Beach Chair I Can Carry On My Vespa
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Molto Verboso
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:20 pm quote
I'd like to ride to the beach more this summer, but I don't love laying flat in a towel. I'd love to find a highly portable beach "chair" Really all I need is something that will provide some back/neck support so I don't have to lay flat and that I can bungee to my Vespa.

Any leads??
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:24 pm quote
Go to Aerostich and check out the camping chairs. Kermit's chair is a beauty but pretty $$$.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=chair+potable&dir=desc&order=relevance
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:26 pm quote
I've read that people swear by Kermit chairs: http://www.kermitchair.com
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:42 pm quote
I just tossed out two chais that would have been perfect. They were redwood slats that could lay flat like a platform or you could prop up your backs, legs or both by locking the slats. They rolled up like a yoga mat.

You might also look for the folding chairs that you can carry as a backpack. I have seen them in outdoors stores.
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:45 pm quote
Camping chairs look good...but yes pricey.

I'm envisioning something w/o legs but w/back support. I'm happy to sit in the sand. I'd just rather view the water than the sky
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:53 pm quote
Canoe seat
Try a canoe seat, they have just a seat and back, and fold flat.
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:00 pm quote
Like this?

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Molto Verboso
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:10 pm quote
Re: Canoe seat
Madison Sully wrote:
Try a canoe seat, they have just a seat and back, and fold flat.
Excellent suggestion! This might work

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=SitBacker-Canoe-Seat-with-Lumbar-Support&i=38355&r=view&aID=506Q6&cvsfa=2586&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=3338333535&s_kwcid=goobase_goobase_filler&cID=GSHOP_38355
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:12 pm quote
also check out amazon they have some inexpensive camping chairs
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:29 pm quote
glasseye wrote:
Like this?

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Yardsale (eric) is a legend round these here parts.
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:49 pm quote
Super compfy and very small in packing size: The Mantris from Alite designs. Highly highly recommended. I drag mine everywhere, I have two... one in my camping gear and the other set up in my living room.

http://shop.alitedesigns.com/mantis-chair.html
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:55 pm quote
Victorian that's a beauty but it would sink in sand.
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:56 pm quote
glasseye wrote:
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Poor fella...he's typecast for life
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:00 pm quote
gogogordy wrote:
glasseye wrote:
Like this?

R

Poor fella...he's typecast for life
I got his back.

I like it when some unsub starts talkin shit about him.
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:03 pm quote
How about this? It even comes with a carrying bag and cross shoulder strap. --Looks quite compact.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003IRF2HS/ref=mw_dp_img?ca=B003IRF2HS&is=l

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Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:12 pm quote
Getting closer!
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:03 pm quote
Bingo....
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:31 pm quote
I haven't used any of these but have been looking for one as well. I prefer the sand chair height but am looking at all options. One thing I noted from reviews, you want to make sure it will hold up to beach use. If made for camping or stadium, may not take well to sand & salt water (will it rust?).

There are a lot of options out there!

EDIT: I'm also looking on the low end, price-wise since I won't use it often.

http://www.amazon.com/Picnic-Time-Beachcomber-Portable-Beach/dp/B001PLV5ZM/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&qid=1370752008&sr=8-41&keywords=beach+chair

http://www.amazon.com/Sport-Brella-BRE03-580-04-Beach-Chair-Aqua/dp/B004ZJNV6M

http://www.rei.com/product/765270/rei-camp-stowaway-low-chair

http://www.amazon.com/HAWAIIAN-Anodized-Featuring-Resistant-Polyester/dp/B004NEA9LY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_or_4

http://www.amazon.com/Picnic-Time-Tranquility-Portable-Folding/dp/B00B0FOKZU/ref=sr_1_25?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1370747940&sr=1-25&keywords=chair

http://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Rendezvous-Folding-Chair/dp/B006H1ZDBC/ref=sr_1_8?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=137074798&keywords=chair

http://www.sears.com/northwest-territory-padded-stadium-arm-chair-blue/p-089W924360110001P?prdNo=12

http://www.sears.com/overstock-com-picnic-time-oniva-portable-lime-recreation-recliner/p-SPM6446256108?prdNo=41

http://www.sears.com/sun-sport-beach-chair-green/p-089W004914753002P?prdNo=2

http://www.wayfair.com/Goodhope-Bags-Travelwell-Padded-Portable-Beach-Chair-7368-GHB1572.html

http://www.sears.com/northwest-territory-stadium-seat-with-back-red/p-089W005780092002P?prdNo=21
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:26 am quote
From those chairs on toneyl's list, I can endorse this one from REI:

http://www.rei.com/product/765270/rei-camp-stowaway-low-chair

I strap two of these to the rear rack on the LX and motor off to Stone Mountain Park with my Bride. They are sturdy, compact and comfy.

Highly recommended!
Molto Verboso
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:29 am quote
Thanks Tonely and Teapotdome!

The REI chair looks promising. There is an REI in the first floor of the building I work in so I will check it out. I also like the mat one
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:49 am quote
I've carried the typical beach/sand chair light, inexpensive and generally comfy. Strap it on the seat side of my basket/crate so the weight sits mainly on the seat.
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:28 am quote
teapotdome wrote:
From those chairs on toneyl's list, I can endorse this one from REI:

http://www.rei.com/product/765270/rei-camp-stowaway-low-chair

I strap two of these to the rear rack on the LX and motor off to Stone Mountain Park with my Bride. They are sturdy, compact and comfy.

Highly recommended!
I have both a Kermit and the REI chair shown below. A little more expensive than the one cited above, bit half the size folded, and less than half the weight:

http://www.rei.com/product/829239/rei-flex-lite-chair

But like many of the chairs -- the little feet will sink into sand.

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Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:55 am quote
I live on an island with beaches and one of the most corrosive atmospheres on earth, so I have opinions.

Don't get steel frames. Even the best, highest quality will rust rapidly. I have two expensive Lafuma recliners returning to nature on my dock right now. Get aluminum or wood frames. Avoid sliding fittings, even a little corrosion or pitting will cause it to jam. Pivots are OK. Protect with silicone spray, not an oily spray.

Smaller is better.

Don't worry about the little feet sinking into the sand. Just take four old tennis balls and cut little holes for the feet. Works great. Most chairs won't fold up with tennis balls on the feet, but you can just take them off and carry them separately .
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:51 am quote
Very good advice Tor

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Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:19 pm quote
If all you want is a backrest try one of the stadium seats like this one from Target for $16.95


Personally I like the REI one with short legs and may get one for camping trips with my son's troop since I'm now a certified canoe instructor.
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:26 pm quote
Here's a nice one from Walmart. It has an umbrella and folds into a carry bag. You could sling it on your back or bungee it to your scooter seat or rack.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/SKLZ-Sport-Brella-Beach-Chair/17617138?findingMethod=rr#ProductDetail
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Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:38 pm quote
This thread needs more green writing. That's all.
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Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:51 am quote
Came here for the Yardsale reference. Amused to see I wasn't the only one thinking it.
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Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:26 am quote
cdwise wrote:
Personally I like the REI one with short legs and may get one for camping trips with my son's troop since I'm now a certified canoe instructor.
Is nothing sacred? First it was the barbershops, now the Boy Scouts? Thank goodness, so far, no woman has figured out how to use the urinals.
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Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:28 am quote
KISS

Could you just pack a garden spade and then create your own chair out of sand?
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:30 am quote
I ended up getting this one

http://www.rei.com/product/847188/rei-camp-x-chair-low

instead of this one

http://www.rei.com/product/765270/rei-camp-stowaway-low-chair

This one was on sale for $29 from $44.50 and the size and weigh of the chair in the carrying bag was exactly the same. Plus this one has arms and a cup holder
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:38 am quote
mbelleville wrote:
I ended up getting this one

http://www.rei.com/product/847188/rei-camp-x-chair-low

instead of this one

http://www.rei.com/product/765270/rei-camp-stowaway-low-chair

This one was on sale for $29 from $44.50 and the size and weigh of the chair in the carrying bag was exactly the same. Plus this one has arms and a cup holder
Nice choice!

Had a chance to try it out yet? I've got a moto camping trip coming up and I'm looking for something too.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:25 am quote
davidmasse wrote:
mbelleville wrote:
I ended up getting this one

http://www.rei.com/product/847188/rei-camp-x-chair-low

instead of this one

http://www.rei.com/product/765270/rei-camp-stowaway-low-chair

This one was on sale for $29 from $44.50 and the size and weigh of the chair in the carrying bag was exactly the same. Plus this one has arms and a cup holder
Nice choice!

Had a chance to try it out yet? I've got a moto camping trip coming up and I'm looking for something too.
Funny you should ask. I will be using it for the first time on a 5 day camping trip to Sebago Lake in ME. I leave tomorrow, but alas will be traveling my car vs Vespa.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:20 am quote
Mudnman wrote:
Very good advice Tor
UNDER THE SEAT IS NOT A PET CARRIER!
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:57 am quote
tomjasz wrote:
Thank goodness, so far, no woman has figured out how to use the urinals.
You haven't been to San Francisco lately.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:54 am quote
I have been enough to have known better.

Jeez, can we at least have a barber shop or two back.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:36 pm quote
rgconner wrote:
Mudnman wrote:
Very good advice Tor
UNDER THE SEAT IS NOT A PET CARRIER!
You may carry all the Great Danes you wish in the pet carrier.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:44 pm quote
tomjasz wrote:
I have been enough to have known better.

Jeez, can we at least have a barber shop or two back.
Went to a real barber shop today that caters mostly to hairless old farts. The barbers are also hairless old farts. Inside there were about four HOFs sitting waiting, and outside there were about four Buick SUVs with white haired old ladies with the windows down listening to elevator music.

I couldn't get in because of the walkers parked at the door. I'll go back another day.

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