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Topic: Good camping chairs

Posted By: Lisamitt
Subject: Good camping chairs
Date Posted: 21/3/2012 at 7:24pm

Can anyone recommend any good camping chairs??

We have royal commanders which I love but they hurt the back of our thighs when sitting for to long, but we still need chairs we can sit at the table to eat off

Amy recommendations would be brill


Posted By: Sterling 1999
Date Posted: 21/3/2012 at 7:50pm

We have some very much like these got them from Towsure but can't see them on there website

Post last edited on 21/03/2012 19:58:34

Posted By: wildfowler
Date Posted: 21/3/2012 at 7:59pm

I have three of these chairs and recommend them highly Bucket Camping Chair from Millets, They cost 30. I have had one for over a year and decided to buy two more this year for the children. We usr them when we go to watch our son play cricket too. Good value, comfortable and strong image: - forum_images/smiley14.gif" >

Posted By: Lisamitt
Date Posted: 21/3/2012 at 10:33pm

has anyone tried the vango moon chairs?



Posted By: RTS5
Date Posted: 21/3/2012 at 10:39pm

The Lafuma Cham Elips chairs are very comfortable. We brought them because we hate the way the 'umbrella' type chairs dig into your thighs.   They do an XL version if you like a bit more space. They are very expensive but worth every penny. We sat in many seats before finding these.

Posted By: camcroft
Date Posted: 22/3/2012 at 8:41am

These are excellent people always say to us now they are real comfy looking chairs and they pack down quite small we leave them in the camper

Hope this helps.Cheers.Alex image: -" >

Posted By: Kelper
Date Posted: 22/3/2012 at 11:13am

I'm a Lafuma fan ... they are worth the bit extra ... though you can find some good deals!

Posted By: sunshinetours
Date Posted: 22/3/2012 at 11:49am

We bought some Outwell Ergoflexi Watson hogh back chairs on offer in Go last year (they were 39.99 I think). Haven't tried them camping yet but gave them a trial indoors over winter and they are spacious, light and sturdy and most importantly apparently comfortable

Weight limit of 125kg  (20 stone) as well so pretty strong for lightweight chairs! Fold pretty flat and sit on top on bed boards

Posted By: blues
Date Posted: 22/3/2012 at 3:25pm

I have some Dukdalf high back ones that also recline, can also be used for sitting at a table for eating extremely good quality and hard wearing though may be a bit pricey

Posted By: DaveWr
Date Posted: 22/3/2012 at 4:57pm

Same here Dukdalf, great for eating and reclining.

Posted By: Whippetlover
Date Posted: 22/3/2012 at 5:38pm

Vango Coronas for us. Lovely and padded, no digging in under the legs and they recline into three different positions. Really comfy for lazing around and nice height and back position for eating at table as well.

Best price found here and they were deliverd next day :)


Posted By: Famous Grouse
Date Posted: 25/3/2012 at 4:12pm

We also use Dukdalf - good high backs, comfortable to recline with a foot rest - but best of all they are not too heavy to move around.

Posted By: pillsley
Date Posted: 25/3/2012 at 6:31pm

People and chairs come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes.

I dragged OH round every camping shop for two years until I finally found a chair that was comfortable for me - he'd decided it was some kind of weird hobby and no chair was ever going to be purchased. He's now very glad I took my time as we have comfy chairs that fit our body shapes.

Posted By: JK98
Date Posted: 26/3/2012 at 2:34am

I use a Lafuma padded recliner chair, and hubby uses a Lafuma padded lounger which can also be set to upright position for eating at the table. Not cheap, but extremely comfortable & will last years.

Posted By: suzan111
Date Posted: 02/4/2012 at 10:35am

We went for Lafuma as my legs always hurt on other chairs and they are very comfortable..

Posted By: racey1979
Date Posted: 03/4/2012 at 12:24am

My parents have Lafuma recliners and whilst I agree that they are comfortable I dont think they are worth the money.

Go to Go Outdoors and put a Lafuma side by side with a High Gear recliner. The Hi Gear, in my opinion are better made, they don't creak and are equally as comfortable at a fraction of the price.

They are quite a bit heavier than the Lafuma which maybe a problem to some. Wait for the sales/special offers and you will get 2 for 100. Gear Hawaii

Posted By: janespa
Date Posted: 03/4/2012 at 8:30am

I would recommend Coleman Sling chairs - very comfortable and fold up fairly small





Posted By: chelsea girl
Date Posted: 03/4/2012 at 3:29pm

We have the Kampa Extravagance Deluxe XL recliners.  Not cheap but very comfy and durable.  Downside - heavy but we've had them 2 years, no problems. image: -" width=23 >

Posted By: swany
Date Posted: 03/4/2012 at 7:10pm

Just got the hi-gear Hawaii, very comfy and also had 20 off! Result image: - forum_images/smiley20.gif

Posted By: Lisamitt
Date Posted: 03/4/2012 at 7:30pm

Thanks everyone of all the places we have just brought some from joules just saw them when buying a jumper really comfy so will just have to see if they are good to last

they are stripey look lovely


Posted By: DBee
Date Posted: 07/4/2012 at 8:22am

Can anyone suggest a supplier in UK for the Duldalf chairs.

Ideally looking for the Ergo model with the footrest.



Posted By: DBee
Date Posted: 08/4/2012 at 9:46am

Sorry I meant Dukdalf chairs.


Posted By: Mountain Runner
Date Posted: 08/4/2012 at 11:07am

I'm not sure if they do the Dukdalf chairs that you want, but CaravanTechShop seem to do some;

We've spent the last fortnight trying out chairs & have ended up with 2 each of the Royal Madrid & Lafuma Transatube. We tried out many & would've been happy to shell out for couple of fully grown Lafumas, but didn't feel our seat bones were any more comfortable on them.


Posted By: DBee
Date Posted: 08/4/2012 at 5:35pm

Thanks Mountain Runner, The Royal Madrid look good, I will check out the links. 

 Ideally I would like to see and try them out before buying

Thanks again

Post last edited on 08/04/2012 18:13:20

Posted By: Francais
Date Posted: 08/4/2012 at 6:33pm

I have to agree with others, about Lafuma chairs, we got 2 Champs Elips Padded in Green, back in 2008 from Riversway, in an EOL sale at 30 each, which at the time I thought was a lot to pay for a camping chair, since we were replacing our worn out Tesco 5.99 chairs.

The Lafuma's have served us well, and despite being full size, pack down quite well, and when in use are uber comfotable.

Posted By: DBee
Date Posted: 19/4/2012 at 2:19pm

Got two Lafuma Cham Elips XL delivered this morning.  They look nice, and are very comfortable, and am now looking to getting the foot stool attachment to go with them.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Posted By: StixJimbo
Date Posted: 19/4/2012 at 2:51pm

I did notice in one of the bigger Tesco stores near us that they are selling chairs which look fairly similar to some of the Lafuma's, may be worth dropping in to try them out for comfort, I think they were about 35 - 40 each.

Post last edited on 19/04/2012 15:30:40

Posted By: Smutty nutty
Date Posted: 19/4/2012 at 3:08pm

Lafuma chairs may cost a lot but ive had mine for 7 years now its used all through the year not just for camping. I have a bad back so if im going to freinds with low chairs that I cant use then my lafuma is great.

Posted By: campingmama
Date Posted: 20/4/2012 at 4:01pm

Whatever type you choose, be sure to try them out before you buy them. A proper fit is more important than a particular style or brand.

I love my fold-up umbrella-style chair. My husband hates it; he's too tall. The only thing that works for him is a director's chair - but not any director's chair.
http://complete-familiy-camping-guide.comComplete Family Camping Guide

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