Folding Camping Chairs

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Touring Bug, 17 May 2010.

  1. Touring Bug

    Touring Bug New Member

    Hi,

    We're going touring in France this summer and for the first time have decided to take a chair. We really want to get 2x Sunncamp Collapsible Low Chairs as they look to be the best weight/packing solution. Problem is can't find any for love nor money.
    Anyone out there got 2 to sell? or know where we can try?
     
  2. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    here you go I have one like this and it all comes apart, weight 2.5lb
    http://www.camperlands.co.uk/store/sunncamp-collapsible-low-chair-68754-0.html

    oops
    Not currently available from stock. Please call on 0161 998 3467 to enquire about future availability.
     
  3. Jugular

    Jugular Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I've just been camping with my Exped Downmat + ChairKit. It's the most comfortable chair I've used while camping, in fact I brought it home to demo it for my fiance, she spent the rest of the evening sitting on it in preference to our couch as she said it was so comfortable. Hence I'm off to order another one for her.

    If you don't fancy the expense of a Downmat (@£120) you could get a Synmat (I think ~£70) or even another inflatable mat and still buy the ChairKit from Exped, they're hardly complex in the way they fit together. I found them for £31 at Rock & Rescue.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Touring Bug

    Touring Bug New Member

    Thanks Numbnuts & Jugular. We've discounted the folding mat option and want to go for a proper chair albeit one that dismantles so our only hope is if we can find a seller!
     
  5. Jugular

    Jugular Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Can I ask what allowed you to discount the folding mat option?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Touring Bug

    Touring Bug New Member

    Tried it before and prefer to be off the ground - more relaxing!
     
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I like the idea but I use my 3 legged stool at other times - like lunch or coffee breaks.
     
  8. Jugular

    Jugular Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I can certainly see an argument for 3 legged stools, slightly heavier, no back rest and only single purpose, but gets you nice and high and is quick to deploy.

    The sunncamps put you much closer to the ground than my folding mat does and they look rather uncomfortable and heavier. They still retain a quick deployment I suppose. Horses for courses xx(
     
  9. Beardie

    Beardie Well-Known Member

    What else are you carrying? I take it this isn't a full-on camping trip and that you'll be cutting down on other stuff to make way for the seating.

    Having said that, I once saw a folding chair in the Scotts of Stow catalogue which was carried as a small backpack. And one design for a recumbent featured a seat which demounted for rest breaks.
     
  10. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Will this site do?
     
  11. Jugular

    Jugular Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Stop trying to solve peoples problems Gerry, we were almost managing a debate here! :biggrin:
     
  12. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    :biggrin:
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Touring Bug

    Touring Bug New Member

    I've established from Sunncamp that they no longer make the version I'm after (the one that dismantles as opposed to folds up).
    Currently awaiting delivery of Lafuma CBCX to see if they can be adapted by inserting removeable joining bits (there's probably a correct term for that!).
    And yes it is a full on-trip with a compact 2-man tent + stove! The problem with touring is that you're either in the saddle, standing up, lying down or looking for a chair to take the weight off of an evening.
     
  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Any idea of the weight of the Lafuma?
     
  15. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Fussy or what?;)
     
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