On the Eve of the Tour de France Route Announcement

Comparison between REI flexlite chair and Target camping chair
Comparison between REI flexlite chair and Target camping chair

The 2014 Tour de France route will be announced tomorrow October 23rd.  I anticipate an adventure following it, so I bought a lightweight and small foldable chair to take on my trip. It will provide a comfortable place to sit while I hold my preferred spot at the start or finish of a stage.

After 3 seconds, the Target chair is ready to sit in and the REI chair is only unpacked.The photos show the highly portable chair ($69.00 US) next to typical soccer chair from Target ($9.99 US) to give perspective.  I also compared the amount of time it takes to set up.

Compare the size of the two chairs.
Compare the size of the two chairs.

The Target chair takes 3 seconds to unfold. The REI chair takes about 3 minutes and I was able to only after consulting instructions. Both are comfortable. The REI chair is obviously much lighter and more compact.

It is another step in preparation for a splendid adventure.