I’m a big fan of long lunch breaks. Currently using a Helinox Sunset. It’s a great chair but I’m sort of tired of assembling it, carrying wiffle balls for the feet, and worrying about getting the four feet solid on rocky beaches. (I read about people breaking the legs in that scenario.) Is there a simple, light chair that could be carried in a (quite large) kayak hatch or on the rear deck if it’s small enough? (Deck is not ideal, I know, but maybe on a calm day.)
EDIT: The ideal would be a lounge chair that I can lay back in, not a stool-type chair.
The Helinox 2 with rocker feet is somewhat heavier and longer and it is pricey. But the high back makes it much more comfortable (at least for me) than the original Helinox. And the rocker feet prevent it from digging in. But you still have to assemble and disassemble the chair.
There is a ground pad made for the Helinox chair that the feet pop into that is quite effective in preventing it from digging in. It does not weigh much or take up too much space. I can fit it into the travel case the chair comes with along with the chair itself. But it adds a step to assembly and disassembly.
I take a Helinox chair backpacking.
For most boat trips I bring a more substantial chair. Furniture is important.
Camptime Roll a Chair. Packs down to 4x4x27. Same company that makes the roll a table. Been my companion for 15 years or so. My favorite feature is the seat height - standard chair height so very easy to stand up from. 4 legs and a seat back which folds down. It will fit in the rear hatch of my CD Storm
I’ve placed tennis balls on the leg ends and it will handle sand, gravel, soft earth quite well
And no assembly required, just unfold the back and spread the legs out.
And made in the USA.
We are BIG fans of the long lunch break chillaxin also. A new kayak might not be in the cards. But we use our kayak seats on the bank/beach
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The Helinox 2 with rocker feet … is pricey. But the high back makes it much more comfortable … And the rocker feet prevent it from digging in. But you still have to assemble and disassemble the chair.
This is what I use kayak and canoe camping. I am very pleased with it. It is two pricey for me, but I used an REI dividend ,and an REI gift card (a gift), and bought it on sale. Glad I did it is comfortable, and doesn’t sink in beach sand.