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Message posted by Craftie200425/1/2015 at 6:02pm
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Hi all,

Looking for a bit of advice about camping chairs that convert into sun loungers.

OH wants a chair that is comfy for sitting in the sun, but at the same time, would like one that also folds into a sun lounger type, so she can lie on her front to top her tan on her back :-)

Any advice?

I did start trawling through the topics, but couldnt see any (started getting blurred visions with all the topics....)

Thanks in advance

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Message posted by Basichendo25/1/2015 at 7:24pm
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I love my Kampa Skipper. Reclines and is mega wide and comfy. I just use summit else as a foot rest for full on lounge mode. Also good at a table, great all rounder 😃

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Message posted by Mucker188425/1/2015 at 9:38pm
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Not looked, but my guess is that you'll struggle to find something that is suitable for sitting in, that will also lie flat enough for sunbathing on your front!   Plenty about that will recline, of course, comfy enough for lying on your back.

Maybe a sunlounger that you can sit up on? But that will be low to the ground, with your feet still on the footrest part, not "normal height" chair, and certainly not suitable to sit at a table.
Only guessing though!

For the record, we have Outwell Windsor Hill chairs, which come with zip on/off foot/leg rest, and have 3 recline positions. Absolutely brilliant for "sitting soft" or lying back. But too low/slouchy for sitting at a table to eat, and certainly not flat enough for lying on your front!

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Message posted by Kuppenbender26/1/2015 at 4:30pm
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What will you be sleeping on? If you're in a motorhome/caravan with fixed bedding then you'll want the lounger. On the other hand, airbeds, SIMs and camp beds can serve dual purposes as beds/sun loungers.

My advice would be to go for a more upright chair. Good-sized director-style chairs like the Outwell Tuscan Hills are surprisingly comfortable and also upright enough for eating at a table.

In any case, I strongly advise trying out at least similar chairs for yourselves if at alol possible.

Message posted by Craftie200426/1/2015 at 5:39pm
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Thanks for the replies so far :-)

We have a caravan, so these are not for sleeping, but wanted a chair that would recline fully back so you can lie on it on your front?

Thanks,

Craftie

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Message posted by Magnoliab196526/1/2015 at 6:12pm
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8 single air bed from go outdoors and a big beach towel.... Don't think you'll find a chair to do exactly what you want it do.

Message posted by lodgey27/1/2015 at 9:47pm
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Found this on amazon may be what your looking for ..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-Jacobs-Foldable-Loungers-Reclining/dp/B00CBDBHUQ



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Message posted by Craftie200427/1/2015 at 10:32pm
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Thats the bad boy - cheers lodgey and everyone else who replied :-)

Message posted by Mucker188427/1/2015 at 11:20pm
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Good find.
It doesn't look like it lends itself to sitting upright at a table, but I appreciate the OP didn't stipulate that in his remit.

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Message posted by Kuppenbender28/1/2015 at 7:45am
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Even cheaper in shocking pink!

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Message posted by Mucker188428/1/2015 at 12:02pm
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Just noticed...

"Open size (L x H x D): 152 x 82 x 60cm"

152cm long = a tiny tad short of 5ft... and that'll no doubt include the frame?

Just sayin'.   

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Message posted by Kelper28/1/2015 at 7:42pm
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The best on the market are Lafuma ... but they are pricey ... though you can find reductions in sales etc .... we got ours cheaply in France at a big sale.
Some here

Message posted by Craftie200407/4/2015 at 7:58am
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Sorry to drag this old post back up but we have just spent the Easter weekend away and thought I would share the fact that we opted for some Isabella comfort chairs with leg extensions. Not completely flat, but close enough. Really comfy as a chair, just as comfy as a recliner :-)

Message posted by Rhj29607/4/2015 at 8:37am
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We have the Outwell Hudson recliner. It looks identical to the Lafuma pictured above. Wonder why?
It is a great chair, strong and robust but above all comfortable.
It has been well made and will last a long time as we look after them out of season.
Pink is too much for me, or mine!


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