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    WTB a Sling-Light or Cradle lounger Chair

    Hi everyone, I am looking for either a sling-light or cradle lounger chair. I want to be off the ground with back support and it has to be fairly light <2.5 lbs. Where I go many times the ground is wet and there is no place to sit.

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    I've been really pleased with my Alite butterfly chair. Worth every one of the 18oz. Attached is a recent pic showing the Grizz clan using theirs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    I've been really pleased with my Alite butterfly chair. Worth every one of the 18oz. Attached is a recent pic showing the Grizz clan using theirs.


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    I have seen a video review on that chair and it seems awesome, I just hate the fact that requires your legs on the ground to stabilize it. If I cant find a sling light or cradle lounger I may just get that and give it a go.

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    I have a Cradle Lounger and you cannot have it. Best "backpacking" camp chair you can get (at least in my opinion). If I'm not going "light" it is always strapped to the backpack. Sure it's a tad heavy. But when I'm in the Cradle Lounger and everyone else is in the dirt with no back support looking up at me, I grin and giggle and don't share... well, I share sometimes...

    edit: Thought Sierra Trading Post had some of these for sale, but they are sold out... sorry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    I have a Cradle Lounger and you cannot have it. Best "backpacking" camp chair you can get (at least in my opinion). If I'm not going "light" it is always strapped to the backpack. Sure it's a tad heavy. But when I'm in the Cradle Lounger and everyone else is in the dirt with no back support looking up at me, I grin and giggle and don't share... well, I share sometimes...

    edit: Thought Sierra Trading Post had some of these for sale, but they are sold out... sorry...
    They are not the "best" backpacking chair at all! They are clumsy, bulky and dangerous to get in and out of so you really need to send it to me!!! J/K

    I have looked at all the retailers and the only place to get it is sling light themselves for $99.00, that's why I am trying to find a used one. I may have to go with the heavier, bulkier less comfortable Coleman folder.

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    Well I decided to go to REI and check the Alite Butterfly Chair out.
    They had a model on display and it is a definite challenge to get in and out of. One attempt getting in, I just about tweaked my knee but the comfort demanded that I keep trying. I sat in it for a good 20 minutes experimenting with the different possible sitting positions and I will tell ya I was pretty impressed, you can lay back, sit up for when cooking or eating and even a pseudo Indian position. The nice perk is that it's light weight, seems durable and easy setup and take down.
    Well thanks to those that recommended it, gonna go practice getting in and out of it with a little more gracefully.

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    Another fan of the Alite chair. When we take ours to the beach we flip it upside down and just lean into it, you're actually sitting on the sand but you get some back support, so its a fairly versatile little chair.
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    +1 (another one) for the Alite. I love to lean it back till I'm againt a tree or wall. My snoring has kept a few others from napping in this position...
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    man i don't understand. why don't you sit in your hammock? that's how i roll...

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