TravelChair’s Paddler Chair Featured on NationalParksTraveler.com

by | Nov 21, 2013 | News

So, you all know about how great our camping chairs are! But, did you know that we have many other chairs with amazing applications? Check out what  Kurt Repanshek had to say about our Paddler Chair on NationalParksTraveler.com

Traveler’s Gear Box: TravelChair’s Paddler Chair

 

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The Paddler Chair from TravelChair has an adjustable lumbar support to help your aching back. Kurt Repanshek photo.

Long days in a canoe can lead to an aching back, unless you modify the basic seating situation. For years I resorted to a Crazy Creek chair, but this summer I found a newer, more comfortable solution.

The Crazy Creek model worked relatively fine, in that it provided padding for the cane seat and a back for support that could be stiffened with the tug of a strap or two. But, in hindsight, the support it offered wasn’t the best.

Enter the Paddler Chair (MSRP $60) fromTravelChair, a company that’s been around since 1984. Not only does this chair offer an S-bend backrest that pulls its support from an aluminum frame, but it has a thickly padded seat and, best of all, a movable lumbar support.

A mesh fabric covers it all, thus promoting quick drying. The chair weighs just 2.3 pounds and can support someone up to 250 pounds. It quickly attaches to your canoe, or kayak, seat with locking straps. One the back of the seat there’s a mesh pocket that keeps small items — sunscreen, a point-and-shoot camera, lip balm — within reach.

The only quibbles a week of paddling in Yellowstone National Park turned up were that the chair’s height is not adjustable (paddlers shorter than 5-foot-10 might encounter problems with their arms bumping the frame), and the mesh pocket not quite deep enough.

But the support was wonderful, in part thanks to the lumbar support that can be repositioned (it employs Velcro or a similar hook-and-loop fabric) to where it’s most needed. A very welcome addition to ease your aching back.

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Slacker Stool- 1389V

"I now keep one in my car ready for any type of activity where sitting is preferable than standing. You can insert your own activity here. The size make this easy to grab when in doubt, and has often served as a life saver.

Easily stored and low-profile. Almost no bigger or heavier than an umbrella. You will not complain taking it with you and will be rewarded by being rested and comfortable when you get up."

-Richard T.

    Joey Chair- 7789V

    "After owning this chair for a little more than half a year, I can confirm that this chair is all-around amazing. It is extremely comfortable and it is pretty light weight.

    As others have mentioned, the feet outperform other chairs that have straight feet in the sand. The feet design allows for the chair to sit on top of sand rather than sinking in.

    My friends are always jealous when I bring this chair to the park (which is every time, since its so easy to pack). So much that we often end up taking turns on it 
    If you're debating whether or not to get it, do yourself a favor and just buy it!"

    -Roger C.

    Big Kahuna- 599

    "Awesome sturdy comfortable chair. I don't know why but I am the King Champion of breaking folding camp chairs. I am 6'2" 295lbs and have broke many 300lbs rated chairs, one chair cut up the back of my knee pretty good when it failed.

    My son is 6'7" 325lbs and plays major college football, he has not even come close to breaking as many chairs as I have. Well the Big Kahuna Chair is rock solid and comfortable I don't ever see this chair failing. If it ever does I'll post it."

    -Keith B.

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