Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Camp Chairs: Pros and Cons

When you camp in a teardrop trailer, your living room is the outdoors so your "recliner" should reflect the ease of nature and keep you comfortable as you sit in the sunshine or by the campfire. My husband and I have gone through our fair share of camping chairs and have found each of them to have their own pros and cons.


Currently we have two very comfortable loungers from Cabela's that we bought on sale. I have fallen asleep in them numerous times and they are great for looking up at the stars. However, they are super heavy and awkward to carry. They also take up a ton of room in the back of the car.






Right now, I am on the lookout for two new chairs that will not take up so much room in the car. I do like the Alps Aluminum camp chair from the Sportsman's Wharehouse. They are comfortable and do well in front of the fire as well as at a table. Most importantly, they are lightweight and fold up much smaller than the loungers. Unfortunately, they don't have that great foot rest.


Every few years or so, we will teardrop camp with some friends from Florida. We drive to meet them a state or two away from us and they fly in to meet us. This means we have to bring their camping gear along with us. They tent camp during this time, so we bring two easy-to-pack camp chairs that you can get at Costco, Target or Wal-Mart. These types of chairs are light and convenient, easy to fold up and store and they sometimes have nifty cup holders. However, they are cheap and tend to break apart after four or five camping trips.



What are your favorite types of camp chairs for teardrop camping? Where do you like to purchase your chairs and are there reasons why you choose one type of chair over another?


8 comments:

  1. It's possible to get chairs like the big box store cheopos, but much better built. Check to see what weight it's rated for.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes. I've seen some better quality chairs at places like Costco. Thanks!

      Delete
  2. We have a set of fold away chairs similar to your bottom picture, light, really easy to fold and super comfortable - oh and getting on for ten years old - the design is good I guess you just need to find a better quality build

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bursledon Blogger. Do you know what brand they are?

      Delete
  3. Christina i agree with sixbear get a chair rated for 350 or 400 lbs. They are stiched better and have heavier tubing.The cost differance is about 10 bucks and well worth it.In a teardrop its hard to beat a chair in a bag for storage.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never really thought about looking at the weight rating in proportion to quality. I will keep my eyes open. Thanks! Yes, we are heading up to Yellowstone this summer and will need to be packing for ourselves and some tent-camping friends. Storage will be an issue on this trip.

      Delete
  4. Christina - an unmarked brand from Towsure but might be a long way to come to buy a couple of chairs!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These chairs have the unique and the stylish look.Luxury Beds and Mattresses

    ReplyDelete