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Light and comfortable!

940 grams of the Helinox vs. 595 grams of the Monarch....
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Camping chairs are reviewed in this months (issue 10) Adventure Bike Rider magazine.

Top marks go to the £32 Sunncamp super deluxe comfly low chair.

others recommended include
£30 Regatta Delux Folding camping chair
£22 Vango Venice chair
The problem with ABR mag is that it's too pro-big bike and the gear they test is mainly for the road

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Okay, fair enough, you need a sidecar to bring it as it doesn't fold. And it's expensive as hell. But man, I like it. Yours for around £2500.
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I saw someone camping with one like this Alite Monarch Butterfly Ultralight Travel and Camping Chair - YouTube It was a different make but just the same, (just found this one now while looking to post on here) I tried it out and it felt really comfy, just what you need at the end of the day. I was sold on it straight away until he said it cost him 90 euros in Holland but now i've found these i'll look at getting one.
I got mine from Bever at €79 a bit pricy (to say the least), but when space is a premium then there aren't too many options available.


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Kermit
Hands down the best. Takes a bit to assemble but well worth it.
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What I didn't like about my Pico is the fabric stretches and you get no lower back support. I'll sell mine if anyone is interested, PM me.

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I have had a Pico for about 5 years now.. wouldnt change it for another chair !
I have even added a little ali shelve for my bits on the side :-)

Yes it was expensive but worth it

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Another vote for the Helinox. I jsut used one for a week long ride down the greta divide of Australia. Super comfy, light, compact and strong.

I just ordered another one for my wife.
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Arrow For me the best camping chair is Trekker Lounge from Therm-A-Rest.

The Trekker Lounge is light, very comfortable and it protects my mattress when not used as a chair.

I leave it on my mattress at all times and it only takes a moment to convert the mattress into a comfortable chair.

Over the years I've used all kind of camping chairs, and this is first one that I still love after several years of use.

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Don T, In the photo I really like the guy in the foregrounds chair......

you dont have to pack it away in the morning.........
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One of my main criteria was being able to use a chair sitting inside the porch area of my Khyam Biker tent. There is nothing as uncomfortable as trying to read a mag or a book scrunched up on the deck or in the sack. Over the years I have found nothing either adaptable enough or long lasting, ..........until I discovered the Kermit with leg extensions. What a great bit of kit! easy to roll up and transport, beautifully hand made in proper timber and stainless steel. Without the extensions I can sit comfortably inside the tent, with the extensions it's exactly the right height to prevent leg cramps after a long day in the saddle, and damn comfortable. Worth every cent ( including the import duty).
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Best Camping Chair

Most accolades for the best Camp Chair are for the Kermit or similar which we agree are great... for solo riders... The weight is way (weigh) too much for two up riders. For the light weight seats close to the ground, these are difficult for us old folk to dig ourselves out of after a good feed and a bottle of wine. Somewhere on our travels we will locate the ultimate seat...reasonable height, with a back-rest weighing under 1 kg.. Surely with the alloys available today this would not be too hard to do. Our current alloy stools weigh less than 1 kg for the two... a back rest would make these perfect...Maybe we need to find a fabricator to bend some alloy pipe and attache with some suitable material.

A little while back on this post we mentioned Coleman Woodsman Chairs. Folds down like a stool but with a back and weighs 1.78 pounds. Has anyone had any experience with these!!??? Cheers and thanks for all the feed back.. K & C

Last edited by Ken & Carol; 7 Feb 2013 at 03:34. Reason: Forgot to review a previous post from us.
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Hmmm

I just use my pannier to sit on and a tree to lean at.
No need for packing away when riding.
Triple function.
And I even have one for my wife as well.
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OK - you've seen the rest, the absolute best by miles IMHO is the Helinox Chair One.
Link - they also do an umbrella ... look at the video of a car running over it, and rocks falling on it .. might standup to my abuse?

Australia's Leading Ultra light Camping Chairs | Sitting is Believing

$aud97 free postage Aus + NZ.

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in the photo in romania, the empty chair top left, thats the sort of thing i take everywhere with me.
yes they are big packed up (but light)
yes they dont last very long (although you should expect a couple of seasons out of one)

but a kermit is something crazy like £130 to get to UK, this is £5 and replaceable in any supermarket or petrol station.
its light and waterproof so it can strap anywhere on the bike.
its a comfy, full sized seat that doesnt need a balancing act, a sober pilot, or einstein to put up/take down
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The Helinox Chair.
Light and comfy. Awesome. My back thanked me :0)
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