Inspired by a design a century and a half old, the Ranger Camp Chair offers timeless attributes unique to today’s camp furniture – quality, comfort and durability.
The American Camp Chair is an updated version of a classic… the Fenby or Tripolina campaign/safari chair. Developed by an English civil engineer and inventor, Joseph Beverly Fenby, in 1855 and patented in 1877, the Fenby design is widely admired for it’s comfort, elegance, strength, compact stowed size, and its light weight. This design has been proven on military campaigns, expeditions, safaris, and outings worldwide. Notable users include President Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas A. Edison, Aldo Leopold, noted wildlife biologist, and thousands of adventurers world-wide.
Handmade in the USA using modern methods and materials to produce a chair faithful to its heritage, but superior in performance. For chair frame strength and light weight we utilize clear, vertical grain Port Orford cedar harvested in Oregon under Forest Stewardship Council guidelines. The metal fittings are laser cut stainless steel, media tumbled to remove any sharp edges and produce a pleasing, non-reflective finish. Fasteners are 1/4” stainless steel rivets. Stays are 1/16” stainless steel cable. The only plastic parts in our chair frames are the nylon washers used to assure firm, smooth operation of the frame. Seat slings are sewn from proven, old school, heavy no. 8 canvas duck. All seams are reinforced with nylon webbing and double stitched..
It is provided with a heavy duty, water resistant ballistic nylon carry bag with military style clip closure and a substantial, adjustable carry sling.
A handsome design, premium components and rugged construction.
Specifications and Care
Weight & Dimensions
7 lbs. — with carry bag: 8 lbs
Folded: H: 38” W: 2-1/2” D: 5”
Erect: H: 33” W: 22-1/2” D: 22-1/2”
Seat height: 14″ at lowest point
Frame - Vertical grain, clear Port Orford cedar
Fittings — Stainless steel (.065”) laser cut, media tumbled
Fasteners — 1/4” stainless rivets
Stays — 1/16” stainless steel cable
Snappers — Marine grade stainless steel
Nylon washers - assure smooth set up and reduce wear
Seat sling – British tan no. 8 (18 ounce) canvas duck — old school tough, washable, and breathable. All edges are reinforced with tough nylon webbing and double stitched.
Carry Bag — olive khaki ballistic nylon — water resistant, durable, and easy to keep clean. Includes hang tab and adjustable carry strap.
Care of your chair
Your chair is durable, but both frame and sling will benefit from storage in it’s carrying bag. The chair sling may be hand-cleaned, or machine washed with mild detergent and cold water. Hang to dry to minimize shrinkage.
The wooden frame is finished with a stain/sealer — Cabot’s Clear Solution, Heartwood 3004. The finish may be renewed as needed by applying this finish with a soft cloth, then wiping dry. Nothing more is required.The wooden parts are finished with a stain/sealer — Cabot’s Clear Solution, Heartwood 3004. The finish may be renewed as needed by applying this finish with a soft cloth, then wiping dry. Nothing more is required.
Note that these chairs are made in batches and while we attempt to keep inventory there may be a wait for production to catch up with orders. We will advise on delivery times with average wait times between 30-60 days from order.