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Keep the scat off your scalp

Caramie SchnellVail, CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyThe Renetto Camp Chair is made of lightweight steel and heavy-duty polyester fabric. If you need to escape the blazing sun, or hide from rainy weather, this chair is a good option. It sells for $49.95 on www.canopychair.com.
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Sure, nature is pretty along with all the other charming adjectives writers throw around but when it comes to seating options, face it, nature isnt exactly comfy. Just wait until you trek (read: drive) into the depths of the woods only to realize you forgot your camping chair. While youre cussing your spotty memory, you look at the other natural seat options. The rock is, well, rock hard. The log has an army of red ants storming the base and the ground. And who wants to be the only person in the camp fire circle sitting on the dusty, likely ashy ground?

Face it camp chairs are integral. And though the flimsy, aluminum jalopy chair may look appealing when your other choice is the ground try the Renetto canopy chair and youll realize the circa-72 seat is a Pinto while the canopy, a shiny new Cadillac. First, the chair transports easily it folds up and snaps into a long, skinny, compact rectangle complete with backpack straps. Second, its comfortable I could likely fall asleep in it if given a chance. Third, it has not one, but two cup holders for all the double fisters out there. Fourth, and best, theres a built in canopy that will protect you from the ruthless rain or the shining sun whatever your poison. A particularly pale friend his nickname is uber caucasian and he carries sunscreen with him where ever he goes was thrilled about the shade capacity of the chair.Upon arrival at the Daily building a few weeks ago, the bright blue camp chair was a clear hit. As people gathered around, they exclaimed over the canopy, checked its weight, and time tested the set up of the chair (less than 20 seconds).This is the biggest brouhaha the office has seen since Gerald Ford died, Vail Daily assistant managing editor Matt Zalaznick said.The only thing missing, one staffer remarked, is a foot rest and a built in cooler. Well like the Stones belt from my car stereo speakers nearly weekly You cant always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you need the big boss, Don Rogers, noted one important ammenity we hadnt noticed.Well, it does keep the bird poop off, he said.Yes, yes it does. And in my world, anything that keeps scat off your scalp is worth $50.Arts & Entertainment Writer Caramie Schnell can be reached at 748-2984 or cschnell@vaildaily.com.


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