As I passed the Big Agnes’s booth at OR, I caught a glimpse of MultiCam out of the corner of my eye. I stopped and sure enough, I had spied a camp chair in MultiCam. Of course, I thought, “how cool is that?” It would be great for use while deployed. But if that wasn’t great enough, once I visited Mystery Ranch I got to meet with a rep from the Korean manufacturer Helinox. Turns out, Helinox’s sister company makes aluminum poles. In fact, although not Berry compliant, their aluminum poles are the industry standard. But that’s beside the point. I found out that the chair I saw at master distributor Big Agnes is a consumer product.
Mystery Ranch will be offering a “cool guy” version of the chair called appropriately enough the Tac Chair. It is going to include a few enhancements and will be offered not only in MultiCam but also Black, Ranger Green and Coyote. For one thing, the small pouch you see at the rear will hold the broken down chair for storage and transport. Additionally, they’ve added a small pocket on the side as well as a full Cordura body for durability.
Here you see the Big Guy himself enjoying a short respite in the TAC Chair.