GCI SunShade Rocker

The GCI SunShade Rocker comes with a great adjustable sunshade, a unique spring action rocking design, a carry bag, and a great price tag.

GCI SunShade Rocker chair.
GCI SunShade Rocker chair.

Key features & benefits

  • SPF SunShade.
  • Rocker chair.
  • Large mouth carry bag included.
  • Phone pocket.
  • Cup holder.
  • High seat.

What this GCI Outdoor SunShade Rocker is about

So here you have a folding camping chair, and this means it is very easy to use and there is no assembly. You open it or close it in seconds.

It comes with a large mouth carry bag shown below, so it is also very easy to store it inside for transportation. Such a carry bag is always great to have also to keep the chair clean from dust when stored for a long time.

Wide mouth carry bag is included.
Wide mouth carry bag is included.

The sunshade mentioned in the title is yet another great feature. It can be rotated and adjusted, it is shown below. But it is not removable, it stores together with the chair into the carry bag. If it is windy, you simply fold it completely on the back. Because of this, it is added into my list of best camping chairs with a sunshade.

Adjustable sunshade.
Adjustable sunshade.

Other features include a small pouch on the side and a cup holder integrated into its soft armrests.


I would start with the fabric, so to know that they have it in 7 different colors. The seat fabric is polyester and the backrest is nylon. The sunshade offers SPF UPF 50+ shield against harmful UV rays. This is in the range Excellent.

The frame appears to be a powder-coated steel. They use here their patented Spring Action Rocking Technology that is available in many of their rocking chairs. It delivers smooth rocking on practically any surface. This is because the chair sits on two bars that are on the ground. So the weight is distributed, see the picture. I have included this chair in my list of best rocking camping chairs.

Spring Action Rocking Technology.
Spring Action Rocking Technology.

Who is this GCI SunShade Rocker chair for

Regarding the size, you can see the dimensions in the picture below. So the chair is large and the seat is quite high. This makes it suitable for taller users.

The most important dimensions.
The most important dimensions.

Regarding the capacity, officially the chair is for a weight of up to 250 lb (113 kg). This is quite a typical number for camping chairs. But if you need much more, check my list of camping chairs for heavy people.

Regarding the weight, I would describe it as heavy in view of its 13 lb (5.9 kg). The packed size shown below is also such that you need a car for transportation.

The folded dimensions.
The folded dimensions.

You can see more in this short video:


  • Weight: 13 lb (5.9 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 38.8 x 35.6 x 26.2 in (97 x 90 x 67 cm).
  • Packed size: 44.1 x 8.1 x 6.3 in (112 x 21 x 16 cm).
  • Seat height: 19.7 in (50 cm).

Rating, pros & cons

Below you can see how this chair stands against my standard criteria used for all the camping chairs here in the site. You have an option to rate it yourself so don’t hesitate to do this.

Sunshade & rocking features
GCI Outdoor SunShade Rocker chair

Product Name: GCI Outdoor SunShade Rocker chair

Product Description: The GCI SunShade Rocker Comes with a Great Adjustable Sunshade, a Unique Spring Action Rocking Design, a Carry Bag, and a Great Price Tag.

Brand: GCI Outdoor

SKU: 188269

  • Weight - 5/10
  • Dimensions - 9.1/10
  • Packed size - 5/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
  • Comfort - 9.8/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.8/10


The weight and folded size are not the best features of this chair, but the overall rating is far from bad.


  • Easy to use.
  • Sunshade.
  • Rocking design.
  • Carry bag.


  • Long when folded.
  • Heavy.
User Review
7.37/10 (12 votes)

Final thoughts

So this GCI SunShade Rocker follows the principles of several rocking chairs of this brand that are presented here in the site. This is a patented rocking design, and the sunshade is an extra feature that adds to its overall comfort. Fully recommended.

For more options please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them here in the site in all shapes and sizes. Note that there is yet another chair with sunshade presented here in the site, the GCI SunShade Comfort Pro Chair.

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

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