Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  27
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 40
  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,252

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Without going to a much more substantial type of chair that you would struggle to lug reasonable distances the X-Lite is as high as they come from what I've seen.

    I'm around 6' and it doesn't cause me any problems, there's far more extending leg than the Nash Nomad.

    You would have thought it not too big a task for manufacturers to put the height range on their chairs.
    What, and limit sales by telling the truth? You have to be kidding.
    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    down the lane
    Posts
    6,326

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    I've had mine for years and it's still going strong, BUT, and it's a big BUT, it doesn't do to go ' dropping ' into them from height as the legs are friction grip ( on my old model anyway ) and eventually they could give up the ghost !
    At 3kg they are the lightest I found ( after checking many some years ago ) so for walking they are pretty good. In fact it wouldn't be too difficult to add a strap and hang it on your bag or over your shoulder, just to keep hands free - if you see what I mean...

    Only one fault - and this because I like to sit up straight - is the back does slope back some way, but I counteracted this by adding a thin wedge either side where the back section meets the main frame and it does the job for me ! ( No mechanical adjustment keeps the weight low )

    I keep thinking I should replace mine just in case they stop making them ( as they do ! ) as I don't believe they can be bettered in the no frills / lightweight / class....

    Well worth a look IMHO..................



    APOLOGIES - I am talking of the X - Lite as well.................
    Last edited by Tee-Cee; 29-02-2016 at 12:10.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    oxon
    Posts
    942

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Its not been mentioned (quite) but I have a chub lo-lite chair, which I bought with all of this in mind, and it's performed really well - I'm very happy indeed with it. Difficult to find now though I think it's discontinued? I particularly like using it on very sloped banks when you need to tuck the back legs up altogether - there's a king of bar across the back frame which makes this very sturdy.

    A mate of mine just got the x-lite. When I first picked it up, I was very very jealous of the weight (or lack of it). However, as has been mentioned, I found the angle of the seat reclined back just a tad more than I would have liked.. so well worth sitting in it first if you can!

    The fox adjusta chair hasn't been mentioned so far. Is that any good? Any users here? I've never used or even seen one, but I think it has a carry strap tucked away which is a nice touch.

    The prestige lightweight recliner looks ok Prestige Lightweight Recliner Chair

    Again, never seen one in the flesh, but seems to be the lightest out there with a full reclining system.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,252

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crosskey 2 View Post

    The prestige lightweight recliner looks ok Prestige Lightweight Recliner Chair

    Again, never seen one in the flesh, but seems to be the lightest out there with a full reclining system.
    That looks very good indeed, Jim; I particularly like the zip pocket for stowing the dedicated strap so it doesn't get wet and mucky. At 4.4 kg it's only a couple of pounds heavier than other - non-adjustable - chairs, so a decent trade-off. It would be useful to hear any first-hand reports, though. Let Binka get one and test it for the rest of us - if it's Binka-proof it'll be fine for us ordinary mortals.
    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    The Nene Valley
    Posts
    12,356

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    The JRC X- lite for me too and mine's still going strong after more than 8 years. Great lightweight with locking legs......
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

  6. #16

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Thank's for all your replies gent's, I do appreciate them all.
    After all the good feedback for the JRC X-lite i've just nipped over to the local tackle shop and picked one up for £53.99. They seem popular as they only had the one display chair left so I took that, saved me having to fill the bin up with packaging and a box at least lol. I did sit in it and as has been mentioned it does tilt back a little more than I would have liked, although I think extending the back legs a little more might make it a touch more upright. I did think about the JRC with the reclining device but it seemed to be high backed and it was heavier so plumped for the non recliner.
    I weighed it and it was a touch heavier than the stated 3kg (6lb 6 ounces) by four ounces 6lb 10 ounces....I might take it back!....lol.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    down the lane
    Posts
    6,326

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    I tried extending the back legs a little to improve the back angle but all this did was make the back drop forward onto the sitting area every time I got up - very annoying !!

    Anyway, the proof of the pudding etc etc................

    I seem to remember mine was £28 but obviously a long time ago..


    No doubt you'll come back and lambast all those who recommended it, should it fail !!

  8. #18

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Quote Originally Posted by Tee-Cee View Post
    I tried extending the back legs a little to improve the back angle but all this did was make the back drop forward onto the sitting area every time I got up - very annoying !!

    Anyway, the proof of the pudding etc etc................

    I seem to remember mine was £28 but obviously a long time ago..


    No doubt you'll come back and lambast all those who recommended it, should it fail !!
    Tee cee, i've just raised the back legs a couple of inches and it brought the backrest to a steeper angle without making the seat slope down too much and there was no sign of the back falling forward even when I tapped it (maybe if it's windy it'll blow it down easier though).

    If find out I don't like it I wouldn't critisize anyone for recommending it to me, they didn't make me buy it after all, they simply told me their findings all of which were good .
    I would like to have seen the chub hi lite as quite a few people can't praise them enough but they seem to be discountinued, although some are available online. I think the chub hi lites are a kilo or so heavier which would have swayed me towards the jrc in any case.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    There
    Posts
    5,508

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crosskey 2 View Post

    The fox adjusta chair hasn't been mentioned so far. Is that any good? Any users here? I've never used or even seen one, but I think it has a carry strap tucked away which is a nice touch.

    Again, never seen one in the flesh, but seems to be the lightest out there with a full reclining system.
    Jim, as I have mentioned when this item has cropped up before, its awful.

    I feel they were designed to give back problems.

  10. #20
    binka Guest

    Default Re: Lightweight fishing chair

    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    I weighed it and it was a touch heavier than the stated 3kg (6lb 6 ounces) by four ounces 6lb 10 ounces....I might take it back!....lol.
    Good job you didn't use Spiders scales Ian, you'd never have bought a chair weighing 39lbs

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •