Reviewed by EmilyShaw1949 from NYC on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I purchased one of these chairs in the hope that it would look good enough to use for an extra chair when we had company. I live in an apartment without a lot of floor or closet space and wanted a chair that could double as guest seating in the living room and an extra chair for the dining table. ...
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Reviewed by a long time customer from NC on Monday, July 07, 2014
I have two of these, one kept indoors, which is in like new condition after light use for several years. The other, equally old, sits on my back porch, and gets a couple of hours of morning sun every day. I sat down on it two weeks ago and the stitching on the seat at one side ripped out, ripping the cloth as well. I'm 5'10" and weigh 190 lbs. The back rest stitching and cloth ripped out at the top sides-corners as well. Lots of artificial fabrics get decomposed by continual sunlight (as most tent mfgs will warn you) so i figure that's what happened. I used some strong woven nylon strapping to sew strips across the back and the seat, underneath the original fabric, and the chair is back in use
Bbut users should consider that this is for indoor or intermittent outdoor use. I don't see a way to disassemble it to put on a new seat. Otherwise it seems reasonable quality for the discounted prices at STP. I don't think it's worth the listed 'normal' price. Better made than the cheap portable seats seen at your local drug store/general store.
Reviewed by yolsgaard from Oakland, CA on Thursday, June 26, 2014
I love this chair. It is easy to get in and out of, especially if you have a bad back. It holds my heavier friends. AND drum roll please, REI put it on sale for $68 and Sierra Trading beat their price so well that I bought 3 instead of 1!
Reviewed by Down by the river from Bandera, Texas on Monday, June 09, 2014
Hate to admit that I can no longer easily get up from the typical folding camp chair so this is a great alternative! It is not too heavy to carry & is comfortable to sit in around a camp fire. It does take up a little more space than the typical chair with the seats that dip and fold into a carrying bag BUT it is worth the extra space for transporting. This style chair might not be so comfortable for someone over about 6' because of where the chair back would hit but it is perfect for me - I am 5'9" .