Oct 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm #1264198
last night in bed I was thinking about Tabasco's comments in some forums about making a light weight chair as a student project. So I decided to make my own.
This morning I had already forgotten but came across another thread on that so I put a quick mock up together.
Took me about 20 min, and that already exceed my attention span.
The idea is of a corded frame with four loops that slip over the top and bottom of your trekking poles.
It is more of a back rest than a chair , to get a leg lift I imagine that another two poles would be needed. 9I might think about this…)
Likely it has been done many times before but it is a bit of fun.
Total "extra " weight for me would be about 2 oz.
Obviously you need to be able to push the tips of your poles into the ground as well as the two stakes.
FrancoOct 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm #1653010
awesome franco, got directions?Oct 10, 2010 at 3:49 am #1653056
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Are you holding that book upside down?
:)Oct 10, 2010 at 4:25 am #1653061
@lustrekingOct 10, 2010 at 5:57 am #1653066
Jang-Tian ShiehBPL Member
Very impressive!Oct 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm #1653175
Well spotted. A bit more of a hint about it is that the book is one of the dummy series…
( I do this for my own amusement)
Anyway, since in other forums no one figured out that you can put a backpack under it to keep your bum off the ground, I am going to "make" version II.
I already suspect that it will be heavier. I blame customer demand for feature creep.
FrancoOct 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm #1653181
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Texas
Who is that photographer in the window? ;-)
NewtonOct 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm #1653184
Just as I was about to start "Mark 2" I received a parcel with the TT Hogback in it, so I thought I better do this quickly to allow me to play with the tent…
So , half an hour later, this is a slightly redesigned version.
I hope that the pics are clear enough to explain how it is made, but if not feel free to ask. It is pretty simple really.
The backpack has a semi inflated mat inside. This is safer than having the mat outside .
Still about 2 oz and free.
No it isn't compulsory, just for the ones that like the idea.
FrancoOct 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm #1653281
drowning in spamMember
I like it.Oct 11, 2010 at 6:17 am #1653331
Thomas BurnsBPL Member
@nerdboy52Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Very clever! Love to see some plans.
StargazerOct 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm #1653470
Steven EvansBPL Member
I'm lovin' it. Looks comfy and easy to make. Thanks for that!
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