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New chair for blind
I'd like to get a new chair for blind hunting (turkey and deer). Here are the things I'd like in the chair: 1) four legs and square seat- no three legged or triangular butt chairs. 2) black 3) no arm rests 4) light weight (have to be able to carry at least two of them with my pack, blind, decoys, etc) 5) color = black 6) quiet material
From what I can tell, no chair exists that meets all these criteria. The quiet material is the biggest deal breaker, but even if I accept normal camp chair material (which is not inherently quiet) it's tough to find a chair that meets all these criteria. Any thoughts or points in the right direction? Thanks!
I use a kids fold up chair. It is just a smaller version of a adults chair. No arm rests, quiet material, 4 legs light, and black. I have got mine at garage sales for $2.00 each.
Scott, you find something like that please let me know. I've searched in vain as well. There's chairs that meet most of those criteria but the one that always hangs up for my is lightweight. There's some very nice chairs that are quiet, black, 4 legged, and comfortable but the darn things weigh close to 20 pounds. I pack in quite a ways to hunt turkeys in the spring on public lands and there's no way with my blind, decoys, etc that I want to add another 40 pounds! We use the double bull 3-legged stools, best option I've found so far but not ideal by a long stretch.
White Falcon- I don't suppose you have a link to the garage sale you bought them at? LOL
Brotsky, yes it's almost impossible! I HATE the triangular seat options- I assume that's what you're talking about? The middle part of that triangle makes things very uncomfortable in my nether-region! I can't understand how any guy can tolerate sitting on those things- I'd honestly rather sit on the ground and kneel when it's time for a shot. I'll keep looking...
Yep, that's the one. The triangle is a little larger on that seat so it's not quite so hard on a guy but it definitely starts to bother you after a couple hours. I really start squirming after hour 1.
I have an an Ameristep folding chair. I carry it duck hunting all fall, and it's currently in my other turkey blind. You can spray paint the fabric black for under a buck. They are lightweight as well.
Sorry for the second post can't figure out how to edit my first one.
Has anyone tried this one? mixed reviews...I am also looking for a better option this year.
zummy, i have that one and lost 2 of the rubber feet the first time out. No big deal, but still annoying.
For that style, I'd go with this instead
My experience with the style zummy and snap are talking about is that they are kind of loud and tend to make a popping noise when a person shifts weight at all.
The one Bowtech Archer posted is intriguing.
Anyone try this one? 10 lbs and looks reasonable.
Scott, I've thought about giving this one a try at 11 pounds, but still too heavy to get me to seriously consider it.
Scoot, check out the Helinox chairs.
Snapcrack, I have two of those, and the crossbar on the front eventually becomes uncomfortable on the back of the thighs. Fine for putting on waders, etc, of for a couple hours in a blind, but not great for all day sits.
How many really want a chair that swivels? I used one like "Snap" shows but really need a chair that swivels....and has to be one that is more comfortable. My legs took a beating with the bar across the front of that chair.....
Dove hunting chair with swivel seat and back rest
Also would have to have adjustable legs. I have never found a flat spot to put one.
Realy like the look of this one. Just can't seem to find specs for weight/size etc.
Long lasting comfort and light weight won't go together IMO. I use a Cabelas Comfort Max 360 ( I think that's the name ) to antelope hunt, but I drive to where I'm hunting, unload everything, then park away somewhere and walk back empty handed. Turkey hunting, mostly the same way. I hardly ever carry anything more than a couple hundred yards. I think these chairs weigh around 18 lb., so they probably won't work for you, but they sure are comfortable !
Here's a fuzzy pic of it.
I guess this would be a good place to ask if anyone has experience with the Helinox chairs? They are nice and light but are they sturdy?
They look like if you leaned way back you might break the little plastic joint clips and flop over on your back. For $100 I'd hope not.
Scoot, I know you said you want four legs but I thought I'd give my 2 cents worth anyway. I bought this chair a couple years ago and love it. It's quiet, 6.5 lbs and even though it might not look comfy it's the best chair I've owned. I've sat many all day sights without ever being uncomfortable.
I will add I have used the small tripod seats and they don't even come close to this one.
Suck it up and drop the coin on a millennium. 7.5 lbs.
I know it does not meet your requirements of not being triangular but I have spent many 10 hour days on my Huntmore chairs and love them. Everything posted above is junk compared to the Huntmore chairs.
I ordered a Huntmore chair at Scheels last year & waited for over 4 months. Still never showed up, so I got the Millennium instead & love it. It's not the most handy for packing is the biggest downside to it.
X2 Buckiller on the tripod chair.
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I'm sure the Millenium and Huntmore chairs would be great, but I should have added a criterion about portability. They're not portable enough for what I need, although I'm sure they're more comfortable than what I'll end up with.
So far, the three buckkiller, Brotsky, and I posted are in the running. I may buy all three and see what I like best, then return the others. Not sure yet, but opener is in eight days, so I better pull the trigger on something...
Thanks again for the help everyone!
Scott, the one Buckkiller posted is the exact one we use currently. It is the best option I've found so far as far as trade off between lightweight, comfort, and cost but I'm still looking as well for that "perfect" chair.
my daughter bought me a black out chair from Redhead,,,,, it cost her 73.00. it comes in its own carrying case, with a strap, I sling over cross wise.
It weighs about 5lbs. it is black, and dead quiet, it swivels 360, quiet, and has a seat, yes and a back for a back rest. It folds together, again quietly,,, It has 3 feet on it, and they adjust from 4 inches to about 20 inches, mine is set at 19 inches when I use it, so no leg issues or cramps.....
it has goose feet, so that it will stabilize, on both rock and uneven terrain......
I have used it now for over 4 years, and have killed a few deer with it, its my go to set up, for hunting the crap holes, near bedding, when trees are not an option.....
its a killer chair for the northern cedar swamps. again its all about weight. The case is just like the one, you see for those camper type chairs.......
I do not like folding chairs, they are not versatile enough for different terrain, and you can not adjust the leg height, for your needs.......
if I knew how to put a picture of it, on this computer, I would. I have been very satisfied with it, and it works well, according to other ground hunters I talked too....
The huntmore chair, is just too heavy for me, although when it was being made, it was a great chair