Idleback Chairs was was established as a family run business in 2008. The concept, design and prototype of the chair came into being a good two years before that.
I took up shooting as a hobby after retiring from a long career in the printing industry. I tried lots of equipment and accessories, ending up with some I was pleased with and probably just as many which now gather dust in the garage ! This probably sounds familiar.
Cutting a long story short, after years of trial and error, Improvisation to find a suitable platform from which to do the various types of shooting I wanted to do, I decided I needed something tailored-made for myself. I drew a pencil picture of roughly what I had in mind, I gave this to my son-in-law Darren and asked him “to design and make me a chair something like this“. It took 6 months and 5 attempts to get the chair to fit me. Once I was up and running, I asked Darren to make two more, 1 for my brother Den and another for my other shooting buddy Vin.
Over the following six months we used our chair to great success, it was then we realized the chair had great potential, so Darren set about designing the chair with all the necessary adjustments to fit different size people and shooting styles.
After considerable time and effort with many refinements, not to mention the significant financial investment, we now have a production version of the chair, along with complimentary accessories which cover every eventuality, which collectively is aptly names “The Idleback Shooting Platform System“.
In the UK we have in excess of 1000 happy customers, many of which have become personal friends and we hope to repeat this success with our friends in the USA.
Kind Regards and Happy Shooting,
Trev, Darren, Mandy and Di
and all the team at Idleback