This BSA Ultralight Camp Chair is Going to Jamboree!
|The Lafuma next to the BSA chair.|
We took our original chairs to the 2013 Jamboree and they were the single best piece of gear we had for the duration.
Big Agnes / Helinox have really expanded their chair line from the ultralight to larger car-camping versions and even a rocker. Do check out Big Agnes / Helinox at this link.
Update (3/31/2014): The Chair is back at Scoutstuff.com. We have no idea how long it has been there, but it was there today. Here is the description.
Update (5/6/2013): We took the BSA UL chairs to the NE4VOA Summit in PA and toted and used these chairs in a number of instances. We can assure you that these chairs are worth it!..
Our review of the LaFuma Micro Popup Chair from REI last July is our second most popular blog post. We still like those chairs, but two new chairs from the Boy scouts of America are now here in our house and part of @scoutingcouple's favorite gear. We first saw them in the jamboree catalog and you can see them at scoutstuff.org where they currently sell for
|Even holds a Jamboree|
Turns out that Kimberly's National Jamboree crew (F610) will be camping about 2 miles from my Troop (B326) at Jamboree and it will be great knowing that when we meet in her camp or mine or at Summit Center or a ton of other places we can "sit a spell" in the beauty of those WV hills and watch the action of scouts and venturers having fun. (Or we might just find a quite spot in them their woods and sit and visit in solitude. Wondering if it is possible to visit in solitude when 40,000 youth as so near... ).
|carrying case in the seat|
|If fits sideways in my day pack,|
yes completely inside.
I have it sticking out for scale.
It is a 40L REI Lookout Day Pack
|The BSA chair is 13.5" off the floor |
compared to the Lafuma's 8.5"
Specifications from ScoutStuff:
|The BSA UL chair in its bag.|
Frame Type: DAC Aluminum Pole Technology
Pack Weight: 2 lbs / 900g (actually 1.88 lbs packed 1.7 unpacked)
Pack Size: 14" H x 4" W x 5" D / 35 × 10 × 12 cm
Assembled Dimensions: 26" H x 21" W x 20" D / 65 × 52 × 50 cm
Seat Measurements: 13.5"/ 34 cm from ground; 13.5"/ 34 cm deep
Load Capacity: 300 lb/ 136kg
Here is a puzzle, the BSA chair looks exactly like the Big Agnus Helinox, but the specifications seem to be a bit different, for example the BSA chair is rated for 300 lbs, the Big Agnes at 350 lbs. I have included a link to the BigAgnus Helinox so you can see for yourself. Also, my favorite store REI carries a REI branded Flex Lite Chair that looks just like the BSA chair, but is rated for 250 lbs. It lists 1 lb 12 oz weight which is consistent with ours. I think a road trip to REI is in order to try theirs out. The REI and Big Agnus Helinox are both more expensive than the BSA chair. Good job BSA!The advantage of spending more is you can get them in their offered colors. For example here is the red one at our store.
Steve and Kimberly Myers