The ultimate sit/sleep combination!
Not just for camping – also great for motorcyle trips, boating trips, ATV back county trips and bike tours.
Versatile air-cushioned chair features a unique dual-chamber air pad that allows adjustment of seating firmness as well as conversion to a full-length sleeping mattress. Simply extend the hidden chamber and inflate. Pad can also be used separately as a stand-alone mattress.
The AIR CHAIR PLUS Features:
Size/Weight: Seat length 21″/53 cm; Back length 22″ / 56 cm;
Extended Sleeping Pad 20″ x 70″ / 51 cm x 178 cm; 2 pounds 13 oz. / 1276 gr.
5 Year Limited
Posted by Michael Stevens on 9th Oct 2014
Better: Seems larger, feels sturdier and more solid. Compression straps built in. The carbon stays seem to be stiffer, combined with the tougher bladder it makes the whole seat stiffer.
Worse: Takes a LOT more breathing power to inflate. And by a lot I mean I'm out of breath when done. The old version with the wide mouth was a breeze to inflate. This new version sucks to inflate. It's also quite a bit more expensive than the previous version.
The Same: I could see the minute I opened it this new chair was going to have the same issue I've had with every one of my five previous, older version air chairs. The carbon stays are eventually going to wear through the nylon and break out, causing the chair to not to hold it's shape, making it unusable. This is an extremely poor design for attaching the stays if you expect them to last. That nylon sheathing simply can't take a lot of abuse.
With all that said I use my chair(s) a LOT. I'm talking at least twice a month for anywhere from 9 to 20 hours sitting on Ironman courses taking pictures of the athletes as they race by. Thus the reason I need an AIR chair for comfort. I sit on concrete, asphalt, dirt, gravel, sand, wooden bridges, wherever my shot dictates is where I sit. I've gotten several flats, which are not a fault of the chair, but because of where and how long I use it the chair sustains a LOT of abuse.
Before I purchased this new chair I asked a couple times if they had improved the way the stays are attached to the chair. I never got an answer and was really close to NOT buying one until I was reminded that they have a 5 year warranty. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I'll be taking advantage of this warranty given what I call the design flaw of how the stays are attached to the chair. My hope is that this first chair lasts nearly five years and the replacement another five. I think I'll be lucky if I get two years outta this new chair.
With all that said I would recommend this chair to anyone. It's incredibly comfortable and it's smaller, lighter, and less expensive than a similar Therm-a-Rest chair. I wanted to give it a three star rating but given there are very few air chair options available I bumped it to four. If they fix the way the carbon stays attach it would get another star even if I have to take a break after inflating it.
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