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Crazy Creek Original Review
Cons: Not as compact or light as Hex 2.0.
The original Crazy Creek chair is still one of our favorites and wins our Best Buy award. It is comfortable, extremely durable, easy to set up, and offers a good value. That said, if you have the cash, we would upgrade to our Editors' Choice, the Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger. The PowerLounger is the same weight and as compact but is much larger, more comfortable, and versatile.
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Analysis and Hands-on Test Findings
The Original Crazy Creek remains a great camp chair among more fierce competition. It is a little more comfortable than the Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 chair. It is very durable. Its the only chair we tested that has been around in a similar design for 10+ years. Many friends still have their Crazy Creek chairs from the 90's that are still going strong. It has convenient grab loops on the top and bottom that are great for securing the chair went boating or when it's really windy out. Two Velcro tabs on the side make it very fast to collapse. It is easy to clean and keep clean.
Unlike the Hex 2.0 chairs, the original does not roll up into a compact package. This makes the chair more of a pain to transport. It's hard to fit it in a backpack and usually has to be awkwardly clipped on the outside.
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 LongBack
— Chris McNamara
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Most recent review: October 21, 2011
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