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Backpacker Magazine – 2010 Editors' Choice/Gear Guide

Toughest Gear: Crazy Creek Original Camp Chair

A decade-plus of camp chair relaxation.

by: BACKPACKER Editors

Hostetter resting in the Crazy Creek Original Chair (Broudy/Donahue Photography)
Hostetter resting in the Crazy Creek Original Chair (Broudy/Donahue Photography)

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This seat features thick padding, nylon reinforcements, and the ruggedest stays around. One chair has supported an editor for half of his life. $44; 1 lb. 10 oz.; crazycreek.com




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Rob St. John
Sep 06, 2011

Essential for float trips and road trips, too heavy for back country. Plus, as was earlier said...made in MT :-) like my old Dana packs.

Dave
Sep 06, 2011

These are on my 'least durable' list. Gone through two in as many years. First the buckles broke after 2-3 trips. OK - tie off the straps. Lost easy adjustment, but still useable. Then the straps pulled off the body of the chair after 2-3 more trips. Also, not very comfortable for tall guys - maybe the additional leverage also has to do with the lack of durability.

Karen
Jun 02, 2010

Then why would anyone want to buy a new one?

John
Jun 01, 2010

Scott - that is because the old ones were made in Red Lodge, MT, and the new ones are made in China.

Scott
Jun 01, 2010


I have an older Crazy Creek that is still around. Unfortunately the newer ones don't seem to be made to the standards and the seems have blown out on two of them after only minor use.

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