Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair


The Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair is with a unique rocking design and a very affordable folding chair from a reliable and globally-known brand.

Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director's Camp Chair.
Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair.


Key features & benefits

  • Folding design.
  • Rocking features.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very reasonable price.
  • Padded solid armrests.
  • Padded seat.

What this is about

This Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair is a folding chair, and this means there is no assembly of any kind. You open it or fold it in a second and it is ready.

The picture below shows how it looks when folded, so you realize it remains large in two dimensions, but at the same time it is quite thin. The folded dimensions are 34.5 x 18 x 7 inches (88 x 46 x 18 cm). 

This is how the chair looks when folded.
This is how the chair looks when folded.

As you realize from the picture, you have padded and solid armrests so you will not touch cold metal bards.

Rocking design

This is the most important feature here, without it the chair would be quite ordinary. So you have hidden springs in the base shown below. It provides gentle rocking action for added comfort and relaxation. 

Zoomed view of the rocking elements.
Zoomed view of the rocking elements.

Note that the chair sits on the two bars that are on the ground. So the rocking feature will work no matter where you use the chair. This is not so with classic rockers that cannot work on soft ground. In a sense, this design is somewhat similar to what you have in the chairs from the GCI brand.

Materials

The frame is a powder-coated steel alloy. It is stabilized by X-crossed support bars on the front and on the back. The sides are with the mentioned solid armrests.

The fabric is a 600D polyester with a polyurethane coating, and you have some foam padding everywhere. They build the chair in three different colors, just to know.

There are plastic feet on the two rocking bars so this should be good floor protection. But I would not use it in a floored family camping tent.

Note that there is no carry bag, you have integrated webbing handles. 


Who is it for

Regarding the size, they use the word Oversized in the name of this chair, but there is nothing really oversized. The dimensions are (W x D x H) 24.5 x 21 x 35 inches (62 x 53 x 89 cm). But the seat itself is only (W x L) 19 x 13 inches (48 x 33 cm).

If you want a really oversized chair please check my list of extra wide camping chairs

The seat is moderately high, you have 17 inches (43 cm) from the ground. For elderly users, it is good to have those solid armrests as this makes it easier to get in and out of the chair.

Regarding the capacity, I would describe it as very typical. The chair supports up to 300 lb (136 kg). This is good enough for most potential users, but if you feel you need more, please check my list of chairs for heavy people.

Regarding the weight, the chair is heavy with its 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). You have already seen its packed size so you realize this is for places with car access.  

Regarding the price, I would say it is fair for what you have here. This is a quality product from a renown brand.


Specifications

  • Weight: 17.5 lb (7.9 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 24.5 x 21 x 35 in (62 x 53 x 89 cm).
  • Folded size: 34.5 x 18 x 7 in (88 x 46 x 18 cm). 
  • Seat dimensions (W x L): 19 x 13 in (48 x 33 cm).
  • Seat height: 17 in (43 cm).

Rating, pros & cons

My rating and some pros and cons are summarized in the table below. This helps in comparing the chair with some other chairs of this type presented here in the site.

Unique rocking camping chair
Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director's Camp Chair

Product Name: Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director's Camp Chair

Product Description: The Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director's Camp Chair is a unique rocking design and a  very affordable folding chair from a reliable and globally-known brand.

Brand: Guide Gear

SKU: B08Y5NQ72M

MPN: WX2-718748

  • Weight - 3/10
    3/10
  • Dimensions - 7.7/10
    7.7/10
  • Packed size - 2.5/10
    2.5/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
6.7/10

Summary

The weight and folded size negatively affect my rating. You can ignore these features if you transport it by car.

Pros

  • Rocking chair.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Quality craftsmanship.
  • Reasonable price.

Cons

  • Heavy.
  • Bulky.
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User Review
8.4/10 (5 votes)

Final thoughts

So this Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair is quite a unique rocking camping chair. This is a quality product, but it is not oversized as its name suggests. I have included it in my list of best rocking camping chairs. Fully recommended.

If you need more options, please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them in hundreds here in the site.

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

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