If you need a camping chair for a heavy person, this Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair review is the text for you. This chair supports up to 500 lb of weight. Keep reading.
Key features & benefits
- Huge capacity.
- Folding design.
- Incredible price.
- Carry bag included.
- Storage pouch.
- Bottle holders.
- Soft armrests.
What this Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair is about
So here you have an easy to use a purely folding chair, there is no assembly, you simply unfold it like an umbrella. The chair is nicely built and with great proportions, and the price is simply extraordinary.
It comes with a carry bag and the picture below shows how you can carry it short distances. I have included it in my list of best folding camping chairs.
You have soft armrests, and the backrest is high but this is not enough to have a proper headrest. If you need chairs with headrest, please see my separate list. Note also that the chair is lightly padded, so I have added it to my list of padded chairs. The frame is a strong steel construction and the fabric is polyester.
The chair has cup/bottle holders on both sides, and in addition to this you have a storage pouch on one side for your phone, glasses, and similar items.
So this is quite enough to keep your small items off the ground and beverages at hand. The picture above shows how you can use these elements.
Who is it for
Regarding the capacity, this chair is strong enough even for the heaviest sumo wrestlers in the Japanese top sumo division. As of the moment of writing this text no one of them weighs 500 lb (227 kg). I have been following sumo for well over two decades and I am very familiar with this topic.
So the mentioned number is the declared capacity of this chair, I am convinced you will not need more. It is added to my list of camping chairs for heavy people.
Regarding the weight, it is moderately heavy but you have seen the capacity so its 12.6 lb (5.7 kg) of weight are a normal consequence of this. The frame is strong and you have X-shape structures under the seat on all four sides. This adds to the weight but also to its stability.
Regarding the size, the chair is large enough but this is nothing spectacular. The seat is wide, it measures 23 inches (58 cm). Note also that the seat is high, it is 20 inches (51 cm) above ground so this is suitable for elderly users and also for taller people.
Regarding the packed size, the chair is long when packed but this is typical for such folding chairs. The dimensions when it is in its carry bag are given in the specifications below.
The feet are wide, some sort of plastic, so this is a floor-friendly design, and it will not sink easily when you use it in the camp.
- Weight: 12.6 lb (5.7 kg).
- Weight capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
- Dimensions: 17.5 x 24.5 x 33 in (44 x 62 x 84 cm).
- Seat width: 23 in (58 cm).
- Seat height: 20 in (51 cm).
- Packed size: 39 x 10 x 9 in (99 x 25 x 23 cm).
Rating, pros & cons
Please see how I rate this chair, I use the same formulas for all the chairs so it is easy to compare.
Strong and stable chair for the heaviest users
Product Name: Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair
Product Description: If you need a camping chair for a heavy person, this Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair review is the text for you. This chair supports up to 500 lb of weight.
Brand: Guide Gear
Weight - 5/10
Dimensions - 7.4/10
Packed size - 3.5/10
Capacity - 9.5/10
Comfort - 9.2/10
Craftsmanship - 9.5/10
My overall rating is negatively affected by the packed size and weight, but all in all, it is still Good.
- Excellent capacity.
- Great price.
- Carry bag.
- Storage features.
- Long when packed.
- A bit heavy.
User Review( votes)
In the summary of this Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair review, this a well-built chair, stable and strong, and this results in its exceptional weight capacity. Other than that, this is a quite standard design, but reliable and with a great brand behind it. Fully recommended.
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