Looking for a portable ergonomic folding chair for sitting on the front and back porches with my laptop.
June 22, 2011 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a portable ergonomic folding chair for sitting on the front and back porches with my laptop.

I have a chronic back injury and bad posture so I am very sensitive to ergonomics. I like to sit outside in good weather either on the front or back porch and use my laptop. The chairs that are currently out there are typical porch chairs: not really adjustable enough and my main issue with them is that they don't allow me to sit upright enough in them since I am trying to use good posture.
My ideal chair is something that is:
- portable (ie. light enough to carry to where I want it reasonably)
- collapsible (be it folding or some other mechanism. I don't want to struggle to get it through a doorway).
- adequate padding (no wood with no padding, and on the other end of the spectrum no mesh < I need some structure. An office chair style padding is ideal.)
- high back (the tops of low back chairs stick right into my back injury)
- adjustable back angle to 90 degrees

So basically if my office chair was portable and collapsible that would be perfect. Is there any office chair like that, or is there some other radical chair design that I am overlooking, or is there just a simple folding chair that is high backed and padded and that sits you up at a non-slouchy angle?
posted by GleepGlop to Shopping (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Well it occurred to me that I could get one of those back rest pads that covers both the back and the seat of the chair to provide the padding aspect, so maybe this just comes down to getting a folding chair with an upright back.
But if anyone knows of any genius superchairs that might fit the bill, please share.
posted by GleepGlop at 1:39 PM on June 22, 2011

This may not meet your 90 degree angle item, but for everything else, Lafuma recliners are awesome.
posted by the jam at 2:26 PM on June 22, 2011

Are you short/average/tall?

I have this LL Bean camp chair, which does have a mesh seat, but is quite sturdy and upright. Also they are fantastic with returns, if it doesn't work out.
posted by theredpen at 2:36 PM on June 22, 2011

I would definitely go for something like the Lafuma recliner, especially since recent studies have shown that sitting up straight is not as good for your back as reclining. Also, those things are incredible comfortable.
posted by brainmouse at 2:50 PM on June 22, 2011

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