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Old 10-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Let's Talk Outdoor Chairs!

Ok folks - there have been a couple of discussions lately about various chairs. I myself am sick of the cheap folding chairs that don't last a season and am looking for something better.

Tell us about :

- what outdoor chair you like to take with you camping
- why you like it
- Would it hold up with kids?
- how much did it cost and where you got it
- anything else?

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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I ditched the folding camping chairs years ago (extremely uncomfortable for long sittings) in favor of the folding deck/captains chairs with side table.

I bought one a ACE hardware a few years back, then my DW bought me another one (unknown store, different color)- for my birthday not knowing a had already bought one for myself.
I want to say they ran in the 40/50 dollar range when I bought mine. Prices haven't changed much. I googled something similar and found a close item listed at Target'.


Very durable, one of mine has a swivel back support (one's fixed), one table has a cup holder, the other dosen't. But they do stand up to the rigors of camping. The frames are all metal/aluminum, no plastic, and the fabric is a heavy canvas/nylon mix.
Both of my chairs also sport (on the opposing side of the table) an multi-pocket organizer for the wallet, cell phone, firestarter, etc.

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Old 10-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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Chairs with a folding table, cup holder, straight back and just on the tall side are what we like. We got most of the features at a stall in Quartzsite two years ago. Prices vary with quality of materials. $40 to $50
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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Have to say my 2 gravity chairs are the best chairs I own. They should call them "gravitate" chairs because those are the first two to go every day. My kids and guests seem to play musical chairs all day long. All the other chairs are the cheap folding type which I usually get stuck with.

That being said there are many brands, prices, makes, models, sizes, padded or unpadded. Of the two I have, one locks better than the other. If you opt for one make sure it has some notches to lock it open or closed. The friction ones just do not hold you right. Friction one is from Sports Authority and I paid $39.99 for it. The good one has eylets underneath the arms that lock good, though I don't know where it's from since it was a gift.

Down side is weight and size, upside is no rods cutting into your thighs, or just a complete colapse. I've seen some Colemans with tables attached that look nice, light and comfy.

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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I found 2 camo colored gravity chairs at Aldi once 3 years ago for $14 for me and the DW, there holding up just fine nice and big too. As for the kids I got them Cabela's child size gravities 2 pink 1 blue, and they beat them things for 3 years and they held up great. Forgot what I paid, but I do know they were more than mine.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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They are heavier, but I tolerate the bulk to have my gravity chairs. I have two gravity chairs that we use the most, and two light bag chairs we also keep under the awning as we grab those for fireside seating.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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We got our camping / folding chairs at Cabellas for about $40 each.


Love them so far, very sturdy, very nice so far. Have probably used them 50+ times counting camping trips and other events.

Once these wear out will likely get more of them
We often camp with friends and with all the kids i say they have held up well.
very light weight.
I have the locking chair and DW has the Reclining chair.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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How about this chair -- anyone have one?

rEvolve Chair

I like the swivel but I am not sure if it would hold up long term.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:01 AM   #9
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I got folding deck chairs, table with cupholder on one side and a cooler bag on the other side.. $20.00 at Costco... bought 10 of em sold 8 at the RV Park for $40.00 ea
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:32 AM   #10
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Since I am on a permanent site so I went with the recycled plastic chairs, foot stools and table that look like wood. I bought them from an Amish store in central PA that orders them from an Amish builder in Lancaster, PA. The chairs fold for easy storage, all stainless steel fasteners and are so heavy that I let them out all summer long, no problem with the wind taking them into the next county and they are garentteed not to fade. They are very comfortable and we just love them.

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