Camping and Outdoors November 1, 2021
This year the whole country and its dog was discovering the joys of camping, long gone are the days that a night under the stars has to mean a choice between discomfort or packing a small lorry load of gear.
Camping products are getting smaller, smarter and more efficient which brings us nicely along to the Yizi Go Camping Chair from Trekology, designed to be highly portable making it not only suitable for camping but back packing, day trips and hiking. The Yizi Go is small but mighty, it can hold up to 300lbs, yet will fold down small enough to fit in a backpack, it comes in the form of two parts, the frame and seat fabric which stow away neatly in a carry case. Weighing just 2.1 lbs and measuring in at 14 x 4.3 x 6 inches when in the storage bag it is certainly travel friendly, once assembled it measures at 28 x 15.4x 12 inches and sits 15.4inches off the ground, lower than some camping chairs but still comfortable on the knees. The frame pretty much assembles itself, once the Velcro strap that holds the aero-grade 7075 aluminum alloy poles in place is undone the poles gravitate to where they belong leaving you the simple task of clicking them into place.
From here it’s just a matter of attaching the seat fabric, this 600D polyester doesn’t have a lot of give in it which means the first few times can be a bit of a wrestling match. It is best to attach the bottom corners first and then use the loops at the top corners to help pull the fabric over the pole and into place. The seat has an ergonomic cut with double reinforced V stitch and interleaved meshes for a bit of ventilation, we found the seat a little on the narrow side which could become uncomfortable for those of a larger build. There are two hand mesh side pockets attached to the seat to store your phone or other small valuables, ideal for when it becomes darker, and things can be easily misplaced. The thin material means it will dry fast if you get caught in a downpour, although its is so fast to disassemble it would have to be some very sudden rain to catch you out. The Yizi Go is great for camping but also suitable for concerts, festivals, sporting events, bbqs or as I recently discovered, feeding your baby, under a tree in the rain at the zoo. RRP £43
- Super compact
- Strong frame and fabric
- Fast to set up and take down
- Comfortable height
- Good value for money
- Chair fabric a little tight to pull on the first few times
- Seat on the narrow side