Best for my needs!
I just bought this after trying everything at REI. It was 1/3 off sale, and that helped. This folds down to a slab that will be easy to pack on my motorcycle, rests on bars not pokey feet so won't sink in and lose the feet like other chairs, is strong steel that won't bend, warp, collapse. It sits high enough I an get up without undue strain and is overall more comfortable than the others they had on display. I'm 5'10" and would like to see the back rest raised up a couple inches for best comfort, so I'll probably add an extension if it will fold up right, but I can live with it as it is too.
There are thoughtful amenities that help make this even more convenient, like backpack straps on the bag as well as a top handle. The chair itself has a web handle to help extract it from the carry bag, or carry it without the bag. The mesh fabric lets you keep cool and dry, and the velcro'd pockets on the arms are handy for holding your stuff. The cup holder might be a bit shallow for tall bottles, but if you drop it and bend to get it, this chair isn't going to sink, bend, or collapse on you!
-1 star for not having picto directions sewn to chair for guidance.
Get it Nowwwwww!
I was a tad askance at the price as I stood at the REI counter...an outdoor chair for half a C note?! kept running through my head.
Hands down favourite of ALL at our campsite this season. I didn't feel like I was sinking into the ground in this chair as is often the case in those much less expensive no name sack chairs. Walked approximately 1 mile to and from the beach with it and and didn't feel it was too heavy. You have to "think" a bit to fold it up (I'm keeping the instructions in the utility pocket) and open it but this is a minor deterrent. In fact, it would be a great idea if the manufacturer sewed the "how to" into a seam much like several tent makers.
I'll be buying the man one of his own for Christmas to end all discussions of who owns this chair;).
I love this chair!
I'm in the military and have a very small room which I share with a roommate. This chair is very comfortable and feels like a normal sized chair without taking up much room. I'm very pleased with the quality. I did have a problem when I opened up the chair for the first time that one side did not want to slide out to extend with out pulling quite hard, but it eventually gave way. It just needs a little lubricating. I love this chair so much that when I'm done at my current duty station I am going to send it home. It folds up very nicely for shipping and doesn't take up much room. I'm so glad I did alot of searching for chairs before stumbling onto the Campor site. I made the right choice.
Stable and Comfortable
If you need a stable and sturdy chair this is the one. With a broken leg and non-weight bearing, I thought all my outdoor time was over for the summer. But the stable configuration and sturdy metal arms make this chair safe and easy to get in and out of and it's comfortable for hours of sitting and with a broken leg, sitting is about all I'm doing these days. With the convenient handle, I can carry it from house to patio, but I went out and bought another one so I don't have to! And I love the mesh seat for shedding rain; the seat was dry as soon as the sun came out again. This is a great chair for anyone but particularly for those who might have trouble using other chair styles.
This chair is a lifesaver. My wife had cancer surgury on her leg near the knee to remove a tumor. Needless to say the area on her leg is a problem with most chairs. This chair does not touch her leg the way every other chair out there seems to.
Aside from that it is compact and extremely durable. The cup holder and small stowaway pocket work great.
The weight isn't an issue for me since I'm always the packmule for hikes and backcountry trips. Some people may think it is a bit heavy.
All in all this is an awesome chair. The only folding chair I own now. Well actually I own 4 so the kids dont bug mom for her chair.
excellent, well designed product
This is a heavy duty (9lb) chair that is a nice contrast to the cheap, mass merchandiser variety. It is very nicely constructed, easy to set-up (after a try or two), and the canvas covering is top notch. My one complaint is the depth of the seat. It promotes poor posture/slouching. A larger person would probably appreciate it, but I'm an average 5'10" male, and not overweight. I am probably going to sew or find a commercial pillow to attach to the back to try to decrease the depth a little. Other than that, it's a very nice chair that takes up little room. A carrying case would be nice for protection, but it's easily transported with the included handle. Recommended! GSI has great cookware too.
This is as well built as a folding chair gets. It's STURDY and will LAST far longer than others in this category. This chair is HEAVY compared to most its size because it is made of a heavy gauge STEEL, not aluminum. This is NOT a backpacking chair. Who backpacks with a chair anyway?
The best attribute is that it folds down to a SMALL SIZE for transport or storage.
And did I say it's COMFORTABLE ? It's a good sitting height, not like the shorter ones that are hard to get up out of. The pockets are cool for things like drinks and cell phones. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Best Chair Ever!
I bought a couple during the Fall Sale and used them this weekend on a car camping trip. I love these chairs! They are more ideal for car camping due to their weight (heavy), however, the weight lends to their sturdiness and they fold up into very compact, very storable configuration. Most amazingly is the ease which they fold up, literally seconds! They are very comfortable, I love the pockets on both sides of the chair. The only Con is they do not lock in as a chair, there is no risk of them collapsing but you have to move them around carefully. I will be buying a couple of more.
Comfortable and packs down small
Two things make this chair worth considering: folded size and comfort/stability. Provides good support and great ventilation. Dries quickly due to the mesh fabric. It folds down smaller than almost any other chair. It is too heavy for backpacking or taking in a long ways from the car, but that is the only "con" in an otherwise well designed product. Tried one out on a weekend party, and now we are going back to buy a second one so we don't have to fight over who gets the comfortable chair. Forget those sling chairs, unless you like seeing your chiropractor more often. This one will keep you comfortable all day long.
Love this chair
Well made. Comfortable. I can sit up straight, which I prefer. The back support is quite adequate. Somewhat low to the ground, but not too low. The bag that contains it is easy to use with the backpack straps. It is 9 pounds. I would not want to carry it for a long distance, but even with back problems and arthritis, I do not find it hard to carry on my back. I needed something to bring to sites for plein air sketching and this is the best I have found. Would give it five stars except for the weight.