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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Fri Apr 23 2021 12:01

After years of picking chairs on lightness and ease of transport more than much else i now find the need for something with my back and comfort being priority. My JRC stealth has been great but i need something a bit higher for full days now.

At the mo looking at the Fox duralite which a mate has with arms. Higher back and sits at 40cm. comfy and only 3.7 kgs too.

Anything else i should consider? I rarely use a barrow so not too heavy and 40cm seated height plus would be the what I am after with mud feet and adj legs obv. :thumbs:
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Post by Paul Wiffen » Fri Apr 23 2021 12:47

Trakker Levelite Longback is what I have but it's costly.
https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/trakker ... estsellers

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Post by Paddy_R » Fri Apr 23 2021 13:06

I have the Duralite without the arms and it's so light I find myself bringing it places I wouldn't have bothered with previous chairs. It's lightness is a massive plus.

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Post by Andy Tibbott » Fri Apr 23 2021 16:18

Paddy_R wrote:
I have the Duralite without the arms and it's so light I find myself bringing it places I wouldn't have bothered with previous chairs. It's lightness is a massive plus.
+1 :thumbs: I've used a Duralite with arms for a while now and its served me well. I've had hip replacement and have dodgy knees :madmick: and those arms are useful for pushing yourself out of the chair. If mine broke I would definatley buy another.

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Post by GG89 » Fri Apr 23 2021 17:19

I’ve got some chairs I need to sell .
I’ve a Fox chair with armrests and two Carp-Porter ones .

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Post by JoeNickel » Sat Apr 24 2021 08:45

Fox Duralite with arms :thumbs:

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Post by Mike J » Sat Apr 24 2021 09:05

Hi Kev,
I have the Supa Lite and it is lower than the JRC Lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

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Post by Richard. » Sat Apr 24 2021 10:20

Hi Kevin
If it’s your back your thinking about then a recliner is essential. Fixed chairs I find are always too far leaning back which is crap for your posture especially if you suffer with a bad back.

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Post by rapsy » Sun Apr 25 2021 09:41

Mike J wrote:
Hi Kev,
I have both, the Duralite is lower than the JRC lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

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Is that the x lite chair Mike?
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Post by Mike J » Sun Apr 25 2021 11:22

rapsy wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Hi Kev,
I have both, the Duralite is lower than the JRC lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

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Is that the x lite chair Mike?
No its the Korum Aeronium Supa Lite Aeronium chair, said to be the lightest on the market (2.4kg). Edited.

Here is a pic of the Supa Lite alongside my JRC Specialist Lite, the legs on both are fully extended.
IMG_2377.JPG

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Post by rapsy » Sun Apr 25 2021 12:11

Mike J wrote:
rapsy wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Hi Kev,
I have both, the Duralite is lower than the JRC lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

.
Is that the x lite chair Mike?
No its the Korum Aeronium Supa Lite Aeronium chair, said to be the lightest on the market (2.4kg). Edited.

Here is a pic of the Supa Lite alongside my JRC Specialist Lite, the legs on both are fully extended.
IMG_2377.JPG

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Post by Slug » Tue Apr 27 2021 09:37

Mike J wrote:
rapsy wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Hi Kev,
I have both, the Duralite is lower than the JRC lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

.
Is that the x lite chair Mike?
No its the Korum Aeronium Supa Lite Aeronium chair, said to be the lightest on the market (2.4kg). Edited.

Here is a pic of the Supa Lite alongside my JRC Specialist Lite, the legs on both are fully extended.
IMG_2377.JPG


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Lawn looks good Mike 👍
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Post by Mike J » Tue Apr 27 2021 09:55

Slug wrote:
Mike J wrote:
rapsy wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Hi Kev,
I have both, the Duralite is lower than the JRC lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

.
Is that the x lite chair Mike?
No its the Korum Aeronium Supa Lite Aeronium chair, said to be the lightest on the market (2.4kg). Edited.

Here is a pic of the Supa Lite alongside my JRC Specialist Lite, the legs on both are fully extended.
IMG_2377.JPG


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Lawn looks good Mike 👍
Been working hard on mine 1st year of ownership moss killer, feeding, dethatched and aerated. Hopefully look a bit better in few weeks. Needs levelling and overseeding though.

Thanks :dizzy:
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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Wed Apr 28 2021 17:50

Mike J wrote:
rapsy wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Hi Kev,
I have both, the Duralite is lower than the JRC lite, not by much but it is noticeable. The build quality of the JRC is superior.
The most comfortable chair backs Ive used are those that are elasticated.

Perhaps the ideal chair would be a Duralite with longer legs and a rake adjustable padded back that was elasticated and windproof on the exterior.

.
Is that the x lite chair Mike?
No its the Korum Aeronium Supa Lite Aeronium chair, said to be the lightest on the market (2.4kg). Edited.

Here is a pic of the Supa Lite alongside my JRC Specialist Lite, the legs on both are fully extended.
IMG_2377.JPG


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Ta Mike, that looks of interest and very light too.
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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Wed Apr 28 2021 18:05

Richard. wrote:
Hi Kevin
If it’s your back your thinking about then a recliner is essential. Fixed chairs I find are always too far leaning back which is crap for your posture especially if you suffer with a bad back.
Someone posted a method to simply adjust the back on many chairs a while back by packing out the cup where the back locks onto the horizontal frame. Sticks work at a push when stuck :laughs:
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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Wed Apr 28 2021 18:17

Tough finding the a**e height on the ads for a lot of these chairs!!
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Post by Mike J » Thu Apr 29 2021 08:20

Kevin O'Keeffe wrote:
Tough finding the a**e height on the ads for a lot of these chairs!!

Agreed, and it must be worse if your tall.
At 5'6" the Korum Aero is too low for getting up and down regularly even with the legs fully extended, whereas the JLC Specialist is the perfect height.

Maybe we should start a post of seat heights and total weights?

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Post by OLDESOX » Thu Apr 29 2021 08:40

you can buy spare longer legs may work??
retired so time to smell the roses.

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Post by Richard. » Thu Apr 29 2021 09:22

Kevin O'Keeffe wrote:
Richard. wrote:
Hi Kevin
If it’s your back your thinking about then a recliner is essential. Fixed chairs I find are always too far leaning back which is crap for your posture especially if you suffer with a bad back.
Someone posted a method to simply adjust the back on many chairs a while back by packing out the cup where the back locks onto the horizontal frame. Sticks work at a push when stuck :laughs:
I’ve done it to my own chair and set the angle how I like it but a slightly better engineered solution over a stick :laughs:

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Post by Mike J » Thu Apr 29 2021 09:53

OLDESOX wrote:
you can buy spare longer legs may work??

Longer legs solve the problem of raising the seat but cause another by not allowing the chair to fold flat. Grrr!

In truth the chair along with many others has been only partly designed and probably by someone who doesn't fish a multitude of locations.
Faults of all chairs.
The leg hinges should be much closer to the front allowing for longer leg extensions and rake adjustable for differing ground levels.
The front and sides of the seat frame should be a single tube to eliminate the blunt corners which wear the seat covering and catch our legs.
The back should also be rake adjustable, as we've discussed previously its a major fault.
The back material should be windproof.
There should be a hands free and sensible system of carrying the damn things!

Add your own improvements.

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Post by OLDESOX » Thu Apr 29 2021 11:27

its not fit for purpose bin it.
retired so time to smell the roses.

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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Thu Apr 29 2021 17:59

Concise as ever Malcolm lol.
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