Eureka Directors Chair with Side Table is a folding steel construction with an easy setup and solid padded armrests.
Key features & benefits
- Steel frame.
- Folding chair.
- Folding side table with a cup holder.
- Solid padded armrests.
- Floor-friendly legs design.
What type of chair is this
So this is a folding chair with solid armrests and this means you have no assembly, it is ready in seconds. This is why I have included it in my list of best folding camping chairs.
Note that due to the solid armrests, it remains large in two dimensions when you fold it; the packed size is 33 x 22 x 5 inches (85 x 56 x 13 cm). But you realize, it becomes thin when packed so you can store it in narrow spaces.
This is also a full-back type, so the sling continues from the seat to the backrest. The chair comes with a bonus side table and an integrated cup holder.
Who is it for
Capacity-wise, the chair is quite typical with its 300 lb (136 kg) weight capacity. But this is more than what you have in this Coleman Deck Chair.
Weight-wise, this is a steel structure and this reflects in its weight which is 12 lb (5.44 kg). This is quite typical for such a type, but there are lighter aluminum options, just to know if this is critical to you. If so, check this Stylish Camping Full Back Chair or the mentioned Coleman Deck Chair.
Size-wise, the proportions and dimensions of this chair are very good, it measures 25 x 25 x 35 inches (64 x 64 x 89 cm). Though the seat is quite low, it is 15 inches (38 cm) above the ground. The seat size is around 21 x 17 inches (53 x 43 cm). You will be able to compare this with its competitors in the comparison table below.
So from all this you realize that this is a portable chair yet bulky and a bit heavy, and you will need a car for its transportation.
Materials & construction
The frame is a powder-coated steel and I wish to point out the legs that are rather specific. This is a mix of what you can see in other chairs of this type. So the front part is with bars, but on the back you have a pair of feet with plastic cups. This is a floor-friendly design, and if you use it outside it will not sink.
The sling is with a mesh in the lumbar area and a 600D x 300D polyester in the rest, there is a light padding in the seat and in the backrest. The armrests are also padded.
Note that there is no much recline on the back, it is quite straight but comfortable.
The side table
This is a bonus here, and it folds independently from the chair, see the picture below. Its size is around 16 x 11 inches (41 x 28 cm). You have the cup holder and note also that it is notched to accommodate the mug handle.
Because the side table can be folded and the back of the chair is so straight, you can use it at the camping table just like an ordinary chair.
See how quickly you have this chair ready:
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Easy to use.
- Stable on any terrain.
- Padded solid armrests.
- Bonus side table.
- Reasonable price.
- Not great packed size.
The chair is without a stuff sack but this is quite typical for such a type. In fact, I do not remember any folding chair with the side table having a stuff suck. So this is not a true objection here.
The price & rating
There are more affordable options but the price is still reasonable. As of the moment of writing the text, the price is around $70. This is the same as the KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Chair but it is far more than what you pay for the Coleman Deck Chair with side table.
There are many reviews and reports of this chair; only on Amazon you have them 58 at the moment of writing this text and the average rating is 4.3/5. See how I rate it:
My rating breakdown of the Eureka Directors Chair with Side Table:
- Type: folding chair.
- Weight: 12 lb (5.44 kg).
- Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 25 x 25 x 35 in (64 x 64 x 89 cm).
- Packed size: 33 x 22 x 5 in (85 x 56 x 13 cm).
- Seat size (W x D): 21 x 17 in (53 x 43 cm).
- Seat height: 15 in (38 cm).
Eureka Directors Chair with Side Table vs Competitors
In the table below you have this Eureka chair compared with two other chairs built in the same style. All of them are with a side table. As you realize, the packed size is similar but there are differences in the weight. Please follow the links to check for the updated prices.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
(W x D x H), in (cm)
Payable Every Month
25 x 25 x 35
(64 x 64 x 89)
33 x 22 x 5
(85 x 56 x 13)
Kamp Rite Director's Chair
Payable Every Month
34 x 20 x 38
(86 x 51 x 96)
37 x 22 x 7
(94 x 56 x 18)
Stylish Camping Director's Chair
Payable Every Month
23.6 x 15.7 x 32.7
(60 x 40 x 83)
32.6 x 18.5 x 6
(83 x 47 x 15)
This Eureka Directors Chair with Side Table is quite similar to many other chairs of this type, so only small details and the price can make the difference when you decide to buy. I would still point out the feet design which makes it suitable for any surface and it is somewhat unique. This is a quality chair from a renown brand, fully recommended. I have included this chair in my list of best folding camping chairs with a side table.
I have already given a few alternatives in the comparison table above, but if you need more options, just check in the category Camping Chairs here in the site. You will find many different types. See for example this KingCamp Heavy Duty Chair with Cooler and Side table. Check my list with folding chairs and also rocking camping chairs. If you need something backpack-portable, check these ultralight backpacking chairs.
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