remember buying one of the first adjustable leg low chairs to come on the market
many years back, and I used it regularly until a few winters ago. But it did suffer
from being rather heavy and less than adjustable without a lot of messing about.
Oh, and the mud feet fell off it.
because of the weight factor, doing some long walks and moving swims quite a lot
these last couple of winters, I had started using my camping mat as a seat. But
old age was making getting up off the ground a slow and painful task, and I am
sure contributed to some back trouble I had the winter before last, so I was on
the lookout for a new chair.
When I saw
the Nash Lounge Lizard I was quite taken with it. The legs were easily adjusted
by a lever system which operates on a friction principle like the ratchet on a
mastic gun, the swivelling feet, admittedly swivelling only forward and back,
couldnít fall off and the whole thing folded flat. But when I picked it up I had
to part with my cash - it was easily the lightest adjustable chair I had seen.
So money, my money, changed hands!
nice touches which show that this chair has been designed on the bank, so to speak,
are the Velcro strap which wraps around the sides of the chair when it is folded
up to stop it flapping open while you carry it, not a big deal if you strap it
on the back of your rucky like I do, but essential if you throw it over your shoulder
using the carry sling which is supplied, and which can be concealed in a zipped
pocket on the back of the chair. Needless to say I removed the strap to save a
little more weightÖ
I have now used
the chair, in a variety of situations over the last winter and it has more than
lived up to its initial promise. My rucksack is noticeably lighter, so long walks
and moving swims is less like hard work, the legs really are quickly adjustable,
and havenít slipped yet, and it is certainly comfortable enough for my needs.
Even if going for a short session I donít think twice about taking this chair
with me, as it is so light and easy to use. Like any chair the mud feet will sink
in to soft ground, but these donít stay there when you pull the chair out!
chair has been renamed the Nomad Chair by Nash for 2004, but it is the very same
chair, and is priced at £39.33 for a plain green cover, or £49.99 for the cammo
03/06/05 - Still going
strong. Used for over fifty barbel sessions between July '04 and March '05, plus
a number of pike sessions in that period.
- It's not given up yet.
- Still in regular use, although
the cover is a bit saggy.
- Finally gave up the ghost!
review first appeared in Pike and Predators - on this website July 27th 2004)