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 Ixnorp from central USA on Sunday, November 16, 2014
This chair seems to be very sturdy, and IMO looks nice too. However, although the chair pictured in the listing seems to have a seat height tall enough to be a director's chair, in reality the seat height is not any taller than a regular outdoor folding chair. This makes it a bit short in seat height for taller persons. And if a tall person does sit in it, the arm height is too short to do any good. My average-height wife can use it, so even though the chair is wider than she needs, we will keep it. This chair would be perfect for a wide person of average (or slightly less) height.
Reviewed by a longtime Sierra customer from NC on Monday, September 15, 2014
I have two earlier versions of this chair, which. They are black, and one that was kept outside in the intermittent sun suffered autodestruction of the fabric, resulting in ripped out seat at the side stitching, which i repaired with sewn on strips of wide nylon fabric tape. The one kept indoors looks like new after several years of very light use.
My new gray chair differs in some ways which suggest slightly greater potential service life.
1) the new chair is coated with what seems to be somewhat thicker ?epoxy paint, versus the older thinner coating on the older black chairs.
2) the new chair has deeper plastic glides on the end of the legs
neither of these features has been a problem on the older chairs, however. The bright metal fittings of the older folding mechanism have rusted in outdoor use, and the new chair seems to have the same kind of fittings.
Overall, a good deal at the max Sierra discounts offered occasionally.
I don't recommend these chairs for continual outdoor use, but they are comfortable and apparently reliable for intermittent indoor use.
Reviewed by hazards1969 from Tennessee on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I do not like most collapsing camp chairs. I sink into them and it is difficult to get up out of the chair. I had sat in a folding director style camp chair at a friends and like it, so I order several of these. They are really solid. One sits upright with lots of support. Easy to get in and out. They are a little difficult to fold up, but once you do it a few times it becomes easier. These are not lightweight chairs and are very sturdy, but that also makes them less portable and are not recommended for chairs that one need to transport any distance by foot. Overall they fit my needs perfectly.
Reviewed by Public Display Name from Georgia on Thursday, September 4, 2014
I debated on 4 or 5 stars, but went with 4. The frame is steel. If you leave it outside, it will rust, unlike aluminum. However, the steel frame means it's very sturdy, and the seat is wide enough for those of us (well, me anyway) who probably need to loose a few pounds. I'm planning to buy a couple more.
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Answered on 6/17/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
Someone who indicated a case is included, was not correct, at least in terms of what we received. There is no carrying case or strap. I was initially very disappointed since we are using these for weekly soccer games, but these chairs are very easy to sling over your shoulder to carry and we don't find a strap necessary. They are heavy duty and very comfortable for their intended purpose.
Answered on 11/5/2014 9:41:33 AM by KMF from Chandler, AZ