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by thedcrmanfromGood, but ....Good chair, but ...
Comfortable and lite. The shoulder straps make it great to carry while keeping your hands free. The chair seat does angle back, which makes it harder to sit up (say to tend a fire).
The problem is the design. There is a cloth that loops around the tubing both in the front by your feet and under the seat (under your legs right behind the knees). Both of these "strips" move. The one by your feet isn't as big a deal. It just gets dirty and blocks your feet from going under the chair. The one under your legs moves around the front of the tubes and "bunches" making it uncomfortable as well as less supportive.
No sure I would recommend this chair. It was very expensive as chairs go and should have been designed to prevent these two flaws.
Date published: 2010-04-21
Rated 3out of5
by Susan The Urban CamperfromStable chair but not portableThis chair is very comfortable and well made for the sitting use. However, I was disappointed because it has a thick metal ring (where the backpack straps loop through) that sticks out about one inch that digs into my upper back when carrying it with the backpack straps. I bought the chair so that I could use it to bike ride over to the lake and sit on the beach. I cannot use it in this manner because it is not portable via bike. So, maybe GCI could add some padding to that ring or make the ring smaller so that it doesn't hurt as much. But it's still a great chair that is well made and comfortable and is best used for music festivals and sitting on the beach when I drive there.
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 4out of5
by mlbakesfromJust the chair I was looking for!!REI had the best price [...] for this chair. My husband requested it for his birthday.
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 4out of5
by BernaufromFirst ImpressionsThese are just my first impressions of this product.
Basically it is a fancy, expensive, folding lawn chair. Close up inspection found most stitching not quite parallel, the mesh in the front and lower back support was crooked, and there were many places where the thread stuck out. I gently tugged at one of those bits of thread and it came loose. I'm betting I'll need to take needle and thread to this guy sometime in the future. I had hoped GCI was a company that wanted quality instead of quantity, but I can't really fault them much as the product is made in China.
The backpack feature is poorly designed. First it is difficult to put it on as pulling on one arm strap reduces the size of the other. When you do get it on there is a metal ring that fits painfully in the small of your back.
The cup holder is too small for a nalgene bottle and loosely attached. There might be issues with drinks falling out of it as it tilts, but I will have to field test it first. Plus side is that it is the right size for beer.
I still rated this high as these issues are really just aesthetics, albeit annoying and disappointing. I can't wait to test out its actual performance as at the end of the day that's what really matters.
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 4out of5
by JDub.HockeyfromGreat chair, but not for backpackingI tried all the camp chairs in the store and this one was by far the most comfortable without going to the expense and size of a larger recliner. Backpacking or other types of folding chairs are just not all that comfortable. I needed this for car camping and watching movies outside. Perfect for this, very comfortable. The carry straps are convenient for walking from the car to the campsite. This is the deluxe version of a regular beach chair, but with more functionality. Had 4 of them for a year and a half now and still going strong.
Date published: 2010-06-01
Rated 4out of5
by Martha 4 quiet sportsfromA chair for Vertically ChallengeI am just a little vertically challenged at 5'0". All other folding chairs hit me wrong on the back of my legs and the blood gets restricted. This chair I sit correctly, it is easy to get up out of, even after a long day in the saddle, and we have just found another use for it in the pick-up topper for camping when fishing.
Overall, I have had it 2 years and you can't tell it is that old. We are not kind to our chairs in the horse trailer, so mine is very well constructed.
I don't wash it, but it doesn't look dirty.
It isn't light, but I don't haul it very far. the straps are a little flimsy for getting on your shoulders, but these straps adjust the back. So I don't understand the comment on sitting upright, or I can release the strap and recline.
Well, we are going to pick-up our second chair tonight. Hope this is helpful.
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 5out of5
by oldsleepingbagfromvery comfortable and our cat likes itNo camping yet but using it often on our front porch for daily decompression. Very comfortable and we have to remove our cat from it in order to sit down. He likes it a lot. Appears to be well built.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5out of5
by Mudskipper098fromAwesome chairI've owned this chair for two years and it is by far the best portable chair I have ever owned! I take it to the beach and camping and it does the job just right. It's way more comfortable than a folding bag chair and has held up well through saltwater, sand, and being banged around in the back of my truck.
I only have one small issue and that's with the straps that adjust the back position. The buckles sometimes slip and I find myself reclining more than I want to be. But a couple of simple knots take care of that.
Overall, a great chair. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-01-22
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