Jan 3, 2007 at 7:42 pm #1221053
@eaglembLocale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
I know there are a few sub 2 lb camp chairs (slinglight, thermarest sleeve, etc).
Is anyone aware of a sub 1 lb camp chair?
MIkeBJan 3, 2007 at 8:25 pm #1372883
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
If you don't count the mattress, the Thermarest Trekker chair weighs 10.5 ounces. I don't take it much anymore to save the weight, but used to carry it regularly. Now I just lean my back against a rock/tree for support. If someone were to make one out of silnylon with CF supports they could cut that weight down quite a bit, but I think it is a bit of a niche item already.Jan 3, 2007 at 10:31 pm #1372898
@jackflLocale: New England
I made one last year from a gossamer gear spinsheet ground cloth (www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/spinn_sheet_ground_cloth.html). While I consider it still in "testing," so far so good. In use, imagine a slingback using hiking poles as a frame. Sorry – this is clearly a case where a picture would be worth a thousand words…I don't have one at the moment.
All I did was fold one end over about 5 inches and sewed in a slightly tapered pocket with seams that are reinforced with judiciously place grosgrain ribbon. To use it, I shorten my 3 section hiking poles to their minimum, lash them at the mid-point (a clove hitch around both seems sufficient), form an X, place the handles into the pocket with the groundcloth spread out, prop the working ends into the ground so that the poles angle back, and ease myself into place. Body weight holds the show together. I've found that I can make "getting in" easier by placing my pack on it to hold it in place – and then either prop my feet up, or shove the pack out of the way. Net weight gain is nearly nothing, giving that the groundcloth does double duty.
Quite comfy – though you need to add padding if you want to get your fanny off the ground. In practice, I don't find it necessary. The seams have held up better than I expected – I suspect that most of the stress is directed straight into the corners of that pocket – which is where I focused my reinforcing. Time will tell.Jan 3, 2007 at 11:08 pm #1372900
@crazypeteLocale: Above the Divided Line
I think the PackStool is around 13 oz.Jan 4, 2007 at 9:32 am #1372933
Douglas FrickBPL Member
>I think the PackStool is around 13 oz.
Camp Time Roll-Up Pack Stool: 14.9 oz. Removing the carry strap would reduce it by about an ounce.Jan 4, 2007 at 9:46 am #1372936Jan 4, 2007 at 9:48 am #1372937
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
The Slinglight is 18 ounces without the headrest. For comfort and how well it is built, it is hands down great.
If I am really cutting what I carry, I just take a padded FedEx mailer. It is waterproof and takes a beating-and weighs a under one ounce. You can't beat that ;-)Jan 4, 2007 at 5:57 pm #1373014
Denis HazlewoodBPL Member
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
If I had the time and patience I'd try to make one with Titanium and silnylon. It would be an interesting, if not inexpensive, experiment. As comfortable as the Sling-Light is I sometimes leave it at home to save the 16oz. It is the one piece of equipment I miss the most when I'm not carrying it. (Except the tent poles I forgot to pack.)Jan 5, 2007 at 7:21 am #1373072
@jackflLocale: New England
The Kirafu chair is EXACTLY what I tried to describe in my post above. I'm not particularly creative – I must have run across this at some point and squirrled the idea away. The main difference is that the top edge of mine appears to be much wider – in the range of 14 – 18 inches.Jan 6, 2007 at 10:24 pm #1373337
I carried a sling lite for years–now I carry two sections of z-rest. Weight is around 2 ounces. I fold it the wrong way for sitting and with my pack as the backrest I am comfy. It is good protection from cold and heat and damp. The z-rest is also nice for kneeling over a stove–it serves as a decent cozy for hot foods in zip-locks and at night I use it for my feet as I have a short sleeping pad. MaryMay 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm #1503819
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I have a Kirfaru purchased here in the Swap forum and I believe it weighs about 9 oz. I can't seem to position the two poles so that they remain firmly planted without it sliding out from under me. I think I move around too much. The Slinglight, by contrast, provides too much comfort to leave behind.May 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm #1504019
Joshua BillingsBPL Member
@joshuaLocale: Santa Cruz,Ca
This is a nice chair at 6 ozs. Just add a 20 inch wide sleeping pad and you are good to go.May 28, 2009 at 9:27 am #1504097
Basegear.com has these for $31 with their 20% off coupon. Shipping is reasonable.May 28, 2009 at 9:45 am #1504102
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@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
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