The GCI Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table is with an impressive weight capacity, and equipped with a patented spring-loaded system that allows for smooth rocking motion.
Key features & benefits
- Folding chair.
- Solid and padded armrests.
- Rocking design.
- Functional folding side table.
- Great capacity.
- Wide seat.
- Easy to use.
What this is about
The GCI brand is one of the leaders in the industry of outdoor chairs. The design used in this GCI Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table is what they have in many of their chairs on the market.
So there is nothing really new here as compared with some other chairs that they have. But this is about a combination of great features that make this chair functional and versatile.
This is a folding chair, one of those that fold like a book, so the is no assembly. It is ready in seconds. It becomes thin when folded, but at the same time it is large in two dimensions. The picture below shows how it looks, as you see you have a handle to carry it around.
The dimensions in such a folded state are shown below. So you realize it is quite bulky.
But this is why you have solid armrests that are also with some padding, so you do not touch metal.
This is what they call the Spring-Action Rocking Technology. The chair essentially sits on the bars that are on the ground. On the rear side it has those pistons shown in the picture.
So this is a rocker of a particular type that will work on any surface, which is not so with classic rocking chairs as you know.
The chair comes with a functional side table shown in the picture. As you see, it has separate cup and bottle holders, as well as a holder for your phone.
When not in use, the side table can be folded and this may be convenient if you want to use this chair at a dining table. This would be difficult with the side table expanded.
The frame is a powder-coated steel, and it includes those X-crossed tubes on the front and on the back for stability. Note that there are no classic feet, there are bars instead so you can use this chair even in a floored family camping tent.
There is a nylon mesh on the backrest, this is good for ventilation in a warm day, and the rest is a polyester fabric. They build it in two different colors.
Who is it for
Regarding the capacity, the chair is officially for up to 400 lb (181 kg). So this is impressive and I have included it in my list of chairs for heavy people.
Regarding the dimensions, it is large but not really extra large as those letters XL in the name suggest. The seat is 26.4 inches (67 cm) wide and this is a lot. This qualifies it to be included in my list of chairs with wide seats.
Note that the seat is also quite high, it is 20 inches (51 cm) above the ground. The solid armrests make it easier to get in and out, so the chair is suitable for elderly and tall users.
Regarding the weight, it is on the heavy side, but this is because of those rocking features and its steel frame.
You have already seen its packed size, so my rating for this is not very good.
Regarding the price, it is fair for a chair of such a quality and backed with such a brand.
- Weight: 14.5 lb (6.6 kg).
- Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 25.6 x 26.4 x 34.8 in (65 x 67 x 88 cm).
- Folded dimensions: 34.8 x 25 x 4.9 in (88 x 64 x 12 cm).
- Seat height: 20 in (51 cm).
- Frame: steel.
Rating, pros & cons
Below you can see how the chair stands against my standard rating criteria. In some of them it is not so great. You can rate it from your side.
Comfortable and high quality rocking chair.
Product Name: GCI Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table
Product Description: The GCI Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table Is with an Impressive Capacity, Equipped with a Patented Spring-Loaded System for Smooth Rocking Motion.
Weight - 4/10
Dimensions - 8.1/10
Packed size - 3/10
Capacity - 9.3/10
Comfort - 9.8/10
Craftsmanship - 9.8/10
It does not shine in all the criteria, but the overall result is still Good.
- Easy to use.
- High quality.
- Rocking design.
- Side table.
User Review( vote)
So this GCI Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table includes some great features used in several of the chairs from this brand. This includes their rocking design, a functional side table, and solid armrests.
But note also that it is with a huge capacity and this sets it apart from some other GCI chairs presented here in the site.
The chair is is easy to use and a bit larger than some other chairs of this brand, but this also makes it a bit heavy. In any case, this is a quality and reliable chair, fully recommended.
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