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DIY Modification - high back camp chair with headrest

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I prefer camp chairs that are lightweight, sit low to the ground, and have a tall back with a headrest . The selection of chairs with these features is limited so I modified an Alite chair using some spare pole sections and a tall seat sling.
 

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I want to mention an issue that may occur with Alite Mayfly chairs. The end of the pole section that inserts into the ball socket at the base of the chair frame receives a lot of pressure and rocking motion while sitting in the chair may cause that portion of the pole to become tapered or rounded off. The connection may becomes loos and when worn bad enough the pole section may slip out while sitting in the chair causing it to collapse.

I believe that Alite addressed this issue by adding a short internal sleeve to reinforce this portion of the pole. I suggest that you inspect your Mayfly to ensure that the internal reinforcing sleeve has not come loos and slipped too far inside the pole to support the connection.

While I was lengthening my chair frame I added an additional internal sleeve leaving a hole only big enough for the shock cord to fit through.
 

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