Which chair for the campsite

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Therealsouthstander
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Which chair for the campsite

Postby Therealsouthstander » 19 Jul 2015, 11:44am

Can anyone recommend a good lightweight chair that packs down to fit into a pannier.
I'm always jealous when I arrive at the campsite after a long, hard days cycling and people are sitting around there tent in comfy looking chairs..

Many thanks for any help

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby al_yrpal » 19 Jul 2015, 12:08pm

I think this is the current favourite. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Portable-Foldin ... EHCQCC0AQ1 Its a Helinox copy but they are £85 odd

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby dandru » 19 Jul 2015, 12:42pm

I've got two, the Alite Mantis and Helinox Ground Chair. Don't think of them as just a camping chair, I use mine for day walks and rides, free concerts in parks, anywhere you need a seat because they pack up small in fit into a day pack. The Mantis is more comfortable but heavier than the Ground Chair, but easier to cook from because you're up higher whereas the Mantis legs can sink into soft ground. These guys use the Helinox camp chair with great success, they've been on the road for years. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page ... id=2355302

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Camping-C ... ite-Mantis

http://www.helinox.com.au/ground-chair- ... -chair.php

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Bonefishblues » 19 Jul 2015, 2:27pm

Cool things all :)

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Heltor Chasca » 19 Jul 2015, 4:37pm

I use the Thermarest trekking chair adapter which you use with your mat. http://www.outbacktrading.co.uk/product ... tAodNy8FRw

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby foxyrider » 19 Jul 2015, 5:06pm

on a campsite? I use the ever present picnic tables! or in Scandinavia the campers lounge - I'm on holiday not a forced march! Of course at other times the bed mat does the job. All those bed mat conversions will damage that expensive bit of kit. :)
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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby JBB » 19 Jul 2015, 10:40pm

Alite Mayfly - solid strong and light. However a bit pricey!

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby johnnyhamster » 19 Jul 2015, 10:41pm

Last time I camped, I just went to the site bins where I found a good choice of slightly broken chairs that had been dumped by previous visitors.

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby andrew_s » 20 Jul 2015, 12:29am

I use the Alite Mayfly.
This has the advantages that it doesn't sink into soft ground like Helinox-style chairs can, and it's low enough to use inside the tent in case of rain or midges.

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby pjclinch » 20 Jul 2015, 10:10am

Have the Helinox rip-off already noted if I'm feeling like extra luxury, but more usually use a sleep-mat chair conversion. Been using them for years with no obvious problems (except if used by a camp fire it does make an inflatable mat more prone to spark damage... don't ask me how I know that).

I don't find sitting cross-legged comfortable and my foot-arches are so high I can't kneel for any length of time without discomfort, so a little back support is well worth the extra weight and bulk and faff.

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby whoof » 21 Jul 2015, 12:48pm

I bought one of these from the Poundshop . Never taken it cycle touring.

http://www.mountainwarehouse.com/campin ... wwodfQcOQQ

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby andrew_s » 21 Jul 2015, 2:19pm

See also the previous camping chair topic

foxyrider wrote:on a campsite? I use the ever present picnic tables!

Does "ever present" mean you always use up-market campsites? :D

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby JBB » 21 Jul 2015, 10:36pm

andrew_s wrote:I use the Alite Mayfly.
This has the advantages that it doesn't sink into soft ground like Helinox-style chairs can, and it's low enough to use inside the tent in case of rain or midges.


Superb chair - pricey but light and very comfortable.

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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby foxyrider » 21 Jul 2015, 11:10pm

andrew_s wrote:
foxyrider wrote:on a campsite? I use the ever present picnic tables!

Does "ever present" mean you always use up-market campsites? :D

Not by any means - I can't think of any site i've used that didn't have at least one example or something similar. In Switzerland they even had rooves.
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Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby rannochraider » 22 Jul 2015, 3:29pm

Brand new Genuine Helinox chair just advertised for sale on here in bikes and bits etc for sale . :wink: