Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair

Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair.

The Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair is generously padded and it offers comfort and support even for the heaviest users.

Key features & benefits

  • Extra large chair.
  • Excellent padding.
  • 2 Storage pockets.
  • Bottle holder. 
  • Huge capacity.
  • Great carry bag.


This brand has a number of padded chairs on the market, and some of them are presented here in the site. You can see them in my separate list of Guide Gear camping chairs.

Some of them may look similar to this Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair but this is a new item on the market.

The chair is folding, and this means there is no assembly, this is a single piece and very easy to use.  It is one of those that close like an umbrella, the picture below shows how it looks when closed and stored in the carry bag.

The carry bag.
The carry bag.

The chair comes with two large storage pouches that are in fact on the inner side. This tells you how big and wide its seat is when it has place for such details. Their dimensions of pouches are 13 x 6 inches (33 x 15 cm) each. 

Storage pouches.
Storage pouches.

There is also an oversized cup holder where you can place a 30-oz sized YETI Rambler Tumbler or anything similar.

Bottle holder.
Bottle holder.
The materials

The fabric is exceptionally durable and this is a 600D polyester oxford.

The chair is generously padded, though I could not find information about the material inside. You have a high-loft padding on the seat and on the backrest. Note that they build it in three different colors:

Three colors.
Three colors.

The frame is a very strong and sturdy powder-coated steel with X-crossed bars on all sides. So it is stable to any lateral movement and rock solid.

The carry bag is expandable and compression-type, equipped with handles and a shoulder strap.

Who is it for

Regarding the capacity, it is impressive, the chair is officially for users up to 400 lb (181 kg).

This is not surprising when you realize that it has four legs and those mentioned X-bars are in between. In some camping chairs such X-bars are in fact legs. This is not so here.

Regarding the dimensions, they are quite extraordinary, the chair measures (H x W x D) 40.5 x 37 x 28 inches (103 x 94 x 71 cm). Note that the seat is not very tall, you have 17 inches (43 cm), so this is moderate. 

The backrest is with a great padding for headrest, tall enough for shorter users.

Regarding the weight, with 12 lb (5.4 kg), I would describe it as typical, this is quite normal for chairs of this type. But it is a bit bulky when packed.

Regarding the price, I would describe it as fair for such a great chair.


  • Weight: 12 lb (5.4 kg).
  • Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg).
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 40.5 x 37 x 28 in (103 x 94 x 71 cm).
  • Seat height: 17 in (43 cm).
  • Frame: steel.

Rating, pros & cons

Below you have my rating summarized by using the standard set of criteria for easy comparison. You can rate it from your side as well:

Nicely padded chair with a huge capacity.
Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair.

Product Name: Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair

Product Description: The Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair Is Generously Padded and It Offers Comfort and Support even for the Heaviest Users.

Brand: Guide Gear


MPN: 732279

  • Weight - 5.5/10
  • Dimensions - 9.6/10
  • Packed size - 1.5/10
  • Capacity - 9/10
  • Comfort - 9.7/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.6/10


The chair is a bit bulky and heavy, but see the other features.


  • Great size.
  • Excellent padding.
  • Storage features.
  • Fair price.


  • Bulky.
  • On the heavy side.
User Review
7.15/10 (2 votes)

Final thoughts

So this Guide Gear Oversized XL Padded Camping Chair is yet another great product from this brand which is known for comfort and reliability of its chairs. 

The chair is huge and the seat is not too high, so it suitable for users of any age and body size. Armrest are there to help getting in and out. It can support lots of weight, this is why it is included in my list of camping chairs for heavy people. Fully recommended.

Best places to buy:

Sportsman’s Guide



For more options, please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them many here in the site, and in all sizes and shapes.

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