It all began at the end of the 1950s. Germany was in the middle of its economic miracle and at long last, large sections of the population could afford to go on holiday. Camping holidays were particularly popular. That's something that still applies today. Around four million Germans take their caravan, mobile home or tent on holiday. Here in Germany alone, they have a choice of more than 3,500 camping sites. Altogether, German campers invest nearly ten billion Euro in travel costs, site fees and above all, in equipment. One key utensil: camping chairs.
These usually folding seats are used for many things: at every meal, for a cosy chat or simply to relax and enjoy the day. This can easily add up to several hours each day. And so it is important that camping chairs should have an ergonomic, back-friendly design.
Compared to the rickety items provided in the past, today industry offers top quality products. They support a back-friendly posture in various inclined sitting and lying positions. It is important for the chair to be suitable for different uses. However, individual adjustment is not always possible, so that the chair should have the widest possible range of ergonomic properties.
One of the requirements naturally also includes product safety, which has to be monitored constantly by the manufacturer. This is the only way to warrant that even heavy persons (heed the maximum weight) can use all sitting and lying positions without any danger.
Ideally, a foot rest or stool should be available for clearly improved relief for the back when sitting; this also facilitates venous reflux from the legs.