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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-26-2015, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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What do people like for camp chairs? I own an Alite Mayflay and I am mostly happy with it. It does have a couple of cons, but I feel the pros outweigh them for my use.

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- lightweight aluminum
- Color coded for quick assembly
- Comfortable chair
- Packs small enough to fit in my tank bag

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- it is low to the ground, really low
- a bit pricey, though I got mine on sale

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I have a helinox chair that I really like. It is well built, compact (fits in my saddlebag) but pricey.
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I have an old BMW chair thats been through hell. When it dies Ill look around REI for something better. My only real complaint is its folded up length, barely fits in my duffle that goes across the seat. Otherwise it gets the job done.

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I have a helinox chair that I really like. It is well built, compact (fits in my saddlebag) but pricey.
The Helinox Ground Chair look similar to the Alite Mayfly chair, but sturdier and a bit more expensive. That Camp Chair and Sunset chair look like a nice height, but I am guessing don't pack as small.

Chair One looks like it might be a nice compromise between the Ground Chair and the Camp Chair.

That may be my next camp chair.

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I have a helinox chair that I really like. It is well built, compact (fits in my saddlebag) but pricey.

Like my helinox chair as well.
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I know a lot of folks that seem to like those Kermit chairs. A couple of folks I know swear by them. To me they just look way to heavy and bulky for a proper moot-camping chair. I would rather use the space for something else.

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Just got one of the REI ones with my dividend this year. Seems to work well enough.

http://www.rei.com/product/877258/rei-flex-lite-chair

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I use a Kermit chair. It's very string and I'm fat. My wife loves her Helinox. She is slender. :-)
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I use the folding tubular aluminum and fabric ones that sell at Walmart or similar for around $10, they're kind of long, but light and for the price I consider them disposable. I usually am on a Rocket Touring, so the length isn't really a problem, crosswise I don't think they are as wide as the bike, LOL.

I could never use those low ones, I have very, very bad knees.

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If we are going to a rally where we spend several days camping we find a Walmart, buy 2 $10 chairs and 2 pillows. Leave them behind when we are done. :-)
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