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Post by rose49f on Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:27 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent camping chair for my husband. Now the dog is no longer with us he will be coming with me in the van (when we are let out). He has a bit of trouble with his legs and feel the chairs I have are too low for him. I'm sure some of you have a favourite chair. A nice upright one would be good. Recommendations please. agree3
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Post by Bad Penny on Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:36 pm

High Rose. We have lafuma high back chairs which are very comfotable,  well made and light with an aluminium frame. Ours came from a company on the net called Garden 4 Less. I think they were about £67 each.

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Post by Quilter on Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:01 pm

I'd second that. Lafuma are not the cheapest but they seem to give much better back support than any others we have tried. Ours are going on 15 years old and, while the blue fabric is faded and not the smartest, the stitching and frame are as good as ever. I have back problems and sometimes use the chair in the house as it is much more comfortable than any of our armchairs.

Don't buy online though; wait until you can try them out somewhere.
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Post by inspiredron on Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:05 pm

Last year we bought a couple of Isabella Balder chairs. We are very pleased - sturdy a good height for our folding table and very comfortable. They are about £40 each. If you have space there is a bigger model with a higher back.

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Post by rose49f on Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:33 am

Thank you. Given me a few ideas. Good idea to try first. My hubby will have to use a plastic chair this weekend as if the weather is good I'll be camping. (at the bottom of the garden)
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Post by Bad Penny on Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:57 am

Rose. I forgot to mention,  Lafuma also do a lower height chair, so be careful, choose the higher one.

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Post by rose49f on Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:25 am

I saw one or two on the website. I thought the £55 chairseat looked a bit higher so when I'm ready l would have to phone them
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Post by Quilter on Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:31 am

How handy is your husband Rose ? You say your current chairs are too low. Could you make some form of stand to raise them up as a temporary measure until you can buy higher ones ? Failing that, dig two foot shaped holes in your patio........!
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Post by rose49f on Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:40 am

Used to be very handy when he was younger but not now. As for digging holes in the patio l might be digging one soon and it won't be just for his feet
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Post by Wizard on Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:40 pm

Westfield be smart cross compact. Comy. 5 year guarantee. Folds smaller than any other full size deck chair. Expensive but very pleased with ours.
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Post by Cymro on Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:02 pm

I bought 2 Lafuma Victoria chairs 5 years ago. They fit into our underbed locker via the external hatch. They've been fine. They are not high back, but ordinary outdoor armchairs. Bought them from LLC Ltd, Fareham. They had an offer - the two for £75.00.  Would definitely buy again if they ever need replacing.

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Post by Dbvwt on Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:41 pm

My dad bought a Lafuma chair a couple of years ago just to use on the patio.

Daft sod opened the box with a Stanley knife and surprise surprise the material had a  4 inch slash in it!!!

To this day the slash hasn’t changed so I wouldn’t hesitate buying one myself.
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Post by Richard75 on Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:45 pm

You could maybe have a look at fishing chairs (search for 'fishing chair' / 'carp chair'). They're robust, designed for comfort (i.e. sitting in for long periods) and normally very adjustable. They probably start around £30 from the likes of Argos (where I got my current fishing chair) and go way up over £100 for a good carp chair from an angling retailer like Angling Direct. No affiliation with either retailer - obviously ebay and Amazon will have a wide selection too.
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Post by harrysp on Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:00 pm

We too have Lafuma chairs, the originals bought in 2006 and replaced two years ago. I use one of the originals to sit in the garden as it far more comfortable than the garden furniture.

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Post by inspiredron on Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:18 pm

Fishing chairs are normally very low for hiding on banks behind reeds

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Post by Cymro on Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:19 pm

I forgot to add: apart from their reputation for good quality, I chose Lafuma because they were so much lighter than others - an important consideration for motorhomes. As I said, they also just fit through the locker opening. I had no idea about how comfortable they'd be as I bought online - but they're fine.
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Post by Bad Penny on Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:32 am

Rose, when folded, Lafuma chairs are very compact, therefore quite slim. We store ours behind each cab seat when on the move. 

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Post by Richard75 on Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:43 am

inspiredron wrote:Fishing chairs are normally very low for hiding on banks behind reeds

Not so much. They can be low but they're often designed for people to sit in comfortably for long periods while waiting for a bite! Most carp anglers don't hide behind reeds. They cast their rig over a long distance and sit / lie down - often inside a bivvy - waiting for a bite alarm to go off.

See this carp chair, for instance.

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They usually have mud feet (handy), separately adjustable / extendable legs that would allow you to have the seat tilted forwards for ease of standing and this one (like many others) has a fully adjustable back incline to suit the individual's physical / back issues. I used to have a Fox chair and it was very comfortable!

This is an expensive example but just for illustration - check out the 'carp chair' section for other ideas and Argos / Amazon / ebay for maybe cheaper alternatives.

Anyway... not looking for a debate on the merits of fishing chairs. Just throwing an idea out there in case it's helpful.
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Post by RML on Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:51 am

If you plan to use these new chairs to eat outside try any prospective purchases up to a table. Although our chairs are good they are not that comfortable while eating because they're not upright enough and the legs foul our table so we sit at with it at an angle. We will stick with them because they're good for lounging.
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