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Folding chairs to attend concerts, beach activities

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by memphislawyer, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. memphislawyer

    memphislawyer Practically Family

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    Well, one of those cheaper mesh chairs, the arm rest wont stay up. Rubber grommet gone. Going to be attending outdoor concerts and need new portable, folding chairs. Academy Sports had a good collection, so did REI. Some without armrests would be tiring. Saw a zero gravity lounger, could also be good for the beach, but never used one and it is on the heavier side. Did see a rocker with a pneumatic leg, and it felt good. Not particularly high backed. Just with sitting three plus hours, don't want to overlook something and now that I have a tinge of sciatica, thought I would ask for comments or suggestions.
     
  2. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    Google "Alps Mountaineering King Kong". I don't have one, but I have seen them and they look far better than the run of the mill bag chair. They are a little spendy, but they might be well worth it to be comfortable.
     
  3. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean Call Me a Cab

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    You could take a look at fishing chairs. They're usually comfortable, not too expensive, relatively rugged & often have a little thingy to hold canned drinks.
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  4. memphislawyer

    memphislawyer Practically Family

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    Went and tried some at REI. They have a store brand that is extra wide, $59.50, good option. The cheap ones we have, it is like sitting vertically in it, though it has armrests. Uncomfortable after an hour. I am liking the GCI Pod Rocking chair ($55), but wonder if a pod-style would be good for three hours at a concert or not. They have a Firepit Rocker that sits lower, and a Roadtrip Rocker that has a higher back and fixed arms. Other than that, there are some Big Comfort Chairs by Magellan that might work at $20

    https://50campfires.com/gci-pod-rocker-review/
     
  5. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    If you have any interest in projecting a vintage vibe, you might consider one of those wood-framed collapsible things with the striped canvas seating surfaces. I’ve “restored” a few vintage ones (replaced the fabric) over the past several years.

    New ones are available. (IKEA has one cheap; probably worth about what it costs. Other vendors have spendier versions.) Can’t attest to their comfort.
     
  6. belfastboy

    belfastboy Call Me a Cab

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    Costco sells zero grav chairs that are TOO comfortable and i spend far too much time sitting. They are a bit heavy if you have to carry far but worth the effort.. i find the standard fold chairs designed especially to cause back pain.
     
  7. The Jackal

    The Jackal One of the Regulars

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    I picked this up not to long ago from Academy mainly because it had solid arm rests as opposed to the standard cloth arm rest. I found it to be pretty comfortable and not any heavier than the regular folding chair.[​IMG]

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  8. memphislawyer

    memphislawyer Practically Family

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    My Wife got a Magellan chair, better than the Academy-branded chair. I spent a little more and got the GCI pod rocker, and it appears to be wider and the way the sides are stitched, it kinda had an armrest. Wider than their regular rockers
     
  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    We have a couple of chairs of similar design to that. They are very good for the limited space they require when folded, but sitting in them for more than hour and you really start to feel it. At a concert a couple of years ago, a friend of mine had one of those directors chairs. Now that was comfortable, but folded it did require more room, cost a lot more too, but well worth it.
    directors chair.jpg
     

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