Which chair for the campsite

Specifically for cycle touring subjects & questions
Weimarunner
Posts: 108
Joined: 19 Apr 2014, 2:58pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Weimarunner » 25 Jul 2015, 4:52pm

I know it's not on the same comfort levels as a folding chair proper but this foam seat pad is really comfy, compact and feather light - http://www.cycletourstore.co.uk/product ... -seat-pad/

gloomyandy
Posts: 1049
Joined: 16 Mar 2012, 10:46pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby gloomyandy » 27 Jul 2015, 7:00pm

I have a synmat and the chair kit. The chair kit works really well, the cover actually provides additional protection for the mat and makes it better to sleep on (it has a pocket that forms a pillow). Low enough to let you sit up inside a tent.

User avatar
al_yrpal
Posts: 8271
Joined: 25 Jul 2007, 9:47pm
Location: Cully
Contact:

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby al_yrpal » 3 Aug 2015, 5:14pm

Looked at lots of chairs at a Festival I attended. Most people were in the standard cheapo folding chairs but I spotted a couple who had these. They got up and folded them up in a few seconds and then put them in little bags and were gone. These ones are like the Helinox jobs but have height adjustable legs which can make them a bit higher and thus more comfortable I believe.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012NDVSWU/r ... 71_TE_item They are available singly too.

Al
Touring on a bicycle is a great way to explore and appreciate the countryside and towns you pass through. What do you do to make a difference?

User avatar
andrew_s
Posts: 5070
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 9:29pm
Location: Gloucestershire

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby andrew_s » 3 Aug 2015, 5:43pm

al_yrpal wrote:like the Helinox jobs but have height adjustable legs which can make them a bit higher and thus more comfortable I believe

The extended legs don't look any longer than the non-adjustable Helinox copies to me.
I suppose lower makes reaching your camping stove easier, which I've seen given as a grumble about the Helinox

b1galus
Posts: 79
Joined: 21 May 2009, 10:59pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby b1galus » 3 Aug 2015, 7:14pm

i bought this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andoer-Portable ... BF8S28G1ZJ cheap enough , easily and quickly assembled and fits my fat a..e ok

User avatar
bikes4two
Posts: 1044
Joined: 12 Jan 2010, 10:14pm
Location: SE Hampshire, UK

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby bikes4two » 3 Aug 2015, 11:39pm

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

Al

+1 - I have a genuine Helinox which I absolutely love, and my friend has a copied version. Side by side they look, weigh and feel the same. The copy looks as durable but only the test of time would prove that point. I would not hesitate on going for the copy given the price difference.
Image Attachments
temp2.jpg
Last edited by bikes4two on 17 Sep 2015, 11:20pm, edited 1 time in total.
Without my stoker, every trip would only be half a journey

Weimarunner
Posts: 108
Joined: 19 Apr 2014, 2:58pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Weimarunner » 7 Aug 2015, 11:01pm

Really nice build quality stainless steel stool - http://www.cycletourstore.co.uk/product ... tool-seat/

User avatar
Heltor Chasca
Posts: 3016
Joined: 30 Aug 2014, 8:18pm
Location: Near Bath & The Mendips in Somerset

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Heltor Chasca » 7 Aug 2015, 11:20pm

I had a thought today in memory of a rainy evening in a campsite once upon a time. My Thermarest chair kit was perfect INSIDE the tent while I sat up and read in the dry. Any 'legged' chairs are obviously unsuitable...b

rannochraider
Posts: 90
Joined: 14 Dec 2012, 3:44pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby rannochraider » 10 Aug 2015, 4:08pm

Brand new Genuine Helinox Chair One currently being advertised for sale at a bargain price on the Bikes and Bits for sale section. :wink:

User avatar
al_yrpal
Posts: 8271
Joined: 25 Jul 2007, 9:47pm
Location: Cully
Contact:

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby al_yrpal » 10 Aug 2015, 4:25pm

X post.... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=62173&start=45#p925215

...and the little bag the Helinox copy comes in has a strip of webbing on the side of the bag it comes in, this allows you to loop Velcro strips around to attach it neatly to the top tube on your bike frame.

Al
Touring on a bicycle is a great way to explore and appreciate the countryside and towns you pass through. What do you do to make a difference?

User avatar
pedalsheep
Posts: 1067
Joined: 11 Aug 2009, 7:57pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby pedalsheep » 10 Aug 2015, 4:51pm

and the little bag the Helinox copy comes in has a strip of webbing on the side of the bag it comes in, this allows you to loop Velcro strips around to attach it neatly to the top tube on your bike frame.


So it does! I hadn't thought of that, thanks Al.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.

Weimarunner
Posts: 108
Joined: 19 Apr 2014, 2:58pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Weimarunner » 12 Aug 2015, 9:03pm

Word of warning, these chairs vary in build quality. I was sent four from different distributors, two of them were really very poor quality, another was acceptable and the other was really very impressive. I would imagine some of these 'not so great' chairs are all over amazon / ebay.
This is the good'un, rated to 145kg load whereas the others were 100kg test or lower - http://www.cycletourstore.co.uk/product ... nox-style/

User avatar
al_yrpal
Posts: 8271
Joined: 25 Jul 2007, 9:47pm
Location: Cully
Contact:

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby al_yrpal » 12 Aug 2015, 9:24pm

Weimarunner wrote:Word of warning, these chairs vary in build quality. I was sent four from different distributors, two of them were really very poor quality, another was acceptable and the other was really very impressive. I would imagine some of these 'not so great' chairs are all over amazon / ebay.
This is the good'un, rated to 145kg load whereas the others were 100kg test or lower - http://www.cycletourstore.co.uk/product ... nox-style/


What make is it? And, which ones werent so good?

And, are you selling them?

Al
Touring on a bicycle is a great way to explore and appreciate the countryside and towns you pass through. What do you do to make a difference?

Weimarunner
Posts: 108
Joined: 19 Apr 2014, 2:58pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby Weimarunner » 12 Aug 2015, 10:44pm

Hi, not selling these as yet, well I have one that is advertised on the website but no quantity as yet.

There's no make as such, all of these chairs are coming from China. The better distributors are bringing in the nicer quality kit but there seems to be plenty of the cheap ones all over the Internet.

greyingbeard
Posts: 686
Joined: 24 Mar 2015, 10:41pm

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Postby greyingbeard » 22 Aug 2015, 9:39pm

Usual story, its not possible to tell whats good and what isnt without trying them out. Ive skim read a few of the links on here, soem amazon chairs are described as having a load bearing of "about 100kg). One wriggle from a larger person and it will break, no good, not safe. Junk. More chinese tat.