Our Ultimate Outdoor Chair


Having owned these few chairs, we were curious to find out which is our ultimate chair for all condition usage, from biking, hiking, travelling etc. All these 4 chairs have different seating profile.  Below is a table created and rated on each condition to pick our top outdoor chair.

CONTENDERS 
1. Logos Incliner Chair 
From Japan, weighing at 4000 grams, cost below USD50, able to incline sitting position, provides wide comfortable sitting area and easy setup, can only travel to one area.

2. DoppelGanger Micro Folding Chair
From Japan, weighing below 200 grams, cost below USD30, extremely easy to pack, setup and extremely lightweight, not really comfortable but able to travel many places.

3. Alite Monarch Chair
From USA, weighing just above 500 grams, cost below USD70, rides on 2 legs, comfortable but need extra leg, able to pack small and travel many places.

4. Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair 
From USA weighing at 300 grams, cost below USD30, super comfortable, able to pack light for overnight camping trips and difficult setting up. Must travel with mattress.








Therm-a-Rest 
Trekker Chair   
Alite Monarch Chair
DoppelGanger
Micro Folding Chair
Logos Incliner Chair
Lowest Cost 
3
1
4
2
Comfort
4
2
1
3
Storage Size
2
3
4
1
Packing
1
3
4
2
All Condition Usage
2
3
4
1
Durability
3
2
4
1
Seating Size
3
2
1
4
Setting Up
1
2
4
3
Lightweight
3
2
4
1
Best Camp Chair   
22
20
30
18
*All Condition Usage - Hiking, Biking, Oversea Travel, Fishing including different ground conditions

DoppelGanger Micro Folding Chair
After working out the table ratings, we were surprised the DoppelGanger Micro Folding Chair took the top placing. The final ratings might seems exaggerating to some, if we study the ratings carefully we can't denied DoppelGanger Micro Folding Chair has it all except for comfort. It's the least comfortable chair and yet it is ideal for all travelling conditions as it pack light and small. It scored high on durability because for such a small chair it can handle 150kg weight. 

Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair
Alite Monarch and Term-a-Rest Chairs were a close match. Alite loss to Therm-a-Rest simply because it is not as comfortable as Therm-a-Rest, we still preferred Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair as we can adjust the seat cushioning and seating position. It is the most comfortable chair in our inventory but it lacked in travelling options. Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair is ideal for overnight hiking or biking trips. If you do not own a Therm-a-Rest Mattress than the next pick for lightweight comfort will be Alite Monarch Chair.

Alite Monarch Chair
Not the lightest and the most expensive chair but it does packed second smallest in storage size. Set up can be fast and the chair can travel any where. For lightweight car / scooter camping, this will be the option. However it is not lightweight for hiking or biking but if for comfort than this is the pick.

Logos Incliner Chair
Logos Incliner Chair got the lowest rating simply because of the size and weight, the chair itself is big, weighs 4kg and 2 of these chairs is 8kg!!! We can't bring it on any hiking or biking trips and it has to be car camping. If we were driving a SUV or Salon Car, every camping trip we would have to move these chairs in and out, it will be tedious work. Frankly we made a bad decision buying these chair if not for the Campervan we owned. It did not fair well for durability because the fabric was showing signs of wear and tear, one the legs hinges even broke off after 3 years usage. 

SUMMARY
Ultra-light travelling - DoppelGanger Micro Folding Chair

Overnight hiking and biking - Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair (only if you own the mattress)

Lightweight comfort camping - Alite Monarch Chair

Campervan - Logos Incliner Chair

Hope these comparison can provide some ideas to your camp furniture needs. Notice all these chairs  have different sizes, setup, weight, seating arrangement and cost. It is not necessary to have the same kind of chairs as we do but something similar to suit your needs.

Most of us camp differently but for us, we camp the same as all of you do. We do many different forms of camping, bike, off-road, hike and so on except Snow camping. Now we are trying to finalise the ideal camp furniture for our own needs to suit our different camping style.


Currently this is our preferred camp furniture setup, 2 x Alite Monarch Chair, 2 x DoppelGanger Micro Folding Chair and 1 x Fire Maple Micro Folding Table. Total weight 2.5kg, we could add the Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chairs and total we have 6 chairs just above 3kg load. It is not even close to the weight of one Logos Incliner Chair. Every furniture can be stored in one small duffel bag. How's that sound for car or scooter camping???!!




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