These chairs are adequate, but lack the comfort and durability required by the outdoor community (see the photo of me mocking my old busted chair, miles from a replacement at Lake Powell, Utah).
Here I am at Lake Powell, UT mocking a former camp chair.
The Firepit Rocker is built from a powder-coated steel tube frame and wrapped in a durable, ripstop canvas fabric sure to provide years of use. The vent located in the back provides plenty of airflow to prevent a sweaty back in muggy conditions. There’s a cup holder located on the right size that is big enough to hold larger water bottles -or beer, definitely beer.
Rocking is achieved by hinging the front legs and supporting the rear with a pair of springs -similar in appearance to the springs found on the front fork of most mountain bikes. These springs compress and return freely without making a sound.
The springs are smooth and completely silent.
The load rating for this chair is listed at 250 lbs. I weigh a sprightly 225 lbs and it never creaked, flexed or groaned at my heft. The springs still had several inches of travel despite being roughly 90% of the maximum weight. Leaning back lowers the seat for a more reclined and relaxed seating position which it easily maintains. It’s very comfortable.
I honestly didn’t think I would find myself rocking, but I couldn’t help it. Seriously. I feel rather silly saying this, but it’s kind of fun.
Here I am, much happier and well supported. Sorry I'm not better looking.
I’ve only just begun testing this chair, but I have a feeling it’s going to sit by many campfires for a long, long time.
FEATURES AS LISTED BY GCI
- Folds flat for storage
- Includes convenient carry handle for easy transport
- Easy to open, close and carry
- Powder-coated steel frame
- Mesh backrest
- Beverage holder
- Supports 250 lbs
- Open size: 25.6 x 5.5 x 33.1 in
- Unit weight: 11.9 lb
- Limited lifetime warrant
For more information on the Firepit Rocker, visit gcioutdoor.com
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