Great for Car Camping or Watching Kids at Practice
Reviewed by ME from KY on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This is our second set of 'hard arm' camping chairs. In my opinion they 'feel' more like a traditional chair than other folding camping chairs. As other reviewers have stated, they are too heavy to take on a hike, but for car camping or watching kids at practice, they are very comfortable. They could not be easier to fold or erect (just pull them open) and the sacks are protective with a handy strap. In short, these are such an improvement over the $15 discount store chairs there is no comparison. Only one downside, the cup holder is nearly useless. It won't hold anything over 3" diameter and it lacks a stiff collar to keep the top of the cup holder open to allow easy insertion. Also, if you are using a water bottle, it won't fit, the arm is about 8" above the lowest point of the cup holder...Our solution...use the cup holder as a sunglasses holder. Again, something from Alps Mountaineering that meets my needs and price point.