ALPS Mountaineering Getaway Chair
The ALPS Mountaineering Getaway Chair does everything but massage your feet after a day on the coastal trails. You’ll have to bribe members of your party to do that. Maybe even let them have turns sitting in your chair for a minute.
- Powder coated steel frame is sturdy enough for folks up to 300 lbs.
- Chair folds to compact size and slips into a backpack-style hands-free carry bag
- Slip your cool beverage into the right side cup holder
- Mesh version provides extra ventilation in hotter climes
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Great comfy chair
May 27, 2010
Took this chair on a camping chair and absolutely loved it. At first I was skeptical because it is low to the ground and I have long legs. But the way the chair leans back made it perfect for me. Most of the time I found that my friends who had normal straight back chairs were trying to steal mine!
August 14, 2011
Lean back..Lean back...
What a chair! You can really sit in this thing. All kidding aside, I like the low to the ground nature of the chair, but it still has a full back. The cup holder is nice, but cant fit anything much bigger than a soda bottle, def. not getting a 40oz in there, feel like a tall boy should fit. Bags are nice and have straps that are great for carrying the chair. Seems pretty sturdy. Good chair, and the color is not half bad. Great to be able to lean back in this thing!
Are you going to get the Black Mesh version back in stock at
Are you going to get the Black Mesh version back in stock at any point in the near future?
By: Colin Gill
July 13, 2010
No, non are on order at this time. It could be a while.
By: Cory Guru
July 13, 2010
Comfy, but design issues
October 18, 2010
Yep, the chairs are very comfy and lightweight. Even the insulated pocket (which we thought was corny at first) came in handy on a hot Main Salmon river trip.
BUT... there are 2 serious flaws:
#1 - Once we used these chairs in a sandy environment, it was next to impossible to get them to fold back up. We tried cleaning them, lubing them with silicone. Nope. Seriously spent about 1/2 hour one morning trying to figure out the problem. And this was with both chairs that we purchased. In the process of trying to push them closed, the screws at the bottom of the legs that go into the rubber feet just popped right out.
#2 - The carry bag is too small and just makes you spend more time trying to pack these chairs up and once you manage to get it into the bag, it looks like some of the frame is going to pop right through the material.
Waiting for the updated design to come out and maybe we'll consider purchasing them again. We returned the 2 we bought.
I hope this makes sense... See the point where the arm rests
I hope this makes sense...
See the point where the arm rests meets the vertical post in the back. That section that holds the arm rest at a specific angle. My question is, does the arm rest slip down this easily. I don't like it when this happens, I like to set the arm rest where I have it and it stay there. It drives me nuts when they slip down and the arm rest is useless.
thanks for any help.
April 1, 2010
Understandable and it makes sense. The arm rest is supported, sits on top of a stopper and a pole. The only thing you'll have to do is well... sit there. Go Bulldogs!
April 1, 2010
July 22, 2009
A haiku for the chair:
Black chair waits
tired hikers return
soothing chair comfort
feet in creek
(I really really like this chair a lot. It's low to the ground, which is good, because I'm kind of short. It's angles are very comfortable, and it doesn't dig in to the backs of my thighs like other camp chairs sometimes do)
This sounds strange, but I need to know if you can roll a basketball
This sounds strange, but I need to know if you can roll a basketball under this chair? I want to use this for a festival, but they do not allow higher chairs that you can "roll a basketball under".
June 7, 2009
it would be really hard to do that with the strut set up but without that i think its tall enough to do that.
By: Vern Nelson Jr.
June 7, 2009
May 18, 2011
This chair is the bees knees for car camping. It's low to the ground so it's easy to stretch out and there are no seams cutting into the back of your legs. Everyone always snakes these chairs when we go car camping cause they are so much more comfortable than traditional camp chairs. Easier to throw your head back for star gazing and the cooler on the black one is great for holding a few cold ones. Highly recommended, don't miss this incredible deal.
December 7, 2010
Picked up a couple of these a while back. They're really comfortable and have held up nicely to an average amount of car camping trips and yard usage over the last year and a half. Havent had the fold up problems some mentioned, but they are definitely a bear to get back in the bag. I think they didn't quite judge the insulated pouch right, or the fact that you'll never be able to fold it up as smooth/tight as was straight out of the factory. No big deal in the end. Mesh back is nice and noticeably cooler in the summer. You'll be noticeably lower than anyone in 'standard' foldable chairs, but much more comfortable too.