through the floor of your tent if used inside. Still would be great at the campfire or under a tarp or around camp.
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#142900 - 12/07/10 01:18 AM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: kevonionia]
Howie Offline
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Registered: 06/02/03
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Loc: Canora, SK, Canada
I wouldn't set it right on the tent floor. Perhaps just setting it on my jacket or something would work well.

Howie

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#142902 - 12/07/10 03:24 AM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: Lucky K]
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Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 82
Loc: China
I think maybe you can go to bought some "Pads", these pad are made by soft ruber, and can be a good sit when backpacking in the mountains, I don't know the exact name of it, who knows?


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#142917 - 12/07/10 01:04 PM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: stonemark]
skcreidc Offline
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Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 1590
Loc: San Diego CA
I probably said this before, but as long as I have to carry a bear cannister, that doubles as a camp chair.

sk

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#143043 - 12/09/10 12:49 AM Re: Hiking Chair [Re: skcreidc]
Howie Offline
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 481
Loc: Canora, SK, Canada
I like a backrest. That is the beauty of the Monarch. Comfort with very little weight. But I can see how a bear cannister would work well for some.

Howie

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