GCI Brute Force Chair

The GCI Brute Force Chair is a folding and easy-to-use reliable and nicely built outdoor chair with an impressive 400 lb (181 kg) capacity.

GCI Outdoor Brute Force Chair.
GCI Outdoor Brute Force Chair.

Key features & benefits

  • Great capacity.
  • No assembly.
  • Solid armrests.
  • Carry bag included.

What this GCI Outdoor Brute Force Chair is about

Here you have a folding camping chair, and this means there is no assembly. You open and close this chair in seconds.

This is one of those chairs that become long but thin when folded, like an umbrella. The folded length is determined by the bars that represent the front legs and the backrest support bars. In this sense, it is similar to this Timber Ridge Fraser Deluxe Bungee Chair.

The pictures below show how it looks when folded and when packed in its included carry bag.

The chair is equipped with storage elements on the side. A small pouch on the right side is visible in the picture below. A bottle holder is on the other side.

Storage pouch on the side.
Storage pouch on the side.

The frame that you see in the pictures is aluminum and the tubes are oval for extra strength. You have ergonomic solid armrests so it is easy to get in and out of the chair.

The fabric is polyester, but a large portion of it is a breathable mesh on the backrest. This makes the chair very suitable for summer camping. The feet are narrow so it may sink in a soft ground, and I would not use it in a floored family camping tent.

Who is it for

Regarding the capacity, this chair officially supports up to 400 lb (181 kg). So this should be perfect for most of the users. This is why I have included it in my list of chairs for heavy people.

Regarding the size, you can see the most important dimensions in the picture below. So I would not describe it as very large, it is typical, but the seat is quite high. This may be a good option for elderly and tall users.

The most important dimensions.
The most important dimensions.

Observe also that there is no bar on the front of the seat, so you will not have a pressure spot here.

Regarding the weight, the chair weighs 10.3 lb (4.67 kg), and I see it a bit on the heavy side.  This is not surprising when you see its strong frame with all those support bars.

You have seen its packed size, it quite long when folded. You need a car for transportation of this chair. But it is indeed portable to short distances.


  • Weight: 10.3 lb (4.67 kg).
  • Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg).
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 36.4 x 25.6 x 26 in (92 x 65 x 66 cm).
  • Seat height: 20.1 in (51 cm).
  • Packed size: 45.9 x 7.7 x 7.1 in (117 x 20 x 18 cm).
  • Frame: aluminum.

Rating, pros & cons

Below is the summary of my rating and some pros and cons. I use the same criteria for all the chairs so you can easily compare:

Great capacity & craftsmanship
GCI Brute Force Chair.

Product Name: GCI Brute Force Chair

Product Description: The GCI Brute Force Chair Is a Folding and Easy-to-Use Reliable and Nicely Built Outdoor Chair with an Impressive 400 lb (181 kg) Capacity.

Brand: GCI Outdoor

SKU: 188281

  • Weight - 6/10
  • Dimensions - 8.2/10
  • Packed size - 4.5/10
  • Capacity - 9/10
  • Comfort - 9/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10


The folded size negatively affects the overall rating but it is still Good.


  • Quality craftsmanship.
  • Huge capacity.
  • Easy to use.
  • Carry bag.


  • Bulky.
User Review
8.01/10 (14 votes)

Final thoughts

In the summary, this GCI Brute Force Chair is very easy to use and its capacity is impressive. Ergonomic solid armrests make it suitable for elderly users. You have one of the best-known chair-building outdoor brands behind this chair. Fully recommended.

For more options please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them in hundreds here in the site. This brand is globally known for its unique rocking chairs, so have a look at this GCI Outdoor KickBack Rocker Chair.

Thank you for reading. Let me know if you have questions or comments, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.

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