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Post by DebbieB on Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:12 am

Hey everybody,

I am looking to get a chair. I have been searching the net and came across this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Browning-Camping-8532121-Directors-Pro-Tec/dp/B007PIREOU


Do any of you have it and/or have any advice on it. None of the sites show the chairs with a person in the pic so I can get a visual on the height so I don't know if it's tall enough, sturdy enough, etc? I can rig up something to go across the back for little ones, but I am concerned on how these kind of chairs stand up on the ground, etc. Any and all help appreciated.
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Post by fesspenter on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:03 pm

Dear emmajade2006:
This is the right height for a tall chair. The seat height on mine is 31".
I took Psalmbook's advice to purchase my chair...
to buy one with a "one piece" or "closed back" chair, so little ones cannot slip through the back. I did sew some towels as a seat cover for my Pier One tall wooden director's chair. It ended up being too much stuff to bring along. If I am at an event for more than 3 hours, I place a "bed rest pillow with arms" on my chair to push the children closer to me.

Happy Painting.
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Post by DebbieB on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:11 pm

Thanks Fess,
I am pretty good at rigging things and sewing so I can come up with something to connect the back two pieces. I just needed to know about height, stability, etc. I am 5'3" so I need a chair that will bring the little ones high enough for me to reach without bending. Very Happy 
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Post by fesspenter on Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:06 pm

I am 5'6". This chair could be a little taller. I put pillows on the seat for children to raise them up to me.

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Post by DebbieB on Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:27 pm

So it should be OK for me at my height?
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Post by anniel on Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:37 pm

The foot rest seems to be the same material as the seat, which I think may not hold up for long with little ones using it to boost themselves in with.
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Post by DebbieB on Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:01 pm

Normally, I grab little ones under the arms and put them in the seat so I don't know that the foot rest would be much of a problem. I only face paint a few days each year in the fall at a couple of festivals so it won't get a lot of use. I no longer have the chair I used to use, so I am scrambling for a replacement.
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Post by eva on Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:26 pm

Picking little ones up is easy enough but every single child or person will need to use the bar/strap to hop in the chair. I bought the earth chair for only a couple dollars more and wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Post by Petals Face Painting on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:27 pm

I have a similar chair to this, I used it once for an all day festival and had the most terrible back pain from half bending down and also leaning in while holding a half hunchback position. The kids just all seemed to slump in it, Im 5'7" and have resorted back to the two chair both sit down thing.
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