sunlight will weaken the fabric to cause failure in long use

Reviewed by Appalachian from NC on Monday, July 7, 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.
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