Never had any problems w/ the chair. Actually liked them. I'm usually at the edge of the seat while fishing though...
Here's the deal (I have the 1 and 3)
- don't take up much room
-very easy to carry
w/ the single, I can step on the flaps and hold it down, but it's still loud. Setting it up or taking it down in strong wind can be very difficult.
w/ the 3. (in strong wind) One person has to hold it down while another gets out. Then it takes at leaast 2 people to keep it from blowing away while putting it away.
Bottom line, They are very nice to have instead of no shelter. I've had great days in the single. It's warm inside even on cold days (them being black helps), and you can see down into the hole better w/ a shelter blocking outside light.
I've hiked 2 miles w/ mine where I probably couldn't have dragged a sled.
Plus my single was at least 50% cheaper than any other single shelter I found...
I can and have used it in strong wind, but almost wasn't worth it...
The 3 has allowed my family to fish w/ me on cold days when they wouldn't have w/out some type of shelter. However, now w/ 2 kids, although it would be big enough. I wouldn't take it on a real windy day. My wife would have to watch the kids while I set up/took down, and the wind would blow the shelter along w/ me away
Instead of the 3, i would recommend a Quickfish 3. Only about $180, and folds up into a small package and can also be carried in a pack..